Teaching takes place in modern rooms, laboratories, computer suites and lecture spaces equipped with the latest in educational technology, including interactive whiteboards and video access.
The University has a virtual learning environment which enables you to access course materials from anywhere in the world. Extensive provision of IT facilities ensures ample opportunity for personal use of computers. Individual subjects have their own specialist resources, such as the Sports Hall and Human Performance laboratory, rehearsal and performance spaces for Drama and psychology labs.
The brand new University library is open every day during term-time and offers a substantial collection of almost 90,000 books and over 500 periodicals, plus access to many more resources through membership of academic databases. Students also have access to other university libraries in Birmingham.
The large and spacious new library, with its impressive views of Bartley Green reservoir, has a variety of formal and informal study spaces including areas for both private and group study. The library is situated in the new reception building which forms part of the recent £20m development of the campus. The building is also home to two new lecture theatres and a range of teaching spaces as well as the atrium café which serves Starbucks coffees and a variety of hot and cold snacks.
The opportunities for sport at Newman are great. Whether you want to compete at the highest level or just shoot hoops with your friends, the sport facilities are open to all students. Newman not only has a growing reputation for its sport and PE courses but the less formal sporting scene is also flourishing as new clubs are established each year. If competitive sport is your thing, our men's and women's football, basketball and badminton, men's rugby and cricket, and women's hockey and netball teams compete at the highest level within the British Universities Sports Championships. If a relaxed kick around is more your idea of the sporting life then that's fine as well. We have friendly fixtures in a variety of popular sports for both women and men.
You can try your hand at a range of sports including gaelic games, rock climbing, canoeing, taekwondo and triathlon. If your sport isn't one of the many currently played at Newman you will be given our backing and use of facilities to set up a club. Newman's sports facilities include a sports hall, two squash courts, a gymnasium, dance studio, human performance laboratory and a fitness assessment suite.
Not all social activities at Newman centre around the bar or sports teams. There are a number of societies and clubs, such as the choir and drama society that organise events and social activities throughout the year. The Students' Union organises events and trips to destinations around the country. Whatever you’re into you can be sure of an active social life while you study at Newman.
The Sanctuary Cafe offers excellent hot and cold food all day, while the Chapel and multi-faith prayer room allow time and space for private worship and reflection.
Student support is a key feature of studying at Newman; it can help all students to reach their full potential. The extensive support offered contributes to the exceptionally low drop-out rate of students at Newman. Newman seeks to be an inclusive community, valuing diversity and respecting the dignity of all students and staff.
The support available at Newman will help you to achieve your goals and to reach your full potential. Support at Newman includes:
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