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 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
  • What Newman has to offer
  • How To Write An Effective Personal Statement
  • How To Make A Successful UCAS Application
  • Student Finance
  • Routes Into Teaching
  • Interview Preparation
  • Student Life
  • Preparing for University
  • Study Skills
  • 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 the school’s 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!

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

Contact Details

David Handy
David Handy
Position: Senior Student Recruitment Manager
Tel: 0121 476 1181 ext 2207


Kirandeep Kaur

Kiran Kaur
Position: Student Recruitment Officer
Tel: 0121 476 1181 ext 2691


Jessica Johnson
Jessica Johnson
Position: Student Recruitment Officer
Tel: 0121 476 1181 ext 1454


Useful Resources


Newman University’s Student Recruitment team have a series of live and interactive webinars scheduled over the coming weeks covering numerous topics. During each webinar you will have opportunity to ask questions whilst we deliver presentations on a range of important topics for prospective students, their families and advisors. After registering you will receive logon details for the session, with a reminder email shortly before the session is due to commence. To view our upcoming events and register please visit our webinar page.

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.



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.

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