Blog Archive

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Advice

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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Advice

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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Advice

7 tips to help you make the most out of a UCAS Exhibition

June UCAS Exhibition season is upon us and Newman University will be attending events in Staffordshire, Liverpool, Bedfordshire, Sheffield, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Birmingham. These are ideal opportunities for you to come and speak with staff to find out more about the exciting opportunities that are on offer here at

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Advice

How to Use UCAS Extra

UCAS Extra is another chance for you to gain a place at a university. Applications to UCAS Extra open on 25th February and run until 4th July 2022. You will be eligible to use UCAS Extra if you meet all of the following criteria : You used all five choices

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Advice

7 Easy Acts of Kindness

Kindness begins with thoughtfulness, empathy and intent to make someone else happy. In today’s ‘head-in-smartphone’ culture we can easily forget the importance of actively being kind to one another, and especially initiating random acts of kindness which may inspire others to pay it forward and so on. Here are Multimedia

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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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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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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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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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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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