School of Computing & Digital Technologies

Student views

Student satisfaction remains consistently high as evidenced by the independent National Student Survey results each year.

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Ryan Marshall

Ryan Marshall
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

Loukia (Lucy) Kyriakidou

Loukia (Lucy) Kyriakidou
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

Teesside opened up so many opportunities for me as student. And now as a business, Teesside University also offers opportunities such as networking events and business support.

Chris  Walter

Chris Walter
BA (Hons) Creative Digital Media

'Teesside University helped me develop my skills in design, project and people management.'

Annie Mitchell

Annie Mitchell
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

'I believe my degree was essential in landing this role. The course provided an environment which encouraged me to flourish while being similar to a real-world work environment.'

Alex Frood

Alex Frood
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

'Teesside University is fantastic with easy access to outdoor areas and national parks especially extreme sports.'

Emilis Baltrusaitis

Emilis Baltrusaitis
BA Computer Animation and Visual Effects, 2015

Students are competitive with each other, but also willing to help each other improve.

Ruthie Nielsen

Ruthie Nielsen
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

When I visited Teesside everyone was so passionate about animation and so warm and friendly that I knew I wanted to go there straight away.

Haider Zafar

Haider Zafar
BA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2005

Apart from the obvious learning aspects, I really enjoyed the diversity of students coming from all over the UK and internationally too.

Yngvill Hopen

Yngvill Hopen
MA Concept Art for Games and Animation

My time at Teesside made me more confident in my work, and got me started with my contact network, which has been invaluable in the process of getting to where I am now.

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Tom Craven

Tom Craven
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

'Being surrounded by a lot of smart lecturers and students really helped to build a good working environment.'

Chris Rumsey

Chris Rumsey
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

I would definitely recommend Teesside University as I got a great job straight after graduating.

Shaun Stephenson

Shaun Stephenson
MSc Computer Aided Graphical Technology Applications, now MA 3D Games Art

Rosemary Knowles

Rosemary Knowles
MA Concept Art for Games and Animation, 2014.

'I learned to critically analyse and reflect on my work which I believe has allowed me to become more independent.'

Henrique Coli Schumann

Henrique Coli Schumann
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

I choose Teesside because it has one of the best game programming courses in the UK and having higher education is important to have a better chance of finding a good job

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

Craig Buckton

Craig Buckton
BA (Hons) Computer Games Animation

'My course has certainly steered me in the right direction. The University has a lot of connections in the games industry which is really helpful.'

Aleix  Merlos Vela

Aleix Merlos Vela
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

There were many reasons that I wanted to come to Teesside.

Emma  Charnley

Emma Charnley
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

You can’t really put a price on the effect university has had on my life. It definitely seemed worth the cost to me, I can say some of my happiest memories were in those three years and now I have a great job to show for it.

Lewis Birkett

Lewis Birkett
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

'The skills I gained at Teesside were invaluable.'

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Johnathon Cooling

Johnathan Cooling
BSc (Hons) Computing

I have enjoyed the course, and my grades reflect this. I have also enjoyed student life here.

Connor Burdekin-Roberts

Connor Burdekin-Roberts
BSc (Hons) Computing

Teesside is an excellent University with a great student focus.

Matthew Charlton

Matthew Charlton
BSc (Hons) Computing

Coming from studying art and design in college, I really enjoyed designing websites as part of that course.

Phil Watson

Phil Watson
BSc (Hons) Multimedia

'I had an amazing few years at Teesside. Everything I did lead me to where I am now.'

Hannah Graham

Hannah Graham
MSc Computing

'My time at Teesside University helped me to understand my purpose in life.'

Antony  Daley

Antony Daley
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

'The best bit about the course was the end result - my first-class degree has changed my life.'

Matthew Protheroe-Hill

Matthew Protheroe-Hill
BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Networks

'Getting a degree in Cybersecurity and Networks will be the perfect platform for me.'

Michael Lojko

Michael Lojko
BSc (Hons) Software Development

I had an amazing time and I've continued to keep a close, personal connection with Teesside University. I am very proud of my roots and very excited to see the future talent the university is going to produce.

Mengnha Zhu

Mengna Zhu
MsC Software Engineering

'The relationships I have formed with fellow students have helped me so much with settling in to life in the UK, with my studies and with preparing to find a job.'

Malcolm McNeely

Malcolm McNeely
PhD research

'Doing fundamental research that expands human knowledge is an inspiring idea.'

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Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies
BA (Hons) Television Production Professional Practice

The education I received was really beneficial and has given me a very professional attitude towards my work.

Neil Fatkin

Neil Fatkin
MA Journalism

'The careers advice and guidance from my tutors regarding creating my CV and application letters has been significant in gaining interviews.'

Rob Sedgwick

Rob Sedgwick
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

The placement was great experience, and I learnt a lot.

Matty  Jones

Matty Jones
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

The tutors did their utmost to help me forge a career and find work experience placements, which helped me build a range of contacts.

Patrick Berry

Patrick Berry
BA (Hons) TV Production Professional Practice and MA Creative Writing

'The best part was having real-life professionals taking the classes. To have somebody who knows how the industry works and can offer up experience and tips was so valuable.'

Heidi Spencer

Heidi Spencer
BA (Hons) Journalism

'The course has opened up so many doors and my network of contacts has grown immensely.'

Dom Shaw

Dom Shaw
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism Professional Practice

'The Radio Broadcasting module was absolutely brilliant – I really enjoyed it.'

Stuart Wareham

Stuart Wareham
BSc (Hons) Media Technology

I look back on my time with great fondness. Teesside University provided me with the greatest of life experiences.

Batyrkhan  Togaibayev

Batyrkhan Togaibayev
BA (Hons) Journalism

'Journalism is an important part of my life – since childhood, I have dreamed about this.'

Natalie Bailey

Natalie Bailey
MA Journalism

'This master’s combines the prestige of an MA with the relevant professional qualifications recognised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. It’s a perfect combination.'

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Caprice-Simone  Ord

Caprice-Simone Ord
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

Tom Salmon

Tom Salmon
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

'The course helped us to prepare for, and be mindful of, going into industry after graduation.'

Natasha Spence

Natasha Magee
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

'When I asked my tutors for advice and sought their guidance they were always willing to help.'

Joe  Tasker

Joe Tasker
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media, 2014

If you have your mind set on something in the course, it can help you strengthen your skills in that area, and even better, make you gain new ones you might not have realised you had.

Chantelle Wilson

Chantelle Wilson
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

'The course is awesome. The best part is the people – not just the teaching staff, but the fellow students.'

Lynne Lawson

Lynne Lawson
BA (Hons) Performance for live and recorded media

It’s not all performing – there’s essay writing and modules on radio acting and TV presenting, and we get behind the camera and learn to use the editing suite.

Amy Brannan

Amy Brannan
MA Fine Art

Studying at Teesside has been one of the best learning experiences I’ve had so far and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about studying there.

Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

'I enjoyed every module – they all involve theory and practice, and will enhance my future career performance.'

Alison Beveridge

Alison Beveridge
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

The expertise of the staff covered a huge variety of genres.