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excellent university, friendly staff and students. Get loads of help with work through student support. Very easy to follow work given by staff.

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excellent university, friendly staff and students. Get loads of help with work through student support. Very easy to follow work given by staff.

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Entry Requirements

120 UCAS Points

Average range for Birmingham Newman University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.


Offer and Acceptance Rates
Offers:
2,740
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Applications:
3,125
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Offer rate:
87.8%
Acceptances:
455
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Applicants:
2,850
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Acceptance rate:
14.56%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 9th January 2023. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.


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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member10110426 On 6th June 24 verified Verified student

I have made amazing uni friends for life

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member985097 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

My time at Newman was definitely impacted by covid but i cannot recommend the uni enough for their hard work in organising around this and being extremely helpful during my time here. The only downside was the lecturers taking ages to reply to emails, that might have only being my lecturers but sometimes i would be waiting 1+ weeks to get replys.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1385094 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

Excellent university easy to navigate around the campus and efficient to get to

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member784125 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

Newman University is a very inclusive university. The lecturing quality in my subject is exceptional (although, like in any university or educational establishment, I am aware this may not always be the case). Success is celebrated and issues are supported. There is a very supportive community feel with phenomenal student support services in place, should you need them. There isn’t a lot to grumble about once you get used to the small environment which is often suited to most. With it being a small university, in an outer-city location, there isn’t a lot to do which is not aided with the limited societies that are offered here. However, they’re are opportunities to start more societies if desired.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member484118 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

excellent university, friendly staff and students. Get loads of help with work through student support. Very easy to follow work given by staff.

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member684100 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

My experience at Newman has been wonderful so far as I have started in January and I really enjoy my time and the support given is fantastic as they support you as best as they can

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member884096 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

Newman is a friendly and community spirited university that goes out of its way to help everyone.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1384088 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

Newman has lovely facilities and very helpful lecturers. The SU is great to go to for advice and help.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1384087 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

newman is a great university I will recommend every student go to newman University newman University is helping me to achieve my goal

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1084071 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

Newman is a great university to study at and very welcoming and caring of all it's students.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member684068 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

Hardly ever at uni due to the noise in accommodation and was told to move if I wanted it to be quiet however I requested a quiet landing whilst applying. I was also told to move into accommodation where I didn’t like the people and got bullied.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member984055 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

The type of the University that truly looks after the students and making sure they receive all support they need! So lucky to be the part of this amazing community!

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By member583956 On 11th April 23 verified Verified student

Newman University is a small campus, however that makes it unique. Unlike larger campus’s you get to know now just your lectures on a personal level and that includes other staff members, therefore asking for support or help isn’t daunting. Due to this there is a really close community feel. I am currently finishing my first year and im so excited to continue my studies and get involved with the university

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member983923 On 11th April 23 verified Verified student

Honestly such a caring and inclusive uni never let you down.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member983886 On 9th April 23 verified Verified student

Nice! I enjoy it all the time since I’ve arrived here!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1083858 On 8th April 23 verified Verified student

The University does what it needs to do however, a lot of the information on assignments is conflicting from what each module tutor says and the marking of work is different as per different tutors, meaning there is an unfair marking system.

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member1283794 On 7th April 23 verified Verified student

I love being there ,everyone’s kind and supportive

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member983591 On 5th April 23 verified Verified student

As a mature student the societies are not that relevant to me. Campus is always clean but the WiFi is quite unreliable. Apart from that I would recommend going to Newman to anyone.

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member1283590 On 5th April 23 verified Verified student

I absolutely love how close-knit and homely our campus feels. It’s always so easy to find someone you know, or recognise to talk to and if not, people get back to you so quickly. The small class sizes make it ideal for learning, and I’m always able to contact my lecturers if I need support. The SU are great at being present and getting students involved wherever they can!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member983478 On 5th April 23 verified Verified student

Excellent experience. Staff fully supportive and approachable. Lots of student support workshops. Love Newman that much I’ve applied to do my masters there too!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member783425 On 5th April 23 verified Verified student

One of the best unis in Birmingham, staff are extremely supportive with work and teaching. A very friendly environment to go and study at, you will not regret studying here. Absolutely amazing!! My 3 years went flying here, but I had the BEST 3 years of my life. No regrets! You will definitely enjoy your time here, so many facilities available and different courses. You not just a number here, you are recognised by the staff!!

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member683401 On 5th April 23 verified Verified student

When I started in September I was curious and looking to join some student clubs and societies however not many for me to really join. Facilities are really good. The WiFi isn't great. I normally have to turn my WiFi off when I need to connect to my bank to move money or to read emails and just use my data.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1083362 On 5th April 23 verified Verified student

As someone who previously attended a different university, there is a clear difference in Newman to others. The size of Newman allows you to get to know your lecturers which I feel is a positive point. I feel majorly supported in contrast to other universities.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1083353 On 5th April 23 verified Verified student

All the improvements in the university I have encountered since my last period of study here in 2010/11 are impressive and make the campus much better place to be and study.

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member483351 On 5th April 23 verified Verified student

Underrepresented student union with poor management. Good uni aside from that. Too many visiting lecturers.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1183124 On 4th April 23 verified Verified student

Overall a good university with excellent resources and staff.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1283017 On 1st April 23 verified Verified student

Really good facilities - a gym, resourceful library with presentation booths for practise and example dissertations, a Starbucks. Sells really cheap meals in the cafe. Lecturers on my course are all really helpful, understanding and lovely! The small class sizes mean you get more help and attention than you would from bigger universities. Would highly recommend this university!

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member883010 On 1st April 23 verified Verified student

The facilities are great and the career support is outstanding and I am really enjoying my time at Newman due to all then support they provide.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member882930 On 31st March 23 verified Verified student

The university is a very good uni they have small classes and they teach you better .

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1082871 On 31st March 23 verified Verified student

Newman University is an good, small, university . The classes are more personal so questions can be answered. The campus is compact and easy to navigate.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member1382823 On 30th March 23 verified Verified student

Great student support at this university. Library staff go above and beyond to help.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1082771 On 30th March 23 verified Verified student

Newman University us one of the most helpful and brilliant unis there are in Birmingham, not saying this because I go to that Uni! But because the support ranges from finance to library to lecturers etc. Everyone’s happy to help you!

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member1282756 On 29th March 23 verified Verified student

It is a welcoming and friendly university with an engaging social atmosphere. the classes are excellent with extremely well taught lectures and staff are always ready to help. living in halls for the past 3 years has been a wonderful experience and the accomodation staff are quick and thorough when dealing with any issues. security is 24/7 and always able to solve a situation. The student union are always communicating with students about different events on, any issues surrounding the local area like bus strikes, and are happy to have an suggestions about societies.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member1082742 On 29th March 23 verified Verified student

So much support from the library, lecturers, staff. The foundation year was amazing and a great insight to your degree that you’ve chosen. Newman has amazing facilities with a spacious library, a Starbucks on campus, lecture rooms, if you don’t have a computer they let you borrow a computer from their library. I also had loads of support from lecturers , SpLD support for struggling with essays.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member482724 On 29th March 23 verified Verified student

Great support services, staff are lovely and helpful. Social side is great as its mixed ages. I love it there!

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Student Review: 2.8 /5
By member1382714 On 29th March 23 verified Verified student

The teachers and the campus is amazing. Unfortunately, the accommodation is overpriced and old. If you’re a disabled student who needs accessible accommodation, you’ve to pay for either a one bed flat or a room in the new accommodation, which is way more expensive. The student Union is doing an okay job, however they failed to address the cost of living crisis. Other than that, it’s a great university, amazing teachers and very helpful staff.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1082713 On 29th March 23 verified Verified student

I am very happy to be at student at this university

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member482712 On 29th March 23 verified Verified student

Newman is an amazing place to learn, the lecturers are amazing at what they do and teach. It is so welcoming and very diverse, accommodates for everyone including those with disabilities.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member564612 On 4th December 21 verified Verified student

A great university that does there best to support students throughout the academic year and the lecturers are both supportive and approachable!

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member1358703 On 25th May 21 verified Verified student

Very nice little community! Loved my time spent here

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1157077 On 28th April 21 verified Verified student

Very good uni! Smaller so more efficient teaching!

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Student Review: 2.2 /5
By member1052895 On 4th December 20 verified Verified student

My experience as a mature student on a PGCE course was mixed. Tutors very friendly and knowledgeable. However, IT and finding out information about who does what and when is lacking in clarity. The actual training wasn't very organised in school and very much a mixed experience. ad hoc would describe it perfectly. Heart in the right place but its a business and to be fair if I'd have known what my training would have been like, I would have gone elsewhere.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member552858 On 3rd December 20 verified Verified student

amazing university. Lectures are extremely helpful and friendly. Easy to fit in & learn

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By Destiny robinson On 17th May 20 verified Verified student

really enjoyed my first year , recieved alot of support from the staff and student union , was very helpful

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member544688 On 8th January 20 verified Verified student

Waste of time and money. IT services don't want to know. Tutors telling you to try harder, even tough you told them many times that you have problem with accessing on-line text-books.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1144687 On 8th January 20 verified Verified student

Everything is delivered over confusing website. When many students complained, many times that it is confusing. Subject tutors are only laughing in your face that it is well organised and what is the problem. The problem is that I can't access my course materials or have to spend hours trying to hunt down what I need. Nobody have time for such nonsense. It should be as easy as opening a paper based text-book, otherwise it is complete nonsense. IT Support would do with training on customer service. When you get there and it is busy they will shovel you a piece of papers that supposed to explain how to fix your problem and nobody will be even interested in looking at your need twice. Unnecessary layers of complexity with IT systems that make it impossible to work with with certain requirements or devices. Teaching course in fact is a course in bureaucracy. Tutors won't help you. Waiting for you to figure it out all yourself. Waste of time and money.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By sammie1312 On 7th June 19 verified Verified student

Newman University is a perfect community, student-led university in Birmingham with an excellent library, the students' union is continuing to develop and grow with feedback from the students. The lecturers are all friendly and approachable, by email and regular 1:1 meetings.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1129173 On 24th November 17 verified Verified student

Newman is a great choice for your degree. You have the opportunity to develop personally as well as academically, you will receive 5 star student support and careers service at newman. If you really want to learn and excel in your studies and contribute to lectures and engage in discussions then newman will suit you!

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Student Review: 3.5 /5
By member62809 On 22nd May 15 verified Verified student

The university itself is useful. However the library facilities are lacking. Nights out and nights at the bar are good but disappointing when they close at midnight

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