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Honours for business, social sciences and law

18 November 2010 @TeesUniNews


Graduates from the University’s Teesside Business School and School of Social Sciences & Law were the latest to be honoured at the Academic Awards ceremonies.

The wide range of courses from both schools included accounting and finance, business management, marketing, education studies, crime and investigation, criminology and law.

Among those graduating were Michael Waller, of Fishburn, County Durham, with a first class BSc (Hons) Crime and Investigation degree.

Teesside was a really great experience for me He said, ‘The campus is great and Teesside was a really great experience for me. I really enjoyed it and already miss my time at the University.’

Enoh Ekong, BA (Hons) Business Management, from Bradford, said, ‘I’m looking forward to seeing my friends and my proud family. I feel I’ve achieved something.’

Ben Dimes, BA (Hons) Leadership and Management, from Gateshead, achieved a first and said, ‘I studied part-time so it’s been a lot of hard work. It’s going to be a nice moment for my parents David and Linda seeing me graduate as they’ve given me so much support, I know they’ll be really proud.’

Bringing the University’s Academic Awards to a close on the fifth day of ceremonies will be the honorary degrees bestowed on six notable figures on Friday.

Receiving their honorary degrees will be journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant (Doctor of Letters), author Phillipa Gregory (Doctor of Letters), businessman Steve Cochrane (Doctor of Business Administration), concept artist Dan Walker (Doctor in Professional Achievement), Pete Widlinski, of the North of England Refugee Service (Doctor of Laws) and Financial Times Group Chief Executive Rona Fairhead (Doctor of Business Administration).

Changing lives This graduation we have launched our alumni development fund ‘It started with a gift...’ We are inviting graduates to give their own gifts back to the University to build a fund to support future students.

The gift of education is transformational and with Gift Aid and a matched giving scheme from the Higher Education Funding Council, a donation can be more than doubled - £15 is worth £37.95.