The town refurbishment is well underway and is expected to be completed by December 2015. It may look like a building site ATM but that does not mean that it is any quieter – all the shops are still open and Stockton offers a unique range of individual retailers.

They are also part of our student discount scheme so be sure to pop down to Central for more info! There will be a number of “Grub Crawls” and markets where you will be able get a taste for just how much Stockton has to offer and you will find yourself dropping into the town centre more often than you thought!

Nevertheless – it will look amazing when it’s done!

Museums, Theatres and Arts Venues

If you love live music, have an eye for the arts or get a thrill from the theatre, Stockton-on-Tees has something for you.

The Borough is home to the nationally acclaimed Preston Hall Museum and Grounds, and two fantastic theatres in the form of Billingham Forum Theatre and the ARC.

The redevelopment of the grade II listed Globe Theatre on Stockton Highstreet is anticipated to attract some quality acts, music, and live entertainment back to the area.

Green Dragon Studios and The Georgian Theatre offer great opportunities for you to see live music and get involved and share your own music.

Sport and Leisure 

If you enjoy the challenge of exercise, would like to improve your health or want to get involved in some family fun activities, Stockton-on-Tees boasts some fantastic sports facilities, designed to support you and the whole community.

Tees Active is a charitable leisure management organisation and works closely with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to provide a great selection of leisure centres in the area.

  • Billingham Forum
  • Stockton Splash
  • Thornaby Pavilion
  • Thornaby Pool
  • Tees Barrage International White Water Centre

There is also the fantastic option of the gym and sports hall on campus. Find out more information here – 


Stockton town boasts a wide range of shops to suit whatever needs you have. The Castlegate shopping centre includes an indoor market as well as shops such as Wilkinsons and Boots. With a direct route from campus to Castlegate, it’s easy to get to and is a good way of getting onto the High street.

Eating out in Stockton

Stockton is host to a number of restaurants, cafes, tearooms, bistros and pubs, so if you’re refueling from a hard days shopping, looking for an evening dining experience or just fancy a bite to eat, there’s something to suit your taste buds.

For a list of restaurants, follow this link –

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