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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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Elizabeth Sayer

Elizabeth SayerBA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

Elizabeth’s degree was a key step towards her chosen career.

'We spent most of our contact time in practical workshops rather than lectures.'

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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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Michael Waller

Michael WallerBSc (Hons) Crime and Investigation

Michael was mentored throughout his dissertation, which resulted in a piece of work of which he is immensely proud, and which gained him the Cleveland Police Prize.

'The course gave me an excellent understanding into the role of the criminal justice system as a whole.'

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Rachel Highfield

Rachel HighfieldBA (Hons) Dance

Rachel’s dance degree helped her set up a successful dance company.

'The course covered everything I needed.'

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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.'

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Achilleas Gatsopoulos

Achileas GatsopoulosBA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2002

Achileas came from Greece to study at Teesside, and has never looked back.

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