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The Advancement Office is here to assist our alumni in preserving the connections and memories they made at Northumbria University, one way in which we encourage our alumni to stay in touch with each other is through organising an alumni reunion. Recently we have had several cohorts arrange reunions to celebrate their anniversary years of graduating from the University. Below is the stories two recent reunions, if you feel inspired why not organise your own? The Alumni Association is here to assist you with organising your reunion, for more information or to request assistance email the team.


Northumbria University Teaching Studies Alumni Celebrate 50 Years!

Before Northumbria University was granted official University status the Coach Lane campus was home to the Northern Counties College Of Education - a teacher training institution.

At a time of expansion, the college took out a ten-year lease on Ridley Hall, near Bardon Mill, and opened to students in September 1967. Ridley Hall housed 68 students for the first year of their courses and all teaching and tutoring was done by either resident or visiting NCC staff. At the time, the venture was regarded as being innovative.

Following a grand reunion 25 years ago, members of the first Ridley Hall cohort have been meeting up for significant events to reminisce on their time spent at the Hall. 

The below photo shows the group celebrating their 50th Anniversary of arriving at the college and Ridley Hall on Saturday 7 October 2017. The group marked this momentus occasion by walking the Allen Banks, adjacent to the recently sold hall, and then adjourned to the nearby Bowes Hotel in Bardon Mill in memory of the times when so many of the cohort tramped across the field for a refreshing pint as students.

Class of 1967


Northumbria University BA (Hons) Travel & Tourism Class of 2007 Reunite!

The BA (Hons) Travel & Tourism class of 2007 recently held an informal reunion in Newcastle to mark the ten years since their graduation from the University. Northumbria staff member and the group's former tutor, Jakki Holland, joined the group to celebrate their milestone with a great night being had by all.

Class of 2007

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