Great to see the Class of 2016 enjoying their graduation in the sun today. It was probably a shade too hot but it certainly added too the day. There was a fantastic atmosphere in campus heart and throughout the University.
Also what a pleasure it was to meet up with Product Design graduate John Barrett, who was here to receive an honorary doctorate from the University. John graduated in 1988, from the then Teesside Polytechnic, and is now President and Chief Executive Officer of US-based global design consultancy TEAGUE.
John gave a wonderfully inspiring speech, talking fondly about his time at Teesside and how the course helped to mould his hugely successful career.
Good luck to all our graduates.
from Tees Made
A young man of faith shares his story of how he gave up college and life as he had always known it to go and live in Canada.
Ben Dodsworth, 18, from Stockton-on-Tees, packed up his bags and now lives in Quebec after receiving generous donations from his church congregation and a bold belief that this was his purpose.
Ben, who had travelled to Canada on two previous occasions arrived home at the end of September knowing that he wanted to go back straight away to start a Bible school course called Encounter School of Discipleship.
With no money, Ben, who quit college as soon as he was home, was sure that he would be on a flight back to Canada within a few weeks, packed his bags as a first leap of faith.
With only three days to go before the date he had set out to go donations started to flood in – confirming his faith.
On the 25th September 2015 Ben got on his flight from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Canada after receiving more than $7,000 for his trip.
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The dance students were thrilled to collaborate with the BA Fashion Enterprise students for their final show in May. The Fashion students designed costumes based on the concept of Abandonment. The choreography was performed to a full house in the Hazel Pearson Theatre in May 2016.
BA Fashion Enterprise & Dance students working together to finalise contemporary fashion garments for the level 6 dance performance in May.
We were excited to host an edition of the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema as part of the Tees Dance Film Fest Open Air screening on Tuesday 10th May, 6-7pm, at the campus heart, School of Arts & Media: Teesside University