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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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Advice

What can I do with a Computer Science degree?

Are you thinking about studying at Newman but unsure of which course would suit you? Then you’ve come to the right place. Senior Progression Coach Teresa explains the types of jobs you can go into from undertaking a Computer Science degree. Factors to consider are: what subject area interests you,

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Advice

Student Finance Top Tips

Our very own student Anmbrin who has been through the finance application process herself provides you with her top tips. Applying to study at university can be a daunting time with so many forms and such little time. It can seem so complicated, with you feeling as though you are

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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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Advice

Student Finance

There are two main costs when thinking about your degree programme: Tuition Fees – cost of the course Between £6,000- £9,250 Maintenance costs – cost of living Think about your accommodation, travel, food and course materials. Tuition Fee Loan Covers all of the student’s tuition fees (£6,000-£9,250) Non-means tested and

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Advice

How to Use UCAS Extra

UCAS Extra is another chance for you to gain a place at a university or college. Applications to UCAS Extra open on 25th February and run until 5th July 2020. Senior Student Recruitment Manager David, talks you through the process. You will be eligible to use UCAS Extra if you

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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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New students

Self-taught Ubayda’s story of settling into university

Ubayda taught himself at home prior to going to college and university, he discusses how he has found the process of settling into university. I was born in the London borough of Newham, raised in Arabia for 14 years, yet found myself living in Nechells, Birmingham by the age of

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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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