Student Conferences

Preparing for University Conference: Next Date TBC

The aim of this conference is to help prepare students for the UCAS application cycle and life whilst studying at University. Students will attend workshops on choosing a course/university, personal statements, student finance and the opportunity to hear the experiences of current university students.

Please note that booking is essential and places are limited to 20 per institution. All places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book places on the conference please email Tom Gregory at

If you are interested in this event please see our list of available dates on the main campus activities page to book and your own Student Conference. Alternatively email Tom to discuss further.  


Previous Programme

10.15am:      Welcome to Newman University


10.30am:      An Introduction to Higher Education

This session will encourage students to start thinking about which subject they may wish to study at university and the entry requirements for HE courses. It will also explore the UCAS application process in preparation for September.


11.15am:      Student Life

Current Newman students will discuss their experiences of studying at university covering topics such as; budgeting, the student lifestyle, and international opportunities.


12.00pm:      Campus tour


12.45pm:      Lunch (Students are able to bring their own lunch or can purchase refreshments from various on-campus food outlets)


13.30pm:      Optional:


How to write an effective Personal Statement

This session will prepare students for the UCAS application cycle, focusing on hints & tips on how to write the most effective Personal Statement.


Teacher Training

This talk will cover the different routes to enter the teaching profession, what to expect from a career in teaching, the qualifications needed to teach in the UK, and most importantly; how to ensure that students are successful with their application.


14.15pm:      Evaluation & Depart



“The day made me feel a lot more confident about going to University...and going on a campus tour allowed me to get a real feel for University life" 

“The day was very helpful. I now have a greater understanding of what going to University entails and what I need to do to ensure that I get there”

“The day gave an excellent insight into the Higher Education Application process and it was a wonderful opportunity to see the facilities that Newman has to offer. As a Sixth Form Tutor, it was absolutely brilliant!”

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