Newman is a values-driven university where students are central to all that the University does. Students are encouraged to engage with theories and concepts, discuss ideas with tutors and become self-motivated, independent learners and creative thinkers able to make a difference in the world.
Our Patron Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman wrorte extensively about universities and argued that the role of the university is to train the mind rather than fill it with information. He was a fine tutor who made time for his students. His work underpins much of the understanding of multiple modes of intelligence and understanding that continue to influence modern educational practice.
This student-centred approach, and dedication to producing inquisitive graduates with the initiative to rise to challenges has resulted in Newman University achieving several notable achievements including:
93% overall satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey
a Top 20 university for graduate employment
Top university in England for the quality of teaching
Top 10 University for personal development
At Newman we are very proud of the praise we have received from external bodies relating to the quality of our courses. Routine inspections from both OFSTED and the Quality Assurance Agency (the body responsible for safeguarding standards in UK universities and higher education colleges) have highlighted significant strengths in this area. The academic quality is underpinned by a new £20million library and campus refurbishment.
Excellent Graduate Employment Prospects
Of course there is more to university life than courses and libraries. At Newman, you will be given the support, knowledge and skills to prepare you for life after university. This could be why Newman University historically has one of the best employment rates of colleges and universities in the UK.
All degrees at Newman include a work placement. This enables you to gain graduate level work experience, improve your CV and develop an understanding of the roles available after graduation. This is part of Newman’s philosophy of producing graduates well prepared for developing successful careers.
A university level education at Newman is designed to give you a range of skills, experiences and knowledge beneficial to you after graduation, not only through enhanced employment prospects, but in other areas of life as well. A degree at Newman is not only about exploring information, theories and academic principles it is also about developing analytical skills, independent thinking, problem solving and practical application of knowledge.
From the outset of your course the guidance and support you will receive will enable you to meet the demands of your degree and achieve your full potential. The support available to you at Newman ranges from academic support to careers advice and support for additional needs. Newman has also developed a preparatory course, HEADstart, for new students studying on single and combined honours degrees.
Most of Newman’s degree courses offer the opportunity to study at a university or experience a workplace overseas, and the range of destinations is expanding all the time. In addition to a wide range of European destinations (via the ERASMUS programme), there are opportunities to experience places further afield including Japan, Gambia and India. For further information see our International Opportunities for Newman Students page.