Alumni Relations at Newcastle University has been ongoing informally for many years by our fantastic and committed range of academics and professional support staff that have maintained contact with their students and helped provide a point of contact to our alumni long after their days of sitting in our lecture theatres and classrooms.
The formulation of the Development and Alumni Relations Office marked the formal acknowledgement by the University for the need and desire to have a structured, purposeful and effective Alumni Relations programme and since its inception in 2002 it has gone from strength to strength – reaching out and connecting with graduates all over the world.
There have been many exciting initiatives and events, which have brought graduates back to the University and likewise the University back to the graduates, when we go to different countries to visit you, and we continue to strive to foster, maintain and develop our relationships with our valued alumni to offer a service our graduates can be proud of.
In 2002 the three departments of Management, Economics and Accounting and Finance merged to become Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) and it was in 2006 that NUBS appointed an Alumni Relations Manager, Sharmishta Chatterjee-Banerjee to become the first point of contact for Business School graduates due to the growing importance and role of Alumni Relations at the School.
The School continues to place great importance on its Alumni Relations service provision and with a promotion for Sharmishta a new Alumni Relations Manager was appointed to take the Alumni Relations programme at the School onwards for the future.
In 2008 Tristan Alltimes joined the school coming from the International Office at the University where he was responsible predominantly for recruitment of International Students from South Asia and West Africa.
Tristan has a wide variety of experience from the HE and private sectors and continues the alumni relations work of the School liaising and working very closely with the centrally based Development and Alumni Relations Office to ensure a co-ordinated and effective approach exists to the Schools efforts in connecting with our graduates.
The Honourable Alexander Downer (Foreign Minister of Australia)
Sir Austin Laing (White Fish Authority)
Sir George Russell (Alcan, ITA, Camelot)
Mr Kalu Kalu (former finance minister, Nigeria)
Mr.Tony Wadsworth (EMI Records)