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Mohima Khan (Co-Chair)

Master of Law graduate from Northumbria University. Events, Operations and Development at Newcastle Legal Hackers

"Newcastle is historically known for its engineering and innovation. With the Youth Board, I look forward to inspiring the next generation of inventors, attracting and retaining new talent in the North East, and sharing our history with the community and beyond. Through our education programmes and partnerships, I hope more young women will see their future in STEM. The region will once again be at the forefront of innovation and history and I’m looking forward to seeing the positive impact we make."
Ryan Lavers (Co-Chair)

Solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

"I am very excited to be added to the Youth Board of The Common Room as I know it will play a vital role in the development of the North-East's growing reputation as a regional hub for innovative companies and individuals. I will be looking to use my position on the Youth Board to help shape the building's use as an inspiration for young people at the beginning of their careers in STEM subjects."
Thomas Monaghan

Programme Manager at Thriving Together Northumberland and Trustee of The North East Child Poverty Trust

"As someone with a passion and love for all things history, heritage, arts, and culture, I am delighted to be joining the Advisory Board at The Common Room, as it enables me to support the charity as they continue to develop and look to achieve their charitable objectives."
Conal Wade

Site Manager at Brims Construction Limited

"I primarily interfaced with The Common Room while working as Site Manager on the refurbishment of Neville Hall. Post-completion, I maintained contact with The Common Room team, later joining the Advisory Board. Through my professional development within the construction engineering sector, I have gained a passion for STEM and aim to assist young professionals' transition into industry."
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Alice Hanby

Volunteering and Community Officer for South of the Tyne at National Trust

"I’m excited and proud to be a part of this amazing project using our regions industrial heritage to inspire future generations."
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Charlotte Murray

Admissions Manager at North East Futures UTC

"Engineering and Digital Technology go hand in hand and our young people are our future - let us show them what the future holds for the North East."
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David Treleaven

CNC Machinist at British Engines

"I got involved with The Common Room Youth Board as I’m interested in the North East’s industrial heritage and I’m passionate about what the past holds for the future of the new industrial revolution with modern, greener technology and what this could mean for the next generation in our region."
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Stories from our Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board come from a diverse range of sectors and all have interesting stories to tell about their own experiences in STEM and how they are shaping our core programme of activity.