Fulbright

Emma Folwell on receiving a Fulbright Scholar Award…     I’ve spent the last few months – aside from lecturing and marking – applying for a Fulbright scholarship. It’s been an interesting process, though at times it has seemed somewhat daunting. I’m delighted to be a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award, and I’m looking…

My University Experience: Lizzie Moore

Lizzie Moore is studying on our BA (Hons) History programme. She has just finished her second year with us. Here, she gives us an insight into life as a student at Newman University.    Choosing a university is a daunting task but my decision to study history at Newman University was the best decision I have…

My University Experience: Chelsea Leaver

  Chelsea Leaver is currently completing her BA (Hons) in History and has just finished her second year. We asked Chelsea about why she chose to study with us and what she has enjoyed about the course so far.    When deciding where I wanted to study history, I considered many factors such as: location,…

Dissertation of the Year Winner: Harvinder Shergill

We were delighted to award this year’s Dissertation of the Year prize to Harvinder Shergill. Harvinder’s project explored modern conservatism in the USA. Here, he gives us a brief insight into his work.       Researching American conservatism is comparable to jumping in a muddy puddle: You know you shouldn’t; it’s fun; but you end…

Chris Upton Memorial Prize Winner: Thomas Grimwood

Thomas Grimwood was the 2018 winner of the Chris Upton Memorial Prize. Named after our late colleague and friend, Dr Chris Upton, the Prize celebrates and rewards the most innovative History dissertation of the academic year. In this post, Thomas tells us a little more about his project.   If you’ve ever taken a look…

Students First: Student Reflections with Victoria Hingley

Victoria Hingley is currently in the third year of her BA (Hons) in History. Here, she reflects on her time with us so far.   During my first year at Newman, when asked by others why I chose to study History here, my answer was simple: Newman was the only Midlands university that offered the…

Victorian Fears Conference: Programme

The programme for the forthcoming ‘Victorian Fears’ conference has just been announced. We’re delighted to share it with you here.