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Newman University is a public university in the Bartley Green area of Birmingham. It started life as the Newman College of Higher Education, founded in 1968 and became a university college in 2008. It gained full university status in 2013 and remains affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, though welcomes students from all backgrounds and religions. It is a member of the Cathedrals Group of universities.
Students travel from around the globe to study at the university and there is country specific information as part of the application process on the website. Once a student has been accepted to the university and arrives in Birmingham, there is also support and help on hand. There is an International Coordinator who is available for special help such as organising studies and accommodation, as well as the Accommodation Manager. There is a HEADstart course the first two weeks that helps international students find out all they need about their new surroundings while Senior Academic Support Tutors are on hand to help with academic matters. There are also English language course for those wanting to learn or improve their skills in the area. The Student Union is the first place to go to find out more about activities outside the classroom. As well as providing the clubs and societies, the university also offers support and guidance for members as well as representation. This means that if students have problems, both academic and personal, there is someone on hand to help them. The union also organises various social events during the year for students to get involved with as well as volunteering opportunities to help give something back to the wider community. There are a number of different societies available for students and the chance to start their own if they find a gap that their interest can cover. These include gaming and anime groups as well as faith groups such as the Christian Union and even academic subjects such as philosophy. Similarly, there are sports opportunities with all the teams taking part in the BUCS leagues against other universities around the country. These include football, netball and even badminton groups.
The Universityâ€™s main campus is some eight miles south-west of the centre of Birmingham and was purpose built. It forms around a set of inner quadrangles with academic, administrative and pastoral buildings. St Maryâ€™s Chapel is at the heart of the campus and offers support for all faiths. New additions include the St Chad Building, an award winning building holding the library and new entrance area. The campus is also within a short dis7tance of the many facilities in Birmingham itself, often called a â€˜student cityâ€™ including the many museums, theatres and shopping areas well as restaurants and social spots. For sports fans there are the cityâ€™s two football teams as well as the international cricket ground just five miles away and the famous Belfry Golf Course. Living on campus is a big part of the university experience and Newman prioritises housing on campus for first year students. There are some 200 bedrooms on campus that are single study rooms with shared bathroom facilities or en-suite rooms with private bathrooms. International students are also guaranteed places and second and third year students act as Guardian Angels during the first few weeks to help newcomers settle in. The university can also assist in finding off-campus accommodation around the city.
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