Newman University’s Student Recruitment and Outreach team strive to raise and enhance students’ knowledge of Higher Education and the opportunities that studying at university can offer them. The team provides a free service to institutions across the UK: supporting teachers, careers advisors, parents, carers and students through the transition into Higher Education.

As a university looking to support learners thinking of going into Higher Education, we offer a range of talks and workshops based around university and the UCAS application process. The talks include:

  • Introduction to Higher Education
  • Choosing a course/ university
  • The UCAS application process
  • Personal statements
  • Personal statement one-to-one checking (15mins approx. per student)
  • Student finance/ funding
  • Student life
  • Why choose Newman University
  • Subject specific talks delivered by a Newman University Academic

The above sessions are completely non-biased with no ‘hard sell’ of Newman University, apart from the ‘Why choose Newman’ talk. However, with personal statement one-to-one checking, we prefer seeing students who are applying for courses that Newman University offer. The talks are usually a duration of 40 minutes but can be tailored to the school’s timetable and needs.

Due to the history and specialism of Newman University, we offer a selection of talks and workshops for students who are looking at the different teaching opportunities. We highly recommend a selection of the below to help prepare students who are looking at teaching, especially if they are considering Newman. It provides them with great insight into what to expect from the skills test and the interview they may have. The specific teaching talks and workshops include:

  • Teacher training and routes into teaching (both primary and secondary)
  • QTS skills test preparation
  • Interview techniques
  • Mock interviews for a university interview (15 mins approx. per student)

If you are interested in any of the above events or would like more information on what each talk involves, please contact a member of the team using the contact details below.

Newman University hold Masterclasses, Taster Days and Campus Visits throughout the year.


Contact details

Contact: David Handy Position: Senior Student Recruitment Manager Tel: 0121 476 1181 ext 2207 Email:

Contact: Tom Gregory Position: Education Liaison Officer Tel: 0121 476 1181 ext. 2691 Email:

Contact: Gemma Polatajko Position: Education Liaison Officer Tel: 0121 476 1181 ext. 1454 Email:


HELOA membership

Newman University is an active member of the Higher Education Liaison Officers Association (HELOA). This includes attending National conferences throughout the year. This ensures that the information and services that we provide are of an informed, impartial and at a professional standard.

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