Living in Middlesbrough as a student
Middlesbrough is a town located on the River Tees in North Yorkshire, in north-east England. Slightly over an hour away from Newcastle and two hours away from Manchester by train, Middlesbrough is quite a large town, with over 174,000 residents who live and work there. Middlesbrough has one university, Teesside University, which has over 18,000 students.
Middlesbrough is known for a few things: firstly, it was the hometown of Captain James Cook, the famed explorer and Royal Navy captain. Secondly, it was the iron and steel city of the world during the Industrial Revolution, thanks to its local ironstone deposits, giving it the nickname “Ironpolis”. This led to the engineering of steel components for bridges such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the New Tyne Bridge in Newcastle. At the same time, Middlesbrough itself has one of the largest bridges in the world, the Transport Bridge, which was built in 1911 and continues to be used today. Middlesbrough is also just 5km away from the port of Teesport, the third largest port in the United Kingdom; this has led to the town being dominated by the chemical industry, as it constitutes a lot of the port’s activities. The town has a number of cultural and athletics landmarks, including the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, the Dorman Memorial Museum, recreational parks Albert park and Stewart Park, Newham Grange Leisure Farm, and the Middlesbrough Sports Village. Middlesbrough also has a number of sports teams, including the famed Middlesbrough F.C, the Middlesbrough RUFC, and the Middlesbrough Cricket Club. As the town is quite large, there are a number of nightlife spots in Middlesbrough, especially in city centre.
Teesside University, formerly the Constantine Technical College, is located at Southfield Road, a short 5min walk from the town centre. Popular accommodation options include places such as Union Street, Borough Road, Albert Terrace, and more.