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Interest-Based Networks

Athletics and Cross Country Club

Were you part of the Athletics and Cross Country Club while studying at Newcastle University? If so, you can join our alumni network. Reconnect and reminisce with past and current members and share training tips.

The alumni network hosts an annual 'Past v Present' event providing the opportunity to engage in healthy competition.

If you'd like to join or find out more, please get in touch.

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Blue Star Club

Blue Star Club is the official alumni boat club of Newcastle University, and prides itself on having the best alumni rowing club in the UK.

Join our network to:

  • Attend annual social events such as the Jim London and Blue Star Dinner.
  • Compete at races such as Rutherford Head, Henley Town and Visitors, Henley Royal Regatta and Trinity Regatta in Ireland.
  • Gain access to our facilities to row on the River Tyne.

Read more about their activities and how to get involved on our website.

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Newcastle University Retired Staff Association (NURSA)

Membership of NURSA is open to all Newcastle University retired staff.

The network enables its members to:

  • Maintain contact with each other and with the University;
  • Participate in social, educational, and recreational activities;
  • Use their intellectual capital, experience, and networks to support the University, research community VOICE and the wider community.

To join NURSA, retired staff must first register with VOICE, then obtain a one-use validation password from

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Newcastle University Rugby Football Club (NURFC) Vice President’s Association 

NURFC Vice President’s Association is a group of alumni rugby players from Newcastle University. The club supports rugby at the University by contributing to kit, travel and specialist coaching. Member benefits include: 

  • Receive an annual newsletter, details of social events and team updates. 
  • Access to selected tickets for England International fixtures. 
  • New members receive a free copy of Pride in the Lion: The History of Newcastle University Rugby Football Club. Written by former President, the late Stewart Evans. 

Membership is available either as an annual subscription or one-off Life Membership payment. Contact the club's secretary Joyce Fenn to join or make an enquiry. 

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Newcastle University Alumni and Friends Strava Group 

Enjoy keeping active? Join our Strava group where you can take part in monthly events and give kudos to the community.  

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Triathlon Club Past and Present

Join the Past and Present Triathlon Club to share training tips, reminisce and support current club members.

If you'd like to join or find out more, please get in touch.