University Events

Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series

Newcastle University Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (NU-KESS)

NU-KESS aims to encourage debate and promote evidence-based policy making.

In partnership with local policy making organisations, NU-KESS enables academics to share their research findings:

  • in a straightforward format
  • on issues relevant to our partners and communities
  • in a 'safe space' that fosters discussion, improved understanding and greater opportunity for future in-depth engagement 

Seminars are free to attend and usually held on Wednesdays throughout the year via Zoom. 

Future events


NU-KESS Extended: Local responses to economic shocks and strategies for economic recovery and resilience

Thursday 20th May 09:00- 11:00

Find out more information and sign-up here:

If you cannot make the event but would be interested in receiving a copy of the recording please email


Past events

Presentations, briefing papers and some session videos are available on our past events page.


NU-KESS is based upon the successful Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS) jointly delivered by the Northern Ireland Assembly, The Assembly’s Research and Information Service (RaISe) with the Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB – co-founder 2011), Ulster University (Ulster – 2012) and The Open University (OU – 2013)

Our partners

Our partners include Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, North Tyneside Council, South Tyneside Council, Northumberland County Council, North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) , North East of England Chamber of Commerce (NEECC) and the North of Tyne Combined Authority. 


KESS does not support or promote perspectives or messages stated at seminars or in policy briefings or PowerPoint presentations. Contributions from all perspectives are encouraged. All presentations must be independent, evidence-informed, robust and reliable, as well as relevant to policy making.