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 a brand new campus opening in September 2018. In short, we care about your future. 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 2018 will be making history, as you be one of the first students to call the UK’s newest university campus home. Located in a prime town centre location on the banks of the River Nene, Waterside Campus is a 330m project that will take your breath away. For the latest information on our new campus visit http://hellowaterside.northampton.ac.uk or even better attend 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 2018 all first year undergraduate students* will receive a HP laptop included in your fees or a discount on your accommodation costs plus many other fantastic benefits.
*Terms & Conditions apply. Visit us online for more information on our offering.
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
- take a tour of our facilities and services (which will all be coming with us to Waterside!)
- visit our halls of residences located on both campuses and in Northampton town centre
- 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
- visit our new Waterside Campus development
- find out more about Waterside by exploring our Waterside Street and Waterside Close installations.
Open Day Guide
For full information on what to expect on the day, we recommend that you also download our handy Open Day Guide.
To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.
Student Life in Northampton
Northampton and the surrounding county has so much to offer. High energy sports, idyllic rural walks, nationally acclaimed music venues, historic theatres and mouthwatering cuisine from around the globe – all located close to campus. Set in the heart of England, Northamptonshire has the perfect combination of bustling urban life and countryside. We are home to Premiership Rugby, a purpose-built athletics stadium, motor racing and a white-water rafting centre.
As a perfect complement to the town’s leisure, sporting and cultural facilities, the countryside of Northamptonshire offers a relaxing haven of cycle ways and canals, historic homes and gardens. Evening entertainment can be found at Roadmender, which has events every week ranging from 80s rock to Reggae club nights, in addition to many other bars and clubs in the town. There are multiplex cinemas, as well as the more intimate Forum Cinema, which screens art-house films from around the world and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse which screens blockbuster and cult films. With annual Food and Drink Award events, Northampton is home to some of the very best restaurants, bars and cafés. As well as chain restaurants, Northampton has a great selection of diverse and independent bistros, including such international cuisine as Portuguese, Thai, French, Italian and Japanese. If you are a shopaholic, Northampton can cater to your needs. We’ve got all the high street brands and some inspiring independent boutiques. The local area also has a number of out-of-town retail parks and shopping villages offering convenient shopping locations throughout the county.
For more on student life, click here.
There are excellent public transport connections to the campus and we’ll be expanding our UNO bus routes to include Waterside Campus and the surrounding areas when we relocate. Northampton bus station and train station both have routes to London and major airports.
We’ll be operating a Park and Ride scheme, from stops conveniently located for access to the Waterside Campus, costing £1 for a return student journey.
The main bus and train stations are a short walk away from the campus offering quick and easy access around Northampton and on to Birmingham and London.
We’ll also continue to have 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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