Business & Partnerships

Work Based Learning

Business & Partnerships

Meeting Employer Needs

Newman’s partnerships have been built over many years, and new partners are joining the Newman community all the time.

The Newman approach to working with you is friendly and responsive, we are keen to meet the needs of partners and provide a variety of opportunities to engage with partner organisations.

Building sustainable working relationships

Employer Links

Employers are attracted by Newman University’s distinctive ethos for learning and community and are keen to have conversations that help to build sustainable working relationships, meet their organisations' needs, identify and progress new business opportunities and generate additional work placements for students.

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Teaching Partnerships with Local Schools

Newman’s Faculty of Education works with schools across the Midlands, who provide placements for our Initial Teacher Education students, as well as training through the School Direct programme.  Our partnership links enable us to offer work experience opportunities that enrich our trainees’ knowledge and support them to develop into outstanding teachers.

Find out more about our School Experience Partnership

Services to schools and colleges

Education Liaison

Our Education Liaison team offers services to schools and colleges to inform learners of the benefits of higher education and support students in applying to university. The team are able to attend events organised by your school or college to represent Newman and chat informally to your students and their parents about the courses that we have to offer. We also offer events on campus to give students a flavour of student life.

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Newman University is in partnership with AimHigher West Midlands in order to raise aspirations towards Higher Education.

The 12 Aimhigher universities and colleges partners across the West Midlands offer a wide range of outreach activities to students and staff in schools and colleges across the region. Our aim is to have a positive impact on the aspiration, motivation and attainment of the young people we work with, giving them opportunities to experience higher education at first hand so that they can make informed decisions about their future. One of the projects Newman runs under AimHigher is ReachOut.

For further information, visit the AimHigher website.

International Opportunities

To ensure the highest quality student experience, Newman University works in partnership with a wide range of business, community and educational partners both in the UK and overseas. Students have the opportunity to study abroad with our European partners through the Erasmus Programme. There are also opportunities further afield to study or work abroad with our other international partners.

Find out more about international opportunities

“Enterprise Rent A Car has been working in collaboration with Newman University for many years. We work closely on campus with students, lecturers and the Careers Service alike.  We are proud to support Newman Health and Wellbeing. And we have assisted Newman in serving the local community. Enabling us to add value to Newman students’ skills and employability and attract some of the brightest and best Newman students to our business.”
Julia Speed
Talent Acquisition Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car