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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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Paul Hichens

Paul  HichensMSc IT

Paul took a major career change, packing in his IT job to start his own business. Some of the skills he acquired during his time studying at Teesside University have helped him to achieve this.

'At Teesside uni part of my MSc included modules on multimedia, database design and programming in different languages. All of this came in handy when setting up the web part of my business.'

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Neil Campbell

Neil CampbellBA (Hons) English

Neil's time at Teesside has led to a career as a writer.

I'd recommend it as a friendly place - both the university and town, with excellent, ambitious lecturers. It gave me a love of literature.

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Suzanne Costello

Suzanne CostelloBSc (Hons) Applied Sports Therapy

Suzanne had worked in the sports industry for several years, but felt she needed a degree to progress to the next stage in her career.

'Teesside is a great place to study. As a mature student I gained the degree I needed to progress in my career.'

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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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Oliver Burrill

Oliver BurrillHNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Oliver is a production engineer at R and R Ice Cream in Leeming Bar, near Northallerton.

'I’ve been able to apply what I’ve learned and implement it at work every day.'

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Stephanie Blakeburn

Stephanie BlakeburnBSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

Since graduating Steph is enjoying life as a full-time swimmer.

'My time at University helped improve my career in terms of time management, organisational skills, independent study and group work.'

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