Executive and Governance Office



Shaping the future of your University and alumni community

Our alumni have a unique opportunity to shape the future of Newcastle University through Convocation, an annual meeting of our alumni community.

What is Convocation?

Convocation is a formal name for the University's alumni community. A meeting of Convocation normally occurs once in every calendar year and gives an opportunity for alumni to join discussions with the University leadership team about the latest developments at the University and future plans.

Click the following link to to view the Convocation Minutes 26 November 2022

Want to get involved?

As a member of our alumni community, there’s nothing extra you need to do to formally join Convocation. You just need to sign up to attend our meetings to make your voice heard.

Every three years, we elect a new Chair of Convocation. 

Anyone can nominate themselves as Chair of Convocation, and everyone in our alumni community will have the opportunity to vote in the elections online. 

Convocation Election 2022

The results of the most recent election for a new Chair and Deputy Chair of Convocation are available here.

The Chair of Convocation is Nick Richardson (BSc Zoology, 1977), and the Deputy Chair of Convocation is Clare Talbot-Jones (BA (Hons) Modern Languages, 2004).

Meeting of Convocation 2023

On Saturday 4 November 2023, we will be hosting a meeting of Convocation.

At the meeting you will hear an update from the University and from the Chair of Convocation. As required by the University's statutes, the meeting will also discuss the re-appointment of Imtiaz Dharker as Chancellor of the University for a period of four years following the nomination and recommendation of Court and Senate.

This meeting is open to all alumni of Newcastle University and will be held both in-person and online.

Event details (pre-registration required)
Date: Saturday 4 November 2023
Meeting: 11:00 - 13:00 (GMT)
Location: Keeton Lomas Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University and online
Registration form

Refreshments will be available before the meeting from 10:30 (GMT).

Convocation 2024 will be held on 12/13 July 2024. Please save the date. If you would like to register your interest please complete this form.