The University of Northampton is committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and is involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the surrounding community as well as students and staff of the University.

As the world of work continually changes, the need to be able to adapt, innovate and create new ways of working grows more important. Support mechanisms are in place for all who are interested in getting involved with social enterprise and the University has a range of resources, advice and guidance for anyone looking to get involved or even set up their own social enterprise.

The University has an ongoing interest in business and enterprise and community support. Examples of our involvement include:

  • corporate training – available through the Northampton Business School (NBS)
  • the Social Economy Alliance – a new and influential campaign group made up of social enterprises, social finance and co-operative organisations, think tanks, charities and housing associations
  • the £1 Billion University Challenge – a challenge (launched by Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton), which aims to deliver social impact through universities’ procurement and external contracting

The University of Northampton has just published its first Social Impact Report which is available to download.