Help us further strengthen our transformative research and teaching to improve health and wellbeing.

The first College of Medicine in Newcastle opened in 1834. Since then, medical and dental training and research have been at the heart of our University. From improved dementia care to new cancer treatments, our research continues to transform and save lives.

Making a difference

Newcastle has been at the forefront of medical research for almost 200 years. Most recently, we've helped to tackle some of the world's most challenging medical conditions, including:

  • Developing a new IVF technique to protect future generations from mitochondrial disease.
  • Refining methods to diagnose and treat dementia.
  • Discovering two new treatments for ovarian and bladder cancers.
  • Revolutionising treatment of type 2 diabetes so that patients no longer need medication.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, our medical students stepped up to support NHS staff and vulnerable residents. We also helped to inform safe practice by studying aerosol production and spread during dental work.

We can't and don't do this on our own. We're proud to have national and international partnerships that help us reach millions of people all over the world. This includes:

  • Long-standing connections with two of the UK's biggest and best NHS Trusts.
  • Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP), one of eight Academic Health Science Centres in the UK. Through NHIP, we reduce health inequalities across the north of England.
  • Through the National Innovation Centre for Ageing, and the Campus for Ageing and Vitality, we're solving the problems that matter to older people.

Across all our partnerships is a commitment to help people lead healthier, happier and longer lives.

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What do we want to achieve?

You can help us continue our world-leading research to improve health and wellbeing. With your support, we can:

  • Invest in the very best medical research.
  • Support future generations of researchers and medical professionals.
  • Back initiatives to tackle health inequalities across the North of England.
  • Invest in the facilities and buildings needed for exceptional medical training research for generations to come.
  • Harness our power in creative arts and social sciences for improving wellbeing across the lifespan.


How can you help?


The Newcastle University Medical Futures Fund

Make a one-off or regular donation to support medical research and training at Newcastle. Get in touch for advice on making a larger donation or legacy bequest.

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The Newcastle University Cancer Fund

Join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of cancer research at Newcastle. All donations will be used to help develop more effective cancer treatments and support the next generation of scientists to make this happen.

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VOICE is a unique organisation set up by Newcastle University and the National Innovation Centre for Ageing. Contribute your experience, ideas and knowledge to transform the future of health and ageing.

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If you would like to discuss making a donation, at any level, please contact our team of specialist philanthropy advisors.
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Find out more

Learn more about our campaigns and partnerships or simply contact us if you have a question about the Campaign for Newcastle University.