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START UP Networking Social

Join START UP and the Entrepreneurship Society at their first community networking event of the new academic year

Come along if:

  • you're curious about working for yourself
  • you're already working for yourself
  • you'd like to meet entrepreneurial students and graduates
  • you'd like to learn more about START UP support


Emma Turnbull

Back in 2013, Emma returned to Newcastle after 13 years in Greece and began her journey producing large-scale Thought Leadership type events in the North of England. She has recently made the jump to being fully freelance, offering Event Management and online business support services. 

James Hanson

With over 15 years' commercial experience, James is a former Senior Digital Designer and creative head, pushing UX, UI and branding for clients locally, nationally and internationally. He founded Layers.Studio in 2016 and has since grown the business to a 10-strong team of designers, developers, marketing, project management and business development specialists.

About this event

This event is informal and friendly. There will be refreshments and an 'open mic' section, for the opportunity to make 'shout-outs' e.g., to ask for help or share an opportunity with everyone in the room.

This event is open to all current students, graduates up to 3 years, and Newcastle University staff. Registrations is via the MyCareer portal which you can access via your university email address or by registering for a graduate account.

If you have any questions, please email