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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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Newcastle alumni selected to represent Team GB at Tokyo Olympics

Four former Newcastle University graduates are among the 376-strong Team GB competing in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Newcastle students and graduates to benefit from renewed Santander Universities partnership

Santander Universities has renewed its partnership with Newcastle University for a further three years, providing financial support for students and graduates.

Newcastle Student Fund launched as lasting legacy of kindness shown in COVID-19 pandemic

The generosity shown by our alumni to support Newcastle students during the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired the launch of a new fund that will empower students reach their full potential this coming academic year, and for many years to come.

PhD candidate ‘working 9 til 5’ to raise LGBTQ+ inclusion in country music

To celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we chatted to PhD candidate James Barker about his research into LGBTQ+ inclusion in country music.

Newcastle alumnus shortlisted in inaugural Queer Student Awards

A former Newcastle University graduate has been shortlisted as Role Model of the Year in the inaugural Queer Student Awards.

Alumni rowers make a splash at the European Rowing Championships.

Newcastle University alumni helped lift Team GB to the top of the medal table at the 2021 European Rowing Championships.

Alumna creates podcast ‘Unfinished/Unpublished’

The second series of Unfinished/Unpublished, a podcast created by alumna Emily Anderson, is now in production and Emily is looking for guests.

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.

Reflections on first year as Head of Law

Dr Jonathan Galloway reflects on his first year as head of the Law School.

Law Alumni Scholarships and Adversity Grants

Alumni Scholarships are funded by the generous gifts of the alumni of the Law School, in recognition of the need to reinvest and support successive groups of students studying at Newcastle.

Lawyers Without Borders

An article by Max Chau, President, LWOB Newcastle University Student Division.

Helen Milburn, Law Alumni Profile

Helen Milburn, LLB 2004, shares her story post-graduation.

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.