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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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Jing (Coco) Zhao

Jing (Coco) Zhao

Jing (Coco) ZhaoBA (Hons) TV and Film Production

Coco graduated from Teesside University in 2015. She now works as a producer at the China Intercontinental Communication Centre.

'Apart from the technical skills I learned from the University, the placement and opportunities that Teesside University offered me was most helpful for my career.'

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Abigail Skillen

Abigail SkillenBA (Hons) Dance, PGCE: Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, MA Professional Dance Practice

Abigail’s first degree, volunteer activity and PGCE led her to a teaching job.

'I am very much looking forward to developing my creative teaching approaches as a dance specialist into a new subject area.'

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Charlotte Rigg

Charlotte  RiggBA (Hons) Fine Art

Charlotte has gone on from her degree to train as a teacher.

I also got to teach art at a local school and organise an art club as research for my reflective case study.

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Crystal Cha

Crystal ChaBA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

Crystal came from Malaysia to top up her qualification, returned to Malaysia to begin a successful career in corporate communications and is now ready to embark on an MBA.

I had great feedback and mentoring from the lecturers who were actual practitioners themselves.

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Bethany Dean

Bethany DeanBA (Hons) Media Studies*

Bethany's studies helped her realise her flair for public relations.

'I thoroughly enjoyed studying at Teesside, the degree gave me so opportunities which I hadn’t even dreamed of.'

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Lisa Wood

Lisa  WoodBSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Lisa is a self-employed dental therapist

‘I really enjoyed the degree’s varied clinical experience and I enjoyed documenting the patient journey. The facilities and services offered on campus are excellent and Teesside University’s social side is brilliant.’

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