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Graduates from Teesside University span the globe

Here some of our successful alumni detail how Teesside helped them on their career path.

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Natasha Patel

Natasha PatelDoctorate in Clinical Psychology

Natasha has gone on from her course to two contrasting part-time jobs.

'The choice and variety of placements on offer was huge - I was able to shape my training to incorporate my interests.'

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Mariana Rath

Mariana RathMSc Sport & Exercise, 2015

I really enjoyed the independent learning elements of the course, as they gave me the freedom to explore the subjects in which I was most interested.

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Haider Zafar

Haider ZafarBA (Hons) Creative Visualisation, 2005

Haider has gone on from his Teesside University degree to become a film-maker.

Apart from the obvious learning aspects, I really enjoyed the diversity of students coming from all over the UK and internationally too.

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Patrick Berry

Patrick BerryBA (Hons) TV Production Professional Practice and MA Creative Writing

Patrick has set up a successful business using the skill he learned at Teesside.

'The best part was having real-life professionals taking the classes. To have somebody who knows how the industry works and can offer up experience and tips was so valuable.'

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Professor Nicole Westmarland

Nicole WestmarlandBSc (Hons) Psychology with Women’s Studies

Teesside graduate Nicole is Professor of Criminology at Durham University and Co-Director of Durham Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse.

‘Teesside University gave me the first step towards doing something I enjoy and want to do in life, rather than just doing a job.’

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Jason McAndrew

Jason McAndrewBEng (Hons) Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Jason is a graduate instrument engineer with Petrofac in Aberdeen

'Teesside University has an extremely good reputation for engineering, good ties with local industry, and excellent student and careers services that are dedicated in helping students and graduates in their studies and future careers.'

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