What Happens After I Apply?

What Happens After I Apply?

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Last Updated: October 2nd 2019

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When looking at your application, admissions tutors will consider your academic background and potential. They will also take into account your personality, interests, experience and your suitability for course. Offers for places on most courses are made to applicants based on academic qualifications, the personal statement and references.

Download our Admissions Flowchart to see what happens after you apply (see below)

Will I have an interview?
Some professional courses such as Initial Teacher Education, Youth Work and Counselling courses are made only after successful interview.  Other courses such as English, Creative Writing and Drama may choose to interview applicants however entry is possible to these courses without interview.

When you attend an interview, you will normally be able to see the University’s facilities and meet staff and students.

Advisory Interviews 

Advisory interviews are sometimes possible, please check the pages of the course you wish to study and contact Admissions or the course tutor if required.

Applicant Visit Days

If you have applied to study on a Single or Joint Honours course at Newman, you will be given the opportunity to visit the University during an Applicant Visit Day, where you will be able to see the University’s facilities and meet staff and students. We encourage you to visit the campus to view facilities and meet staff. You will be able to find out about:

  • Teaching and learning resources
  • Accommodation
  • Student life
  • Support available
  • Career prospects
  • Financing your course
  • Student views on Newman

Will I be expected to take part in any other programmes before the course starts?

Newman University recognises that starting university is an exciting yet often daunting experience and therefore runs the two week preparatory ‘HEADstart’ course for new single, joint and combined honours students. Delivered online and on campus in the two weeks before Freshers’ week in September, HEADstart is designed to help participants reflect upon their attitude towards university, allowing time and space to meet and work with their peers and Newman staff. Through HEADstart, students begin to develop the skills needed to study effectively and successfully at university. Students from a variety of backgrounds take part in the course, but this is especially useful if you are returning to learning. For more information, see our HEADstart page.

Fitness To Teach 

All Initial Teacher Training providers must ensure that entrants to both undergraduate and postgraduate Initial Teacher Training courses have met the Secretary of State’s Requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. All Initial Teacher Training students are required to complete a health declaration prior to entering the University.

Criminal Records Clearance through Disclosure and Barring Systems (DBS)

Under the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Acts, we are required to undertake a criminal record check through Disclosure and Barring Systems for courses involving working with children and/or vulnerable adults (for instance, teacher training, counselling, early childhood and youth work programmes). You need to receive DBS clearance before you start your course. If you have any queries or questions, please contact Registry Support Team, on 0121 476 1181 ext 2624 or 2311 , email registry@newman.ac.uk.

What happens if my application is unsuccessful?

If you really wish to attend university then it is important not to get disheartened as there are many steps you can take to enable you to submit a much stronger application second time around. Please read our advice for further tips on re-applying to university.

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