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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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Leslie Curvis

Leslie CurvisBSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise (Coaching Science)

Leslie’s volunteer roles while studying led to two dream jobs.

'Without Teesside University my career would be very different.'

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Ann Thomas

Ann ThomasMSc Advanced Clinical Practice: Management of Long-term Conditions

'All of my study at Teesside University has really helped me progress.'

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Michelle Blackett

Michelle Blackett

Michelle BackettBA (Hons) Product Design

Product designer, Nifco UK

'I’m passionate about product design. I chose Teesside University because I was extremely impressed with the lecturers and the facilities available to students. I visited three times to make sure it was the right decision, and each time it was better than I’d imagined.'

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Alexandra Smith

Alexandra SmithMA Cultural History

Alexandra Smith grasped the opportunity to study again when she enrolled on a part time master’s degree at Teesside University, and would definitely recommend it.

'My time at University improved my report writing and research skills, and gave me more confidence in my abilities.'

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Elaine Corbyn

Elaine  CorbynMA Human Resource Management

Combining a full-time job with part-time study was hard work which has paid off in a big way for Elaine Corbyn.

'Doing the MA has certainly helped me progress in my work, as it’s given me more confidence. It has helped to give me a real understanding of the human resources work in which I’m involved on a daily basis.'

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Nilupa De Silva

Nilupa De SilvaBA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Nilupa came from Sri Lanka to study here, and now puts her learning in practice, and she has had fun along the way.

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