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NCL in Action 2024

Moving on up: Empowering our communities to reach their potential

Uniting our global alumni community to raise aspirations

We're joining forces with the Newcastle United Foundation to support alumni and current students to access equal opportunities for progression and to reach their potential, irrespective of their background.

A recent report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies concluded that social mobility is the worst it has been in 50 years. Newcastle University is committed to helping as many people in our communities as possible to achieve their potential and move up.

We are partnering with the Newcastle United Foundation to succeed in this mission throughout March 2024. Through their education, sport, personal development, and wellbeing programmes, the Newcastle United Foundation helps thousands of people in the local community to be more active, learn new skills and feel happier and healthier.

With a jam-packed schedule of online events, mentoring programmes and fundraising challenges – there’s something for everyone!

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Newcastle United Foundation

The Newcastle United Foundation is an independent registered charity supported by Newcastle United Football Club working across Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, and Northumberland.

NU Futures is just one of the programmes ran by the Foundation. It provides life-changing opportunities through education and employment support for schoolchildren, teenagers, and young adults. This includes one-to-one mentorship, interpersonal skill-building, inspirational apprenticeships and work placements.

As part of NCL in Action 2024, you can get involved in some of these activities to support young people. Find out more on the volunteering opportunities page.