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Singapore Alumni Reception Review

On Tuesday 24 March 2015, graduates and friends of Newcastle University enjoyed a special reception in Singapore. Teri Wishart, Director of NU Advancement, reports back on an enjoyable and successful evening.

We had a suitably reflective and celebratory Alumni Reception in Singapore on Tuesday 24 March 2015 at The Tanglin Club.

We were pleased that so many graduates could join us to re-unite with fellow Newcastle University alumni to celebrate their own successes and the impact Newcastle University is making across the globe. This gathering did sadly follow the deeply grieving news of the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, founding Prime Minister of Singapore, which was marked by a one minute silence at the start of the event.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Robert Teoh (MB BS 1971, MD 1981) in supporting this wonderful event and recognise his honourable support for continuing to ensure our alumni community in Singapore is active and fruitful.

As commented on the evening by Professor Richard Davies, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Internationalisation, Newcastle University is committed to being a World-Class civic University, both in our research and teaching and how we apply our knowledge across the world. Newcastle University has much to be proud of. We are positioned within the top 1% of universities in the world and in December 2014, the Research Excellence Framework ranked the University 16th in the UK for global research power.

Newcastle University's international profile is growing too: in June 2014, we saw the first cohort of students graduate from our medical school in Malaysia, NUMed, where we are helping to bolster the country's health service.

As part of our alumni community, your individual successes contribute to the profile and reputation of Newcastle University both in Singapore and around the globe. For this we thank you.

We love keeping in touch with all of our graduates to hear about their individual successes, keep you up to date with activity at Newcastle University and let you know about future events that may be of interest to you. With this in mind, we would be grateful if you could ensure your details are kept up to date through our online update form.

- Teri Wishart, Director of NU Advancement

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published on: 9 April 2015