Newcastle University Business School

Your Global Opportunities

Your Global Opportunities

Seize the opportunity to expand your global outlook. Whether it be working or studying oversees or embracing the many multicultural activities in Newcastle, these life changing experiences can help to broaden your career opportunities


Global Internships are a chance to gain unique work experience that is valued by future employers

We can offer you the opportunity to take part in Global internships at home or abroad in a variety of locations. Internships are unpaid and last between four and six weeks. All internships take place during the summer vacation period.Competition for places each year is high. To make sure you're well prepared we encourage you to visit the Careers Service. They can review your application and provide interview practice. Internship programmes vary, so please read all the information provided before submitting your application.

Where to look for information

Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates on internship opportunities. 

Study Opportunities

How can you stand out from a crowd of nearly a third of a million graduates when applying for graduate jobs?

Spending a year studying or working overseas can be a life changing experience. Immersing yourself in another culture will help you learn more about yourself and help you develop your personal skills. It will also help you develop and deepen your understanding of the academic subject which you are studying. Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to work and live with people from across the world while building your international networks and enhancing your global perspective. We have opportunities for our students to study abroad and for students from other countries to study with us. 


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Other Opportunities

Newcastle University Business School does not run these initiatives but all these external opportunities will increase your awareness of the array of local and international work, study and volunteering opportunities available.

The transferable skills you will gain from all these projects and placements will fast-track your international career.

Santander bursary

If you are travelling to a Santander country to take part in a global experience, a Santander bursary of up to £1,000 may be available to you. Applications will be judged on some or all of the following criteria:

  • your academic record
  • initiative demonstrated by the proposal
  • academic relevance of the global experience opportunity to your degree programme

For more information about Santander bursaries, email:


If you’re looking for a challenge and want to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in a subject area, taking part in a global competition could be your passport to global experience.

Working on a global business competition will see you work across time zones and continents with students from some of our world-class international partner universities. Gain an insight into what it’s like to work in a virtual team, something which global employers will require you to do on a daily basis. Sign up to our mailing list if you’d like to receive information about this year’s global business case competitions.

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GaGA 2019

Affectionately referred to as 'GaGA', Gain a Global Advantage is a student conference filled with inspiring talks, interactive workshops and networking sessions with prestigious global employers!

  • Did you know that over 60% of employers give extra credit to applicants with global experience?
  • Interested in finding out why global experience is so vital in today’s competitive job market?
  • Want to stand out above a sea of graduates?

Gain a Global Advantage took place on Wednesday 27 February, and we were pleased to invite speakers from a range of industries to the Business School for an afternoon of inspiring talks.

Speakers at GaGA 2019 included:

  • GE Power
  • Unilever
  • Motivait
  • Socialbakers
  • Venator
  • Waterstons
  • TEA+
  • MAD (Make a Difference) Foundation
  • Veritent
  • Zebra Technologies 
  • Ambright Education Group
  • Newcastle Young People’s Forum
  • Scott Logic
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