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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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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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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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Revision and exams and how not to get stressed

It’s very normal to feel worried and nervous when it comes to revision and exams. There is a huge amount of pressure to succeed and that can lead to feeling anxious and stressed. Here are a few tips that I find helpful. Organisation is essential. Focusing on deadlines can be

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Importance of volunteering for students

Read this insightful article by Applied Humanities Newman University student Maria on the importance of volunteering for students. “Making the decision to go to university for anybody can be very daunting. With all the time spent on assessments, placements and studying we might feel reluctant to add more to our

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Creating Your Own Path – Postgraduate Mentoring

While studying and having to balance assignments, coursework, exams, presentation and maybe practical assessments it can hard to consider the future and the next steps on your path. Doing your postgraduate course may make this even harder as you are so immersed in your chosen topic. But, we give you

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Seven top tips for graduate job interviews

At interview, employers are trying to find out if you can do the job, want to do the job and if you are a good fit for their organisation. Here are some top tips from Newman University’s Careers Team to help you prepare and give you the best chance possible

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Preparing for interviews – part-time work

Congratulations on being invited to an interview! You have impressed the employer with your application and they think you can do the job. Now you need to prove it. Top tip A top tip is to find out as much as possible about the format of the interview so that

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Lockdown Learning

By Chelsea Pinner and Wesley Rolston (Mentors and MRes Humanities graduates at Newman University). As part of Newman University’s mentoring scheme we are creating content to discuss master’s level and postgraduate level learning (however we hope this content is useful to all students in some way). This short blog details

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