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Vivienne Stocks

BSc (Hons) Health Sciences

I have gained great experience and confidence in practical applications, particularly working in lab and medical situations.

Vivienne Stocks

Why university and why Teesside?

I started my studies part-time with the Open University, but felt I was missing out on scientific and lab experience and personal contact. The degree content offered by Teesside was appealing, it covered a broad range of areas with interesting lab content and the postgraduate opportunities were comprehensive.

Best thing about your course?

The in-person lecture content. To learn from a professional and knowledgeable team has been positive and expansive. I enjoyed learning about genetics and molecular biology, human disease and immunology, and human ageing and disease.

What do you think about the campus and services?

The facilities on campus are very good, including the Library, Student Futures and Students’ Union. The staff are so helpful with useful advice and guidance.

What do you think about Middlesbrough and the surrounding area?

Middlesbrough offers a student life, with many restaurants, pubs, shops, museums, and student facilities close by.

Did you have a job during your studies?

I worked part-time in a health club and as a medical tattooist.

What experience have you gained?

I have gained great experience and confidence in practical applications, particularly working in lab and medical situations.

Future ambitions?

I have completed my course and gained a first, which I’m delighted about. I have been accepted on to the MSc Diagnostic Radiography course, so I will be continuing my Teesside University journey and can't wait to get started.

Would you recommend Teesside and your course?

Definitely, you gain a broad-based scientific qualification. The facilities are excellent, the National Horizon Centre was a pleasure to visit and experience and the teaching staff are helpful and knowledgeable.

Any advice to anyone thinking of studying here?

Take advantage of everything the University has to offer and immerse yourself in the student experience.