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School of Computing & Digital Technologies

Student views

Student satisfaction remains consistently high as evidenced by the independent National Student Survey results each year.

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Loukia (Lucy) Kyriakidou

Loukia (Lucy) Kyriakidou
BA (Hons) Computer Animation

Teesside opened up so many opportunities for me as student. And now as a business, Teesside University also offers opportunities such as networking events and business support.

Gabriella  Mursch

Gabriella Mursch
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and MA Computer Animation and Visual Effects

'This is one of the best places to study Animation and Visual Effects.'

Rebecca Pearce

Rebecca Pearce
BA (Hons) Visual Effects

I heard that Teesside was one of the best places to study visual effects so I visited an open day and that made my mind up.

Satish Shewhorak

Satish Shewhorak
PhD research

'It has been a voyage of discovery, self-discovery, and self-improvement.'

Paulo Batista de Almeida Filho

Paulo Batista de Almeida Filho
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

The course has provided me with ways to develop networks, which is fundamental to getting a job.

Ruthie Nielsen

Ruthie Nielsen
BA (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

When I visited Teesside everyone was so passionate about animation and so warm and friendly that I knew I wanted to go there straight away.

Chattida (Mo)  Ajjimakul

Chattida (Mo) Ajjimakul
MA Animation and Visual Effects

Ryan Marshall

Ryan Marshall
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

Jono Tillson

Jono Tillson
BA (Hons) Computer Character Animation

I’ve got a great foundation on which to build on professionally, and it was a truly character-building experience.

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Henrique Coli Schumann

Henrique Coli Schumann
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

I choose Teesside because it has one of the best game programming courses in the UK and having higher education is important to have a better chance of finding a good job

Alvaro Canet Amat

Alvaro Canet Amat
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

I came to Teesside University because it is a really good university with excellent facilities for design.

Shaun Stephenson

Shaun Stephenson
MSc Computer Aided Graphical Technology Applications, now MA 3D Games Art

Stefan Oprisan

Stefan Oprisan
BA (Hons) 3D Games Art

Without the University’s careers service and constant LinkedIn sessions, I wouldn’t have had a CV that would have impressed industry professionals.

Kyeron Sayers

Kyeron Sayers
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

'I thank Teesside University for believing I was a student worth considering. My journey at university has only just begun but I can't wait to see what's in store for me.'

Aleix  Merlos Vela

Aleix Merlos Vela
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

There were many reasons that I wanted to come to Teesside.

Sam  Kemp

Sam Kemp
MA Concept Art

One of the best things about the course was having lectures and briefs set by outsourced professionals such
as Atomhawk and Ubisoft.

Chris Rumsey

Chris Rumsey
BA (Hons) Computer Games Art

I would definitely recommend Teesside University as I got a great job straight after graduating.

Rosemary Knowles

Rosemary Knowles
MA Concept Art for Games and Animation, 2014.

'I learned to critically analyse and reflect on my work which I believe has allowed me to become more independent.'

Daniel Green

Daniel Green
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

I feel that the course successfully prepared me and got me where I wanted to be.

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Anthony  Lee

Anthony Lee
Computing, BSc (Hons)

Staff are very knowledgeable and the design of the course was excellent all round.

Jordan Atkinson

Jordan Atkinson
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

What I found most valuable is how much practical experience I got.

Antony  Daley

Antony Daley
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

'The best bit about the course was the end result - my first-class degree has changed my life.'

Katherine Joyce

Katherine Joyce
MSc Computing

'Teesside University has great facilities on campus and the staff really make themselves available so I felt supported all the way.'

Deborah Matthews

Deborah Matthews
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies, class of 2008

'I could have studied at a Scottish university for free, but I thought it was worth paying to come to Teesside – it’s a forward-thinking university.'

Malcolm McNeely

Malcolm McNeely
PhD research

'Doing fundamental research that expands human knowledge is an inspiring idea.'

Peter Ward

Peter Ward
MSc Computing

'The course was highly practical and 100% project assessed.'

Mengnha Zhu

Mengna Zhu
MsC Software Engineering

'The relationships I have formed with fellow students have helped me so much with settling in to life in the UK, with my studies and with preparing to find a job.'

Ajay Ajaal

Ajay Ajaal
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

I believe that you only get out of life what you put in. Give it your all and Teesside University is somewhere you can excel.

Mozammel Hoq Sajib

Mozammel Hoq Sajib
BSc (Hons) Information Technology

I was happy with my course module and structures. It was well organised and the lecturers were outstanding. I particularly enjoyed the practical sessions because I got a chance to use different tools such as C#, WordPress, Joomla etc.

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Neil Fatkin

Neil Fatkin
MA Journalism

'The careers advice and guidance from my tutors regarding creating my CV and application letters has been significant in gaining interviews.'

Rebecca Porter

Rebecca Porter
BA (Hons) Media Production Professional Practice

‘I like how everything at Teesside University is next to each other – it feels like its own community’

Tom Burton

Tom Burton
BA (Hons) Media Studies

As well as learning a lot of hands-on production skills, media studies looks at commonplace or popular culture in a rigorous academic way.

Natalie Bailey

Natalie Bailey
MA Journalism

'This master’s combines the prestige of an MA with the relevant professional qualifications recognised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. It’s a perfect combination.'

Jemma Ferguson-Gale

Jemma Ferguson-Gale
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

I now have experience from a national magazine, a well-respected PR company and experience from University working on T-Side (The University Newspaper).

Mark Oxley

Mark Oxley
BA (Hons) TV and Film Production

I tried to create a diverse skillset for myself, learning how to operate a camera, how to edit, and how to produce content.

Adam Mann

Adam Mann
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production*

'Being nominated itself was an honour, but actually winning was a dream. My course has prepared me perfectly for the world of industry.'

Judyta Kulpa

Judyta Kulpa
BA (Hons) Film and Television Production

I’ve made great connections for the future which is important in this industry. It’s helped me by opening my eyes to the opportunities there are.

Mary  Rudgard

Mary Rudgard
BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

The course gave me skills in areas I didn’t even expect.

Daniel McLeod

Daniel McLeod
BA (Hons) Television and Film Production*

'I would recommend Teesside to anyone – it has the best facilities.'

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Huey Teng

Huey Teng
BA (Hons) Dance

'I enjoyed every module – they all involve theory and practice, and will enhance my future career performance.'

Chantelle Wilson

Chantelle Wilson
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

'The course is awesome. The best part is the people – not just the teaching staff, but the fellow students.'

Lynne Lawson

Lynne Lawson
BA (Hons) Performance for live and recorded media

It’s not all performing – there’s essay writing and modules on radio acting and TV presenting, and we get behind the camera and learn to use the editing suite.

Natasha Spence

Natasha Magee
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

'When I asked my tutors for advice and sought their guidance they were always willing to help.'

Alison Beveridge

Alison Beveridge
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

The expertise of the staff covered a huge variety of genres.

Caprice-Simone  Ord

Caprice-Simone Ord
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

Amy Brannan

Amy Brannan
MA Fine Art

Studying at Teesside has been one of the best learning experiences I’ve had so far and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about studying there.

Tom Salmon

Tom Salmon
BA (Hons) Performance for Live and Recorded Media

'The course helped us to prepare for, and be mindful of, going into industry after graduation.'

Joe  Tasker

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

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.