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Annual Meeting of Convocation

Annual Meeting of Convocation

9 October 2021

Have your say in the running of your University

Convocation gives you the chance to have your say on matters relating to your University, and shape University policy. It's a statutory body that meets once a year.

This year's Meeting of Convocation will take place on the Alumni Day of Action, Saturday 9 October 2021. Our month-long series of social justice events will also conclude on this day with an alumni panel discussion led by Chair of Convocation, Sophie McDermott. Find out more about these events below.

Virtual events

Annual meeting of Convocation

Saturday 9 October, 12:30 - 13:45 BST

Join us for the 64th annual Meeting of Convocation, the statutory body of the University that provides graduates with an opportunity to input first hand on the challenges and successes facing the University. All graduates of Newcastle University are, by right, a members of Convocation and can join the meeting to hear the presentations and pose questions. This year alumni will hear from and chat to the Vice Chancellor and President, current President of the Student Union and Chair of Convocation.

Make the Change: What are we doing to address the challenges of social justice? 

Saturday 9 October, 15:30 - 16:30 BST

Chair of Convocation Sophie McDermott is joined by four alumni who have dedicated their lives and careers to furthering the cause of social justice. Hear their experiences, observations and their tips for how we can collectively tackle this together.

Challenge26 aims to raise awareness of the refugee crisis, with 26.4million refugees worldwide. Join us and help students seeking asylum in Newcastle.