• Date: Monday 10 October 2016 – Friday 14 October 2016
  • Location: Park and Avenue Campuses
  • Cost: Free of charge

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The University of Northampton’s commitment to creating positive social change will be celebrated with a week of activities designed to inspire its staff and students to ‘Give More, Get More, Be More’.


Changemaker Week, which runs from Monday 10 to Friday 14 October, aims to bring together the core themes and values of the University’s ‘Changemaker Campus’ status.


The University has been internationally recognised for its commitment to social innovation and entrepreneurship by being designated a ‘Changemaker Campus’ by Ashoka U – the global association of the world’s leading universities supporting social entrepreneurs – and was the first in the UK to be awarded this honour.


The week will see a series of activities taking place across both University campuses, each with a Changemaker theme.

See the table below to see what activities are taking place:

Please visit the Changemaker Hub website for further details on activities, venues and times www.northampton.ac.uk/changemaker-hub

Date Activities
Monday 10 October


Engaging education activities– Aspire promotion and awareness raising (see notes below) Dialogue Cafe & Library Foyer 


Pimp your cake – free cake, whilst it lasts to launch the week’s activities. 10am start Ave & Park CM Hub zones


Face your Fear Board – what are you most scared of? Promo for Tues FYF activities Ave & Park CM Hub zones


Student Union Changemaker (IADP) Workshop 11am – 1pm Sports Hall

Tuesday 11 October

Health & Wellbeing

Face your Fear Day

Army assault course – 22 activities Front of campus pitch – Park 

Climbing wall Park – outside near SU

Creepy Crawly experience Avenue – zone

Changemaker Innovation Lab with 1st year Early Years 11am – 1pm N17


Volunteers Fair 11am-3pm Park Library foyer/Sulgrave

Mindfulness Session – Chetak Nangare – PhD student and leader of the Meditation Society 4:30 – 5:30pm S137


Student Union Changemaker Pearson – Marr Workshop 11am – 1pm Dance Studio

Wednesday 12 October

Heritage & culture

Inspirational speaker under the Culture and Heritage Challenge –  Gavin Wade Art & Society: Eastside Projects is an agent for change in Birmingham 1.45-2.45pm – more specifically the forms of commissioning and types of artists/participants/ third sector groups who work with Eastside Projects and the outcomes of these projects. Avenue Campus & MY85


Changemaker Social Enterprise Showcase 11am-3pm Park Library foyer 

Enterprise Club Internet Sales Workshop TBC 


Student Union Changemaker – The Imagine A Day Project (IADP) 12pm-2pm Portfolio Centre, Avenue

Thursday 13 October


Changemaker Innovation Lab with Solar Northants and Health MsC Students on volunteering module 2 hrs TBC – in curriculum 

Volunteers Fair 11am – 3pm Avenue – Newton Hall

Student Union ‘The Roger Method’ Workshop 12pm – 2pm Dance Studio


Changemaker Awards Dinner Highgate House

Friday 14 October

Changemaker Week Snaps – gallery Park Library Foyer

Social Media reflection day All day 

Canal and River Trust Canal clear out day for Art project – off campus volunteering Off campus – on site at Canal.


Student Union Changemaker Nightline Workshop 11am – 1pm Dance Studio