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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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Sarah Birch

Sarah  BirchMA Education

Sarah studied part time and, since taking her master’s, has taken on a new role.

'The master’s was absolutely perfect for me because it allowed me to explore areas of research which had an impact on my working life.'

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Michelle Thomas

Michelle ThomasBSc (Hons) Digital Forensics

Michelle Thomas has a new career with West Midlands Police, thanks to the University’s mentoring scheme DiversiTees.

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Patrick Berry

Patrick BerryBA (Hons) TV Production Professional Practice and MA Creative Writing

Patrick has set up a successful business using the skill he learned at Teesside.

'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.'

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Arun Arathilcandoth

Arun ArathilcandothMSc Biotechnology

Arun is a research fellow and business development manager at Avesthagen Ltd

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

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Joe Kean

Joe KeanMSc Contemporary Issues in Drug Use

Joe studied part-time, and his qualification earned him a promotion at work.

My MSc allowed me to focusing on a specific area.

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Tina Languth

Tina LanguthBSc (Hons) Criminology

Senior Expert. 'I got to meet many interesting people on and off campus. I also believe Teesside may pride itself on a very supportive academic environment'