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Student Ambassadors

Speak to a student

Our speak to a student team is made up of students from a range of courses. Get to know our students here and join us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12.00pm - 4.00pm to ask a question

Our students are available to chat to you about their student experiences at Teesside. If you can’t see a student online who is studying the course(s) you’re interested in, don’t worry – you can chat to any of our students about any of our courses. If you’re not sure which course you’re interested yet that’s no problem, you’re welcome to chat to our students about any questions you may have and they can tell you all about their journey to University.

Please head to our main chat if you have an admissions query.



Emily

Emily

BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Available Mondays, 11.00am - 12.00pm

Chat with Emily

Hometown:

Carlisle, Cumbria UK

Currently living:

In Middlesbrough in private accommodation with seven other healthcare students. In first year, I lived in university accommodation (West Parkside) with four other healthcare students

Read more about Emily

Previous studies:

A level History, A level Sociology, A level General Studies, BTEC level 3 Health & Social Care

Favourite thing about my course:

The practical side of things – we have amazing facilities here at Teesside. I love working in the clinical environment and love helping people of all ages improve their oral health

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The amazing Teesside Advance scheme which gave me an iPad and keyboard that I’ll get to keep when I graduate, as well as £100 a year for textbooks. The technology is brilliant in lectures

I like:

The university gym (as a student you get discounted membership and can attend all classes for free), socialising with my uni friends on my days off, the great and affordable nightlife in Middlesbrough, the surrounding areas

I’m in:

No clubs or societies at the moment but I’m a student ambassador

Antonia

Antonia

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Child)

Available Mondays, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Chat with Antonia

Hometown:

RedcarUK Flag

Currently living:

With my family

Read more about Antonia

Previous studies:

A level Biology, A level Chemistry, A level English Language

Favourite thing about my course:

The range of experience I get from different placements and the amount of time I get to spend on placement

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

How close together everything is on campus

I like:

Fitness, spending time with my horse (and any other animals), travelling, cooking

I’m in:

No clubs or societies at the moment, but I’m a student ambassador

Jessica

Jessica

MSc Forensic Psychology

Available Mondays, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Chat with Jessica

Hometown:

Llanelli, WalesUK Flag

Currently living:

Middlesbrough

Read more about Jessica

Previous studies:

A level Geography, A level World Development, A level Sociology and BSc (Hons) Psychology

Favourite thing about my course:

The versatility of the subject area, allowing me to work with many different groups of people when I have graduated

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The facilities and opportunities to learn alongside other courses

I like:

Travelling, live music, the outdoors

I’m in:

Rowing club, I’m also a student ambassador

Debby

Debby

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling

Available Mondays, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Chat with Debby

Hometown:

Newton Aycliffe UK

Currently living:

Newton Aycliffe

Read more about Debby

Previous studies:

In full time employment prior to becoming a student. My last studies were my A levels in 1978

Favourite thing about my course:

Challenging, informative, interesting

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The staff really do care about students. The on-campus facilities are excellent. The library is amazing

I like:

Reading, spending time with family, holidays, and, during the recent lockdown, jigsaws…

I’m in:

Christian Union, Teesside Psychology Society, I’m also a student ambassador

Beth

Beth

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

Available Mondays, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Chat with Beth

Hometown:

LeedsUK Flag

Currently living:

Private accommodation Middlesbrough

Read more about Beth

Previous studies:

A level Biology, A level Photography, A level Geography, AS level Psychology

Favourite thing about my course:

The hands-on experience during placements which is 50% of the course

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The well-equipped gym which has a variety of free classes

I like:

Socialising with friends, photography, reading

I’m in:

Radiography Society, I’m also a student ambassador

Kellie

Kellie

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Available Mondays, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Chat with Kellie

Hometown:

Barton upon HumberUK

Currently living:

In a private house two minutes from campus with friends I met at Teesside University Kayak Club

Read more about Kellie

Previous studies:

BTEC Business, BTEC Law, BTEC Sport, A level Criminology

Favourite thing about my course:

The practical experience I get from our student-led clinics

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The sports clubs and how everyone comes together to be friendly and supportive of each other

I like:

Sport, being creative, candle making

I’m in:

Teesside University Kayak Club, I’m also a student ambassador

Holly

Holly

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

Available Mondays, 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Chat with Holly

Hometown:

MiddlesbroughUK Flag

Currently living:

With my family in Middlesbrough

Read more about Holly

Previous studies:

A level English Literature, A level Psychology, A level Biology; BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Health Psychology

Favourite thing about my course:

Being able to learn in so many different ways - through placements, independent study, visits and taught sessions

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The amount of opportunities to get involved with projects and network with others

I like:

Travel, reading, singing, watching live music

I’m in:

No clubs or societies at the moment, but I used to run the Teesside Psychology Society during my undergraduate study, I’m also a student ambassador

Harry

Harry

BA (Hons) Concept Art

Available Mondays, 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Chat with Harry

Hometown:

WhitbyUK

Currently living:

Private accommodation, Middlesbrough. Lived in KES during Year 1

Read more about Harry

Previous studies:

A Level Biology, Double OCR Health and Social Care

Favourite thing about my course:

Really insightful learning from the experienced lecturers

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

Feels like a second home. It’s also nice and compact

I like:

Gaming, art, TV, film, music, spending time with my friends, learning new things

I’m in:

No clubs or societies at the moment, but I’m a student ambassador

Amelia

Amelia

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

Available Wednesdays, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Chat with Amelia

Hometown:

Keighley (original city of birth is Elblag)Poland Flag

Currently living:

Middlesbrough

Read more about Amelia

Previous studies:

A level Product Design, A level Biology, A Level Chemistry, AS Maths

Favourite thing about my course:

I love how practical my course is and the great job prospects it offers

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

How friendly and inclusive it is and how the University really cares about students

I like:

Travelling, sports (climbing and swimming mainly but I try anything I can), arts and crafts, animals

I’m in:

Rock Climbing Club, Radiography Society, (I’ve tried lots of others too). I’m also a student ambassador

Javeria

Javeria

MPhil Biochemistry

Available Wednesdays, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Chat with Javeria

Hometown:

IslamabadPakistan Flag

Currently living:

In University accommodation

Read more about Javeria

Previous studies:

BSc (Hons) Applied Biosciences

Favourite thing about my course:

I love how science, particularly interdisciplinary research, is focused on solving complex problems facing the world

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The library, the labs and also how every student is taken care of

I like:

Research, travelling, TV, sports, singing

I’m in:

Royal Society of Chemistry, American Society for Mass Spectrometry, British Mass Spectrometry Society, I’m also a student ambassador

Inna

Inna

LLB (Hons) Law

Available Wednesdays, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Chat with Inna

Hometown:

Donetsk (Ukraine)Ukraine Flag

Currently living:

With my family

Read more about Inna

Previous studies:

A level Geography, A level Geology, BTEC Law

Favourite thing about my course:

Learning every area of law within the English legal system; practical experience at the Law Clinic on campus. I love hearing from regular guest lecturers to learn more about professions I may follow in the future

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

It’s is an extremely welcoming place with amazing and supportive lecturers who are always there to help. It has great facilities on campus and online and support during or after your studies

I like:

Painting, visiting art galleries, travelling, hiking

I’m in:

Law Society, Public Speaking Society, I’m also a student ambassador

Hannah

Hannah

MSc Food Science & Biotechnology

Available Wednesdays, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Chat with Hannah

Hometown:

Maryland, USAUSA Flag

Currently living:

Private accommodation Middlesbrough

Read more about Hannah

Previous studies:

IB studies in Biology, Chemistry, English, History

Favourite thing about my course:

How interactive it is! With every subject we learn about, there is always a lab, field trip, or individual project so that we put our learning into practice

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The amount of support available. I have an adviser for general issues, as well as a course leader. All staff, academic and non-academic, are always available and always willing to help

I like:

Travelling, cooking, swimming

I’m in:

Teesside University Swim Club, I’m also a student ambassador

Charlotte

Charlotte

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

Available Fridays, 10.00am - 11.00am

Chat with Charlotte

Hometown:

Winterton, ScunthorpeUK

Currently living:

King Edward’s Square (KES)

Read more about Charlotte

Previous studies:

FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Favourite thing about my course:

My placements

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The campus - living on campus has made my first year easier to navigate as its all close together and you’re not far from anything you need or want to do

I like:

The campus gym when I’m not on placement to unwind, the green on Victoria Walk outside King Edward’s Square to sit and study, the library’s group workspaces and white boards, socialising with friends, meeting new people, helping others, cooking

I’m in:

No clubs or societies at the moment as I’m on a demanding course and spend most of my time in the library, on placement or in lectures. I am a student ambassador though

Jamie

Jamie

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Available Fridays, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Chat with Jamie

Hometown:

MiddlesbroughUK Flag

Currently living:

With my family and I drive to university daily

Read more about Jamie

Previous studies:

A level English, A level Psychology, A level History

Favourite thing about my course:

I am really enjoying the financial and economic element of my course – it’s interesting and applicable to real life. I’m learning tangible skills that will open doors for me throughout my life

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The amazing facilities are helpful to my learning and my life as a wheelchair user. The university is extremely conscious of student satisfaction and the overall development of students including their health and wellbeing

I like:

The gym, participating in several sports including swimming and wheelchair basketball, spending time with friends, watching sci fi movies

I’m in:

No clubs or societies at the moment but I’m a student ambassador which is a great opportunity for anyone regardless of prior work experience or confidence levels

Tamsyn

Tamsyn

BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Available Fridays, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Chat with Tamsyn

Hometown:

GatesheadUK Flag

Currently living:

Private accommodation

Read more about Tamsyn

Previous studies:

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing, A level Biology, A level Geography, A level English Literature

Favourite thing about my course:

The practical sessions on the phantom head skills lab – it’s extremely interesting. I also really like gaining the knowledge and skills needed to progress to the student dental facility

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The library – each floor has a different volume level (social learning, collaborative learning, individual quiet study, silent study and postgraduate space) depending on your individual needs. I think it’s fantastic

I like:

Art - drawing, sketching, painting, watercolours, you name it, learning new skills (at the moment British Sign Language)

I’m in:

No clubs or societies at the moment, but I’m a student ambassador

Phoebe

Phoebe

BSc (Hons) Criminology with Youth Studies

Available Fridays, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Chat with Phoebe

Hometown:

MiddlesbroughUK

Currently living:

At home with parents, Middlesbrough

Read more about Phoebe

Previous studies:

BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care

Favourite thing about my course:

It is so interesting and so versatile

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The great facilities and the fact that I can work as a student ambassador alongside my studies

I like:

Going out with my friends, doing makeup and walking my dog

I’m in:

No clubs or societies at the moment but I’m a student ambassador

Emily

Emily

BA (Hons) Comics and Graphic Novels

Available Fridays, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Chat with Emily

Hometown:

NorthallertonUK

Currently living:

Private accommodation, Middlesbrough

Read more about Emily

Previous studies:

A level Textiles, A level History, A level Psychology, FdA Art & Design

Favourite thing about my course:

It offers me creative freedom to produce work that interests me whilst furthering my abilities as an artist and writer

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The societies and the way societies have allowed me to meet new people and learn new skills

I like:

Writing, creating stories, drawing

I’m in:

Radio Society, Comics Society, I’m also a student ambassador

Keir

Keir

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Available Fridays, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Chat with Keir

Hometown:

WarringtonUK Flag

Currently living:

Private accommodation, Middlesbrough

Read more about Keir

Previous studies:

BETC Applied Science, BETC IT

Favourite thing about my course:

The variety of it as it shows many aspects of sport science from the coaching point of view to the research point of view

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The different clubs and societies and the sort of family you can have with them

I like:

Cheerleading, dance, cosplay

I’m in:

Teesside Wildcats, Cheerleading Club, I’m also a student ambassador

Georgia

Georgia

BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology

Available Fridays, 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Chat with Georgia

Hometown:

Bedfordshire, (before I lived in Paphos, Cyprus)UK

Currently living:

Private accommodation

Read more about Georgia

Previous studies:

A level equivalents in English, Greek, Political Economy, Technology, ICT

Favourite thing about my course:

Being surrounded by people who have the same interests as me

Favourite thing about Teesside University:

The amazing facilities and the opportunities given to the students

I like:

Reading, researching, learning, travelling

I’m in:

Psychology Society, I’m also a student ambassador