Newman University to hold 50th Anniversary ‘Big Alumni Reunion’ this summer

05/07/2018 by Sinead Staunton

Bird's eye of Newman College

Newman University, Birmingham is inviting past students and staff to return to campus this summer for ‘The Big Alumni Reunion’ as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Big Alumni Reunion will be held on Saturday 11th August, where Newman will be welcoming graduates and former staff back on campus for a day of reminiscing, celebrating, and re-connecting with old friends. The day includes live entertainment from local performers and bands, as well as street food provided by the award winning Digbeth Dining Club.

This event will also include a look back at Newman’s first 50 years from Vice-Chancellor Scott Davidson. He said: “It’s incredible to look back over our evolution since we welcomed our first 182 students, all wearing wellies as the campus was still having building work completed, in 1968.

“50 years on, the university is home to over 2,700 students, with graduates not just from the teaching professions but also a range of subjects across the humanities and social sciences.

“Our 50th anniversary is an opportunity for celebration and also a time to reflect, take stock and begin looking towards the next 50 years. We’ve got some ambitious plans and I’m proud to lead the university forward in exciting but challenging times the higher education sector.”

With a strong reputation for teacher training, Newman University offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation degree courses. Inspired by the teaching of its Patron, Blessed John Henry, Cardinal Newman, it is dedicated to delivering a formative education for its students, developing the whole person for the challenges of careers on a global stage, not just imparting subject knowledge. Proud of its Catholic heritage, the university welcomes staff and students of all religions and backgrounds.

For more information about Newman University’s 50th anniversary, and to book tickets for The Big Alumni Reunion please visit the 50th anniversary page.