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19/12/2013: Students Sponsor a Stick for South Africa
Kind-hearted students at Newman University are helping young women in South Africa achieve their goals by supporting an outreach project that empowers them through sport and education.
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04/11/2013: Are physical books a thing of the past?
International experts from 14 different countries will come together to discuss the state of the book - past, present and future - at the first Resurrecting the Book Conference which will be held at the newly-opened £188.8m Library of Birmingham on 15-17th November 2013.
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18/10/2013: Lecturer publishes first history of the Black Supplementary School Movement
Dr Kehinde Andrews has published the first book documenting the history of the Black Supplementary School movement in the UK.
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09/10/2013: Hidden Truths: Understanding vulnerability in 21st century Britain
Building on the publication of Working with Vulnerable Children, Young People and Families (Routledge, 2013), Newman is holding a conference that will explore what constitutes vulnerability and how this has been conceptualised by practitioners, theorists and policy makers in relation to an emerging political agenda.
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03/10/2013: Black History month
The story continues…why are some children still invisible? Newman University will celebrate Black History month by welcoming back internationally acclaimed award winning author, Verna Wilkins, to speak to staff and students.
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13/09/2013: Newman is top of the class
Newman University students rated it as the top university in England for quality of teaching, alongside Oxford University, and one of the top 10 universities in England for overall student satisfaction.
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12/09/2013: Newman lecturer provides historical consultancy for Peaky Blinders
Dr Chris Upton, senior lecturer in history at Newman University, was appointed as historical consultant for Peaky Blinders – a flagship six-part period drama set in Birmingham at the start of the 1920s.
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09/09/2013: Blackness in Britain conference
The Blackness in Britain conference will bring together graduates, early career and established academics who are engaged in the essential work of researching the past, present and future condition of the Black population in Britain.
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07/08/2013: Hidden Truths: Understanding vulnerability in 21st century Britain
Building on the publication of Working with Vulnerable Children, Young People and Families (Routledge, 2013), Newman is holding a conference that will explore what constitutes vulnerability and how this has been conceptualised by practitioners, theorists and policy makers in relation to an emerging political agenda.
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25/07/2013: Newman's own book club
As a result of an inspiring talk by the renowned author, Aidan Chambers, Newman’s informal book club was launched last year and continues to be popular amongst Early Childhood Education and Care students and their children.
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17/07/2013: National Express Foundation bursaries
Midlands students studying at Newman University are set to benefit from financial support for their studies, thanks to a new programme of student bursaries supported by the National Express Foundation.
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10/07/2013: Newman students win over charity in 'dragon's den'
Newman University business degree students have had their impressive design concepts for a new logo accepted by a Birmingham charity.
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26/06/2013: In Conversation
Bert Hackett with Dr Chris Upton Looking back at a prolific career drawing cartoons for The Birmingham Post, Newman lecturer Dr Chris Upton, Reader in West Midlands History and one of the leading historians of the region, will be ‘in conversation’ with Bert Hackett about his forty year contribution to Birmingham journalism.
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18/06/2013: Making a difference through interactive drama
Drama at Newman University offers students plenty of opportunities to develop their talents and incorporates an array of extra-curricular opportunities.
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29/05/2013: Newman wins digital award
Newman University has been awarded one of eight national awards provided by the 'Changing the Learning Landscape' initiative to bring about change in the strategic approach to technology in learning and teaching.
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23/05/2013: First Early Years Professional Status students
The first cohort of students achieving Early Years Professional Status (to be recognised as Early Years Teacher Status from September 2013) have been celebrating their successful completion of the Graduate Practitioner Pathway from Newman University.
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13/05/2013: Foundation Degree and Masters open evening
Newman University is holding a foundation degree and masters open evening on Wednesday 22nd May 4-8pm for those interested in developing their career further or to gain new skills. Newman offers a wide range of part-time courses aimed at developing you as a professional in a variety of areas.
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10/05/2013: First Early Years Professional Status students
The first cohort of students achieving Early Years Professional Status (to be recognised as Early Years Teacher Status from September 2013) have been celebrating their successful completion of the Graduate Practitioner Pathway from Newman University.
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26/04/2013: Learning matters!
Are you thinking about learning more about education? Training to be a teacher or needing to learn more as a teacher? Or want to study a particular subject such as Theology or History or Psychology and English as a full-time student or on a part-time basis? There is a wide range of subjects and opportunities to study available at the new Roman Catholic University in Birmingham: Newman University. Newman University is a diverse and multi–cultural community. It is a student-centred university rooted in the local community but also serving regional, national and international communities of learning by providing a formative education informed by the Catholic ethos and a shared values-based learning experience.
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24/04/2013: Children's Commissioner to give public lecture
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson, will identify discrimination, exclusion and exploitation as three very real risks facing children and young people during a public lecture at Newman University tomorrow.
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15/04/2013: Newman at the mac
Newman University is proud to present the second year drama students’ production of David Calcutt’s 'The White Shining Land' which will take place at the mac (Midlands Arts Centre) in Birmingham from 25th to 26th April.
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07/03/2013: Public Lecture: Discrimination, Exclusion and Exploitation
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson, will be giving a public lecture at Newman on Thursday 25th April.
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04/03/2013: Train to Teach
Visit Newman University at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point for the Train to Teach exhibition on Saturday 23rd March, 9.30am-5pm. This event will provide you with a wealth of information on pursuing a career in teaching and the study options available at Newman University.
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15/02/2013: Higher Education Academy and Newman University seminar series
Home and Away: Developing culturally capable staff and students Date: Friday 15th February
Time: 10.00am-4pm
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15/02/2013: Exhibition on Birmingham's Polish community comes to Newman
How many people in Birmingham know that former Battle of Britain pilots and other Second World War combatants still gather each week close to the city centre, at the Polish club in Digbeth, to exchange memories and reminiscences of those dramatic events of over 65 years ago? They are part of the precious few survivors of the 140,000 Poles who settled here in Britain after the Second World War when their country was invaded and occupied from the west by Hitler’s Nazis and from the east by Stalin’s Soviet Red Army. One in six Poles – over 6,000,000 - died in the course of the war.
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06/02/2013: Newman confirms university status
Newman University is celebrating after being awarded full university status by the Privy Council.
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01/02/2013: Olympic gymnast opens university building
Wolverhampton’s London 2012 Olympic medallist Kristian Thomas will officially open the new St Chad building and library – part of a £20million campus redevelopment – at Newman University College today.
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29/01/2013: Developing culturally capable staff and students
Home and Away: Developing culturally capable staff and students
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25/01/2013: Lecturers promoted to readership posts
Four academics at one of Birmingham’s newest universities have started 2013 in new readership posts.
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11/01/2013: Newman to host 25th Cathedrals Group Choir Festival
Newman is delighted to be hosting the 25th Cathedrals Group of Universities and University Colleges Choir Festival at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
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04/01/2013: Most Deserving Student in Britain
Newman University College is pleased to announce that teacher training student, Shanice Jeavons, has been shortlisted in the Motors' 'Most Deserving Student in Britain' competition.

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21/12/2012: Tackling violence through street-based youth work
For the last 2 years, the research team at Newman University College has been working with a number of international partners on an EU funded research project. The aim of the Touch Project was to ‘Examine and thereby improve how street-based youth work can help prevent and combat street violence between young people across Europe’.
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31/05/2012: Choir Festival 2013
Cathedrals Group Choir Festival 2013                                                                  In March 2013 Newman University hosted the Cathedrals Group of Universities and Universitys’ 25th Annual Choir Festival. Eleven choirs from across the country gathered at Symphony Hall, Birmingham for the festival on Saturday 9 March. The celebratory concert saw choirs from each higher education institution perform separately before coming together for a special performance of Brahms’ German Requiem, accompanied by the Birmingham Chamber Orchestra. Soloists Caroline Lester (soprano) and Mark Saberton (baritone) joined the assembled choirs, with the performance conducted by Newman music tutor and choir director, Derek Wroughton. Derek said: "The fact that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Cathedrals Group Choir Festival is testimony to the passion for choral music that exists across the country. It was a fantastic experience to hear all the choirs singing together and I’m delighted that Newman was able to host this year’s festival at such an inspirational venue." The festival was designed to bring together students and staff from the Cathedrals Group to share their love of choral music and appreciate each other’s talents. If you are interested in purchasing a full cd recording of the concert, please email festivalrecordings@newman.ac.uk or call (0121) 476 1181 ext 2404.


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21/11/2011: Up to £20,000 bursaries available for PGCE courses

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