Alumni & Supporters

Alumni Achievement Awards

Alumni Achievement Awards


Newcastle University’s annual Alumni Achievement Awards acknowledges the outstanding achievements of our graduates. We are extremely proud of the contributions our graduates make to society and wish to recognise their exceptional efforts.

The next Newcastle University Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented in June 2020. Members of our alumni community, are eligible to nominate their fellow alumni for an award. Nominations can also be made by current staff at Newcastle University.

Alumni Achievement Award Categories

Rising Star
This award recognises an alumni Rising Star, up to 10 years from graduation, who is making impact in their workplace, industry, community or on University life.

Alumni Impact
This award recognises alumni at any point from graduation who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Outstanding contribution to business/industry
  • Outstanding contribution to society/community life
  • Potential to inspire the next generation of current and prospective students
  • Demonstration of involvement with the University, particularly through volunteering

How to nominate?

Nominations for the Alumni Achievement Awards 2020 are now open and will close on Monday, 13 April 2020. You can nominate alumni here

Please note: Self-nominations and nominations from relatives will not be accepted.

Maria Nazarova-Doyle
Alumni Achievement Awards 2019

Winners 2019

Alumni Achievement Awards 2019

Maria Nazarova-Doyle (winner of Rising Star award)

Maria is a champion for women in finance. She has also kept a strong bond with Newcastle University Business School as a recurring guest speaker to postgraduate students. Her aim is to help students on finance PGT programmes with guidance on careers in the capital, whilst particularly trying to encourage more women to join the financial services industry. 

Dr Theodore Anagnostopoulos (winner of Alumni Impact award)

Throughout Theo’s academic career, Theo gained scholarships, awards, and published several peer reviewed papers. At the same time, he realised that the scientific research conducted by himself and his peers was perceived as completely incomprehensible by his wider circle of friends. As a result, he noticed a deep gap of knowledge between scientists and the general public. He then started seeking the connection of scientific work to life outside the lab and the improvement of society.

Maria Nazarova-Doyle
Alumni Achievement Award winner, Maria Nazarova-Doyle