Newman University has a compact campus, with all halls of residence and facilities within a short walking distance of each other.

We’re located 8 miles south-west of Birmingham city centre – away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but close enough to Birmingham to easily pop into the city whenever you need to.

All our Halls are located on campus, meaning you’re just a short walk away from your lectures and all we have on offer on our student-centred campus.


Our library is open seven days a week from 7:30am–12pm. With views overlooking Bartley Reservoir, the library is a great place to study. Featuring three floors of study space, kitted out with 100,000 books, loanable laptops, computers and study pods, there’s all you need to complete your essays and assignments. There’s also a 24-hour IT suite on campus, plus lots of more informal study spaces.

Food and drink

The Sanctuary is the main eatery on campus, serving a selection of hot and cold meals each weekday. Sanctuary is also home to our brand-new Grumpy Mule coffee shop, selling great value Fairtrade coffee. Sanctuary is a great place to relax with your friends, plus you’ll often find staff and students eating lunch together, so can be a good opportunity to catch up with your lecturer about your latest assignment!

We also have a popular Starbucks coffee shop in the main Atrium area, selling a range of cakes and sandwiches alongside Starbucks coffee.

Social life

Senses Bar is the centre of Newman Student Union social events. From live bands to talent shows, comedy clubs to theme nights, there’s enough variety to suit every taste. If you just want to meet and chat with friends on the comfy sofas, watch the TV, have a game of pool or chill out in the Martineau Quad then this is the place to go. It is open as a social space even when the bar is closed.

Sports facilities

The University Sports Centre is open seven days a week, with discounted membership available to students. Facilities include a Fitness Suite and Sports Performance Suite, featuring 16 cardiovascular equipment stations and 11 Resistance machine stations, plus squash courts.


Newman’s Chaplaincy is open to all students. Activities taking place throughout the week include Soup Kitchen and mindful colouring. The multi-faith prayer room is permanently available and includes wudu facilities.