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Networking events for students and industry

Connect your business to students at one of our networking events.

As part of our learning partnerships for students and business we run a number of student-industry networking events through the year.

The events are designed to get students talking with and thinking about industry from their first term of studies. Each event has a slighlty different audience and emphasis. 

The events are very popular with businesses. They are a great way to help your business build relationships and brand with employees and customers of the future.

If you would like to join an event, get in touch and we'll work with you to find the best event to attend.


Awareness of careers in civil engineering for second year students

Next event: Tuesday 24 October 2023

  • Students involved:
    • Civil Engineering
    • Civil & Structural Engineering

Students and businesses take part in a ‘speed-dating’ type activity. This allows for lots of connections to be made quickly.

It’s a great way for students to find out about different career paths, for example consulting or contracting. It's also a great way for students to learn about different sectors including geotechnics, water, environment, transport, and structures.


Geospatial Engineering Newcastle Industrial Engagement

Annual event. October.  Next event: 2023 date tba

  • Students involved:
    • Geospatial Surveying and Mapping
    • Mapping and Geospatial Data Science
    • Geographic Information Science

This event runs annually in October and operates like a trade show where students can engage directly with industrial partners to explore industry trends, software and the latest equipment, professional pathways and career and placement opportunities.


Next event: Tuesday 31 October 2023


Trade show format with company stands and students networking informally, showcasing the diverse businesses operating on, in or near the sea including:

  • Naval architecture
  • Marine engineering and shipping
  • Renewable and traditional energy including offshore wind
  • Pipelines, cables, trenching and seabed engineering
  • Defence sector.

Students involved

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Maths
  • Computer Science

Scheduled before the student placement and recruitment windows close.


The Computing Fair

  • Next event: Wednesday 15th November, 2023
  • Students involved:
    • Computer Science

This event is for students and businesses working in:

  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Gaming
  • Computer and Software Engineering
Computer Science students working together in a computer cluster.


Careers in Transport Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

Next event: Wednesday 22 November 2023

  • Students involved:
    • Engineering
    • Environmental Science
    • Chemistry
    • Computing

This event introduces students to the manufacturing and transportation sectors using a trade fair format. We are looking for exhibitors who can help to open our students' eyes to the scale, complexity and opportunities in manufacturing and transport.

Motors destined for use in electric vehicles.

Maths and Physics after Newcastle

  • Next event: Wednesday 6th December, 2023
  • Students involved:
    • Maths
    • Statistics
    • Physics

This event showcases the varied careers which draw on the numerical and analytical skills our maths, statistics and physics students are developing. If your business needs more mathematical expertise then join us and meet emerging talent.

Physics students working together in a laboratory.


Next: Tuesday 30 January 2024

  • Students involved:
    • Computing
    • Engineering
    • Maths and Statistics
    • Physical Sciences

First held in 2022, this is the event for businesses active in:

  • Communications technology
  • Electrification
  • Batteries
  • Space and Satellites