November News Round Up
It has been a busy month at Newman for visitors, with lots of departments arranging a huge range of speakers on a variety of topics into college to talk to our students.
Our Foundation Art and Design students were lucky enough to be visited by not just one but two former students, Charlotte Cullen who is a Fine Artist and Emily Higham who is a Jeweller. Our students really enjoyed learning more about their journey beyond Newman and were inspired by their professional practice.
We were also visited by another former student, Stephanie Hale, who studied at Cardinal Newman from 2012 – 2014 gaining A-Levels in English Literature, Drama & Theatre Studies and French before heading off to study English at Oxford. Stephanie returned to Newman as part of her new role as Access & Outreach Officer for Exeter College, Oxford and talked to current A-Level English students about applying to Oxford.
Law students have also been treated to visits from lecturers at Lancaster at University and the University of Surrey. Lancaster University’s lecturer talked about personal statements and the lecturer from Surrey delivered a lecture on Law and Morals. At the end of the month, we will also be welcoming solicitors to talk about careers within law.
This month also saw a former student join us to talk to Sociology students about his work for the Climate Change Organisation ‘Hope for the Future’. After engaging in discussions with Robbie, the students were then tasked with creating Climate Change presentations which they could then present to local MP Mark Hendricks.
Also on the topic of Climate Change, the College will be showing its support for the ‘inaction protests’. Staff and students are being encouraged to wear green and join together with the rest of the College in a show of solidarity with the ongoing climate change inaction protests taking place all over the world as part of #GlobalStrike4Future. Students and staff will also be encouraged to make a ‘pledge’ on our pledge wall, as to how they can do their bit to help act on climate change. Watch this space for more news about what happened on the day!
But it hasn’t just been visits to the College this month, students from our Photography and Graphic Communications Department have had the opportunity to get out into ‘the field’ before half term, with both Year 12 and Year 13 students getting the opportunity to visit city centre locations. Year 13 students visited Liverpool to take in the Keith Haring exhibition at The Tate, whilst Year 12 students went to Manchester visiting Media City, The Lowry and the Northern Quarter to take photos to use back at College.