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No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

17 Sustainable Development Goals are at the core of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They represent a blueprint for peace and prosperity that all its member states adopted in 2015.

Find out more about how Newcastle University is working towards these goals to help create a better and fairer world.

Goal 1

Our commitment to social justice is embedded in all that we do.

We explore inequalities, injustices and impacts related to poverty through our research and collaborative work with our local community and partners.  

We also provide support for students who face barriers to their education which may have arisen through poverty.

Newcastle University is dedicated to working together to create a fairer and more just society.


Our activity

North East Child Poverty Commission

Newcastle University hosts the North East Child Poverty Commission. The commission brings people together to address child poverty in the region. Currently calling on UK government to help people through the Cost of Living Crisis.


North East Solidarity and Teaching

North East Solidarity and Teaching empowers and educates the forced migration community of the North East. Weekly sessions include learning English, sports, excursions and creative activities.

They are a multi-award winning and internationally recognised organisation, responding to the global refugee crisis, in the North East of England.

They are based in Go Volunteer in Newcastle University Students’ Union.

PARTNERS programme

One of the most well-established supported entry routes to higher education of its kind. Helping more people get to our university who have faced barriers to their education. Over 7000 students have joined Newcastle University via the PARTNERS programme.

Prospective students can receive lower contextual offers to Newcastle University and attend the PARTNERS Academic Summer School. Supports prospective students through all stages of application and after receiving an offer.

Financial support