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Current students

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, this year it is estimated to begin on the 23rd of April and predicted to end on the 23rd of May. Every year the start date varies and is decided at the sighting of the moon. Muslims spend the entire month

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Current students

TV recommendations

Now that you won’t be on campus for a while, you might find yourself with free time. How about binge watching some comedies? Or getting lost in fantasy and sci-fi? Here are some shows that can fill your time: Comedies: Friday night dinner (Season 6 out soon) This follows a

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Current students

Commuting to Newman University

Dan is a student who commutes to Newman and wanted to share the different types of transport available for you. Newman University is situated just outside of Birmingham City Centre and has many great bus and rail links in the wider surrounding areas, including Dudley and Wolverhampton. The journey is

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Student Bethany
Advice

Revision Tips!

Exam season seems right around the corner and you may be worrying about when to start revision and what is the best way to begin. Or maybe you haven’t really thought about it yet and this is can be your reminder. Looking for some helpful revision tips? Look no further.

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Advice

Charlotte’s Exam Revision Tips

Unfortunately, there is no easy or simple way to revise for exams and there are no real hacks to do it overnight. Before sitting down to revise you must remember that not every way of revising works for everyone, some methods will work better for one person than another, so

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Accommodation

Living in student accommodation at Newman University

For my first year at Newman University, I decided to live in student accommodation. During this time I lived in one of the old halls (Maryvale) and shared a kitchen and bathroom. Living on-site has been so useful as accommodation is a part of the main campus and basically all

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Advice

“Student transition: A sense of belonging and becoming at Newman University and the importance of focusing on foundation year experiences within HE; recognizing individual growth.’’ Daniel Arnold, 2nd Year, Level 5 History Student

Newman University student Daniel, shares his views on the importance of focusing on foundation year experiences. Starting at University can be a very new experience for some individuals and a daunting one indeed for some students – I remember the first few weeks of my first year at HE having

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Advice

How journaling can help in your time at university

Studies in Primary Education student Charlotte, shares tips on how to stay organised and stress-free at university by writing in a journal. Most people carry the belief that journaling is much like having a diary, a place to write what they did that day, how they felt and whoever they’re

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Advice

Studying History: Transition from year one into year two

History student Daniel, talks about his transition from year one into year two here at Newman. “Studying history at Newman University has, quite honestly, been one of the best personal experiences of my life. My first year in history focused on an introduction to the ancient world and modern American

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