Newcastle University Business School

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No matter where in the world you choose to settle after your graduation, staying connected with us means we keep you updated on the many exciting developments and opportunities here in Newcastle.

Whether you are interested in business networking, helping the school by volunteering your time or expertise or indeed hearing about our latest news and events, staying connected means we can maintain the unique bond that we share.

Here are a few ways you can stay involved beyond graduation: 

Create a graduate profile

An excellent way of providing us with your latest contact information, as well as highlighting how you might want to get involved, is to provide us with an undergraduate, postgraduate or MBA profile.

Join our alumni communities online

Stay connected to the School and University through our dedicated alumni groups on social media. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter today to build your personal and professional networks

Attend alumni events in your local area

Our alumni branches are active communities offering networking and professional development events for Business School students and alumni. Learn more about our established global alumni branches and how to get involved in our global network section.

Volunteer your time

There are multiple ways you can get involved and volunteer your time with us at the Business School, including: 

Click the volunteer tab above to find out more.

Volunteer

Volunteering your time and expertise can help enhance student experience and employability.

There are many great reasons to volunteer such as making new friends, gaining work experience, and developing new skills. Whatever the reason, getting involved is an excellent opportunity to raise your profile and make business connections that will benefit your personal and professional life. With your help we can continue to build a world-class business school.

Volunteer opportunities

Guest speaking

The student experience is one of the School’s highest priorities. We are continually looking to enhance the calibre of learning in our classrooms with real commercial experience from the alumni community. Guest speaking is an instrumental way for you to add value and provide insights that inspire the business leaders of tomorrow.

Student recruitment

In a highly competitive environment, selecting the right Business School is not an easy process. As a member of the alumni network you can provide valuable advice and your perspective on what it is like to study at Newcastle University Business School. This will ultimately help new students make a well-informed decision when choosing whether to come and study with us.

Become an (International) Alumni Representative 

An Alumni Representative provides a point of contact between Newcastle University Business School and alumni based in their region. In regions (to be defined by individual basis) in which there are three or more Alumni Representatives, a ‘committee’ will form. Find out more.

Mentoring

In today’s highly competitive business environment, our students face a series of challenges both during study and when they first join the workplace. As a mentor you will share your knowledge of the working environment and provide guidance and support at regular, pre-agreed times, over an agreed period, with your mentee.

You will offer advice on all sorts of issues and challenges such as finding research, writing reports, running a business and giving presentations. Whatever you provide advice for, it will be based on your own professional experiences, which will be invaluable to our students.

Alumni Committees

Alumni committees provide the alumni community with an opportunity to get together either physically or virtually to network, learn, and develop. Whether you wish to connect with other business professional at alumni events, or want a more active role working with fellow alumni and the School Alumni Relations team to develop the network in your area, there is a place for you.

Becoming involved in or helping found an alumni committee is a great way to meet other alumni, enhance your personal profile, and make business connections that can last a lifetime.

Placements and internships

If you work for or own a company that could benefit from working with our highly talented student body, offering placements or internships is a great way to get involved and help our students develop their talents. While helping our students gain new skills, knowledge, and experience, you will also benefit by having an opportunity to recruit new talent to your organization.

We offer a limited number of case competitions to companies who wish to propose a business case for a team of students to work on as a part of the Global Experience Opportunity programme. Providing a case is an excellent way to source research and recommendations that can inform developing solutions to your company’s business challenges. It also helps our students gain global employability skills in the process.

 

Get involved

To get involved in any of the activities listed above, email us.

Giving to Newcastle

Your contributions go towards our exciting and strategically important initiatives.

Your contributions go towards our exciting and strategically important initiatives.

Throughout our School's history, generous support from individual benefactors has played a crucial role in the development of Newcastle University Business School.

We're fortunate to work alongside alumni and friends, the business community, and many trusts and foundations in the pursuit of our strategic objectives.

We have many ways in which you can contribute financially to the life and wellbeing of the Business School and would welcome a discussion with you, should you be in a position to help.

To talk about the many options to support the university, go to our Giving page.