Whether you graduated recently or decades ago, you are always valued as a Newcastle University alumnus – and with a host of services and benefits available to you, it’s certainly worth keeping in touch. Teri Wishart, Director of NU Advancement, outlines the importance we place on every Newcastle graduate and how you can play a part in the impact that your University is making around the world.
Newcastle University has a global network of 180,000 graduates located in more than 200 countries and independent states around the world, so wherever you find yourself, you can be sure you will never be far from a fellow Newcastle graduate. We recognise that even after graduation, our alumni make a significant contribution to the University’s success, and, in turn, we remain committed to playing a role in the lives of all our graduates.
Every Newcastle graduate has access to a wide range of lifelong services. From generous discounts for postgraduate study, ongoing careers advice and mentoring opportunities to on-campus services, we help our graduates make the most of life after University. We also hold a range of events every year around the world, ranging from social occasions and reunions to careers guidance and professional networking opportunities.
In order for Newcastle University to maintain our position as a world-class civic university, we invite our graduates to help shape our future. In doing so, you can help ensure we continue to be a world-class research-intensive University and ensure that as a holder of a Newcastle University degree you remain part of a very special community.
We are always delighted to hear from our graduates looking to mentor or provide those vital career opportunities to current students and recent graduates. In addition to helping your fellow alumni, giving back in these ways also provides you with a unique opportunity to grow your own networks, gain new perspectives and contribute to the development of your profession.
Our graduates and friends are also integral to the University’s development, supporting our innovative research, shaping the student experience and renovating our landmark buildings. The University has benefitted from a rich history of philanthropy, beginning with Lord Armstrong in 1871. Contributions from our graduates are especially valued as an expression of interest in the University. The percentage of alumni who choose to give back, with time or financial donations, is a critical measure used by many sources of funding when assessing applications for support too.
Our donors, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude, help us to maintain and build our global reputation for academic excellence. Whatever you studied, and whenever you may have left us, we invite you to continue to support our mission by maintaining an involvement with your University. By lending your voice in support of our future plans, together we go from strength to strength.
However you wish to get involved, through fundraising, volunteering or providing opportunities, we would be delighted to hear from you at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teri Wishart joined Newcastle University in September 2014. Responsible for alumni engagement and strategic philanthropy, Teri works with a range of colleagues and influential volunteers to strengthen the alumni network and to develop philanthropic partnerships for University priorities.
published on: 17 August 2015