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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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Karen Newton

Karen NewtonBSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Child)

Karen’s experience as the mother of a sick child inspired her to become a children’s nurse.

We learn how to help children – and their families – cope with illness and hospitalisation, as well as how to treat them.

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Paul Hichens

Paul  HichensMSc IT

Paul took a major career change, packing in his IT job to start his own business. Some of the skills he acquired during his time studying at Teesside University have helped him to achieve this.

At Teesside uni part of my MSc included modules on multimedia, database design and programming in different languages. All of this came in handy when setting up the web part of my business.

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Rachel Brayfield

Rachel Brayfield, BA (Hons) Tourism Management.BA (Hons) Tourism Management

Rachel Brayfield chose Teesside because of the good reviews she had read about the University.

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Michael Rollinson

Michael RollinsonMA Computer Animation

A Teesside master’s led Michael to a successful and satisfying career in animation.

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Craig Wood

BSc (Hons) Sociology

‘I heard Teesside has a good reputation in social sciences and I’ve been exposed to a wealth of knowledge.’

James Whittingham

James WhittinghamBSc (Hons) Computer Science

James Whittingham works in Mumbai, India, as Head of New Investments for the Blenheim Chalcot Investment Group.

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