Teesside-University

About

Teesside is a leading university with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions.

Teesside University is also a people place. We put students at the heart of everything we do. Students here are part of a close-knit, vibrant and supportive community. We’re the top university in the England for long-term graduate prospects (Government longitudinal educational outcomes data 2016) and the top university in the UK for nursing with 97% of students satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2016).

Our School of Health & Social Care has been rated excellent in all aspects of learning, teaching, research and innovation over many years. It has also been commended for its well-established relationships with health and social care services.

 Social work at Teesside University

Our BA (Hons) Social Work has been endorsed and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council and provides you with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges and developments in today’s social care environment. An honours degree in social work can lead to a long career as a professional social worker with adults or children.

Find out more: tees.ac.uk/ug/health

Our MA Social Work has also been endorsed and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. The master’s route offers a rapid and challenging way of obtaining a sought after professional qualification as well as providing the enhanced academic achievement and status which comes with a postgraduate award.

Find out more: tees.ac.uk/pg/health

We have an excellent record in our graduates getting professional employment and our graduates are highly regarded by local employers. All students participate in the same core curriculum so that you are equipped to undertake any role suitable for a newly qualified social worker.

Widening participation

Disability Support & Employability

If you are a current student or applicant at Teesside University who experiences a disability or long term condition and would like to discuss how it affects your studies, and resources available, you can access a specialist service by contacting Disability Services on 01642 342277 or via disability@tees.ac.uk.

The Disability Advisers can support you in many different ways, but in the context of employability, one of the aims is to help equip you with life skills and coping skills, so that you can focus on achieving the maximum performance in relation to your studies, and gain the knowledge needed to obtain graduate employment and remain in employment.  Please note, to access some aspects of support, medical evidence of a diagnosed disability or long term condition may be required.

We provide a service to students who have a range of disabilities and conditions, including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, wheelchair users or individuals with mobility difficulties, long term medical conditions, autistic spectrum conditions, mental health conditions and individuals with specific learning difficulties (for example, dyslexia). This list is not exhaustive.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support

If you have a young person with a specific support need and would like to find out more about the support we could provide, the resources available and how you access our service, please contact us. Similarly, should you have a young person who may require assistance to take part in any of our pre-entry activities, please let us know when you book, so we can discuss your requirements.

We provide support to students who are:

  • visually impaired
  • hearing impaired
  • wheelchair users or people with mobility difficulties
  • medical conditions
  • autistic spectrum disorders
  • mental health services users and people with specific learning difficulties (for example, dyslexia).

This list is not exhaustive.

Funding and support

The fees, funding and support available at university is sometimes a perceived barrier for young people from widening participation backgrounds. We have a dedicated team of student advisors who are able to provide one-to-one information and advice relating to fees and financial support.
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Black, Minority & Ethinc (BME) Groups

These include a reluctance to moving away from family, favouring specific subject areas that perhaps don't reflect the job market, motivation, aspirations and attainment and a lack of encouragement from key influencers. Teesside offers a range of events, activities and information to help alter these patterns.

If you have a young person who is a refugee or asylum seeker, entering higher education can be complicated due to a number of factors, including their status, previous qualifications and funding eligibility.

If you would like to enquire about their eligibility, please contact Gary Crawley.
gary.crawley@tees.ac.uk

Looked After Children & Care Leavers (LAC)

We offer a range of activities and support to looked-after children, care leavers and their care workers to help raise aspirations, provide information and support, and to encourage care leavers to reach their potential. An exciting new and exclusive event for looked after children about to make their option choices at school. This gives them the opportunity to try out new skills and find their talent.

Funding and support

The fees, funding and support available at university is sometimes a perceived barrier for young people from widening participation backgrounds. We have a dedicated team of student advisors who are able to provide one-to-one information and advice relating to fees and financial support.
Find out more

Benefits for You

Disability Services has a team of Advisers to provide you with information, advice and guidance on:

  • Assisting you to organise funding for your support needs.
  • Accessing an assessment of your needs, please also see Assessment Centre on Teesside  for more information.
  • Implementing support for your academic course.
  • Arranging one-to-one academic support, for example specialist study skills tuition, a specialist mentor, note taker, deaf communication support or mobility assistance.The support is designed to support you through your academic studies, including any practical needs, but to also build keys skills such as confidence and coping strategies.

Book an appointment with a Student Adviser (Mental Health and Autism) by going to Student and Library Services information desk or ringing on 01642 342277.

Teesside University Disability Services
Student and Library Services Department
First Floor Student Centre
Middlesbrough, TS1 3BX

T: 01642 342277
E: disability@tees.ac.uk

Contact

Sue Cutler | Head of Department
s.cutler@tees.ac.uk

Caroline Kelly | Programme Leader, MA Social Work
c.kelly@tees.ac.uk

Diane Simpson | Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Social Work
diane.simpson@tees.ac.uk

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