Who we are

Birmingham Newman University

About us

Birmingham Newman is a different kind of university; we’re driven by the belief that higher education should enable us to develop new ways of understanding the world and help make a positive impact within it. Our students become independent, creative thinkers with ambition, empathy, and a lifelong love for learning.

We’re a friendly and diverse community, and our small class sizes mean that academic staff can give personal care and attention to each student. We are proud to encourage applicants from many different backgrounds, reflected in our ranking of first in England for social inclusion (The Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2024), and our ranking as 1st in England for Student Experience, 2nd for “first-generation students”, and 3rd for teaching excellence by the Daily Mail University Guide 2023.

About us

Key Facts

Vice Chancellor

Professor Jackie Dunne

Visit website
Silver Award

Teaching Excellence Framework 2023

Ranked 1st

in the UK for full-time student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2023)

Voted No.1

Birmingham Newman Library and Students’ Union in Birmingham for five consecutive years (National Student Survey)