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From outstanding alumni achievements to University updates, browse our news stories for the latest developments.

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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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 awaiting to reconnect 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).

Leading academic tackling the spread of coronavirus to headline the Alumni Day of Action

Learn about Professor David Graham’s current research ahead of his live lecture during the Alumni Day of Action.

‘Creative Community’ introducing students to the creative sector

Launched in December 2020 by Newcastle graduate, Kate Byrne, the ‘Creative Community' subscription box is a tool designed to introduce students to career options available in the creative sector.

Stranded in Tonga, Zoe Stephens runs “marathon plus” to benefit local animals

A weekend trip to Tonga, turns into a six-month (and counting) adventure after being stranded due to Covid-19.

The Sir James Knott donation supporting the widening of participation for medical students

Meet Jacob, one of our Sir James Knott Outreach Ambassadors, who discusses the impact that the donation is having.

Barker and Stonehouse, planting trees worldwide

Trees4Trees: from a major reforestation project in Indonesia, to a global all-inclusive not-for-profit foundation.

Newcastle graduate crowdfunds and launches debut children's book

Budding author Will Hamilton-Davies has crowdfunded and published his debut rhyming children’s picture book, The Shrew with the Flu, illustrated by Jennifer Davison.

Alumni Day of Action 2020

A virtual event brought together alumni from across the globe to showcase their creative talents and take action against climate change.

Get creative with our pre-event activities for NU Alumni Day of Action!

Our 2020 Alumni Reunion Weekend is now an online Day of Action on Saturday 10 October to celebrate, unite and engage with our fantastic alumni. Find out about what you can get involved in right now!

Your alumni survey 2020 - you said, we listened

A huge thank you to the 4,500 alumni that completed our alumni survey in May 2020.

Over £240,000 Raised to Support COVID-19 Emergency Funds

Thanks to generous Newcastle University alumni, friends and staff over £240,000 has been raised, to date, to support the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A race against global poverty and climate change

David Golding shares with us his story of leading Newcastle University’s Great North Run team to raising over £250,000.

The Forshaw Legacy

Remembering David and Mary Forshaw and their lasting impact on the University.

Alumni Takeover: Art and creativity in lockdown

Alumna Louise Brown talks to us about her studies, her art, and how the UK lockdown has affected her creative practice.