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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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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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Abigail Skillen

Abigail SkillenBA (Hons) Dance, PGCE: Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, MA Professional Dance Practice

Abigail’s first degree, volunteer activity and PGCE led her to a teaching job.

'I am very much looking forward to developing my creative teaching approaches as a dance specialist into a new subject area.'

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Joseph Kean

Joseph KeanContemporary Issues in Drug Use, MSc

Joseph was a drug advice worker, who had experience of a number of different statutory and voluntary social service sector jobs, but little focus and specialism. Studying an MSc part time at Teesside University allowed him to address this, and since graduating he has gained promotion.

'I feel that the combination of my qualifications and experience have prepared me to undertake more senior roles.'

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Tristan Alltimes

Tristan AlltimesBA (Hons) Marketing, 2001

Tristan’s degree led to a successful career in Britain – and now in Australia.

'The course helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses and taught me to focus on the important aspects of a marketing career.'

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Ian Thompson

Ian ThompsonBA (Hons) Public Administration

Ian’s degree took him to a successful career in the police.

I have been with North Yorkshire Police in operational and command roles from PC to Chief Inspector.

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Neil Fatkin

Neil FatkinMA Journalism

Neil's time at Teesside has led to his first job in journalism

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

Meet Neil Fatkin  Link to Meet Neil Fatkin.