THOUSANDS of proud Teesside University graduates have been celebrating their success this week in the first graduation ceremonies in almost three years.

Over 3,000 graduates are marking their academic achievements during 13 ceremonies which have been taking place on campus from April 25 to 29.

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Along with 2020 graduates, the University also welcomed back 2021 graduates from the School of Arts and Creative Industries; School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies; and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law.

All were unable to have official graduation ceremonies when they originally completed their studies because of the restrictions of the pandemic.

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Honorary doctorates are also being bestowed on business leader Alastair MacColl, eminent biomedical engineering academic Professor Tony Unsworth and retired senior circuit judge His Honour Judge Les Spittle.

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Teesside University Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Paul Croney OBE said: “I am delighted that we are able to congratulate our graduating students and celebrate their achievements in a way in which they deserve.

“These students have excelled during particularly challenging times and prolonged periods of uncertainty.

“Graduation has always been the highlight of the academic year and I am proud of each and every one of our students who will be crossing the stage and who have demonstrated incredible commitment, determination and dedication.

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