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Tamsin Baker

The course was very hands on, and we had a lot of practical sessions which is great as they prepared me for my current job role.

Tamsin Baker

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

The best thing was how much it reflected the workplace.

Why Teesside?

I loved the campus when I visited an open day and the lecturers seemed friendly and knowledgeable. The student ambassadors did a great job at explaining all the services that are available to students and they really appealed to me.

How was your course?

The course was very hands on, and we had a lot of practical sessions which is great as they prepared me for my current job role. The course provided me with a lot of information and opened my eyes to more areas of forensics that I was not aware of before.

Best thing about your course?

The best thing was how much it reflected the workplace. At Teesside I was conducting experiments that I would later be doing in my job after I graduated. I got on well with my course mates and I liked that we shared lessons with people studying biology as it allowed us to listen to people with different ideas and viewpoints.

Favourite module?

I enjoyed the Forensic Medicine module in my third year. It was eye opening learning about injuries and post mortems, especially as we could visit a morgue to watch an actual post mortem being conducted.

What was your social life like?

I went to the Students’ Union quite a lot during my time at Teesside, there are always fun and interesting events going on. I joined the pole fitness club and went on to become chair of the club in my final year. You can make some great friends by joining clubs and societies.

Did Teesside help you achieve your goals?

Yes, I am currently a forensic scientist working for Eurofins Forensic Services which is my dream job. It can be difficult to find a job and I would not have done it without having gone to Teesside.