From careers talks to work placements and mentoring, there are a variety of ways you can support our current students throughout their academic journeys and beyond.
Volunteering at Newcastle University
There are so many reasons why supporters volunteer with us. It will give you a chance to:
- give back to the University and improve the experience of current students
- tap into professional and academic networks which may benefit you and your career
- broaden your social circle and reunite with old friends and classmates
- enhance the profile and presence of Newcastle University worldwide
- gain new skills or experience in a particular field
If you're unsure which opportunity suits you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We are proud of our graduates’ successes and the contribution they make to society.
Share your story
By sharing your story as an alumni profile, you can enhance the aspirations of current and potential students who may wish to follow your professional path. You could inspire them to succeed.
Provide an undergraduate alumni profile.
Provide a postgraduate alumni profile.
We cannot guarantee in submitting a profile that it will be used straight away. We will notify you should there be a request to feature your profile.
We want all of our graduates to be successful in their careers.
We welcome chances for our global alumni community to 'give back' and provide our students with valuable experience that enhances their future employability.
The business expertise and industry insight of alumni represent a huge asset to our students as they prepare for their careers and life ahead after graduation.
We would particularly welcome interest from graduates who can provide:
- face to face mentoring on campus
- career insight talks (gain public speaking experience and raise the profile of your company)
- employer presentations (recruit from the latest pool of talent coming from Newcastle University)
- internships and work placement opportunities
You can also advertise graduate job opportunities directly to Newcastle students via the Careers Service.
Find out more about our volunteering opportunities and get involved by contacting email@example.com.
Our Friends are an enthusiastic network of people interested in supporting University activities.
Friends of the University Library
This is an enthusiastic network of people interested in the University Library’s activities, collections, history and future development.
They provide invaluable support to the University Library in its mission to provide information resources and serves to meet the needs of the University’s research, teaching and engagement activity.
Members can participate in an engaging programme of events and receive a number of benefits.
More information is available at the Friends of the University Library website.
Friends of King's Hall
Become a Friend and help support the King's Hall lunchtime concerts.
A Friend of King's Hall subscription contributes directly to the quality of concerts, and enables The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) to maintain a varied series of free concerts.
Our alumni voice is embedded into the committee structure of the university. Alumni are represented on Court, Council, Committees and Advisory Boards.
Here we list their valuable contribution to the University.
This list is not exhaustive and if you or someone you know sit on one of the University's committees, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
University CourtUniversity Court
- Councillor Joe Carlebach (BA Politics & Social Administration 1983)
- Mr Andrew Davison (LLB 1982)
- Professor Chris Day (MD 1994, PhD 1994)
- Mr Colin Fitzpatrick (BA Economics and Accounting 1977)
- Ms Sarah Green (MSc Urban Regeneration)
- Dr Robert Hawley CBE (BSc Electrical Engineering 1959, PhD High Vacuum as an Electrical Insulator 1963, DSc 1976, Hon DEng 2002)
- Mr Antony Jones (BA (Hons) Politics 1980)
- Professor Eileen Kaner (MSc Health Sciences 1999)
- Professor Patrick Lavery (PhD Geography 1968)
- Mr Hector McDonald (BSc (Hons) Physiology and Biochemistry 1977)
- Ms Fiona O'Connor (BA English Language and Literature 1996),
- Mr Jonathan Parkinson (BEng Civil & Environmental Engineering 1990, MSc Environmental Engineering 1993)
- The Rt Hon Baroness Quin (BA French 1967)
- Professor Louise Robinson (MB BS 1984)
- Sir George Russell CBE (BA Politics & Economics 1958, MA 162, Hon DEng 1985)
- Mr Mark Scrimshaw (BA History 1976)
- Professor Mark Shucksmith (MSc Agricultural Economics 1977 , PhD Public Intervention in Rural Housing Markets 1987)
- Mr Greg Smith (BSc Hons Agricultural and Food Marketing 1979)
- Dr Robert Teoh (MB BS 1971, MD 1981)
- Ms Hannah Underwood (BSc Combined Studies 2000)
- Professor Nick Wright (Dip)
University CouncilUniversity Council
- Mr Jonathan Glass (BSc Agricultural Economics & Food Marketing 1986)
- Mrs Teresa Graham CBE (BA English Literature 1977)
- Ms Dianne Nelmes (BA Politics & Economics 1973, Hon DCL 2011)
- Mr Dom Fearon (BA Business Management 2015)
- Mr Matthew Price (BSc Psychology 2015)
- Professor Chris Day (MD 1994, PhD 1994)
- Professor Nick Wright (Dip)
Alumni VolunteersAlumni Volunteers
- Mr Neil Archibald (BDS 2010)
- Neil describes his years at Newcastle as being nothing short of a 'full student experience' and maintains links with the University to help offer students the same opportunities he had. Since graduating, Neil has lived and practiced in the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire, working predominantly in the NHS.
- Dr Carolyn Teasdale (BA Archaeology 1997, MLitt Archaeology 1999, PhD Archaeology 2004)
- Miss Jasmine Walker (BSc (Hons) Applied Biology 2012)
- Whilst at University Jasmine was heavily involved with numerous societies before being elected as Activities Officer for the Students' Union, where she represented the views and needs of students. Her current role at York University Students' Union follows on from her past experience and giving her a varied and experienced view to alumni activities. If you are thinking about getting more involved and would like to consider a starting up a branch then please contact Jasmine by e-mailing email@example.com
Business School India Advisory BoardBusiness School India Advisory Board
- Mr Rakshit Jagdale (MBA 2002)
- Ms Heather Saville-Gupta (BA English 1992)
Business School International Advisory BoardBusiness School International Advisory Board
- Miss Laura Dance (Marketing 2005)
- Mr Steve Hulme (BA Geography 1992)
- Mr Mark Ligertwood (BA Business Management 1994)
- Mr Chris Parsons (BA Economics and Business Management 1995)
- Mr Sohail Shaikh (BA Economics and Accounting 1994)
- Mr Peter Wisniewski (MBA 1989)
Business School North America Advisory BoardBusiness School North America Advisory Board
- Mr Nigel Dawn (BA Politics & East Asian Studies 1987)
- Mr Chris Parsons (BA Economics and Business Management 1995)>
- Ms Sharon Rowlands (BA History 1980)
- Dr David Thompson (BA Economics 1992)
- Miss Sarah Winship (Business, Accounting and Finance 2006)
Entrepreneurship Steering GroupEntrepreneurship Steering Group
- Mr Roland Glancy (MSc REEM 2010)
Great North Museum BoardGreat North Museum Board
- Miss Sue Bevan (BSc Zoology 1979, MSc 1981)
- In 1982, Sue was appointed to Newcastle City Council’s Community Programme which initiated her long and varied local government career in the North East, working for a number of local authorities. Since taking early retirement in 2009, Sue volunteers with a local cycling development project and does consultancy work.
- Mrs Pamela Stephens (BA History 1972)
- Pamela taught history and Latin before a varied career in educational administration, action research, working with BME communities in Newcastle and setting up a community learning service. She also served as Gateshead's Early Years and Childcare Manager and upon retirement was appointed as a Magistrate.
Honorary Degree CommitteeHonorary Degree Committee
- Mr Antony Jones (BA Politics 1980)
- Antony is the Chief Executive of Motivait, the Customer and Employee Engagement Company and Chairman of Sepalo, the secure payment and loyalty solution specialist. Antony has over thirty years of experience in the European IT industry covering the full spectrum of organisations from entrepreneurial start-ups to the largest multinational corporations.
- Dr David Moffatt (BSc Agriculture 1966, PhD 1971)
Law School Advisory BoardLaw School Advisory Board
- Mr Andrew Carnegie (LLB 1983)
- Mr Glenn Coyne (LLB 2011)
- Ms Helen Marr (LLB 1992)
- Mr Harvey Murray (LLB 2001)
- Mr Matthew Nicklin (LLB 1992)
- Miss Jessica Randell (LLB 2014)
Newcastle University London Advisory BoardNewcastle University London Advisory Board
- Mr Adrian Coleridge (BA Financial and Business Economics 1996)
- Mr Andrew Elms (BA Business Management 2002)
- Mr Gordon Lorimer (BA Politics 1978)
- Miss Claire Yates (BA European Business Management 2001)
Public Lectures CommitteePublic Lectures Committee
- Dr Malcolm Grady (PhD Education 2001)
- Following a teaching career, Dr Grady moved into educational administration and has contributed to several national organisations in an educational advisory capacity. Now retired, he spends his time part-time lecturing, researching and sitting as a magistrate.
School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics Advisory BoardSchool of English Literature, Language & Linguistics Advisory Board
- Mrs Hilary Florek (BA English Literature 1981)
- Mr Guy Jackson (BA Linguistics 1989)
- Mr Mark Murray (BA English Literature 1984)
- Mrs Jane Nolan MBE (BA English Language & Literature 1973, MA English 1974)
- Mr Mark Redhead (BA English Language & Literature 1978)
- Mr Nick Salisbury (BA English Language & Literature 1978)
- Miss Caroline Wintersgill (BA English 1988)
School of Marine Science and Technology Advisory BoardSchool of Marine Science and Technology Advisory Board
- Mr David Elson (MEng Marine Technology 1993)
- Mr Philip Gennotte (MEng Naval Architecture 2001)
- Dr Dickon Howell (PhD MAST 2007)
- Mr Richard Sadler (BSc Naval Architecture 1979, Hon DCL 2009)
Students' Union Trustees BoardStudents' Union Trustees Board
- Mr Peter Gibson (LLB 1997)
- Ms Karen Gray (BSc Agricultural Economics 1981)
- Mrs Lucy Robson (BSc Chemistry 2004, MA International Financial Analysis 2005)
- Mr Ben Sadler (BA Music 1996)
University Ethics CommitteeUniversity Ethics Committee
- Professor Robert Wilkinson (BSc (Hons) Physiology 1960, MB BS 1963, MD 1978)
VOICE NorthVOICE North
- Dr Maureen Denham (MB BS 1957)
- Dr Denham has worked in Community Medicine and was recognised by the Department of Education for her work to assess children with learning and behavioural difficulties. This work is now carried out by Educational Psychologists. Dr Denham is also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, having undertaken work in Great Ormond Street Hospital.
- Dr Malcom Grady (PhD Education 2001)
International Alumni Representative
Newcastle University has a global reach with an alumni network of over 200,000 graduates based around the world. Wherever Newcastle University alumni, students and staff are, they should feel connected to their university and the graduate network.
The University wants to maintain a close relationship with alumni living and working overseas and help them to foster relationships with other Newcastle graduates in their area and to provide opportunities to share advice and insight with prospective students.
The International Alumni Representative acts a point of contact between alumni based in their country of residence and Newcastle University. Representatives can volunteer to get involved in various activity including organising alumni networking events, welcome home parties for returning students and attending recruitment fairs. If you would like to find out more about becoming a representative in your country or to sign up please read and/or return the International Alumni Representative Agreement.
If you would like to contact any of our representatives, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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