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Teesside University

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Geographical Location:Middlesbrough, England

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Teesside University is a university in Middlesbrough, England. It has a student body of 28,094 students as of the 2010–11 academic year.  It recorded rises in applications of 25.1 per cent and 23.5 per cent fordegree courses beginning in 2010, the highest such percentage increases of the five universities in the North East of England.The university has a campus in Darlington named Teesside University Darlington.
The University has won seven National Teaching Fellowships.
The construction of an £11 million Institute of Digital Innovation, as part of the 2010 DigitalCity project is now underway and the Animex International Festivalis also staged there on an annual basis, complementing the University's coverage of animation and computer games. It is also home to the Northern Region Film and Television Archive.
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education has thus far identified units of teaching "excellence" in Art & Design, computer science, history, social work, sport and exercise, electrical and electronic engineering, nursing, the Foundation Degree in chemical technology and a number of subjects allied tomedicine.
The first National Student Survey disclosed its findings in September 2005. Over the full range of criteria, the University scored 4/5 for overall student satisfaction - level with institutions such as Leeds and Newcastle. Within Teesside, English, Law and Art & Design fared best, with all three areas within the top 25 per cent of student satisfaction nationally. In the resulting overall "league table", the University was ranked joint 34th of 101 institutions. It was also during this year that the University scaled the national top 20 for graduate further study or employment in The Times Good University Guide 2005; Teesside was the highest ranked new university.
The 2006 Times Good University Guide and The Sunday Times university league table ranked Teesside 91st out of 100 British universities and joint 75th of 119 institutions respectively, with the National Student Survey 2006 giving the institution's Art & Design courses the top ranking nationally. The University achieved the same overall satisfaction score of 4/5 as the previous year, contributing to an overall rank of joint 70th of 129 recorded institutions. According to the 2008 National Student Survey, 84 per cent of degree students are happy with their course and the percentage of overall student satisfaction is up for the third year running.  Teesside University was named the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards University of the Year 2009.
The present Vice-Chancellor is Professor Graham Henderson. In April 2005, the University welcomed Lord Sawyer as its new Chancellor, succeeding the University's first ever Chancellor, European Commissioner Leon Brittan.
Research Institutes
Teesside University has five research institutes which provide a broad-based, multi-disciplinary, stimulating and supportive environment. They nurture the highest quality research, enabling researchers of all levels to work within cohesive research communities – from professors and established academics to early career researchers and PhD students. The institutes encourage collaboration within and across disciplines, engaging with a range of external partners and stakeholders within industry, commerce and the public sector.
Digital Futures Institute, Health and Social Care Institute,Institute of Design, Culture and the Arts, Social Futures Institute, Technology Futures Institute.
Postgraduate & Undergraduate Programs:
Art & Design, Business, Accounting & Marketing, Computer Animation & Visual Effects, Computer Games, Computing & Web, Crime Scene & Forensic Science,
Criminology & Sociology, Education, Early Childhood & Youth, Engineering, English, Health & Social Care, History, Law, Policing & Investigation, Media & Journalism, Performing Arts & Music, Psychology, Science & Environment, Sport & Exercise
Application Dates:
January , June and September 
English Proficiency:
IELTS - 4.5 in each band
TOEFL iBT - listening 9, reading 4, writing 13 and speaking 16
Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 36 in each band.
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