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Awards, Competitions & Funding

Awards, Competitions & Funding

Get involved with opportunities and activities outside your degree.

photo taken at Pride of Newcastle University awards showing students celebrating

Being at university is so much more than your course. At Newcastle, you can get involved with a range of opportunities and activities outside your degree. As well as gaining valuable experience, you can also get recognition for your achievements through our awards.

With the Ncl+ Award, you can demonstrate to employers the skills you've gained from extra-curricular activities and gain credit on your Higher Education Achievement Report. 

Gain recognition for your contribution to university life and extra-curricular activities through the Pride of Newcastle University Awards. Winners attend a celebration dinner and receive formal recognition on their degree transcripts.

Competitions can also be a great way to stand out to employers, and many offer internships as prizes. There are lots of national and international competitions open to students - see External competitions to help you find them.

We can help with the costs of attending interviews or work experience, developing a project or initiative, or exploring a business idea. Apply for funding through our Make It Happen Fund.

If you have an early-stage, well-developed business idea or opportunity that you're looking to grow, you may be eligible to apply for equity-free grant funding with our START UP Fund.