Blog Archive

Globe at front of campus

Public transport and how to get to Newman University

There are many different ways to get to Newman University and our initiative to become a greener campus encourages and places importance on using public transport wherever possible. This post will aim to break down travelling to Newman using the following methods as I believe they are the most efficient

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Man kicking football

Football and Fasting

Dr Ibrahim Akubat, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Health at Newman University, has recently written a blog post that reflects on the challenges faced by fasting athletes, particularly professional footballers, during the holy month of Ramadan. “The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is observed by over 1.5bn Muslims worldwide. During

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Early Childhood Education and Care

Our fieldtrip to Dodford Children’s Farm – 9th March 2022

On a sunny and fresh spring day staff and students from the Early Childhood Education and Care undergraduate programme and the Early Years Foundation Degree at Newman University went on a field trip to Dodford Children’s Farm in the Worcestershire countryside. The day was arranged to provide the students with

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Newman University student holding money (coins) in hand

The cost of living and managing your student finances

“Studying at university offers so many amazing opportunities such as learning new skills in a subject you love, gaining new experiences and broadening your mind. It also pushes you into the world of financial independence. “Depending on your lifestyle and any financial commitments you might have, your cost of living

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Police on horses in the night

The Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021

Over the past decade, protests have become more commonplace across the world and in the UK. The public have become less tolerant over issues involving those such as animal rights, police violence against black people, and violence against women, such as the recent murder of Sarah Everard in South London.

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Students walking into Newman University

Balancing work and studying at university

A-level Psychology, Modern History and Biology student Ruby, from King Edwards VI College, Stourbridge joined us for work experience this week and wanted to share with you, how you can help to balance work and studying at university. “Starting a university degree whilst juggling a job can be tough, and

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Criminology students and lecturer sitting around table at university

Studying Criminology at Newman University

2nd year Criminology student Ellie, discusses what it’s like to study Criminology at Newman University. “At first glance, it would appear that Criminology involves studying serial killers that you see in Netflix documentaries or delving into the mind of a psychopath, but that is not always the case. “Criminology looks

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Table at Newman University with booklets
Working with Children

Can writing retreats develop students’ writing practices?

Last week, I introduced the idea of writing retreats for students studying on the BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People and Families programme. Writing retreats are a popular tool used by academics to escape to a quiet place with like-minded colleagues and concentrate on producing a piece of writing

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