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Crime and Justice – Football World Cup 2022

From the 6,500 migrant workers who have allegedly died in Qatar since preparations for the 2022 World Cup (Pattinson and McIntyre, 2021) and the grieving families they left behind, to the countless LGBTQ fans who faced the prospect of watching a tournament in a country where their sexuality is still,

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Christmas 2022

Reflection on Christmas

Over the festive season, many of us were decorating our Christmas trees and thinking ahead to the new year. For lots of children, this is a happy time, full of promise and hope. For many others, it is not. According to the national housing charity Shelter 120,000 children were homeless

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Working with Children

Student Voice

Working with Children, Young People and Families WCYPF Alumni Marissa shared her journey for getting into Higher Education, her time at Newman, and the skills she has been able to use in the working environment. My journey to Higher Education has not been the easiest. I was initially studying at

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Student Voice

Working with Children, Young People and Families Doreen Horsford, a recent WCYPF graduate, was nominated by Barnados for The Marsh Charitable Trust Volunteer of the Year award 2022, and has come second nationally. Doreen said “My manager contacted me and asked me to attend a meeting about volunteers and wanted

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Counselling tutors in caps & gowns at the graduation 2022

Student Voice

Counselling and Psychotherapy This year’s graduation took place on the 31st October at Birmingham Symphony Hall and was a chance for the Counselling and Psychotherapy team to celebrate their students’ successes. Juliet Shaw, who graduated from the Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling shared this reflection: ‘I loved my time at Newman

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Negotiated Assessments: I’m a convert!!

When I was introduced to the idea of negotiated assessments a couple of years ago, I have to confess that I was rather bemused by the idea. I couldn’t quite comprehend how you might avoid someone always choosing an essay, and therefore not developing other skills (that they might otherwise

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British money

The source of inflation that often goes unnoticed.

In my previous blog, I discussed how inflation is typically measured and why interest rate is raised to handle the inflationary pressure, as part of the monetary policy of a central bank. Today, I intend to discuss the common causes of inflation and then focus on one of the root

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Applied Writing

English or Applied Writing Degree?

What is English English is an established degree programme for students interested in how language and literature shape the world that we live in. English graduates leave University with the ability to work in education, project management, media, marketing, human resources, and any profession that requires skills in analysis, communication,

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