It's a student life

See what life's really like at Teesside University. We gave three students video cameras and asked them to record their experiences of student life. Follow the trio in their fly on the wall video diaries.

Michael Comerford Michael Comerford

Michael Comerford

BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

Michael, from Redcar, is a final year BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media student. The 21-year-old said he is having the time of his life at Teesside.

Watch Michael's videos

 
Just in time

Just in time
Michael manages to hand his dissertation in with just five minutes to spare.
Just in time

Thank you Teesside

Thank you Teesside
Michael reflects on his three years as a student at Teesside.
Thank you Teesside

Final fling

Final fling
Michael’s going out on a high at his last final fling.
Final fling

One last performance

One last performance
It’s relief all around as Michael’s final performance gets the thumbs-up.
One last performance

Why I chose Teesside

Why I chose Teesside
Michael talks about why he chose Teesside University.
Why I chose Teesside

Touching tribute

Touching tribute
Michael leaves a message for his beloved grandfather who recently passed away.
Touching tribute

Drama society

Drama society
Michael takes to the stage for a performance with the drama society.
Drama society

Disneyworld

Disneyworld
Michael enjoys a magical time in Disneyworld, Florida.
Disneyworld

A special celebration

A special celebration
Michael celebrates Christmas Eve with his family in Celebration Village, Florida.
A special celebration

Click radio

Click radio
Michael travels to London for the Student Radio Awards.
Click radio

Halloween party

Halloween party
Michael dons his best fancy dress outfit for a ghoulish celebration.
Halloween party

The party continues

The party continues
Not shy of dressing up, Michael’s out again celebrating Halloween.
The party continues

An early start

An early start
It’s an unusually early start for Michael as he works on the University’s open day.
An early start

Alecia Cotterell Alecia Cotterell

Alecia Cotterell

BSc (Hons) Youth Studies

Alecia, 21, is in the second year of her BSc (Hons) Youth Studies. Originally from Kent, she came to Teesside to pursue a life-long passion.

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Moving forward

Moving forward
Alecia reflects at the end of her second year at Teesside.
Moving forward

Alecia finds her voice

Alecia finds her voice
While out shopping, Alecia heads into a music shop for an impromptu performance.
Alecia finds her voice

Flying high

Flying high
Alecia takes in the scenery at the Redcar kite festival.
Flying high

Where’s Wally?

Where’s Wally?
It’s a Where’s Wally theme as Alecia celebrates her friend’s 25th birthday.
Where’s Wally?

Alecia’s big idea

Alecia’s big idea
Alecia celebrates her success in the entrepreneurs@tees BIG IDEA challenge.
Alecia’s big idea

Preparing for church

Preparing for church
It’s an early start for Alecia as she prepares for a church service.
Preparing for church

Why I chose Teesside

Why I chose Teesside
Alecia talks about why she chose Teesside University.
Why I chose Teesside

Taxi for Alecia?

Taxi for Alecia?
Alecia and her friends find an unusual mode of transport after a night out in Edinburgh.
Taxi for Alecia?

Food for thought

Food for thought
Alecia samples ostrich during a Christmas shopping trip in Birmingham.
Food for thought

Alecia and friends

Alecia and friends
You can always rely on your friends to keep you entertained and embarrass you!
Alecia and friends

All night study

All night study
Alecia is working through the night to complete an assignment.
All night study

Weather chaos

Weather chaos
No matter where she goes, Alecia just cannot escape the weather.
Weather chaos

Rachel Swan Rachel Swan

Rachel Swann

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

Rachel, 38, is in her second year. She lives in Redcar with her two teenage children and said coming to Teesside University is one of the best decisions she has ever made.

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Keeping fit

Keeping fit
Rachel’s out for a run as part of her new fitness regime.
Keeping fit

Wedding day

Wedding day
Rachel attends her friends’ wedding at Rushpool Hall, in Saltburn.
Wedding day

Open day

Open day
Rachel’s enthusiasm for Teesside shines through at the University’s open day.
Open day