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Newman University

Newman University

Founded in 1968 by the Catholic Education Service to train teachers, Newman University has diversified into other areas including both traditional single and joint honours degrees and foundation degrees. However, the founding principles of supporting students and providing opportunity to all continue to influence the work of Newman.

Newman University is a diverse and multi–cultural community. Staff and students from overseas make up the staff and student body and come from a wide variety of social, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Newman University aims to be an Equal Opportunities employer and it is our policy to recruit staff solely on merit, irrespective of ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability, gender or age.

We started as a teacher training college back in the ’60’s, but since then have introduced lots of other courses across a range of areas. Newman University is based in Birmingham with around 2,800 students, we’re committed to providing a friendly community for all students, whilst challenging them on an academic level. 

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Equality is a key issue that all academic institutions are required to address and Newman University takes this responsibility to students and staff very seriously.

Our Values

The University’s objects are the conduct of a Roman Catholic university for the advancement of education, learning and research for the benefit of the public.

The Catholic ethos means that as a university community, we:

  • Proudly stand in the tradition of Catholic education that values the process of respectful dialogue as a means of reaching new and defendable knowledge through teaching, scholarship, research and civic engagement;
  • Respect and encourage the individual integrity of everyone who is a part of the life of Newman University;
  • Are an inclusive community which emphasises the Christian practice of hospitality, cherishing the diverse traditions represented at Newman University;
  • Promote the values of Christian social justice in our neighbouring communities, nationally and internationally, and seek external partners who support this vision;
  • Place worship and reflection at the spiritual centre of our life and work;
  • Foster a sense of Mission of Service in students and staff, so that through our formation we are able to take responsibility for the flourishing of our world.


Newman University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community which encourages all students and employees to fulfil their potential and which values individuals because of their differences. This is in keeping with Newman University’s Catholic foundation and mission statement.

We recognise the benefits to the organisation of drawing on a wide range of skills and experience from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. A diverse student body will promote innovation and creativity. A more balanced staff profile will visibly demonstrate to students and employees alike that we are committed to providing an environment that fosters equality of opportunity for all.

We also anticipate that students and employees will benefit from learning and working in an inclusive environment which allows them to contribute fully and effectively to the organisation.

Newman University supports all aspects of equality, and in particular the six key strands of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and religion or belief. It also recognises the specific duties that exist in relation to disability, gender and race and has implemented detailed policies and action plans in these three areas. The University is working on producing a single equality scheme to encompass all aspects of equality and diversity.

This policy has been adopted after consultation with the Equality and Diversity Committee, recognised Trade Unions, the Student Union and senior managers across the University.

Benefits at Newman University

List of all the benefits that Newman University are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Crèche
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • 35 days Holiday
  • Teacher's Pension Scheme
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • BHSF - Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Discounted Travel Scheme
  • Sport Centre
  • Library
  • Theatre Clubs

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