Teesside University is based in Middlesbrough, in the heart of the north east of England. It's a friendly multicultural town with many varieties of shops, supermarkets, cinemas, restaurants, clubs, sports and museums. Number one in the UK for average satisfaction with the learning experience and number one for 'good teachers' *Number one in the UK for overall average satisfaction* Number one in the UK for accommodation costs* *International Student Barometer Survey 2016, Autumn Wave – 182 institutions participated globally, 42 in the UK. Top 20 in the world for Animation & Computer Games (3D World & Animation Career Review). One of the top universities in the UK for the proportion of academic staff with a teaching qualification (number one in the North East) for qualified teaching staff (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016). Our Silver rating in the government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) reflects our strategic approach to teaching excellence, our commitment to our students and our emphasis on providing a high-quality learning and student experience. Our meet and greet service is free to all new international students arriving at nearby Durham Tees Valley Airport and Newcastle International Airport. We help you launch your career through work placements, volunteering, live projects, accredited courses and graduate internships.