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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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Steve Wills

Steve WillsBA (Hons) Graphic Design

A Teesside degree in graphic design opened up a rewarding career and a successful award-winning business for Steve.

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Muneeb Shahid

Muneeb ShahidMSc Petroleum Technology

I always follow the Times Higher Education Awards and in 2009 I saw that Teesside University had won two awards. Since then I started looking at Teesside University in more detail.

Reaching the position I am working in now would have taken at least another ten years without my degree. The course definitely offered value for money, it was totally worth it.

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Gabriella Mursch

Gabriella  MurschBA (Hons) Computer Animation and MA Computer Animation and Visual Effects

Gabriella has stayed on at Teesside University to complete an MA.

This is one of the best places to study Animation and Visual Effects.

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah ThompsonMA Journalism

Sarah’s master’s course led to a job in her chosen career.

My master's provided a route to complete my National Council for the Training of Journalists qualification, which is essential when looking for a career in journalism – and most universities don’t provide this route.

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Marie Cunningham

Marie CunninghamMA Creative writing

Marie came to the MA as a mature student, and completing it boosted her self-confidence.

To wear that cap and gown when I graduated was a joy.

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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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