MTV to 'pimp up' university ball

Teesside University is to have its summer ball ‘pimped up’ by MTV. It clinched the prize after 'tweeting' two millions times.

Animex returns to Teesside University

The international festival of animation and computer games has returned to Teesside University. The five day event lasts until February 14

Young mums at a training centre in Hartlepool.

Teenage pregnancy at a 40 year low

With teenage pregnancy is at its lowest rate for over 40 years, a University Academic from Teesside is challenging the stereotype.

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Work starts on university flagship development

Work has begun on a new £20m teaching centre at Teesside University.

The turf-cutting ceremony took place this morning at the Middlesbrough campus.

Turf-cutting ceremony at Teesside University. Credit: ITV News
Artist's impression of what the new building will look like. Credit: Teesside University

The building new will include a 200-seat lecture theatre, and is designed to be energy-efficient.

The university has spent over £200m developing the Teesside campus in recent years.

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Honours for Teesside University academics

A Teesside University academic has received recognition for his services to higher education. Dr Mark Simpson, Dean of the School of Social Sciences & Law has been awarded a Principal Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy. He is only the second academic from Teesside University to receive it.

Dr Mark Simpson, Dean of the School of Social Sciences & Law

Dr Simpson said:

“It is a great honour to receive the Principal Fellowship and something I am immensely proud of.

“This Fellowship is a reflection of the standards we have set and reinforces the high quality experience students can expect to receive here.”

Senior Lecturers in Medical Imaging Peter Walker-Birch, Robert Dash and Mark Widdowfield

As well as Dr Simpson’s success, three lecturers who all worked together before moving into academia have each received honours for their work.

Senior Lecturers in Medical Imaging Peter Walker-Birch, Robert Dash and Mark Widdowfield have been awarded Fellowships from the HEA.

Fire dog tested against technology

Scrappy the fire dog is being tested against technology.
Scrappy the fire dog is being tested against technology. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The North East's only hydro-carbon detection dog has been put through his paces against the latest technology.

Scrappy has been helping gather evidence at suspicion fires for five months by sniffing out flammable liquids.

He wears a harness and special boots, donated by a North East company, to protect his paws.

Teesside University are comparing the cocker spaniel's skills to devices used by the fire service to detect hydro-carbons like petrol which may have been used to start fires.

So far, they have found that the machine can't trace chemicals after 8-10 days whereas Scrappy has no trouble at all finding the scent.

The region remembers on Holocaust Memorial Day

The centenary of The Great War is approaching but, today, focus has been on the events of World War Two.

Holocaust Memorial Day is being marked globally and, here, in our region, in Middlesbrough.

A group of students from Teesside University have just returned from the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, an experience they describe as 'shocking and overwhelming.'

Jonny Blair reports.

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"It's too much to comprehend all at once"

Events are taking place at Teesside University to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

As well as lectures and an exhibition, a group of students are holding a presentation after visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp - which is now a museum.

Ami Becker was one of the students who went to see the museum at Auschwitz - she tells ITV Tyne Tees what it was like.

Forensic breakthrough at Teesside University

Scientists at Teesside University say they are about to revolutionise the way crimes are investigated.

They have developed equipment that can identify spots of blood that would otherwise be invisible to the human eye.

The device can also determine the age of the blood sample, which could be vital in tracking down criminals and bringing them to justice.

Frances Read reports.

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