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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Tony Fretwell

Tony FretwellBSc (Hons) Sport Science, 1999

Tony’s degree has taken him to a job in the sport he loves.

My greatest memories are being part of a really successful Rugby League Club that won a few trophies in our time.

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Ellen Dudley

Ellen DudleyBA (Hons) Computer Games Art

Ellen’s placement was the highlight of her course.

I was able to apply my previous knowledge of fine art principles whilst learning new software and skills I had never touched on before

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Martin Axon

Martin AxonMEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Martin is a graduate trainee at Rolls-Royce

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

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Amy Waterfield

Amy WaterfieldBA (Hons) Social Work

Amy went straight from her degree to a job using her new skills and knowledge.

My course allowed me to experience real social work by offering high-quality placement opportunities.

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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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David Williams

David WilliamsMBA

David is director of nursing for a 97-bedded secure psychiatric hospital. He is interested in strategic change within healthcare.

I most enjoyed being challenged and stretched at University. It helped me to question things and be inquisitive.

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