Birmingham Newman University announces new name to better reflect its second city heritage

04/09/2023 by Newman Staff
The official unveiling of the name change to Birmingham Newman University

The official unveiling of the name change to Birmingham Newman University (Photo by Mickie McNally).

Newman University, recently named number 1 in the UK for student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey, will officially change its name to Birmingham Newman University.

Professor Jackie Dunne, Vice Chancellor at Birmingham Newman University, said:

“The name change reflects the University’s aim to better identify with the dynamic and ambitious city of Birmingham. This is a significant development for the University, coming at an exciting time after the successful launch of our state-of-the-art School of Nursing and Allied Health.

“Birmingham is a vibrant city, with a strong history of innovation and social justice. As the city continues to evolve as a hub of innovation, culture, and education, we look forward to developing our own part in that journey, expanding our offer to students from the West Midlands and beyond.”

Located in Bartley Green, Birmingham, the University was founded in 1968 as Newman College as a teacher training college and then achieved full university status in 2013. Named after Saint John Henry Newman who dedicated much of his life to the people of Birmingham and who developed the tutorial system which is used across the university sector. Today, Birmingham Newman University offers a wide range of foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate degree courses, with subjects including Nursing, Teacher Training, Business Management, Law and Psychology.

Staff and students attended the official unveiling

Staff and students attended the official unveiling (Photo by Mickie McNally)

The University will undergo a comprehensive rebranding process over the coming weeks to reflect its new identity and will hold an Open Day on Saturday 7 October from 10am – 3pm. For more information, visit the website.

*Measured by % positivity of full-time first-degree students in NSS 2023