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Faster, Higher, Stronger - A celebration of sporting excellence

Fundraising Dinner and Auction to Support Excellence in Disability and Para-Sport at Northumbria University

Guest-speaker Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, 11-times Paralympic gold-medal winner and Chancellor of Northumbria University, will reflect on Northumbria’s Paralympic success in Rio. Joined by triple Paralympic champion and former world-record holder Stephen Miller MBE, Northumbria University alumnus and honorary graduate, and Northumbria University’s para-athletes. Hosted by Northumbria alumnus Scott Hastings, former Scotland rugby international and British Lions team member, and Fabulous Flournoy, player and head coach, Newcastle Eagles.

The Dinner and Auction will raise money for the University’s Faster, Higher, Stronger Fund, providing: • Disability Sport Scholarships for élite athletes studying and training at Northumbria; • research opportunities to create and apply knowledge about sport performance, health and wellbeing; and • specialist equipment and technology to enable more students to participate in sport at Northumbria.

When: Thursday, 16 February 2017

Where: Sport Central, Northumbria University

Time: 6.30pm

Dress code: Black tie

To book:

Price: Tickets are £75 each or £700 for a table of ten

Ticket price includes: • Canapés and drinks reception • Sport inspired three-course dinner with wine • Music by Aukestra

Develop Your People: The Degree Apprenticeship Levy & What it Means for Your Organisation

Degree Apprenticeships are a new Government Initiative, bringing together the best of higher and vocational training. From April 2017 all employers with a payroll of over £3 million will automatically pay an Apprenticeship Levy. Employers with a payroll bill under £3 million (such as SMEs) will not be subject to the levy and will be able to access funding to cover 90% of the costs of apprentice training.

Northumbria University would like to invite you along to our launch event to introduce you to our range of Degree Apprenticeship programmes, to find out how we can help you develop your people and to understand what the Levy means for your organisation.

Date: Wednesday 15 February 2017

Time: 12.00 – 15.00pm

Where: Business and Law Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Register for this Event

12.00 Registration & Networking Lunch

12.30 Welcome: Develop Your People

Professor Peter Francis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Northumbria University

12.40 The Degree Apprenticeship Levy & What it Means for Your Organisation

Stephen North, Policy Lead for Higher & Degree Apprenticeships, Department of Education

13.10 The Degree Apprenticeship in Practice: Case Study

13.30 Coffee

13.45 Degree Apprenticeships at Northumbria University: Focus On

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, Dr Brenda Stalker

Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship, Susan Dawson

Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship, Jill Bradnum

14.30 Q&A

14.45 Next Steps & Close