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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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Xin Zhao from China

Xin Zhao from ChinaBA (Hons) Computer Animation Character Animation

Xin came from China to study, and has gone on to a career using her new skills.

At the graduation show, ExpoTees, I had an interview with Ubisoft and they offered me an animation internship.

Meet Xin Zhao from China   Link to Meet Xin Zhao from China.

Anuol Deng Kuoreng

Anuol Deng KuorengLLB (Hons) Law

Anuol came from Kenya to study here, and has returned to Africa to practise.

The good foundation I got from Teesside University helped me to survive and pass the Bar course, one of the most difficult courses in Britain.

Meet Anuol Deng Kuoreng   Link to Meet Anuol Deng Kuoreng.


Janan Dakak

Janan DakakHND Computer Studies, 1979

Janan came to Teesside from Iraq and now lives and works in the USA.

The academic foundation established during my time spent in Teesside prepared me well for the rest of my career.

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Karen Sturgeon

Karen SturgeonBA (Hons) English Studies

Karen's life changed after completing her degree at Teesside University.

'My studies and my course were incredibly useful to me, the skills I learnt prepared me for both my Mres and my PhD.'

Meet Karen Sturgeon   Link to Meet Karen Sturgeon.


Gemma Grainger

Gemma GraingerBSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise (Coaching)

Gemma completed her degree part-time while being responsible for a number of coaching roles. She hopes to continue her career in football coaching.

The theoretical knowledge I gained alongside the practical knowledge I already had was invaluable.

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Samantha Hurley

Samantha HurleyFoundation degree Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Platform developer, Tombola

Teesside has a great reputation for computing degrees so it was my only choice when I decided to change career direction. I lived in the area and had friends that had studied here who had all had positive experiences.

Meet Samantha Hurley   Link to Meet Samantha Hurley.