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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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Trevor Langford

Trevor Langford

Trevor LangfordBSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, MSc Sport and Exercise

Sport therapist, Platinum Physiotherapy & Personal Training

‘Teesside gave me the potential for a successful career.’

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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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Cotilda Makhumula-Nkhoma

Cotilda Makhumula-NkhomaMA Future Design

Cotilda's MA led to her setting up her own business - Cotilda’s Fashion Limited.

'Launchpad is a great asset for graduates wanting to go into business and I developed great networking skills. My highlight was showcasing Cotilda’s Fashion Limited at Africa Fashion Week London 2016.’

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Neil Campbell

Neil CampbellBA (Hons) English

Neil thoroughly enjoyed his English degree and has just published his new novel.

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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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Suzanne Costello

Suzanne CostelloBSc (Hons) Applied Sports Therapy

Suzanne had worked in the sports industry for several years, but felt she needed a degree to progress to the next stage in her career.

'Teesside is a great place to study. As a mature student I gained the degree I needed to progress in my career.'

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