Work starts on Teesside University expansion

Pictured from left are Malcolm Page, Chief Operating Officer for Teesside University, Vice Chancellor Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL, Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald and the Chairman of the Board of Governors for Teesside University Alastair McColl pose

Pictured from left are Malcolm Page, Chief Operating Officer for Teesside University, Vice Chancellor Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL, Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald and the Chairman of the Board of Governors for Teesside University Alastair McColl pose

Pictured are (L) Vice Chancellor Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL and Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald during a turf cutting ceremony in the grounds of Teesside University campus in Middlesbrough.The ceremony marked the formal start of construction of a n

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Work has begun on a £20 million development at the heart of Teesside University’s campus to create a new teaching centre with 200 seat lecture theatre.

A ceremonial turf-cutting ceremony was performed by Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Henderson and Middlesbrough MP, Andy McDonald along with chairman of the board of governors, Alastair MacColl and the university’s Chief Operating Officer, Malcolm Page.

The development, which will also enable the university in Middlesbrough to expand its library, has been a long-held vision for Mr Henderson.

“This sees the start of a dream I’ve had for many years. Higher education is getting more and more competitive and if we want to compete, we’ve got to have the best facilities we can.

“This is going to transform the university and in 12 months’ time this place will be unrecognisable," he said.

“Hopefully it will attract more people to come to Teesside University, not just locally but nationally and internationally.”

Construction of the teaching centre will be carried out by BAM, who were responsible for Middlesbrough’s BoHo centre.

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6:00pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Voice-of-reality says...

Perhaps being a better university - rather than one that is distinctively third division - would attract more students nationally.
Given the increasing globally competitive nature of HE and the need for the UK to 'keep its position of quality' would it not be better to invest further in the two region's two real universities and let the others gently wither along with those 'hot beds' of learnign such as London Met and Thames Valley.
Perhaps being a better university - rather than one that is distinctively third division - would attract more students nationally. Given the increasing globally competitive nature of HE and the need for the UK to 'keep its position of quality' would it not be better to invest further in the two region's two real universities and let the others gently wither along with those 'hot beds' of learnign such as London Met and Thames Valley. Voice-of-reality
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1:02am Mon 16 Jun 14

Claude Ted says...

Lecture theatre & posh offices for senior staff I understand. Are these really essential to attract more students?
Lecture theatre & posh offices for senior staff I understand. Are these really essential to attract more students? Claude Ted
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