Business events

Guests at a recent Ethics Forum event

The Business School provides a programme of stimulating business related events throughout the year, open to students, alumni and regional, national and global business communities.


Engagement Clinic

Date: Last Monday of each month

Time: 11am to 1.00pm

Venue: Business School, Room 7.12

Are you an academic who would like to progress a Research Partnership or KTP?

If so come and find out more from Fiona McCusker, Business Development Manager for the Business School

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a great way for you to apply practical business situations to further your research, demonstrate impact and develop new teaching materials.  A KTP links both to the REF and to teaching at both Post and Undergraduate level.

Contact to make an appointment


Responsible Business Week

As part of a national campaign to promote Responsible Business, Newcastle University Business School in parternship with Northumbria University and Business In The Community are holding:

Community and Voluntary Sector Expo Event

Date: Thursday 23rd April

Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Great North Museum

There are 20 groups attending which range from those working with beneficiaries who are: dealing with ill health, need help to develop work ready skills, ex-veterans, the elderly, children and young people, those with disabilities and providing services to those in local communities.    

This is a free event but please register to confirm your attendance here:



STEM Breakfast

"Not for people like me?"

Under-represented groups in science, technology & engineering

Date: 16 April 2015

Time: 8.30 – 10.45am (8.30-9am registration and refreshments)

Venue: Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE

Free registration

‘Not for people like me’ Government has long identified STEM education as a major priority at both school and HE level.  As part of its ongoing commitment to promote and increase awareness of this, the Business School is delighted to welcome Professor Averil MacDonald, Chair in Science Engagement at the University of Reading, to present her paper 'Not for People Like Me'

Professor Averil MacDonald is Professor of Science Engagement, Diversity lead for nine University physics departments in the South East of England (SEPnet) and a member of the WISE Board. During the STEM Breakfast Professor MacDonald will discuss under-represented groups in science, technology and engineering, and the morning will focus on her report to consider: "When it comes to encouraging women into science, technology and engineering, we just haven’t got the messaging right.

Most girls decide that jobs and careers in science are “not for people like me”. In a report for WISE, sponsored by Network Rail, Professor Averil Macdonald explains why STEM outreach and engagement activities have a limited impact on girls and other young people who are under-represented in the STEM workforce. The report recommends a fresh approach - focusing on the types of people who succeed in science, technology and engineering - using adjectives to describe their personalities and aptitudes, rather than the jobs themselves. 

The STEM Breakfast is open to all interested in engaging with young people with STEM subjects and for those involved in recruitment to University or industry. Students and academics are also encouraged to attend. 

This is a free to attend event but registration is required



International Women’s Day 2015

Women in Business

Date: Friday 6 March 2015

Time: 9.00 – 13.45 (registration 9-9.30)

Venue: Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE

Free Registration

Join Newcastle University Business School as we celebrate International Women’s Day, a global event that takes place on 8 March each year.

This year, we are inviting you to come along and celebrate the success of our region's business women on Friday 6 March with us.  Over the morning you will hear incredible stories of the journeys our speakers have been on. The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is also launching the regional Women in Management networking group as a part of their International Women's Day presentation.

International Women's Day event: Friday 6th March 2015

For more information, please see our Events & Conference page.

Regular events

CBI NE M Club Programme 2014/15


CBI launched their first M-Club in 2012 and continue to hold M-Clubs across the UK.   M-Clubs tackle the key factors that impact the growth of medium sized businesses (MSBs) and provide tools to help.  In recent months M-Clubs have discussed, “how to access growth capital?”, “how to break into new markets?” and “what tools can you implement to attract and retain top talent?”


Due to the success of the events to date, we are launching a monthly programme of M-Club sessions held on the first Tuesday of each month at Newcastle University Business School, as well as venues South of the Region.  They are based on themes of particular relevance to yourselves as medium sized businesses.  Topics will be “narrow and deep” rather than broad discussions in order to increase the take away value from the session, we recognise you are taking valuable time out of your business to attend.


The format is a 2 hour event with a relevant short case study presentation and a chaired roundtable discussion.

Please go to or to register contact Ciara Stenning


Digital Debates is an established series of events organised by The Business School. During the events we discuss and debate topical issues related to Internet and related technologies. We typically organise 3-4 events a year.

In the past 4 years we have debated, among other topics, the opportunities and challenges of electronic marketing, the relationship between social media and the London riots, the impact on cloud computing, and the future of mobile technologies.

Our events, often organised in collaboration with local business associations, attract North-East practitioners who have an interest in digital technologies, offering a great opportunity for networking with a distinct character.

Why not join us in one of our future Digital Debates, sharing with us your passion about digital innovations? Simply email and we will get back to you as soon as we have the details for the next Debate.

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The Ethics Forum is a lively discussion forum, featuring prominent guest speakers, exploring how ethical issues impact on everyday business management and corporate policy.

The Newcastle University Business School Ethics Forum is a key player in the activities of the Newcastle Institute for Business Ethics (NIBE).

Events are open to business people, individuals and academics from the North East region and beyond, to bridge the gap between academic theory and organisational practice.

Working together and leveraging our networks, we want to provide an opportunity for businesses large and small, academics, professionals and representatives from the public and voluntary sectors to meet on neutral ground, query existing practice and put ethics at the centre of decision-making.

See our Events Calendar for all forthcoming events at the School