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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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Tom Etherington

Tom EtheringtonBA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism Professional Practice

Tom’s degree has led to a successful career in his chosen profession.

'My time at Teesside University was the best possible preparation for my career. The degree allowed me to gain a wide range of skills and experiences, rivalling any other course on offer.'

Meet Tom Etherington  Link to Meet Tom Etherington.

Adam Richardson

Adam RichardsonBA (Hons) English Studies

Adam came to Teesside University as a mature student - the graduate intern programme led to a permanent job using his new skills.

'My studies have proved a great asset in preparing me for my current career.'

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Andrew Davies

Andrew DaviesBA (Hons) Television Production Professional Practice

Andrew hopes to fulfill his dream (and the reason he went to university) by making his first feature-length film - exactly 10 years after enrolling on the course.

The education I received was really beneficial and has given me a very professional attitude towards my work.

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Cotilda Makhumula-Nkhoma

Cotilda Makhumula-NkhomaMA Future Design

Cotilda's MA led to her setting up her own business - Cotilda’s Fashion Limited.

'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.’

Meet Cotilda Makhumula-Nkhoma  Link to Meet Cotilda Makhumula-Nkhoma.


Tom Lingard

Tom LingardMEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Tom completed a work placement as part of his course.

'My placement was very enjoyable and helped me develop professional skills in the workplace.'

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Craig Dufill

Craig DufillBA (Hons) Business Management

Craig is a project co-ordinator at IBM

‘Teesside University has a real community feel which makes you feel valued as both a student and as an individual.’

Meet Craig Dufill  Link to Meet Craig Dufill.