Foundation Year Courses

Welcome to Newman University! The foundation team are looking forward to meeting you in September and getting started on the first year of your four-year degree.

In your foundation year, you’ll be studying alongside students going onto twenty degree pathways. You will build the skills and confidence to succeed in your time at Newman.

You’ll do this through the two sections of the foundation year:

1. Foundations of higher education

Through a combination of online activities and small group seminars, you’ll explore ideas about education, society and what it means to be human in an increasingly digital world. You’ll develop skills and confidence in academic writing, research and referencing, supported by your foundation tutor.

2. Foundation of your degree

You’ll work with lecturers from your chosen degree pathway to explore the foundations of your chosen discipline. You’ll prepare for the assessments used in your degree, building your skills and developing your connections to your subject team and peers. 

Now you know a little more about your foundation year: what can you do to prepare?

In the current climate, it’s more important than ever that you are familiar with working in a virtual learning environment. Therefore, I strongly suggest you complete the following, free online course before September:

Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

You’ll receive more information about your start at Newman in the coming weeks and months, so please watch out for an email from us.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email Emma Folwell

You are welcome to join the Newman Foundation social space on Facebook.

This is a social space for students: there are no staff involved. The page is run by mentors who are current Newman students who have just completed their Foundation Year.

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