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Andrew Richardson

Andrew RichardsonBA (Hons) Marketing and Retail Management

Commercial manager, Marks & Spencer

'I combined theory from my degree with practical knowledge from my job for great results in my career.'

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Thomas Drinkhall

Thomas DrinkhallBA (Hons) International Management

Thomas completed a placement year with Cleveland Potash Ltd.

I also developed other skills during my placement – something I didn’t fully realise until I returned to study.

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Paul Faloona

Paul FaloonaBA (Hons) Business Management (part-time)

‘The part-time delivery has fit in brilliantly with my home and work life.’

Dawn Outhwaite

Dawn OuthwaiteBA (Hons) Entertainment Design Crafts

Dawn works as a wardrobe supervisor

'My qualification aided me in getting my first job and now I sometimes get jobs through contacts I have made over the years.'


Charlotte Smith

Charlotte SmithBSc (Hons) Sociology with Psychology

Teesside University helped Charlotte to restart her degree studies, and to find her vocation.

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Ghassan Murad

Ghassan MuradBEng (Hons) Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Ghassan is now general manager: mergers and acquisitions at the Bahrain Telecommunications Group of Companies (BATELCO Group)

'I would recommend Teesside University without hesitation – it was one of the first academic institutes to introduce such a unique engineering specialisation at undergraduate level.'

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