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  • Jamie Douglas-Hamilton tackles expedition from South America to Antarctica

    Newcastle Geography alumnus, Jamie Douglas-Hamilton attempts a world first expedition to row the infamous Drake Passage from South America to Antarctica.

    published on: 5 December 2019

  • Jonathan Watts Novel

    Alumnus Jonathan Watts releases debut novel "Bury Me Where They Fall", receiving an admirable response nationally and internationally.

    published on: 5 December 2019

  • Heather Ashton Tribute

    Tributes to long-standing academic, Professor Heather Ashton.

    published on: 27 November 2019

  • Renowned poet Imtiaz Dharker named new Chancellor

    Poet, artist and video film-maker Imtiaz Dharker will become Chancellor of Newcastle University on 1 January 2020.

    published on: 21 November 2019

  • 84 year old alumnus pedals his way through #NCL5K

    Alumnus, Derek Duchemin, 84 years old but still rearing to go, took part in our international #NCL5K as part of Newcastle University Alumni Weekend. Read Derek’s story.

    published on: 12 November 2019

  • Stephen Lawrence scholarship brings two BAME students to study Architecture

    From September 2020, Newcastle University will bring two BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) students to study BA Architecture fully funded, via the Stephen Lawrence Trust’s outreach programme.

    published on: 11 November 2019

  • Legacy Giving makes a real difference…

    The Dianne and Brian Arkley Fund was set up by a legacy gift to Newcastle University from Dianne. This legacy gift has supported seven scholars to get one step closer to their dream.

    published on: 11 November 2019

  • Alumnus awarded OBE for services to culture and heritage

    Talking to an inspirational alumnus, Bob McManners, we found out how he was awarded a prestigious OBE for his services to culture and heritage and the work he has put in to establish the unique Mining Art Gallery, part of The Auckland Project.

    published on: 11 November 2019

  • 84 year old chemistry alumnus reunited with PhD thesis

    Dr Oliver Ord’s wish was simple: to be reunited with his PhD thesis. Now an 84 year old resident at the Ponteland Manor care home, Oliver hoped that his wish might come true through its ‘Make a Wish Scheme’.

    published on: 8 November 2019

  • Because mentoring can really help you...

    Earlier this year, Newcastle University’s flagship networking and mentoring platform, NCL spark, launched with flying colours allowing our alumni and students to connect with each other wherever they are in the world.

    published on: 31 October 2019