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You may also like Arches, your annual alumni magazine. Now completely virtual, Arches makes it easy to catch up on alumni news and features from wherever you are. We'll release the next edition in January.

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New scholarship announced to support diversity in Journalism

The Jane Constance Scholarship founded by Simon Constance and family, in memory of wife Jane, will support North East women to pursue a career in Journalism.

Alumnae to take on a world-record attempt in a 3,000 mile endurance rowing race in aid of cancer charities

Charlotte Irving and Abby Johnston, alongside crewmate Kat Cordiner, will be taking on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December 2021 to raise money for three cancer charities.

Newcastle Discover Series

A brand-new event series From Newcastle. For alumni. Discover the work carried out by our newly formed Newcastle Centres of Research Excellence (NUCoREs).

Support for Uterine Leiomyosarcoma Research at Newcastle University's Centre for Cancer

A generous donation from Jan Taylor in memory of her wife, Jan Hopper, who sadly passed away from uterine leiomyosarcoma will support vital research into a cure for this disease.

Alumna to launch ‘Freelancer Magazine’

The first issue of Freelancer Magazine, an independent business and lifestyle title created by alumna Sophie Cross, is now in production following a swift and successful Kickstarter campaign.

“You’ve got a choice to make”

After being diagnosed with blood cancer, alumnus Peter McCleave (BSc Physiology, 1999) set himself the goal of getting as many people as possible to become stem cell donors.

Take a virtual tour of the North East with alumnus Alex Iles

Learn how Alex has adapted his walking tour business during the pandemic to provide virtual tours of the North East.

Introducing your newest Advancement Officer

Get to know your newest Advancement Officer, Matt Ingram, who will be working jointly with Advancement and Newcastle University’s recently launched Centre for Cancer.

A new partnership between Newcastle University Solve and Zero Carbon Futures

A new partnership has been formed to address the challenges created by the move to Zero Carbon Transport.

15 start-ups benefit from £40K in equity-free grant funding

Thanks to the generous support of Santander, through Santander Universities, START UP is awarding £40,800 in equity-free grant funding.

68 Remembers - Medical grads raise money to support students

Alumni from the Newcastle University Medical School class of 1968 have come together to raise hundreds of pounds to support the Newcastle University Covid-19 Emergency Fund for Students.

Brain tumour care recognised

Colleagues who deliver outstanding care and treatment for brain tumour patients have been recognised for their outstanding efforts.

We spoke to alumnus, James Tennant...

Find out about James’ journey from graduation to setting up his own business, Converge, and his plans for expansion following recent investment.

START UP Fund 2021

40k in grants available to advance student and graduate business opportunities.

An update from the Vice Chancellor, Professor Chris Day

Read Professor Chris Day's new year message to our global alumni community.

Alumnus Prof. Suresh Kumar publishes his coronavirus research

Prof. Kumar identifies novel phytochemicals that may be useful in the treatment of the coronavirus.

Meet a new digital society!

Alumni of Newcastle University’s Athletics and Cross Country Club are reconnecting via NCLspark.

Enhance your online network with NCLspark

Find out about NCLspark, your exclusive online alumni hub reconnecting you with alumni from around the globe.

Sanctuary Scholarship – Joe’s Story

Joe is a recent Sanctuary Scholarship student. Read how receiving this opportunity is making a difference to his life.

Supporting the next generation of doctors from the North East

A partnership between the Sutton Trust and Newcastle University is supporting teenagers from the North East to access careers in medicine.

Sara Nigohosyan wins Anthony Hall Photography Prize!

The Anthony Hall Photography Prize was founded in 2015 in memory of Anthony Hall to showcase the work of young, aspiring photographers.

Ageing and inequality

Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology, provides us with his insight related to ageing and inequality during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Launching research excellence for rare diseases

Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence (NUCoRE) has launched a new Centre for Rare Diseases.

Delighted to start as new Director of Advancement!

Greetings to all of our alumni and supporters, I’m Paul Tyack and I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you.

In conversation with alumnus Paul Rodgers

Paul graduated in BA English Literature, 1983, before going on to work in the media. His most recent position was Head of Station at BBC Radio 6 Music between 2008 and 2020.

Embarking on my passion project, Mindstars CIC

Alumna Rebecca Hetherington tells us about her passion in educating and inspiring children to take control of their mental wellbeing from an early age.

Riding for children

Newcastle University alumnus and staff member 'ride for children', to donate resources to children in need and raise awareness.

Alumni Takeover: How to keep fit in lockdown

Sam Heward is Co-Founder of Ultra X, the global ultra marathon series. An accomplished runner himself, Sam gives us some tips on getting fit when isolating.

US Friends of Newcastle University Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Congratulations to Tessa Buchanan from Yankton, South Dakota who thanks to the generosity of the US Friends of Newcastle University has been awarded the Scholarship 2020-21.

From India to Newcastle - A Day on Campus

Campus reunions are currently on hold due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate and reminisce. Recently we spoke to one of our inspirational alumni, Vaibhav Raje (MSc Agricultural & Environmental Science 2010).