Newman University’s Student Recruitment and Outreach team strive to raise and enhance students’ knowledge of Higher Education and the opportunities that studying at university can offer them. The team provides a free service to schools, colleges and related institutions across the UK: supporting teachers, careers advisors, parents, carers and students through the transition into Higher Education.

As a university looking to support learners thinking of going into Higher Education, we offer a range of presentations, webinars and workshops based around university and the UCAS application process. Presentations include:

  • Introduction to Higher Education
  • How To Choose Your University and Course
  • What Newman has to offer
  • How To Write An Effective Personal Statement
  • How To Make A Successful UCAS Application
  • Student Finance
  • Your Next Steps (for students who have applied to university)
  • Routes Into Teaching
  • Interview Preparation
  • Student Life
  • Preparing for University
  • Study Skills
  • Foundation Study
  • Postgraduate Study
  • How To Prepare For University Open Days / Virtual Events / UCAS Exhibitions
  • Subject Specific Presentations / Taster Sessions
  • Subject specific talks delivered by a Newman University Academic

The above sessions are completely non-biased with no ‘hard sell’ of Newman University, apart from the ‘Why choose Newman’ presentation. However, with personal statement one-to-one checking, we prefer seeing students who are applying for courses that Newman University offer. The presentations are usually a duration of 40 minutes but can be tailored to your timetable and needs. Whether these presentations are for your students or their parents, carers and supporters we are here to help!

Due to the history and specialism of Newman University, we offer a selection of talks and workshops for students who are looking at the different teaching opportunities. We highly recommend a selection of the below to help prepare students who are looking at teaching, especially if they are considering Newman. It provides them with great insight into what to expect from the skills test and the interview they may have. The specific teaching presentations and workshops include:

  • Teacher training and routes into teaching (both primary and secondary)
  • Interview techniques
  • Mock interviews for a university interview (15 mins approx. per student)

If you are interested in any of the above events or would like more information on what each presentation involves, please download a copy of our Services to Schools and Colleges Booklet and contact a member of the team using the contact details below. We are also open to combinations of any other the above activities, as well as attending your Careers Fayres and events!

Planning a Virtual Careers Fayre? Then why not call upon the team at Newman to help by having a stand to speak to your community about all things HE and even to deliver live webinars during the event. Holding a ‘static’ virtual? Then we can send you materials to use on your site. We are experienced in these exhibitions and are here to help as always!

Newman University hold Open Days, Learning Days, Campus Visits, Explore and Experience events and Campus Tours throughout the year.

Contact Details

Charlotte Hadley

Contact: Charlotte Hadley
Position: Student Recruitment Officer


Alex Reston
Alex Reston
Position: Student Recruitment Officer

You can also contact the team with your event requests via our shared inbox

Short Films

We appreciate you may not be able to attend one of our live webinar sessions. Therefore, we have produced a series of short films to help students and their families as they begin to look at making the leap into Higher Education.




We know that sometimes things can be ‘all systems go’ and with this in mind we have produced a short podcast series that will help you as you start to explore life ‘on the move’. Why not stream or download to your device and listen today?


The Student Recruitment and Outreach Team are active on Twitter, discussing a range of topics, sharing resources and letting you know at what events you can find us. Feel free to add the team to your feed @newman_sro for updates on all things relating to Higher Education!

HELOA Membership

Newman University is an active member of the Higher Education Liaison Officers Association (HELOA). This includes attending National conferences throughout the year. This ensures that the information and services that we provide are of an informed, impartial and at a professional standard.

Campus Activities

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