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Courses

Studying a degree as a mature student

Karen is a student but also part-time staff member at the university working in the Sanctuary. Karen wanted to share her story on studying as a mature student. My entry into University is very unique  I was working full time in a primary school and was on long term sickness

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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

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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Christmas 2019

New Year’s Resolutions by Student Anmbrin

As 2019 draws to a close, a time where traditions of making New Year’s resolutions falls upon us. Creating New Year’s resolutions can be an amazing way to change your life, this is due to the fact that the New Year can be a time filled with hope and prosperity

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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

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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Alumni

Newman University Alumni: Johnathan Smart’s story

Johnathan Smart studied Physical Education and Sport Sciences here at Newman University many years ago, graduating in 1998. We thought we’d see what he’s been up to since then! Since leaving Newman University I went straight into schools I have taught at 4 different primary schools in different parts of

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Advice

History student Daniel James Arnold’s story

Daniel James Arnold is an adult learner, he studies History (BA) here at Newman University as well as working as a Senior Team Member and he was keen to share his experience of the course, teaching and the university in general. “This history degree has given me a greater boost

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