Blog Archive

Alumnus James Wareham
Advice

Sports & Exercise Science Alumnus James Wareham’s Journey

We got to speak to Sports and Exercise Science Newman University graduate James about his journey from studying at Newman, to becoming a Personal Trainer and Online Coach. “I graduated with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science BSc in 2009 “Studying this degree made me realise that teaching wasn’t

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Outside student support
Real student stories

Attending Newman University with a Chronic Illness

I have M.E/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Occipital Neuralgia, a cyst on my brain and a brain tumour. I have been chronically ill since the age of 14, in 2014 I caught and subsequently became ill with glandular fever. Glandular fever, also known as the kissing disease, mononucleosis, or ‘yuppie’ flu is a

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Butterfly on flower
Bank holiday

Things to do during the August bank holiday

Many places closed during the pandemic and now that lockdowns are, or in the process of, re-opening, this beginning of a return to pre-COVID life brings with it new opportunities to go out and explore what our local areas have to offer. Maybe you want to visit a museum with

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Student Jessica Muxlow
Advice

The Importance of Self-care for Academic Development

What is self-care? Self-care is anything done deliberately to maintain emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing, this can include exercise, eating healthily, resting and socialising. Many of us, especially students forget to prioritise activities deemed as self-care. Self-care encourages you to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself so that you can

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Ryan Johnson
Alumni

In the words of Newman University alumni Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson is a recent graduate of Newman University, originally studying BA (Hons) Business Management with us, Ryan went on to complete his MBA, graduating in 2020. Ryan shares with us his journey since leaving Newman. “Where have the past three months gone? In fact, where have the past 18

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Student Jessica Muxlow
Current students

Attending a disability-friendly university

Attending a disability friendly university is integral to a positive university experience for disabled students. Newman University is one of the few universities in the UK with special adaptations on campus to accommodate disabled individuals. As a disabled person myself, I use a wheelchair and I am supported by a

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Leadership

Qualities of true leadership

Traumatic and disastrous events over the past two years such as the Covid-19 Pandemic and death of George Floyd have again highlighted injustice across the world. The continuing need for good leaders who can challenge the status quo, bring positive change and deliver social justice is evident. This short piece

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Student Wesley
Advice

How Can Postgraduate Degrees Enhance Career Prospects?

“I completed my MRes Humanities (Drama) in August 2020. Since then I have worked with a fellow graduate on the same course as a Graduate Mentor and we have had powerful and inspiring conversations with postgraduate students. This piece aims to capture 3 reasons why postgraduate degrees can develop your

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