Student Support

Newman University prides itself on the support offered to our students and now you are part of the Newman community, these services are available should you need them.

There are a number of support and development areas available to you including:

  • Learning Development, Academic Support:
    helping you to reach your full potential with guidance about improving study skills, such as essay planning, time management or critical analysis. Academic Support Advisers can advise about what to do if something beyond your control affects your ability to study and signpost to other support services.
  • Peer Mentoring: Peer Mentors at Newman are experienced and trained students that can guide you as you settle into and progress through university life. They can offer help with IT and/or writing skills as well as share experiences of being a BAME student. For more information, email mentors@newman.ac.uk.
  • Careers Service:
    available to you before, during and after your studies, the Careers team offer advice on various aspects of career planning, employability skills and work-related learning. The careers service can also assist with volunteering, finding work experience and jobs during and after your studies.
  • Disability, Dyslexia and Mental Health Support:
    for students who have a physical or sensory disability, long-term health conditions, autism, mental health issues or specific learning difficulties, or care for someone with a disability or illness. The team can offer advice on reasonable adjustments and one-to-one personal assistance for study, funding, exam adjustments, plus dyslexia screening, assessment and support.
  • Counselling:
    the counselling service provides a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can express your thoughts and feelings. It does not seek to give advice or solve your problems but offers you a space to speak in confidence with a member of our team, for up to six sessions.
  • Welfare Advice:
    offering advice and support on a number of matters including money management, dealing with debt, financial support, welfare benefits and tax credits and housing rights. The Welfare Adviser can also help you access support for personal issues including alcohol and substance misuse, sexual health, domestic violence and any other issue you may be concerned about.
  • Support for Care leavers and students estranged from their families:
    our Welfare Adviser offers pre-induction meetings to assist with the transition into university life and can arrange access to other support services. You can also have access to accommodation year-round as well as specialist student support.
  • Support for LGBTQ+ students:
    Newman is committed to providing support for all students and is an inclusive community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Newman has an LGBTQ+ society run through the Students’ Union which aims to raise awareness, support relevant campaigns and offer support to its members. The Counselling service and Welfare Adviser are also on hand should you wish to discuss any confidential matters with them.
  • Support for students with caring responsibilities:
    if you are a single parent, a student couple with dependent children, our Welfare Adviser offers advice and guidance about support which you may be entitled to.
  • Go Abroad:
    Want to stand out from the crowd, see another country and have a potentially life-changing experience? We offer study and work placement opportunities overseas; funding is available to help meet the costs of these too.

Mentoring at Newman

Mentoring at Newman

Key Contacts

Student Support: studentsupport@newman.ac.uk / 0121 476 1181 ext. 2418.

Academic Support Advisers: asa@newman.ac.uk / 0121 476 1181 ext. 2418.

Tammy Oyekanmi – Welfare Advisor: t.oyekanmi@newman.ac.uk / 0121 476 1181 ext. 2620.

Jacqueline Ridge-Stearn – Learning Development Manager: learningsupport@newman.ac.uk / 0121 476 1181 ext. 2525.

Melissa Clarke – Senior Careers Adviser: Careers@newman.ac.uk / 0121 476 1181 ext. 2416.