Here at Northampton, our mission is to Transform Lives and Inspire Change. We aim to ensure your time at University is fulfilling, satisfying and enjoyable. We have exciting industry-relevant courses, excellent and passionate lecturers, and with our brand new Waterside Campus which opened in September 2018. In short, we care about your future by providing all you need to achieve your potential. Our industry partnerships and dedication to employability will help students secure the graduate role they deserve.
At the University of Northampton, we make learning meaningful, combining traditional classroom teaching with online learning and group work. This combination of learning is much closer to the ‘real world’ of work beyond graduation.
We have a unique commitment to social innovation; this means our staff and our students work hard to have a positive effect on the world. We believe that everybody has the power to make a positive impact on society – small changes that add up to make the world a better place.
If you are considering starting with us in 2019 the best way to discover more about us is to attend one of our open days where you will have the opportunity to have a look around our brand new £330m campus, located in a prime town centre location on the banks of the River Nene. Book onto one of our open days to discover more.
We want you to concentrate on achieving your full potential and making the most of your time at university.
For 2019 all first year undergraduate students* will receive a HP laptop included in your fees or a discount on your accommodation costs plus all of the following:
Access to online study skills
On-campus summer residential (prior to commencing your course)
Free sports and societies (no joining fees and free sports kit)
Discounted gym membership with our partners Trilogy Gyms in Northampton
All of the core reading for your course is provided by library, meaning you don't have to go out and buy all your books.
*Terms & Conditions apply. Visit us online for more information on our offering.
We have also launched the Northampton Employment Promise
If you complete your HND or achieve a 2:2 degree or above and complete either the Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven't secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three - six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
Overall, I seriously do not think I could have had a better university experience. The friends I made have become very close friends. The quality of the university in terms of the classrooms, course modules, lecturers, library and overall environment has led me to believe that I couldn't have had a better experience anywhere else. I am proud to say that I thoroughly enjoyed my three years at Northampton University.
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Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)
The University of Northampton has been awarded Gold – the highest possible mark – in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The official judgement by the Government’s review states:
“Based on the evidence available, The TEF Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.”
This is great news for our students who can be confident in the knowledge that they will be studying at one of the best teaching universities in the country with some of the best support available.
Choosing the right university for you isn’t just an academic decision. It’s also a very personal one. The best way to find out if we are the right university for you is to visit us.
You can be confident that you’ll find out everything you need to know about studying with us when you attend one of our Open Days.
What can I expect on the day?
The full Open Day programme gives you the opportunity to:
- attend subject talks delivered by our academic staff that give you a real taste of the courses we offer
- quiz our current students on every aspect of student life
- visit our halls of residences
- speak to advisors and find out about bursaries, scholarships, accommodation and student support
- ask your questions about postgraduate options
- visit the Students’ Union and meet representatives from our clubs and societies
- Take a look around our brand new Waterside Campus
Open Day Guide
For full information on what to expect on the day, we recommend you visit our website
To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.
Student Life in Northampton
Northampton has many things to offer. We have high energy sports, idyllic rural walks, nationally acclaimed music venues, and historic theatres. There are cute cafes, independent restaurants and friendly pubs. We have regular fairs and street markets and there’s the annual Food and Drink Awards too.
We are home to Premiership Rugby, motor racing and a white-water rafting centre. The countryside of Northamptonshire offers a network of cycle ways and canals, historic homes and gardens. Our brand new Student Union – The Platform based right in the centre of town is a bright airy contemporary venue with café bar and nightclub along with many other services including our student letting agency and Unitemps Northampton, additionally there are many other bars and clubs in town to suit all tastes. There are multiplex cinemas, and the more intimate Forum Cinema, which screens art-house films from around the world and the Northampton Filmhouse which screens blockbuster and cult films.
There’s plenty of shopping, with all the high street brands and some inspiring independent boutiques. We have a number of out-of-town retail parks and shopping villages offering convenient shopping locations throughout the county.
Northampton is many things, but it’s definitely not boring.
Visit Northamptonshire: Britain’s Best Surprise to find out more about what the county has to offer.
There are excellent public transport connections to the campus with our UNO bus routes offering convenient regular buses on routes across town, these include our Park and Ride (£1 per return journey), Halls of Residence, Northampton Train Station and the Bus Station all dropping you off in the centre of Waterside.
The main bus and train stations are a short walk away from the campus offering quick and easy access to major cities such as Birmingham and London and to all UK major airports.
Not forgetting our cycle hire hubs on and around key university locations so you can rent a bike by the hour or for a whole day.
For more information, click here.
This society brings together students with autism, Asperger Syndrome and other learning differences in order to support, empower, and aid students, whilst encouraging them to make the most of their time at University.
Our group offers students the chance to run and present their own personal radio show! This is your chance to have your own hour long radio show, playing music you love, talking about your interests and creating something your friends will want to tune in to every week!
CoppaFeel! Is a breast cancer awareness charity that aims to raise awareness of recognisable signs and symptoms for breast cancer. The Uni Boob Team are a collective of student volunteers who act on behalf of CoppaFeel! to spread boob-love on campus.
They are fashion lovers interested in the exciting world of sustainability. The original members are Fashion, Textiles and Footwear students but their society welcomes anyone who is passionate about this topic and has a personality that seeks out new challenges and experiences.
The Mature Students Association is there to represent the voice of mature students to the University on issues which requires change to improve Student Experience. It will also create the opportunity for students to network together and host different events throughout the year.
Get in touch
Residents of the UK and EU who are interested in studying with us should contact:
Course freephone: 0300 303 2772
Email: [email protected]
Office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 4.30pm on Friday.
International residents who are interested in studying with us should contact the International Office:
Phone: 00 44 (0) 1604 892134 or (0) 1604 892546
Email: [email protected]
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