University of Northampton

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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)

TEF Gold Award

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.

What do the TEF Awards mean for you?

Open Days

Open days

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

Can’t make it to an Open Day? No problem – you can still visit the University on one of our weekly University tours or contact the events team to arrange a bespoke visit.

To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.

 

Student Life in Northampton

Student life

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.

Travel information

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.

Get in touch

Get in touch

Residents of the UK and EU who are interested in studying with us should contact:

Course freephone: 0300 303 2772

Online: www.northampton.ac.uk/enquiry

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]

 

University of Northampton

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