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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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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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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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Student Ambassadors on campus

The Life of a Student Ambassador

Newman University Criminology BA (Hons) student Ellie Brace, discusses what it’s like to be a Student Ambassador at Newman. She talks about the activities she’s been involved in since her time as an Ambassador and why she enjoys the role so much. “After being at the university for two years

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International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide poster

International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide

April 7th is International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide which resulted in the death of over 800,000 people, nearly all of whom were Tutsis, targeted because of their ethnicity, by Hutu soldiers and civilians. Genocide is an international crime where victims are killed or caused serious harm

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Sums on board

Calculus without Calculus

With exams fast approaching, Newman University’s Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Mathematics, Andrew Toon discuses a simple idea to help our Mathematics students determine the derivative of any function using the algebra of what are called dual numbers instead of using the many rules of differentiation. “As some of

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Police car with flashing lights

Bringing Professional Policing to Newman University

In 2016, the College of Policing, the regulatory body responsible for standards and education in policing, introduced the Police Education Qualifications framework (PEQF) to develop academic programmes for the 43 police services in England and Wales. This incorporated the requirement to obtain an undergraduate Degree in Professional Policing in order

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