International bright young things

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The region’s leading businesses have an opportunity to bring talented international students on board as part of a scheme with Teesside University.

The university runs a number of two-year, full-time masters programmes that have proved especially attractive to international students.

The opportunity to gain work experience in the UK whilst studying for a masters degree is very appealing to international students, who are available to undertake semester placements lasting 12-15 weeks.

Placements, which last for one semester, starting from either September or January each year, can be paid or unpaid, and can be undertaken by individual students or by groups.

Jane Turner, the university’s professor of enterprise and pro vice-chancellor, said: “Given the success of the university’s international strategy, which focuses on growing the international student population on campus, there’s now a learning community of international students right on the doorstep of local businesses.

“An international student has so much to offer local businesses as part of a risk-free arrangement with the university.

“International students can provide businesses with additional staffing resource covering a particular project or busy period, insight into developing markets, language skills and because the students remain attached to the university, links with the excellent facilities and services the university offers.”

The university’s Department of Academic Enterprise can discuss placement opportunities for postgraduate students in more detail via the head of student future, Norman Day, who can be contacted via or 01642 738229.


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