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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Paulo Batista de Almeida Filho

Paulo Batista de Almeida Filho
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

The course has provided me with ways to develop networks, which is fundamental to getting a job.

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.'

Wei Xing Yong

Wei Xing Yong
BA (Hons) Digital Character Animation, 2007

Winning the Animation award in 2009 gave me an opportunity to go on a placement year at Ubisoft Reflections.

Palanikumar Gopal

Palanikumar Gopal
MA Computer Animation and Visual Effects

'I am really enjoying the facilities a lot. They have up to date software and labs that are open 24 hours which makes me really comfortable as I can go anytime that I need.'

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.

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

I really enjoyed working with other students and having access to some awesome equipment.

Yancun Wang

Yancun Wang
MA Digital Character Animation

'Teesside appealed to me because the University is on one campus.'

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.

Ryan Marshall

Ryan Marshall
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

Thomas Dohlen

Thomas Dohlen
BSc (Hons) Visualisation, 2010

'I had a clear vision that I wanted to work in visual effects … ILM did cross my mind as a company I wanted to work for, but at that point it was more a dream than reality.'

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Kyeron Sayers

Kyeron Sayers
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

'I thank Teesside University for believing I was a student worth considering. My journey at university has only just begun but I can't wait to see what's in store for me.'

Brandon Lane

Brandon Lane
BA (Hons) Computer Games Animation

'The tutors have industry experience so they understand what it takes to be in the industry and will help you go beyond what you can currently achieve.'

Luke Bourner

Luke Bourner
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

'I came to the conclusion that having a degree in computer games art and the opportunity to do work placements would give me the best chance of getting the job I want.'

Pete Ellis

Pete Ellis
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

Teesside University helped me get closer to my goals – from aspiring to work in the games industry to securing my first job.

Stefan Oprisan

Stefan Oprisan
BA (Hons) 3D Games Art

Without the University’s careers service and constant LinkedIn sessions, I wouldn’t have had a CV that would have impressed industry professionals.

Anaïs Flynn

Anaïs Flynn
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

The facilities for the course are amazing. There are plenty of high-spec computers and tablets.

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith
BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

Ellen  Dudley

Ellen Dudley
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

When I go to new studios I always know people through the connections I made at Animex - it's definitely made me feel at home in the industry.

Daniel Green

Daniel Green
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

I feel that the course successfully prepared me and got me where I wanted to be.

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.'

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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.'

Paul  Hichens

Paul Hichens
MSc IT

'At Teesside uni part of my MSc included modules on multimedia, database design and programming in different languages. All of this came in handy when setting up the web part of my business.'

Tom Doughty

Tom Doughty
BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Networks

'I’m so grateful that I was given the chance to study here.'

Katherine Joyce

Katherine Joyce
MSc Computing

'Teesside University has great facilities on campus and the staff really make themselves available so I felt supported all the way.'

Anna Karolina Braniecka

Anna Karolina Braniecka
MSc IT Management

'I’ve found my tutors to be very supportive. They’re very straightforward people – friendly, approachable, almost always available.'

Johnathon Cooling

Johnathan Cooling
BSc (Hons) Computing

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

Francis Hung Kwong Ho

Francis Hung Kwong Ho
BSc (Hons) Computer Science, 1979

The teaching and the facilities were everything I hoped for.

Jessica Bates

Jessica Bates
BSc (Hons) Computing

'I had a lot of support from the placement and careers service. They often ran lectures on tips for CVs, interviews and networking sites such as LinkedIn.'

Peter Williamson

Peter Williamson
BSc (Hons) Computing

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.'

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Qasim Baig

Qasim Baig
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production*

'Coming here was the best decision I made and I guarantee it will put you on the right path towards achieving your dreams.'

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.

Heidi Spencer

Heidi Spencer
BA (Hons) Journalism

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

Katt Mudd

Katt Mudd
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production

I did something different every day on the placement – from filming for meetings to filming patient stories.

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.'

Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith
BA (Hons) Film and Television Production

'I would recommend Teesside. The course developed me a lot as a person technically and personally. The lecturers are all friendly and always happy to help out, and of course the area is great for nightlife.'

Hannah Dodsworth

Hannah Dodsworth
BA (Hons) Journalism

I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone. So much so my younger brother is now studying here and loving it too.

Crystal Cha

Crystal Cha
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

I had great feedback and mentoring from the lecturers who were actual practitioners themselves.

Batyrkhan  Togaibayev

Batyrkhan Togaibayev
BA (Hons) Journalism

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

Jing (Coco) Zhao

Jing (Coco) Zhao
BA (Hons) TV and Film Production

'Apart from the technical skills I learned from the University, the placement and opportunities that Teesside University offered me was most helpful for my career.'

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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.

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.'

Caprice-Simone  Ord

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

Alison Beveridge

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

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

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.'

Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

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

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.

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.