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

Samantha Gledhill
BSc (Hons) Crime Scene Science

'I would absolutely recommend the Crime Scene Science course as the lecturers and facilities are second to none.'

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.'

Carla Winter

Carla Winter
BSc (Hons) Forensic Biology

'The scope for further research and understanding of DNA always keeps my interest – it’s one of the things I particularly like about my role.'

Nathan McNeil

Nathan McNeil
BSc (Hons) Computer and Digital Forensics

Don’t be afraid to get back up when you have setbacks.

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.'

Joseph Dzaka

Joseph Dzaka
MSc Forensic Science

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.'

Courtney  Turner

Courtney Turner
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

'I visited Teesside with my sixth form class and I fell in love with the science facilities available.'

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.'

Samuel Cadd

Samuel Cadd
MSc Forensic Science

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

Tab 4
Jennifer Crewdson

Jennifer Crewdson
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

'Teesside University developed my design thinking and problem-solving skills, encouraging me to find surprising lateral solutions to briefs.'

Lui Zatrak

Lui Zatrak
BA (Hons) Product Design, 2015

I got introduced to many new skills and was guided to continuously improve on them.

Átila  Souza Oliveira

Átila Souza Oliveira
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Átila is here as an international student from Brazil, studying a BA (Hons) Graphic design on a Science Without Borders scholarship.

Raed Saeed

Raed Saeed Allawi
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

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.

Olivia Monaghan

Olivia Monaghan
MA Future Design

'It’s a great place to study.'

Cotilda Makhumula-Nkhoma

Cotilda Makhumula-Nkhoma
MA Future Design

'Launchpad is a great asset for graduates wanting to go into business and I developed great networking skills. My highlight was showcasing Cotilda’s Fashion Limited at Africa Fashion Week London 2016.’

Steve Wills

Steve Wills
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Kerry  Neesam

Kerry Neesam
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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

Rob Richardson

Rob Richardson
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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

Tab 2
Martin Axon

Martin Axon
MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

'I've made some fantastic lifelong friends and being able to indulge my passion for engineering.'

Thana Noor

Thana Noor
PhD research

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

Olalekan Odedeyi

Olalekan Odedeyi
PhD Manufacturing Engineering

'Teesside University is a motivating, learning and supportive environment – it has given me the opportunity to stimulate my intellect and broaden my experience.'

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.

Vincent Li

Vincent Li
Instrumentation and System Engineering

The course helped me to understand the basic principles of instrumentation and control engineering. I have been working in this field for more than 20 years.

Mangesh Gharfalkar

Mangesh Gharfalkar
PhD research

'The close collaboration between academia and industry is what attracted me to conduct research here.'

Kirsty Freeman

Kirsty Freeman
BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

'It’s so important to get some work experience – whether a short placement during the summer or a full year out, you learn things which are impossible to teach in a classroom.'

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.'

Craig Hoggett

Craig Hoggett
BSc (Hons) Process Biotechnology, 1997

Two things in particular have been so important to my subsequent career: the explicit training in research methods and writing up results; and a lot of practice in presentation skills.

Michael Morrison
BEng (Hons) Instrumentation and Control

'I wasn't particularly academic at school but here I am, achieving a first-class honours degree.'

Tab 3
Suvechhya Bastola

Suvechhya Bastola
MSc Biotechnology

'It’s all about integration here.'

Lexy Sarginson

Lexy Sarginson
BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

Teesside is good at getting you ready for a successful career within your specific field.

Zhen Chen

Zhen Chen
BSc (Hons) Food Science and Engineering

My favourite module is Food Manufacturing and Processing.

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.

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.'

Charmaine Bale

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

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

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.'

Heidi Stevens

Heidi Stevens
BSc (Hons) Food Science and Engineering

The team of food lecturers are very passionate about their subject which comes across in lectures and tutorials, this is of course infectious.

Jesse Dondapati

Jesse Dondapati
MSc Biotechnology

'Teesside was one of the few places in the UK that offered the course I wanted.'

Rebecca Storey

Rebecca Storey
BSc (Hons) Food Science and Engineering

My favourite thing about Teesside University is definitely how friendly everyone is.