Queen's Campus, Stockton
If you are based at Queen’s Campus you will be living and studying in an area of contrasts, from its urban shopping centre and retail park to the many parks, walks and riverside attractions. The Campus is situated in a striking waterfront setting and is purpose-built to deliver our world-class courses, combining a friendly and vibrant academic community with modern living. We offer a wealth of sport, cultural and leisure activities, including one of the UK’s best white water courses right on our doorstep.
Small enough for students of all disciplines and year groups to mix, whilst offering a wide range of facilities, the Campus has excellent study resources including a large, central library and spacious, college-based study rooms.
Our sports centre boasts some of the best sports courts in the country and a state-of-the-art fitness suite. There are also inviting social spaces including the relaxing Café Aroma, and the vibrant Waterside Restaurant with events bar overlooking the River Tees and Infinity Bridge.
Students and staff are outward-looking and many have strong connections with the community, including partnerships with local schools, local government, the National Health Service and Stockton Arts Centre (ARC). Many students get involved in outreach work, volunteering and cultural projects in the local community, which complements their academic studies.
Queen’s Campus, which is home to two of the University’s colleges (John Snow and Stephenson), offers a full range of services to support and enhance your student experience: including free Wi-Fi, health and welfare services, a Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre, a shop, boathouse, multi-faith prayer and contemplation room, and secure cycle storage.
Around Queen's Campus
The Campus is a short walk from Stockton’s busy town centre, offering all the familiar high-street shops, two malls, great restaurants and bars, and regular markets. You will find cultural attractions including the 18th-century Georgian Theatre and our partnership arts venue, ARC, which houses two theatres, a cinema, a dance studio, three bars and a restaurant, and hosts a variety of productions including our own student performances.
The nearby Teesside shopping and leisure complex offers a huge variety of well-known stores and restaurants, a multiplex cinema and bowling.
The North East Wake Park offers cable wakeboarding and is situated near the A66 between Stockton and Darlington, just 15 minutes from Stockton. Student discounts are available.
There are lots of annual events in Stockton to enjoy or volunteer for including Stockton International Riverside Festival, which is one of the finest street-art festivals in the UK, a spectacular fireworks display, and Christmas and spring festivals.
At the nearby Tees Barrage, an Olympic-standard white water course, you can enjoy kayaking, canoeing and white-water rafting. Alternatively you can try diving, kayaking, jet-skiing and rowing at the Water Sports Centre opposite the Campus.
Travel a little further and you will arrive in vibrant Middlesbrough – a popular choice for nights out and shopping sprees. In addition to a great selection of bars, nightclubs, restaurants and shops, Middlesbrough’s attractions include mima, one of the UK’s leading galleries for contemporary art. Another short journey away is Yarm, a picturesque, cosmopolitan, Georgian town previously voted the UK’s best High Street. It offers an array of cafés, exclusive restaurants and boutique shops, as well as walks along the tranquil riverside. Annual events include Yarm Fair where the High Street is taken over by a large funfair for five days, and the Yarm Gala with fun on the river, live music and street entertainers.