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

The Meeting of Convocation 2023 was held on Saturday 4 November and included the opportunity to hear reports from the University and the Chair of Convocation, as well as consider the reappointment of the University's Chancellor Imtiaz Dharker for a second term of office. The minutes from the meeting will be shared once they are available.

Convocation 2024

Convocation 2024 will be take place on 12-13 July 2024, with an exciting weekend of special events. More information will be shared nearer the time, but for now please save the date. If you would like to register your interest please complete this form.