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.


Leadership Series


The Business School is delighted to announce the second event in its new series of Leadership events.

Leadership Series #2

Inspirational Leadership: Influencing for Success

Date: Monday 23rd November 2015

Time: 17:00 - 19:00 (17:00 - 17:30 registration)

Location: Partners Room, Newcastle University Business School, Barrack Road NE1 4SE

Joining us for our keynote speech is Steve Black, Head of Performance at Newcastle University Football Club

Today’s working environments are evolving at a fast pace and business leaders need to be equipped to navigate complex systems to achieve success.  Steve Black will give his insight and experience on how to effectively inspire others and influence change.

Steve Black Biography 

Steve Black is commonly regarded as one of the most inspirational fitness gurus in the world. He has worked with the finest sportsmen in both rugby and football, while his advice and motivation skills have been sought by many, including Kevin Keegan, Peter Reid and Paul Bracewell.It is in rugby, however, that he has really made his mark.

At 16 he worked as a bouncer for a variety of rough pubs in Newcastle upon Tyne, but differed from the herd in that he followed a strict religious and moral code. When the pub scene became increasingly violent, Black bowed out and went to college where he attained an Honours degree in Sports Sciences, then embarked upon a career in sport.

His involvement in the game began when he took up his current post with Newcastle Falcons at the inception of the 'rugby revolution', which catapulted him into a different sphere. He was then signed up by manager Graham Henry as the conditioning coach for the Welsh national side. Following this came the pinnacle of his career, when he was selected for the British Lions tour of Australia in 2001. More recently, he has been named as one of the key factors behind Rugby World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson's success. However, Black's story could have been very different.

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International Women’s Day 2016

International Women's Day

International Women's Day is back for it's second year!

A date for your diary with more details to follow.

Date: 8th March 2016

Time: to be confirmed

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

International Womens Day 2015 was a huge success, with over 90 attendees joining us at Newcastle University Business School. Over the morning we heard some iincredible stories of the journeys our speakers had been on. The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) also launched the North East Women in Management networking group as a part of their International Women's Day presentation.  CMI WiM events page

International Womens Day video

International Womens Day video

Regular events

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.