Newman University is a welcoming and distinctive university with a strong sense of community, including links and partnerships with local businesses, employers and schools. The university is set in a quiet residential area only a few miles from Birmingham city centre, creating a tranquil and focused learning environment. Students are challenged and supported to engage with theories, discuss ideas with tutors, and become independent learners and creative thinkers able to make a difference in the world.


On the outskirts of a city or town


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: N36

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 81%
  • Postgraduate 19%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 75%
  • Part Time 25%

Where students come from

  • UK 99%
  • EU 1%

Student gender

  • Male 23%
  • Female 77%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The library is a modern and comfortable place to study, with three dedicated learning spaces: the learning zones (for collaborative working), quiet study zones, and silent study zones.
  • The library has a number of a number of resources available for students.

Student jobs

  • Birmingham city centre offers a wealth of opportunities for part-time work.
  • Many students also work on campus in areas such as housekeeping, the student bar or the sports centre.
  • There are opportunities to join the team of student ambassadors, who represent Newman University at open days, interview days and other events.

Careers advice

  • The careers service provides information, advice and guidance on all aspects of careers and work-related learning in a friendly, inclusive, impartial and supportive setting.
  • Students can access a range of services, including mock interviews, CV tips and skills reflections.
  • Workshops and careers fairs are held throughout the year.

Health services

  • Many students with health conditions find that they don’t need any particular assistance whilst at university. Students are encouraged to let Newman know of any health conditions so that help can be provided, should the need arise.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Student Support staff can offer students counselling covering a variety of issues, in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored, helping students feel more in control of their life and able to make choices or cope with conflict, change or loss. The counselling service does not seek to give advice or solve students' problems.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Disability support

  • Student Support staff can offer practical support and advice, including information on additional funding.
  • Newman University works hard to facilitate inclusive study approaches and individual arrangements where required.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Other services and facilities

  • Student Support offers a wide range of support services, including academic support and study advice, supporting new students, care leavers and LGBT students, and a chaplaincy.

Students' Union

  • Newman Students' Union is a charity run by students for students.
  • It provides a range of services designed to enhance student life, including career development opportunities, social activities and representation for students within the university.
  • There are many societies, ranging from Anime to History and more, plus the opportunity to start new societies.


  • Newman University was founded in 1968 to train teachers. The institution gained university status in 2013 and in 2018 celebrated its 50th anniversary.
  • The university has expanded to provide undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation degrees across a range of subject areas.

Fascinating Fact

  • Newman University halls of residence include bat boxes and swift holes, to encourage the birds to nest; vegetables and fruit are grown on campus, with some used by the university's café.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Sian Massey-Ellis, MBE – a FIFA Assistant Referee for the English Football League since 2009.


Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3NT