Genners Lane Bartley Green Birmingham B32 3NT 44(0)121-476-1181
Information
  • Campus Suburban
  • Established 1968 (1968)
  • Former Newman College of Higher Education
  • Location Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Motto From the shadow to the truth
  • Motto Latin: Ex Umbris in Veritatem
  • Postgraduates 290
  • Principal Peter Lutzeier[1]
  • Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
  • Students 3110[2]
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 2820
  • Vice principal www.newman.ac.uk
Newman University College is a university college founded in 1968 in the suburb of Bartley Green in Birmingham, United Kingdom. It was called Newman College of Higher Education until January 2008, after the college gained degree-granting powers in September 2007.[3][4] The college is named after the 19th century religious figure Cardinal Newman, who had strong links with the city of Birmingham, through being an Oratorian and a member of the Birmingham Oratory. As a welcoming Catholic institution, it is open to students of all religious beliefs. Newman remains influenced by the teachings on university education by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. His view of a university is of a scholarly community wherein the focus is on training the mind to think rather than just diffusion of knowledge.
Newman was awarded taught degree awarding powers in September 2007.[3] and is expected to be awarded full university title in late 2012. The University College offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Initial Teacher Education (ITE) is available at both undergraduate level and through the Postgraduate Certificate in Education as well as taught and research-based postgraduate degrees and a range of Foundation Degrees. Undergraduate subject areas include:

Ancient history
Creative Writing
Counselling
Drama
Early Years Education Studies
Education studies
English
English Literature
History
ICT
Local history and heritage
Management Studies
Campus
Being founded as recently as 1968, the buildings are modern and purpose-built. The campus is arranged around a series of inner quadrangles of lawns and trees. Halls of residence provide single study-bedrooms for over 200 students, conveniently adjacent to the teaching areas and well-stocked library. Over £20 million is being invested on improving the campus for students, including a vibrant new-build entrance and state-of-the-art library, creating a modern and attractive learning environment.