About the University

Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise


We are committed to forming strong links with community groups and voluntary sector organisations.

We have a key part to play in the heart of the city as a civic University.

Newcastle University wants to build more relationships with voluntary groups and social enterprises to help foster regional growth, sustainability and social mobility.

We continuously work to engage community groups across the North East and beyond. We reach out through our teaching, students, research and the Continued Professional Development we offer.

Contact us to find out how we can work together:

Fiona McCusker
Email: Fiona.McCusker@ncl.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 208 5925

Fenham Pocket Park photo provided by Mr Daniel Mallo, Lecturer in Architecture, Planning and Landscape.
Photo credit: Mr Daniel Mallo, Lecturer in Architecture, Planning and Landscape.

Impact Accelerator Account

The Impact Accelerator Account (IAA)  is funding to help extend the impact of social science research. Awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), it’s managed by our Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).

The IAA gives the University an opportunity to work with a number of external organisations to deliver wider social and economic benefits. New partners offer valuable experiences and expertise on a wide range of issues. They can help our researchers make a difference within communities both locally, nationally and internationally. 

We also work with Durham University IAA. Please also check out our HaSS research blog too, where you will find up-to-date information on all sorts of projects that are happening with our research partners.


ESRC IAA Officer Eve Forrest
Email: eve.forrest@ncl.ac.uk

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are primarily funded and managed by Innovate UK.  They support organisations wanting to improve their offering by accessing the knowledge and expertise available within UK Universities.

Student Employability

We have excellent connections with local employers, who provide work experience and graduate opportunities.

Read our case studies about student internships and involvement.