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Student accommodation in Middlesbrough

If you decide to study in Middlesbrough, you will enjoy the friendly, close-knit community atmosphere of the town with all your favourite hangouts within walking distance. 

Booking student accommodation in Middlesbrough with Student.com will provide you with student housing that will quickly feel like home and will allow you to easily discover Teesside’s live music, art scene, quirky shops and cafés in the cultural hotspots of the town’s centre. 

If you need any further information on our accommodation options, you can always just give us a call or chat with us via the live chat function.

Middlesbrough at a glance

Middlesbrough is an industrial town in North Yorkshire, North East England.

Middlesbrough has transformed from its beginnings as a Benedictine priory on the south bank of the River Tees to an emerging progressive and cosmopolitan town.  

The area in which the town sits has gone by numerous names from Teesside, Cleveland, Tees Valley to North Yorkshire before settling on Middlesbrough. 

Despite being a smaller university town, there is still plenty to do in Middlesbrough from events and fun activities to charming eateries. The town is known for the classic takeaway dish chicken parmo and its steelwork production. The Tees Transporter Bridge, opened in 1911 and the longest of its kind still standing, is a symbol of Middlesbrough’s industrial heritage. 

One of the drier areas of England, Middlesbrough sits between the holy sites of Durham and Whitby and is sheltered by both the Lake District and the Pennines. 

Middlesbrough is home to a large number of engineering-based manufacturing and service businesses and also has a growing reputation for digital animation. 

Teesport, the third-largest port in the United Kingdom, is just three miles east of Middlesbrough and plays a critical role in the town’s economy and its burgeoning digital business sector. 

Student life in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is a town that can be described by students as cheerful and affordable. 

It may not be the flashiest town, but Middlesbrough does have a vibrant nightlife scene that comes alive on the weekend. 

Nightlife

The town nightlife is popular with clubbing, pubbing, as well as stag and hen parties. The pick of the pubs and clubs can be found in and around the city centre, particularly on Zetland Road. 

Linthorpe Road and Baker Street are also full of cocktail and micro bars that play a variety of music. A student favourite is Macy Brown’s, which always has great student deals to go with amazing cocktails.

The Middlesbrough Empire, home of the legendary Sugarshack, is a great spot for indie and rock music. The Dickens Inn and Macy Brown’s are ideal for a chilled and classy vibe, while those who prefer R&B, pop and grime can check out the SOHO Club.

Grabbing a bite

To grab a bite to eat, head to Linthorpe Road and enjoy award-winning restaurants such as the reasonably priced Meze Lounge, which serves Turkish food. The Copperstone serves great Thai food.

If you prefer to try regional cuisine, you can discover an array of truly British homegrown, homemade food on Baker Street, Middlesbrough’s vibrant new area. Enjoy some of the best authentic British pie and ale at Sticky Fingers, which hosts amazing live music acts as well.

Culture

Middlesbrough hosts a number of musical and cultural events during the year, including the annual Middlesbrough Mela, which attracts more than 25,000 spectators.

If you are into culture, you’ll also want to head on over to ARC (Stockton Arts Centre) in Stockton-on-Tees and enjoy live music, comedy nights, drama performances, poetry and local cinema productions in a modern arts centre. 

The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art is a hotspot of contemporary culture, as well as innovation.

Shopping

If you study in Middlesbrough, you won’t fall short of options to shop till you drop. The town has four shopping centres with the largest being the Cleveland Centre. The town centre also has a variety of stores from high street chains to aspirational and lifestyle brands.

Where to study in Middlesbrough?

Middlesbrough is home to Teesside University. It is a public university that was founded in 1930 and was once referred to as the Constantine Technical University. At this time its degree courses were recognised by the University of London.

Teesside University gained university status in 1992, and this spawned a rapid growth in the number of enrolments at the university for the rest of the decade. 

Its 20,000 students have a wide range of subjects to choose from. These subjects are divided between the five schools and departments of the university:

  • School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies
  • School of Health & Life Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
  • MIMA School of Art & Design
  • Teesside University Business School

The university is located in close proximity to many restaurants, cafes and department stores. It also has a partnership with Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), a contemporary art gallery that has exhibited works from David Hockney and Tracy Emin. 

Teesside’s list of notable alumni includes former MP Vera Baird, actor Stephen Uppal, actor Jamie Dornan, and former MEP David Bowe.

Frequently asked questions about student housing in Middlesbrough

How do I apply for student accommodation in Middlesbrough on Student.com?

Applying for student accommodation in Middlesbrough is very simple. After selecting the student housing you’d like to live in, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’.

Once you’ve chosen your preferred room type, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book now’. You’ll then be asked to leave your contact details and one of our booking consultants will be contact with you to answer any of your questions and take you through the booking process.

Do you offer 1 bed student flats in Middlesbrough?

Yes, 1 bed student flats are one of the room types we offer. If you don’t want to share a bedroom with a roommate, you’ll want to book a private room or the entire place. Here are all the different room types we offer:

A Shared Room accommodates two or more people in the same bedroom. You will also share other living spaces with occupants of other rooms.

A Private Room accommodates one person in one bedroom. In some properties you may also get a private bathroom. Other living spaces are shared with occupants of other rooms.

An Entire Place provides a fully private studio property in which the occupant won’t have to share any living spaces with anyone. You’ll get your own bedroom, bathroom and typically a small kitchenette for cooking your meals.

Are bills included in the rent?

Most of the student accommodation options we offer in Middlesbrough have all bills included, and many offer free Wi-Fi as well. If bills are included or not depends on the property you rent though, so make sure you check to see if this is the case with the property you’ve chosen.

Are the properties fully furnished?

Typically all the rooms we rent in Middlesbrough are rented fully furnished. Make sure to check the property page to see if this is the case with your chosen property though. Our booking consultants will also be able to tell you what furnishings come with the room.

Can I see the property before moving in?

If you’ll be in Middlesbrough before your move-in date, get in touch with us and our booking consultants will be happy to arrange a viewing for you. Many of the properties we list have great photos and even videos on the property pages though, so you will be able to get a good idea of what your room will look like even if you don’t do a viewing before booking.