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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.

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Lewis Birkett

Lewis BirkettBSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming

The skills Lewis developed have opened doors in the computing industry.

'The skills I gained at Teesside were invaluable.'

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Sandra Smyth

Sandra SmythBSc (Hons) Nursing in the Home / District Nursing

Sandra’s course has changed her life in more ways than one.

'The course fed my natural curiosity in my chosen field.'

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Sarah Thompson

Sarah ThompsonMA Journalism

Sarah’s master’s course led to a job in her chosen career.

'My master's provided a route to complete my National Council for the Training of Journalists qualification, which is essential when looking for a career in journalism – and most universities don’t provide this route.'

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Carla Keegans

Carla KeegansBA (Hons) Politics and Social Policy, 1997

After a successful career in housing, Carla has founded a community interest company.

My degree prepared me well for my career.

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Jamie Smith

Jamie SmithBA (Hons) Computer Games Design

Jamie’s computer games design skills won him a great placement with top games developer Ubisoft.

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