Teesside (including Billingham, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Skelton-in-Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees and Thornaby) is in the North East of England. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Durham, North Yorkshire.
Teesside was know for its heavy industry like steel making and Teesport, one of the largest ports in the UK. It is not strictly a county, it was once a county borough (1968-1974). It spans the River Tees.
Teesside University has world class facilities for the teaching of Arts and Media.