Blog Archive

Foundation year students sitting around a table
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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2020 diary
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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History students sitting around table with academic
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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Christmas presents under small tree
Advice

10 Awesome Christmas Gifts for £10 and under!

It’s that time of year again where people are full of festive cheer and it’s time to start thinking about what Christmas gifts to buy for loved ones or, as your Secret Santa gifts. And since it’s almost Christmas, you might need to tighten your belts. This is why we’ve

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Current students

7 of the best Halloween movies

Scary movie season is upon us and nothing is quite as fun as setting up a movie marathon on Halloween night! So we’ve put together the top 7 classic Halloween movies perfect for horror-enthusiasts! Halloween (2018) Watch the 2018 sequel to the original Halloween (1978).  A slasher film, following a

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Current students

Stephanie’s experience of studying at Newman University

Stephanie Miller is studying Forensic Psychology BSc here at Newman and wanted to share her experience of what it is like to be a first-year student. As a first-year student my experiences of studying at Newman University are far and few between. However; there are many opportunities that have been

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female student reading a book
Advice

Thinking of changing courses at university?

Sometimes we question the decisions we make and choosing what course you want to study at university is quite a big one. If you find yourself having doubts over whether you have chosen the right course at university, it is not something you should ignore. It is important to talk

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veggie burger
Advice

10 of the best veggie restaurants to eat in Birmingham

Our student Anmbrin Amjid discusses the most delicious vegetarian eateries in Birmingham! 2019 was the year that gave vegans and vegetarians more options in the mainstream food market, with stores such as KFC offering the ‘imposter burger’ and Greggs creating the ‘Vegan Sausage Roll’. Despite this, finding restaurants that deliver

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Advice

Managing your mental health and well-being

At Newman University, we understand the worries and stresses that students face. University life can be difficult; perhaps you’re living away from home for the first time worrying about money or, the workload is more than you’ve had to deal with previously. It is important to remember that everybody deals

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