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Student Jessica Muxlow
Advice

The Importance of Self-care for Academic Development

What is self-care? Self-care is anything done deliberately to maintain emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing, this can include exercise, eating healthily, resting and socialising. Many of us, especially students forget to prioritise activities deemed as self-care. Self-care encourages you to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself so that you can

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Advice

How to get the most of your lectures?

Getting the most out of lectures takes time and some experimenting with different ideas. These suggestions in this blog are things I picked up doing my BA Drama and MRes Humanities at Newman and what I have observed others do, which I am grateful for, as their methods have helped

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Advice

Importance of volunteering for students

Read this insightful article by Applied Humanities Newman University student Maria on the importance of volunteering for students. “Making the decision to go to university for anybody can be very daunting. With all the time spent on assessments, placements and studying we might feel reluctant to add more to our

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Advice

Creating Your Own Path – Postgraduate Mentoring

While studying and having to balance assignments, coursework, exams, presentation and maybe practical assessments it can hard to consider the future and the next steps on your path. Doing your postgraduate course may make this even harder as you are so immersed in your chosen topic. But, we give you

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Student Wesley
Courses

Studying Drama at Newman

I joined Newman University in September 2016 to study Drama after leaving Sixth Form, withdrawing from another university after 2 weeks, then working for a year in my Secondary School / Sixth Form in various departments. Now 5 years on since I got offered my place at Newman I want

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Female student smiling and walking out of careers hub
Advice

Seven top tips for graduate job interviews

At interview, employers are trying to find out if you can do the job, want to do the job and if you are a good fit for their organisation. Here are some top tips from Newman University’s Careers Team to help you prepare and give you the best chance possible

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Happy student coming out of the careers hub
Advice

Preparing for interviews – part-time work

Congratulations on being invited to an interview! You have impressed the employer with your application and they think you can do the job. Now you need to prove it. Top tip A top tip is to find out as much as possible about the format of the interview so that

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