School of Natural and Environmental Sciences


University of Newcastle Agricultural Society (UNAS)

Commonly referred to as the 'Senior Agricultural Society', membership of UNAS is open to all graduates with an interest in agriculture, food or the rural environment.

The Society is a registered charity with close links to Newcastle University and our School whose aims are to:

  • provide a forum for the discussion of development in agriculture and related industries
  • provide a link between the research work of our School and the industries it serves
  • promote and support the work of our School and our students
  • provide assistance, advice and contacts to graduates of our School as careers develop after leaving Newcastle

These aims are achieved through a programme of regular meetings, newsletters, and the annual Reunion Dinner held in November each year.

UNAS Committee

  • Secretary: Dr Paul Bilsborrow
  • Chairman: Mr William Bradwell  
  • Hon. Treasurer: Mr Simon Smith
  • Vice Chairman: Mr Jack Smith
  • Journal Editor: Mr Jonathan Goodfellow
  • Committee: Mr James Brown, Miss Nicola Burkinshaw, Mr George Gooderham, Mr Rob Scholey, Mr James Stark, Mr James Steele

UNAS is registered as a Charity. No 528058.


To join the Society, complete the UNAS membership form (Word doc: 33KB). It can be returned, along with a completed standing order mandate, email or post. Please join our Agric Alumni LinkedIn group too.

UNAS members automatically qualify as a member of The Alumni Association of Newcastle University, which offers a range of lifetime benefits to members. These include access to the Robinson Library, a discount on postgraduate tuition fees at the University, as well as other off-campus discounts.

Annual Dinner

The 68th Annual Reunion Dinner which will be on Saturday 11 November 2017 at the Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5XU.  7.00pm arrival for 7.30pm Dinner.

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Branded merchandise

Classic UNAS ties are available. In polyester, these have a dark-green background with purple/white/gold diagonal stripes. Cost including post and packing is £7.50 per tie.

A range of polo and rugby shirts, v-neck pullovers and other leisurewear is available embroidered with the ‘Agrics’ logo. If you would like further information about any of our branded merchandise or would like to place an order, please contact us.