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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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Olivia McHale

Olivia McHaleBA (Hons) English Studies with Creative Writing

Olivia recently graduated and is now putting her skills into practice as a graduate intern in External Relations at Teesside University.

'We were given a lot of freedom and encouragement in our writing, so we were able to take any direction we liked.'

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Leslie Curvis

BSc (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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Matthew Grima

Matthew Grima

Matthew GrimaBSc (Hons) Applied Science and Forensic Investigation* and Master of Research in Science

Matthew is working as a conservation scientist for Heritage Malta

'What you learn is not simply out of a text book or an intelligent brain, but also from personal invaluable experience.'

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Joe Tasker

Joe  TaskerBA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media, 2014

Joe went straight from his course to a job using his new skills.

If you have your mind set on something in the course, it can help you strengthen your skills in that area, and even better, make you gain new ones you might not have realised you had.

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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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India Barnardo

India BarnardoBA (Hons) Digital Character Animation

India is an animator at Framestore, London

‘I recommend Teesside University and the course because of the warmth of the people, the superb facilities and because it hosts Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games.’

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