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Newman University student Ubayda
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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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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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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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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Fun things to do in Birmingham

Birmingham – explore the city

There’s so much to see and do in Birmingham! Newman is located in Bartley Green in South Birmingham, just a bus ride away from the city centre. From there, you can travel onto lots of different attractions and places to explore. Visit Birmingham has an A-Z list of things to

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Advice

Top 5 tips on how to make the most out of an Open Day

‘What modules am I likely to study?’ ‘What student support is available here?’ ‘What’s it like living in the local area?’ Are all great questions to ask the staff at a university Open Day. Below is a list of our top 5 tips to help you make the most of

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Advice

How to make a successful UCAS Application

Over the coming weeks you will no doubt be pulling together all of your course research, completing those crucial personal statements and sitting down to complete your application via UCAS Apply. Follow these top tips as you work through your application…

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Accommodation

How to find your accommodation during Clearing

Searching for a place to live when going to uni can be stressful, even more so if you didn’t get the grades you were hoping for or changed your mind on the uni / course you want to study and found yourself in Clearing. However, finding and applying for accommodation

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