Newcastle University is a public research university in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England. In 1963, following an Act of Parliament, King's College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle University is a red brick university and is a member of the Russell Group, an association of prestigious research-intensive UK universities. The university has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK. Newcastle attracts over 20,000 students from more than 120 different countries.
Teaching and research are delivered in 24 academic schools and 40 research institutes and research centres, spread across three Faculties: the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Faculty of Medical Sciences; and the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering. The university offers around 175 full-time undergraduate degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas spanning arts, sciences, engineering and medicine, together with approximately 340 postgraduate taught and research programmes across a range of disciplines. The Medical School in Malaysia, NUMed offers full UK medical and biosciences degrees in-country, while in Singapore it offers seven undergraduate degree programmes ranging from engineering to food and human nutrition.
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Newcastle is in the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction and it is also among the top 20 universities targeted by employers in the UK. The graduates continue to be among the most highly employable in the country, with 94% of UK and EU first degree students progressing to work or further study within six months of graduating.
Rowan Atkinson CBE − Successful actor, comedian and screenwriter.
Ann Cairns − President of International Markets for MasterCard.
Dr Chiau Beng Choo − former CEO of Keppel Corporation Limited.
George Clarke − Architect, presenter and writer.
His Excellency Alexander John Gosse Downer AC − Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Deemster David Doyle − First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls of the Isle of Man.
Sir Terry Farrell CBE − Architect Planner.
Bryan Ferry CBE − Singer songwriter.
Chris Gibson-Smith − Business leader and former chair of the London Stock Exchange.
Anna Jones − CEO at Hearst Magazines UK, including brands such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire and Red.