School of Science, Engineering & Design

Student views

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

Tab 1
David  Robinson

David Robinson
BSc (Hons) Crime Scene Science

'I knew that Teesside University would be my best choice from the minute I visited the campus.'

Samuel Cadd

Samuel Cadd
MSc Forensic Science

'The teaching on my course was excellent and the number of visiting speakers and experts was impressive.'

Ronja Bergmann

Ronja Bergmann
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

'Throughout my studies I obtained great support from my lecturers who were always very approachable and engaging. Their broad industrial background provided useful inside knowledge.'

Mitesh Lakhani

Mitesh Lakhani
Graduated with honours in digital forensics

'My course at Teesside helped me prepare for a career in forensics – I learnt a vast amount. I’ve been able to use my knowledge and techniques in the real world of work.'

Jodi Casement

Jodi Casement
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

'None of the other universities I applied to had an entire house for crime scene use and the labs at Teesside stood out a mile above the rest.'

Joseph Dzaka

Joseph Dzaka
MSc Forensic Science

Vicky Kuy

Vicky Kuy
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

Peter Arnold

Peter Arnold
BSc (Hons) Applied Science and Forensic Measurement

'The studies were directly relevant to the world of crime scene investigation, as was the additional certificate that I studied for.'

Emma Peacock

Emma Peacock
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science (Extended)

'I thought that having a family and young children might limit me, but if you organise yourself then it is not a problem. If I can do it, anyone can.'

Kelly Naisbett

Kelly Naisbitt
BSc (Hons) Applied Science and Forensic Investigation*

Tab 4
Olivier Blanc

Olivier Blanc
BA (Hons) Industrial Design

'When I came for my interview, I really enjoyed their approach and culture. I felt I would learn a lot.'

Helen  Hurry

Helen Hurry
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

My tutors helped me to get placements during the summer. This gave me amazing experience and was great for my CV.

Rob Richardson

Rob Richardson
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

The teaching staff are brilliant and supportive and the facilities are excellent.

Lewis Pennicott

Lewis Pennicott
BA (Hons) Product design

It’s a great course which teaches the essential skills needed to be a top product designer.

Raed Saeed

Raed Saeed Allawi
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

Steve Wills

Steve Wills
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Louis-Nicolas  Creusat

Louis-Nicolas Creusat
BA Design, 2005

Graduating from Teesside allowed me to access one the best design schools in France. I now run my own design agency in Paris.

Michelle Backett

Michelle Blackett
BA (Hons) Product Design

'I’m passionate about product design. I chose Teesside University because I was extremely impressed with the lecturers and the facilities available to students. I visited three times to make sure it was the right decision, and each time it was better than I’d imagined.'

Kerry  Neesam

Kerry Neesam
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

I chose Teesside University because of the great reviews of the campus, people and creative courses.

Ben Russi

Ben Russi
BA (Hons) Product Design*

'The degree at Teesside helped to give me the confidence to apply and push for a role with such an innovative company.'

Tab 2
Yakubu Balogun

Yakubu Balogun
MSc Petroleum Technology

'The knowledge and skills I gained at Teesside are a fundamental building block for my future career both in academia and the oil and gas sector.'

Thana Noor

Thana Noor
PhD research

'This new approach should save money and labour so it will be a big improvement.'

Josh Sykes

Josh Sykes
MSc Civil and Structural Engineering

I would recommend Teesside University – the lecturers are knowledgeable and helpful, and the facilities are good.

Jakob Grant-Ward

Jakob Grant-Ward
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

'My placement made me a better-rounded individual and gave me the chance to put the things I had learned on the course into practice.'

Nauman Ahmad

Nauman Ahmad
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2014

The group projects were a major contribution to obtaining my placement and securing my graduate job.

Loukas Lowe

Loukas Lowe
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Industry

'My placement allowed me to translate the skills I developed at university into real-life projects while also learning new skills.'

Christian Easley

Christian Easley
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

'The best thing about the course was that it gave me a platform to begin my career.'

Safwan Abuzaid

Safwan Abuzaid
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Extended)

'The facilities here are second-to-none.'

Kris Rickman-Gilyeat

Kris Rickman-Gilyeat
MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

'I chose Teesside because of its reputation for engineering. The University is well situated and the structure of the course is great.'

Andrew Colling

Andrew Colling
MEng Mechanical Engineering

'I was extremely impressed with the recent investments in the engineering department, campus and facilities.'

Tab 3
Arun Arathilcandoth

Arun Arathilcandoth
MSc Biotechnology

'The laboratory staff were the best – they supported me in every possible way. And Middlesbrough is an excellent choice, especially for an international student.'

Rebecca Storey

Rebecca Storey
BSc (Hons) Food Science and Engineering

'My course is really interesting as we get a mix of hands-on experience and the theory behind it.'

Suvechhya Bastola

Suvechhya Bastola
MSc Biotechnology

'It’s all about integration here.'

Zhen Chen

Zhen Chen
BSc (Hons) Food Science and Engineering

My favourite module is Food Manufacturing and Processing.

Dominic Gilchrist

Dominic Gilchrist
BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Professional Experience

'With such a thriving biotechnology industry just on our doorstep the possibilities of work and careers are endless.'

Jess McDermott

Jess McDermott
BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

'My experience at Teesside has been the best four years of my life.'

Charmaine Bale

Charmaine Bale
Graduated with honours in applied science and forensics, class of 2002

‘I lift fingerprints, photograph and examine for trace evidence.’

Sophie Jeffrey

Sophie Jeffrey
BSc (Hons) Human Biology

'I came to an open day, and the whole experience made it feel homely and welcoming.'

Mary Greenwell

Mary Greenwell
MSc Biotechnology

I chose to do my master’s at Teesside University because I was impressed with its links with industry.

Giordaina Hartley

Giordaina Hartley
BSc (Hons) Chemistry

'I enjoy being able to apply what I have learnt in lectures to situations in the lab. Expanding my chemical knowledge and gaining further qualifications in chemistry increases the likelihood of getting a good job in my chosen field.'