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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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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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Saleha
Eid

Eid Mubarak by Student Saleha

Many of us celebrating Eid have had a difficult year, where we can’t celebrate Eid with families because of Covid-19 rules or because families live so far away and we need to stay local, but remember we are strong and we will overcome this. May Allah (God) accept your Ramadan

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Students in lecture theatre, one student with hand up
Advice

How to get the most of your lectures?

Getting the most out of lectures takes time and some experimenting with different ideas. These suggestions in this blog are things I picked up doing my BA Drama and MRes Humanities at Newman and what I have observed others do, which I am grateful for, as their methods have helped

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Front of campus - Globe
Advice

Moving from college to university

Moving from college to university can be filled with so many emotions. It’s a very exciting time but can also be quite unsettling when your unsure of what to expect. Luckily there are things you can do to prepare for this new chapter in your life. Look at the modules

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