yeah people do say it's bad but it's personal opinion. The uni is split into two different campuses, Park and Avenue. Both are quite small in comparison to other unis but not too bad. Park is the main one and has a shop, book shop, post office, gym, 24hour computer room open bank holidays etc, student centre which helps with anything you need, pav bar, restaurant and all important Student Union. There is a pub 2 minutes walk from Park campus which do buy one get one free on all meals.
Avenue campus is the "arty" campus. But it's next to the "Racecourse" a massive field basically which is always busy.
Jobs are available on and off campus.
Don't know much about your course...
The town... people say it's depressing but it's not too bad. good range of shops although they are stardare for a large town/city (argos, hmv, new look, etc). The bus station is a bit dirty to be honest but you literally walk through it to the shopping centre. Good links with the bus services and the uni, £1 anywhere during the week. Kingsthorpe is a short walk away from Park and has a range of shops/take aways and there is an asda and waitrose with a bus stop for taking your shopping back easily.
Night life had picked up ALOT since I started here...:
Tuesday pennys and embargos
There's also a new club Groove which is open every night, but it's a bit rubbish....
All of them are student night so have cheap drinks, but might change around next year.
Saturdays are really expensive and full of older married men looking for affairs basically haha
Hope this helps... any more questions?