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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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Gemma Grainger

Gemma GraingerBSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise (Coaching)

Gemma completed her degree part-time while being responsible for a number of coaching roles. She hopes to continue her career in football coaching.

The theoretical knowledge I gained alongside the practical knowledge I already had was invaluable.

Meet Gemma Grainger  Link to Meet Gemma Grainger.

Graeme Tiffin

Graeme TiffinBSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Graeme graduated from Teesside University and now works as a performance analyst at Middlesbrough Football Club.

I came to Teesside University as a mature student to accomplish my dream of forging a
career in professional football.

Meet Graeme Tiffin  Link to Meet Graeme Tiffin.


Anthony Lee

Anthony  LeeComputing, BSc (Hons)

Anthony works as a Systems administrator for Vela group, implementing, developing and maintaining the group’s main ICT systems.

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

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Bethany Dean

Bethany DeanBA (Hons) Media Studies*

Bethany's studies helped her realise her flair for public relations.

'I thoroughly enjoyed studying at Teesside, the degree gave me so opportunities which I hadn’t even dreamed of.'

Meet Bethany Dean  Link to Meet Bethany Dean.


Ravi Sachdev

Ravi SachdevMA Television Production

Ravi is programming head for Zee Nung, Zee Entertainment Enterprises in Thailand.

'My MA degree had a massive influence on employers to employ me.'

Meet Ravi Sachdev  Link to Meet Ravi Sachdev.

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.’

Meet Professor Nicole Westmarland  Link to Meet Professor Nicole Westmarland.