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Alumni Re-Fresher Weekend including the Annual Meeting of Convocation

Reconnect with your university community this July

We all have powerful memories of our Freshers’ Week and setting foot on campus for the very first time. But why should the fun stop after graduation?

The 2024 Alumni Re-Fresher Weekend is your opportunity to relive your university days and reinvigorate your love for Newcastle.

We hope you'll join us, wherever you are in the world, from Friday 12 - Sunday 14 July for a jam-packed weekend of connecting with each other, developing professionally and personally, and discovering new horizons.

Browse the full programme below or download our timetable of events>

Reconnect with your fellow alumni

Did you know that you are part of a 270,000-strong global alumni community? With a shared love for Newcastle uniting you all, and a wealth of experience amongst you, there are lots of benefits to reconnecting with former classmates (or forging new connections!). Over the weekend, you can enjoy lots of chances to meet up and socialise, including:

Revisit your city and campus

We have lots of opportunities for you to walk down memory lane and revisit your favourite spots throughout the Refresher Weekend. Whether you want to discover how our historic city-centre campus has evolved since your student days, explore the newest university facilities or traverse the city with your tastebuds – there’s something for everyone!

Refresh your knowledge and skills

Are you looking to upskill or want to deep-dive into a new topic? Join us on campus on Saturday morning for a series of free 1-hour workshops with experts from across our university community and local partners.

Sessions include:

  • Online security in 2024, Debra Cairns - Managing Director at Net Defence
  • Navigating the 2024 recruitment market and cultivating your personal brand, Emma Moffatt (BA History 2018) - Head of Talent, Basecamp Talent and Fearless Adventures
  • Britain and the World in 2024, Martin Farr - Senior Lecturer in Contemporary British History, Newcastle University
  • Demystifying generative AI (FULLY BOOKED), Prof. Paul Watson - Director of National Institue for Data and Prof. of Computer Science at Newcastle University. Dr Maciej Misiura, Data Scientist at the National Innovation Centre for Data
  • What's next in social media, Kirsty Ostell - Managing Director, O Agency
  • Mindfulness and self-care, Mark Sydney - Mindful Therapies

I look forward to welcoming alumni to this year's Re-Fresher Weekend and Meeting of Convocation. Hear about the life of the University today, contribute your thoughts to its future, meet many other alumni, and enjoy the wonderful city of Newcastle!

Nick Richardson, Chair of Convocation

If you are joining us for the weekend, our alumni community can benefit from exclusive hotel discounts