Alumni & Supporters



Why volunteer?

From careers talks to work placements and mentoring, there are a variety of ways you can support our current students throughout their academic journeys and beyond.

Volunteering at Newcastle University

There are so many reasons why supporters volunteer with us. It will give you a chance to:

  • give back to the University and improve the experience of current students
  • tap into professional and academic networks which may benefit you and your career
  • broaden your social circle and reunite with old friends and classmates
  • enhance the profile and presence of Newcastle University worldwide
  • gain new skills or experience in a particular field

If you're unsure which opportunity suits you, contact for further information.


From Autumn 2018, graduates and students at Newcastle University have the opportunity to be part of a professional online mentoring and networking platform.

Getting involved

If you would like to be part of the pilot phase of the platform, please contact

The pilot is due to begin in Spring 2018.

Please check back in the future for further information.


We are proud of our graduates’ successes and the contribution they make to society.

Share your story

By sharing your story as an alumni profile, you can enhance the aspirations of current and potential students who may wish to follow your professional path. You could inspire them to succeed.

Provide an undergraduate alumni profile.

Provide a postgraduate alumni profile.

We cannot guarantee in submitting a profile that it will be used straight away. We will notify you should there be a request to feature your profile.

Careers Support

We want all of our graduates to be successful in their careers.

Getting involved

We welcome chances for our global alumni community to 'give back' and provide our students with valuable experience that enhances their future employability.

The business expertise and industry insight of alumni represent a huge asset to our students as they prepare for their careers and life ahead after graduation.

We would particularly welcome interest from graduates who can provide:

  • face to face mentoring on campus
  • career insight talks (gain public speaking experience and raise the profile of your company)
  • employer presentations (recruit from the latest pool of talent coming from Newcastle University)
  • internships and work placement opportunities

You can also advertise graduate job opportunities directly to Newcastle students via the Careers Service.

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities and get involved by contacting


Our Friends are an enthusiastic network of people interested in supporting University activities.

Friends of the University Library

This is an enthusiastic network of people interested in the University Library’s activities, collections, history and future development.

They provide invaluable support to the University Library in its mission to provide information resources and serves to meet the needs of the University’s research, teaching and engagement activity.

Members can participate in an engaging programme of events and receive a number of benefits.

More information is available at the Friends of the University Library website.

Friends of King's Hall

Become a Friend and help support the King's Hall lunchtime concerts.

A Friend of King's Hall subscription contributes directly to the quality of concerts, and enables The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) to maintain a varied series of free concerts.

Committee Volunteers

Our alumni voice is embedded into the committee structure of the university. Alumni are represented on Court, Council, Committees and Advisory Boards.

Here we list their valuable contribution to the University.

This list is not exhaustive and if you or someone you know sit on one of the University's committees, please email

International Alumni Representative

Newcastle University has a global reach with an alumni network of over 200,000 graduates based around the world. Wherever Newcastle University alumni, students and staff are, they should feel connected to their university and the graduate network.

The University wants to maintain a close relationship with alumni living and working overseas and help them to foster relationships with other Newcastle graduates in their area and to provide opportunities to share advice and insight with prospective students.

The International Alumni Representative acts a point of contact between alumni based in their country of residence and Newcastle University. Representatives can volunteer to get involved in various activity including organising alumni networking events, welcome home parties for returning students and attending recruitment fairs. If you would like to find out more about becoming a representative in your country or to sign up please read and/or return the International Alumni Representative Agreement.

The following graduates have agreed to be listed as in-country contacts for our global alumni engagement:


Alberta/British Columbia
Siobhan Lennox (BA Government & European Studies 2004)
Tel: +1 604 7899541

Nigel Brereton (BA Town & Country Planning 1965)
Tel: +1 613 5966191

Dr Ruth Burany (PhD Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials 2005)
Tel: +1 416 2076000 ext. 6027

Sandy McVey (BSc Mining Engineering 1972)
Tel: +1 778 388 2464


Dr Venetia Koussia (MPhil Agriculture 1988, PhD 1994) – Chair of the Greek branch
Tel: +30 210 3224 301

Yiannis Romanidis (MSc Marine Engineering 1999)
Euro Maritime Consultants Ltd
Tel: + 30 6972 995353

John (Ioannis) Zafiris (BSc Applied Science with Naval Architecture 1958)
Mobile Tel: +306944 885047
Fax: +30 210 9832889

Alkistis S. Chatziioannidou (Master of Business Administration - MBA 1998)
Result - Business Consultants
Tel: +30 697 9008023


Benjamin Ile (LLM Environmental Law and Policy 2006)

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