Newcastle University London



Our weekly masterclasses provide our students with opportunities to learn from the experiences of business leaders.

Every Wednesday we invite top business leaders from a range of industries to share the lessons they have learnt throughout their career. Topics are wide ranging and have included how to run a digital agency and the challenges of running a small to medium enterprise. The masterclasses involve lectures, seminars, interactive workshops and Q&A discussions. They are open to all our students.

In addition, the masterclasses provide a great networking opportunity for students. Two students gained employment at Capita Learning Services as a result of a masterclass delivered by Simon Pridgeon, Operations Director at ChooseCare (a subsidiary business of Capita Learning Services).

Previous speakers

Our masterclass series began with a talk from John Viney, COO and co-founder of AES International, a global wealth management organisation with offices around the world. John gave useful insights into what it takes to manage a global team and having ethics and conviction in everything you do.

Notable speakers have included:

  • John King, former CEO of House of Fraser
  • Dianne Nelmes, Director of Daytime and Lifestyle at ITV Productions
  • Lord Allen of Kensington, former Chief Executive of Granada Group and current Chairman of Global Radio
  • Roy Sandbach, Former Senior Research and Development Executive at Procter & Gamble.
John Viney delivers a masterclass for Newcastle University London students