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Human Resources: Staff Induction

Around Durham and Stockton

The North East is a rapidly developing region which has some of the finest tourist attractions in the UK.

Yorkshire boasts an incredible number of attractions and is right on the doorstep of Queen's Campus and within easy reach of Durham City. Leeds and York are historic cities that provide great shopping facilities as well as plenty of places to eat and drink. Whitby and Scarborough are major seaside resorts, whilst only a short ride away are the beautiful Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales.

Tyne and Wear is home to Newcastle and Gateshead, which sit on either side of the River Tyne. Their icon bridges are now joined by the 'blinking eye' Millennium bridge, regarded as one of the best inventions of the twenty first century. As well as offering plenty of shops, you can also visit The Baltic Arts Centre. In 2004 Gateshead saw the opening of Sage- now a renowned concert venue and also a centre for musical education. Sunderland meanwhile is home to the National Glass Museum.

And then there's Tees Valley, situated in the heart of Captain Cook Country, full of exciting urban towns, market villages and coastal resorts.

The North East region is also a sports mad region which is home to two Premiership football teams in Newcastle and Sunderland. Durham County Cricket Club are currently one of the strongest counties in the County Championship, playing their home games at Chester-le-Street- often used as a venue for England matches, whilst rugby fans are well served by Premiership side Newcastle Falcons.