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Criminology

International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide

April 7th is International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide which resulted in the death of over 800,000 people, nearly all of whom were Tutsis, targeted because of their ethnicity, by Hutu soldiers and civilians. Genocide is an international crime where victims are killed or caused serious harm

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Easter

Finding hope this Easter

As I’m sure you are aware, Easter is around the corner, with the Easter break from teaching starting from Friday. What follows first is Holy Week, a week when the Christian Church marks, remembers, and prays its collective way through the betrayal, arrest, trial, death and in due course resurrection

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Bank holiday

5 things you can do during the May bank holidays

Make the most of the three-day weekend coming up between Saturday 30th April and Monday 2nd May, by doing something fun and different. The Big Birmingham Bake Are you a baker? Then unleash your competitive cooking nature by booking to attend the Big Birmingham Bake where you’ll compete against other

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Current students

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, this year it is estimated to begin on Saturday 2nd April and predicted to end on Sunday 1st May. Every year the start date varies and is decided at the sighting of the moon. Muslims spend the entire month fasting from

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Business

Are factors influencing a purchase decision always economic?

Head of Business Programmes at Newman University Taimur Sharif, discusses whether factors influencing a purchase decision are always economic. We often focus too heavily on economic factors (e.g., product price) while analysing major influencers of consumer decision-making on potential purchases in various industries. For example, in the tourism industry, it’s

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Advice

7 tips to help you make the most out of a UCAS Exhibition

June UCAS Exhibition season is upon us and Newman University will be attending events in Staffordshire, Liverpool, Bedfordshire, Sheffield, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Birmingham. These are ideal opportunities for you to come and speak with staff to find out more about the exciting opportunities that are on offer here at

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Tips

Thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts under £30

With Mother’s Day less than 2 week away, we thought we’d share a few gift ideas for loved ones this Mother’s Day. Buying thoughtful gifts doesn’t have to cost a fortune, you’ll see what we mean… Persanalised jigsaw puzzle – £7.90 If your mum, nan or guardian enjoy making puzzles,

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Advice

How to Use UCAS Extra

UCAS Extra is another chance for you to gain a place at a university. Applications to UCAS Extra open on 25th February and run until 4th July 2022. You will be eligible to use UCAS Extra if you meet all of the following criteria : You used all five choices

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