Newman University, Birmingham

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Newman University
The main entrance and library
Motto Latin: Ex Umbris in Veritatem
Motto in English From the shadow to the truth
Established 1968 (1968)
Type Public
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Principal Peter Lutzeier[1]
Students 3,110[2]
Undergraduates 2,820
Postgraduates 290
Location Birmingham, England
52°26′01″N 1°59′38″W / 52.4336°N 1.9938°W / 52.4336; -1.9938
Campus Suburban
Former names Newman College of Higher Education
Affiliations Cathedrals Group

Newman University is a university founded in 1968 in the suburb of Bartley Green in Birmingham, England. It was called Newman College of Higher Education until January 2008, after it gained degree-granting powers in September 2007 becoming Newman University College.[3][4] In 2013 it was awarded full university title and became Newman University.[5] The university 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.


The university was founded in 1968 as Newman College of Higher Education, became Newman University College in 2007 and obtained full university title in 2013.


The university is located in Bartley Green about 8 miles south-west of the city centre.


Newman was awarded taught degree awarding powers in September 2007.[3] and was awarded full university title in 2013 [5] The university 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:


Newman's teacher education courses, received a grade 1, in its latest OFSTED inspection.[6] Many of the courses are recognised by professional bodies such as the Chartered Management Institute, BASES and British Psychological Society.[7]

It has a good graduate employment rate, and as a small university it performs well in the National Student Survey and was one of only 15 universities to be awarded a 'High' ranking in the first Which? University guide.


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Coordinates: 52°26′01″N 1°59′38″W / 52.4336°N 1.9938°W / 52.4336; -1.9938