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COVID-19 heroes celebrated in 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards

COVID-19 heroes celebrated in 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards

2 August 2021

25 Newcastle alumni who went above and beyond in supporting their community during the pandemic were celebrated at this year’s Alumni Achievement Awards.

Held virtually on 17 June, the Alumni Achievement Awards were part of the larger Pride of Newcastle Awards ceremony. The Outstanding Alumni Support during the Covid-19 Pandemic category was new for 2021, and recognised alumni who have made a real difference in combatting the virus in the past year, from frontline workers and researchers to teachers and heads of business.

This past year has been one none of us could have predicted or planned for, and the changes that this global pandemic have forced onto us all are many and varied. However, in times of adversity there are always people who step to the fore and bring positivity and big changes to help others out.

The 25 inspirational people shortlisted in this category have made a real difference not just in the UK, but across the world. The University agreed that it would be impossible to choose just one winner in this category, and instead all 25 were highly commended and celebrated on the night.

Congratulations to all, and thank you for your dedication and bravery during this challenging time.