How we look after you

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At Newman University, we provide a great range of development and support facilities for our students. Whether you want academic, money management, LGBTQ+ support or anything else – we try our best to help take care of your wellbeing. All of our services are operating remotely, with some on-campus appointments prioritised for those students who would find it difficult to access us from their homes.
Academic support advice

The Academic Support Advisers (ASA) can help you to resolve any academic or pastoral concerns and provide support if you have any personal circumstances affecting your studies.

This may include helping you to:

  • Identify the support and resources available to you, e.g. counselling, disability support, welfare advice
  • Understand and navigate the University’s rules, processes and decisions
  • Apply for additional time to complete your coursework, via a short extension or preparing a request for mitigating circumstances to be considered
  • Look at your options and explain any implications where you are considering changing, suspending or withdrawing from your studies

For further information email:

Learning development

Our tutors can assist you to plan your study, review your progress and identify strategies to improve your academic writing and study skills. They offer one-to-one appointments as well as study skills workshops, have lots of online resources and offer a writing and IT peer mentor service. Look out for the email from the team on Fridays with lots of useful information and details of how to book a workshop or appointment. You can email at

Careers service

Our Careers Service provides current students and graduates of up to 3 years with information and advice on various aspects of career planning and employability skills. It’s never too early to start enhancing the journey to your dream job; log onto on MyCareer for advice, guidance or to book an appointment with a Careers Adviser.

Disability, dyslexia and mental health advice

Our services provide advice and assistance to students who have mental health difficulties, specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s or autism, hearing or visual loss, physical, mobility or dexterity difficulties, or a long-term health condition. We offer screenings and referral for assessment for dyslexia, and advice about applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances, which can fund one-to-one mental health or autism mentoring, or dyslexia support tuition. Find out more by emailing our Inclusion Co-ordinator, or our Mental Health Advisor or our Dyslexia Adviser

Welfare Advice

Our Welfare Adviser provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of issues:

  • Money management / budgeting advice, debt, funding, benefits and tax credits
  • Housing difficulties
  • Pregnancy and childcare options
  • Sexual health
  • Substance misuse
  • Problems at home which may include domestic abuse, or forced marriage concerns
  • Sexual harassment / violence

If you’d like an appointment to find out more, email

Our Welfare Adviser is the University’s key contact for care leavers. More information and contact details can be found on our Support for Care Leavers page.


Counselling can provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored with a trained and understanding listener. Any matter whether emotional, social or work/study-related can be discussed with someone who is not directly involved. Students often talk about relationships issues, questions around their sexuality, bereavement and loss, We offer a course of up to six sessions, usually on a weekly basis, to any student (other than those studying a professional counselling course) and you can request a referral via

– Sian Howarth, Director of Student Services –


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