Newman is developing a strong research culture and offers opportunities for research to its members of staff and to students at postgraduate level.
Scholarly work is being undertaken across a wide range of academic and professional disciplines and is attracting external funding from many national and local government sources, as well as from local businesses. Research links with other colleges and universities, at home and abroad, have been established in a number of areas.
The current Research Strategy sets out our plans and activities for the years 2015-2020. Newman University aspires to be recognised regionally, nationally and internationally for the quality of its research and scholarship. Our vision for research is underpinned by the University’s core values as outlined in its Strategic Plan 2014-2020 and set out in its Mission Statement. Building upon the positive outcome of the REF in 2014, the Research Strategy will focus investment on areas likely to be successful in the next REF, whilst enabling early-career researchers to develop their capacity.
In 2014 Newman’s REF submission encompassed: Education, History and English all judged to have elements of 4* (World-leading) quality; Psychology, Sport and Theology all judged to have elements of 3* (Internationally excellent) quality.