Alumni say...

Graduates from Teesside University span the globe

Here some of our successful alumni detail how Teesside helped them on their career path.

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Graeme Pearson

Graeme PearsonBEng (Hons) Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Graeme is an instrumentation and control engineer at Petrofac in Aberdeen

'My degree has helped me to get my ideal job – a professional rewarding career with a global company.'

Meet Graeme Pearson  Link to Meet Graeme Pearson.

Frank Akanegbu

Frank AkanegbuMSc Computing

Frank is now an external operator at Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, part of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

'My studies, industry work placements and the University’s career services helped me a lot in my career.'

Meet Frank Akanegbu  Link to Meet Frank Akanegbu.


Charlotte King

Charlotte KingBA (Hons) Media Studies

Charlotte’s degree took her straight into a job and a successful career.

The journalism module is key for anyone wanting to go into PR, as good writing and an understanding of what a journalist is looking for is an absolute must.

Meet Charlotte King  Link to Meet Charlotte King.

Stephen Uppal

Stephen Uppal

Stephen UppalBA (Hons) English Studies

Stephen is best known to over five million viewers as Ravi Roy in teen soap Hollyoaks.

'If you love English Teesside University is a great place to study. My tutors were brilliant and passionate about the subject.'

Meet Stephen Uppal  Link to Meet Stephen Uppal.


Olivier Blanc

Olivier BlancBA (Hons) Industrial Design

Olivier came from France to Teesside to broaden his skills and get international experience.

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

Meet Olivier Blanc  Link to Meet Olivier Blanc.

Mark Spencer

Mark SpencerBSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Applied Coaching)

Academy coach, Newcastle College and Middlesbrough Football Club

'It was my dream to work in football and I love it.'

Meet Mark Spencer  Link to Meet Mark Spencer.