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Newcastle Develop Series: Charity

Newcastle Develop Series: Charity

Wednesday 28 July 2021, 18:30 - 19:30 (BST)

Save the date for our Newcastle Develop Series event focusing on the Charity sector.

The Newcastle Develop Series is a professional development event programme aimed at exploring the emerging graduate professions inspiring our early- to mid-career alumni. On the last Wednesday of each month, we will be focusing on a different profession and will be joined by alumni and supporters who are experts in their field for a live discussion and Q&A.

July's event will focus on the charity sector, exploring how working in the third sector is changing in a post-pandemic world.

Wednesday 28 July, 18:30 - 19:30 (BST)

Meet the panellists:

  • Jule Wilson - MA Creative Writing alumnus Jule is an experienced strategic communications and marketing professional working as Marketing and Communications Manager at VONNE (Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East). Formerly a journalist, Jule is now a CIPR Chartered Practitioner and also certified by the Digital Marketing Institute.
  • Laura Seebohm - BA Politics and Social Policy alumnus Laura is the Executive Director of External Affairs for national charity Changing Lives, which is based in the North East. Laura has over 20 years’ experience in the statutory and voluntary sectors working as a Probation Officer before joining Changing Lives in 2006.
  • Thomas Monaghan - MA British History alumnus Thomas is a Fundraising Bid Writer for Citizens Advice Northumberland, producing high quality, bespoke and engaging proposals and impact reports for tenders, trusts, corporate partnerships and foundations to support the function of the charity.
  • Andrew Bickerdike - BA Music alumnus Andrew is an experienced charity chair, trustee and director. His charity career began with volunteering in the North East, and has subsequently included leading national fundraising teams for Macmillan Cancer Support, leading fundraising and partnerships for health and care foundation The King’s Fund, and leading one of the largest hospital charities in the country, as Director of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

This event will be chaired by Newcastle University's Director of Advancement, Paul Tyack. Paul leads on all aspects of philanthropy and alumni engagement. Prior to joining Newcastle, he was Head of Institutional Philanthropy at the University of York, having held previous roles at the Anne Frank Trust UK, Shoreditch New Deal for Communities Trust, Family Rights Group and Barnardo’s. Paul is also a trustee of the National Centre for Early Music and was previously Vice-Chair for York Centre for Voluntary Service.