School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Patrick Melville

Patrick Melville

Founder, Melville Marketing Solutions

Patrick Melville went to Newcastle from 98-01.  He did a Combined Honours degree and made the most of it studying Spanish, English, Religion Studies and Cosmology. He got a 2:1, partly thanks to his dissertation on: "The Size of the Universe”; if you want to know the answer he would be happy to talk about it. He loved being at Newcastle and making use of the different activities outside academia: volunteering for Kids Cabin through SCAN, playing in an intra mural rugby team - ‘Golden Eagles’, using RAG week to hitchhike to Amsterdam and running a student version of ‘Blind Date’.   Newcastle University has played a core part in his life - friends, education and life after university.  He met his wife at Newcastle (also an alumni) and 7 of his university friends are now godparents to his children. 

After uni he went into marketing handling client’s budgets up to £40m.  He now has his own company, Melville Marketing Solutions, and offers a variety of services all around the theme: Brand Resilience.  This can be marketing for companies or helping individuals look after themselves. You can find out more here - www.melville-solutions.com or on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/melvillesolutions/.  Feel free to get in touch.