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Networking events for students and industry

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

We organise several student-industry networking events through the year. Each event has a theme or is sector-specific. This ensures that businesses and students at the event know there is a shared interest.

The events are usually open to all students from STEM degrees. They are a great way for students to explore "what's next?"

They are also a great way for your business to meet and build relationships with employees, partners and customers of the future. 

We publish information and sign-up details for all the events in the July before the next academic year starts in September.

If you would like to find out more or discover the best event for you, please do get in touch.


The next event is: Monday 21 October 2024

Access is a networking event for:

  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Built Environment
  • Environmental Engineering.

For the first two hours, the event is only for second year civil engineering students. The event begins like "speed dating", with groups of students rotating around exhibitors. This allows them to gain initial insight to every exhibitor.

The event then moves to an open floor, trade show format. Students return to the exhibitors they are most interested in.


The next event is: Saturday 19 October 2024

The GENIE - Geospatial Engineering Newcastle Industrial Engagement - event is for students studying:

  • 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.

Planet Connect

The next event is: Tuesday 29 October 2024

This event has a strong sustainability theme and is for students studying:

  • agri business
  • food business
  • land
  • ecology
  • environmental science
  • geography

We're keen to work with businesses from the following sectors: agriculture, food production and retail, land management, and related regulators and policy organisations.

There will be guest speakers, a Q&A panel, meet with alumni sessions and interactive activities.

Students studying crops in a field at the University's Cockle Park farm.


The event will take place on: Tuesday 19 November 2024.

Oceans is an inter-disciplinary event following a trade show format with company stands and students networking informally. The event showcases the diverse businesses operating on, in or near the sea including:

  • Naval architecture, marine engineering and shipping
  • Offshore energy
  • Subsea engineering and geoscience
  • Marine environment and its regulation

Students who attend are studying engineering, science, maths and computing science.

The Computing Fair

This next event is: Wednesday 20 November 2024

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.

Maths and Physics after Newcastle

The next event is: Wednesday 04 December 2024

Students from the following subjects are involved:

  • Maths
  • Statistics
  • Physics

This event showcases the varied careers which draw on the numerical and analytical skills. If your business needs more mathematical expertise then join us and meet emerging talent.

Physics students working together in a laboratory.


The next event is: Thursday 06 February 2025

Stream is a networking event that focuses on Mechanical and Electrical & Electronic Engineering. It includes:

  • Transport
  • Manufacturing
  • Space and satellites
  • Communications
  • Electrification

STREAM is a trade show format event that is open to all students and stages in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering. This event is a combination of two of our old events: Circuit and Team.


The next event is: Tuesday 18 March 2025

Scene is a networking event that runs for organisations in:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Process Engineering.

The event is a trade show format event. It is open to all students in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering.

We welcome organisations who are keen to meeting the following degree disciplines:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering