FYI: Foundation Year Investigates Launches

26/10/2021 by Zakariye Abdillahi

foundation year students - FYI magazine

This week, Newman University is excited to launch FYI: Foundation Year Investigates, a digital magazine designed in collaboration with Foundation Year students and staff. Comprising entirely of content created by Foundation Year students as part of their coursework, FYI both showcases and highlights the breadth of high-quality engagement Newman FY students have with society’s most urgent current issues.

FYI goes beyond a traditional magazine format, as students deftly created podcasts, blog posts, and videos to explore these pressing concerns. To celebrate Black History Month #BHM, check out our flagship piece by Stephen Chance (Criminology) on the role of social media in combatting racism. For more, browse through our pilot issue Being Human in a Digital World, in which Foundation Year students plunge into issues such as racism on social media, screen time addiction, digital poverty, and the impact of online communities on body image.

Dr Selina Patel Nascimento, Lecturer in Digital Humanities, comments “Studying at Newman University is not all exams and revision – FYI Magazine highlights how exciting learning for Foundation Year students can be. Students explore and learn about the issues that matter to them, using skills that are vital in the digital age. Students can create fresh and engaging work through a variety of media such as podcasts, blogs, and even animated videos.”

Newman University offers foundation year pathways for many of its undergraduate degrees. This January the University is offering fast-track foundation year degrees, allowing students to progress onto their chosen degree pathway in September 2022.

For more information on Foundation Year at Newman University please visit