Alumni & Supporters



Why volunteer?

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 for further information.

NCL Spark

We are excited to announce that our new online networking platform NCL Spark is coming your way in early 2019!

NCL Spark is designed to help you stay connected to your University and fellow graduates regardless of your whereabouts in the world. By instantly connecting you to the global alumni community, NCL Spark will help you to grow your network with likeminded individuals who all share your experience of being a Newcastle student and graduate. On the platform you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with, support and inspire current Newcastle University students.

Key features of NCL Spark include:

- Search for old University friends on our online directory
- Become a mentor and share your career knowledge
- Get advice on how to pursue your chosen career
- Find out more about events, jobs and volunteering opportunities
- Be a part of chapters relating to a particular interest, sports club or society
- Access a range of digital resources

We look forward to sharing more information with you soon!


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.

Careers Support

We want all of our graduates to be successful in their careers.

Getting involved

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


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.

Committee Volunteers

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

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 for further information. 

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