Teesside University Alumni

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Teesside University Alumni

Alumni & friends

Teesside University Alumni, When you graduate you join our alumni family of more than 100,000 alumni as part of a larger global community of ‘Teesside’ graduates and ambassadors living in over 100 different countries.

A postgraduate degree is worth on average £200,000 extra in lifetime earnings.

Notable alumni

  • Ernest W. Adams (1960–), video game design consultant. (PhD in 2013 in computing and mathematics.)
  • Ajaz Akhtar (1968–), Cambridgeshire cricketer
  • Vera Baird QC, former Member of Parliament for Redcar and former Solicitor General for England and Wales (MA in Local History in c.2004)
  • Tom Blenkinsop, Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
  • David Bowe, former Labour Member of the European Parliament (Diploma in Management Studies in 1988)
  • Elizabeth Carling, MA in acting, Honorary Graduate 2000
  • Brendan Cleary, poet (c.1980)
  • Jamie Dornan, model, musician and actor
  • Deborah Dyer or “Skin”, lead singer of Skunk Anansie (BA (Hons) Interior Design in 1992)
  • David W. Eka, first stake president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Africa
  • Ben Everson, English footballer
  • Antony Gormley OBE, sculptor, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters in 2004
  • Ray Mallon, directly-elected Mayor of Middlesbrough (Diploma in Management Studies in 1992)
  • Paul Marsden, Former Labour and Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham (studied from 1986 to 1990)
  • Chris Newton, silver medal-winning cyclist at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games
  • Stephen Uppal, actor in Hollyoaks (BA (Hons) English Studies in 2002)
  • Nicole Westmarland, Professor of Criminology at Durham University