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An archive of alumni features and interviews from past issues of Arches and AlumNews. Return to the main news page.

thumbnail Hello Class of 2012!

Congratulations and bon voyage to this year's graduating class. But don't be a stranger on campus – your lifelong membership of the Alumni Association has now begun.

thumbnail Fencing Club alumni group presents its blade

The newly-formed Fencing Club Alumni Association seeks former members to join its ranks. Current president, PhD student James Docherty, reports.

thumbnail Big Market: Immortalising weddings with Zander Photography

Possibly the world's first wedding photographer with a town planning pedigree, Zander Wilson tells AlumNews about his fondness for Newcastle nuptials – and offers 15 per cent off his services to fellow graduates.

thumbnail Solo Atlantic rower: a chat with Tommy Tippetts

After 3,000 miles, 82 days and a million oar-strokes, Tommy Tippetts became the youngest ever solo rower to cross the Atlantic, whilst raising money for mental health charity Mind. AlumNews chats to the University’s latest world record breaker.

thumbnail Leveson Inquiry welcomes campaigner's submission

A University campaigner has approached the Leveson Inquiry, raising issues he claims have an importance ‘several orders of magnitude greater’ than phone hacking.

thumbnail Big Market: Effective, persuasive copy from James Tennant

James Tennant (Ancient History 2009) gives us his top hints and tips for writing great copy, as well as offering Newcastle graduates up to 50 per cent off his copywriting services.

thumbnail The artful tease: a chat with Constance Peach

Sheep, students nor wolf-whistling audiences are beyond the handling skills of Alice Foster (BSc Animal Science 2004), aka Constance Peach. AlumNews catches up with Newcastle University’s very own burlesque beauty.

thumbnail Olympic Business: a chat with Chris Townsend

AlumNews talks to London 2012 Commercial Director Chris Townsend (BSc Geography 1977), the man in charge of £2bn worth of Olympic dreams, ahead of his appearance at Gold Network London on 18 April.

thumbnail Battle of the Bands, 15 June 2012: call for entries

Do you have what it takes to be Newcastle University's first Battle of the Bands champion? Sign up for the 15 June event, which will be judged by former EMI Records impresario, Tony Wadsworth, and friends.

thumbnail Teaching through teamwork: the digital magic of Every1Speaks

A new web platform is helping teachers instil their pupils with 21st Century skills through collaborative, enquiry-based learning. Maria Douglas chats to Every1Speaks co-founder, Peter Hirst.

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