Teessiders to talk about

Stephen Uppal

Stephen UppalBA (Hons) English Studies
Stephen is best known to over 5m viewers as Ravi Roy in teen soap Hollyoaks.

Dan Walker

Dan WalkerBA (Hons) Industrial Design
Dan designed the Batmobile interior for Batman Begins and worked on Doctor Who.

Suzannah Clarke

Suzannah ClarkeBA (Hons) Business Studies
Internationally renowned opera singer, Suzannah Clarke, graduated from Teesside in 1992.

Marek Reichman

Marek ReichmanBA (Hons) Industrial Design
Marek graduated from Teesside Polytechnic in 1989 and went on to become design director for Aston Martin, designing James Bond’s car in Casino Royale, the DBS.

Deborah Dyer (aka Skin)

Deborah Dyer (aka Skin)BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Deborah was lead singer of Skunk Anansie during the 1990s. She is a solo artist but continues to tour festivals with Skunk.

Andrew Lomas

Andrew LomasMSc Computer Aided Graphical Technology Applications
Andy Lomas was one of Avatar's computer graphics supervisors working closely with director James Cameron.

Roger Shannon

Roger ShannonBA (Hons) Humanities
Cannes award winning film producer Roger has worked with a range of big-screen British acting talent, such as Bill Nighy, Rita Tushingham, and Ricky Tomlinson.

Paul Rodgers

Paul RodgersDoctor of Letters
Singer-songwriter Paul Rodgers was born in Middlesbrough and the founding member and main songwriter of the bands Free, Bad Company and The Firm.

Wayne Sleep, OBE

Wayne Sleep, OBEMaster of Arts
Hartlepool-born Wayne, one of the UK’s most famous dancers, offers an annual scholarship at Teesside for the most promising dancer.

Mackenzie Thorpe

Mackenzie ThorpeMaster of Arts
One of Britain’s most collectable and best-loved artists, Mackenzie is Middlesbrough born and bred and as an honorary graduate he keeps in touch with the University.

Anne Fine, OBE

Anne Fine, OBEDoctor of Letters
Author and honorary graduate Anne Fine gave a public lecture at the University after being conferred with the award.

Jeff Stelling

Jeff StellingDoctor of Professional Studies
Born in Hartlepool Jeff has been a well-known face to Sky Sports viewers for over a decade. His career began as a reporter The Hartlepool Mail.

Thelma Barlow

Thelma BarlowDoctor of Letters
From Middlesbrough, Thelma is most fondly remembered for her role as Mavis Riley in Coronation Street.

Duncan Bannatyne, OBE

Duncan Bannatyne, OBEDoctorate of Business Administration
Dragon Duncan becomes a Doctor at Teesside as the entrepreneur is honoured.