Newcastle University's new London campus has been officially opened by HRH Princess Eugenie of York.
Newcastle University London, based on Middlesex Street in central London, will provide students and staff with increased links to government and national and international businesses based in London, as well as housing a new research hub and allowing the University to improve its programme of alumni and stakeholder events.
To mark the opening, Her Royal Highness unveiled a new sculpture especially commissioned for the new campus and met with students and staff. The sculpture, entitled 'Critical Mass', has been created by artist Joseph Hillier, also a graduate of the University. Princess Eugenie is herself a graduate of Newcastle University, having studied English and History of Art.
The London Campus forms part of the University's global network, alongside our campuses in Singapore and Malaysia. Offering students, alumni and staff increased links to global business, industry and governments, it supports the University's mission to focus on not only what it is good at, but also what it is good for.
Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, said: "Having a base in one of the most popular cities in the world complements Newcastle University's reputation for academic excellence. This exciting new development reinforces our international profile, and will deliver top-quality opportunities with an international focus."
Newcastle University London, a joint venture with INTO University Partnerships Limited, the education partnering organisation, has state-of-the-art teaching, research, and support facilities. It also offers a suite of programmes specifically aimed at business, in addition to extra-curricular and network programmes for Newcastle-based students and the wider alumni body.
Professor Amanda Broderick, Chief Executive Officer at Newcastle University London, said: "Home to extraordinary interactions, intellectual breakthroughs and exhilarating career pathways, Newcastle University London provides students and staff with increased links to national and international businesses in one of the world's most important financial centres.
"We are working hand-in-hand with businesses in the Capital and globally to develop graduates with the enviable skills and knowledge that top employers demand. Supporting the progression of students into leading positions across a variety of global industries and sectors is at the heart of what we do.
"With a unique professions-facing mission, the state-of-the-art facilities, technology and cutting edge knowledge eco-system of the London campus brings the best of Newcastle University to the capital."
The new campus provides a London base for Newcastle University's triple-accredited Business School and the University's Continuing Executive and Professional Development programmes. The first programmes offered by Newcastle University London are a range of business-related undergraduate, Master's and university preparation courses. The University will be expanding its provision in London across its areas of excellence.
You can find out more about Newcastle University London by visiting www.ncl.ac.uk/london.
published on: 22 October 2015