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About us

Student experience is core to what we do – providing a personalised learning experience for our students, our academic teaching brings real world experiences and insights to student learning, resulting in 95% employability of our graduates five years running. Find out more about the University.

Waterside Campus, Opening 2018

State-of-the-art Waterside Campus opening 2018Students joining the University of Northampton in September 2018 will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. A few minutes’ walk from Northampton town centre, the campus is located on the banks of the River Nene and will create a lively leisure, social and retail area for our students to live and learn. Find out more about Waterside.

Applying to university

The majority of undergraduate degrees in the UK are applied for through UCAS. Applications are online and made up of various steps; it is also useful to know what happens once an application has been submitted and the key deadlines.

How can you help?

Progression into Higher Education is an exciting time, but the breadth of information available can be overwhelming; we have created a useful Glossary of academic terms for your reference.

  • We would encourage research into courses and universities, the earlier the better.
  • Courses can vary between universities; make sure the course is explored in detail, with consideration given to assessment methods and modules.

Student Finance

See our fees and funding page to get all the facts on finance for university.

Part time work

Our Changemaker Hub is available to students throughout their degree to develop and enhance employability skills. The University also has an employment agency on campus, specifically for students. Unitemps advertise a variety of roles including the opportunity to work as a student ambassador.

Scholarships and Bursaries

To provide further financial support, the University of Northampton offers a range of scholarships and bursaries including a High Achievers Scholarship for A Level, BTEC and Access students.

Student Accommodation

At the University of Northampton we have a range of room types depending on your preference and budget. Find out more on our Accommodation page.

For private sector accommodation the university works in partnership with the Northampton Student Accreditation Scheme (NSAS)DASH Landlord Accreditation and Studentpad. The accommodation team maintains a housing list which provides essential information on available properties such as address, rent, property facilities and landlord information.

Safety and Wellbeing

Our student’s safety is paramount; the University operates a 24-hour security policy and the Residential Life team support students living in halls of residence, helping with everything from home sickness to medical emergencies. Our ASSIST team are also on hand to support students, see our student support page for more details.

We welcome BTEC, Access and A levels

Student support

Our Learning Development Team are available to help students with their academic studies whether it’s help on how to structure an essay or revision skills.

Students’ Union

The University of Northampton’s Student’s Union is run and led by students. All students automatically become members and as well as providing academic representation for all students, Northampton is one of only two Students’ Unions in England to provide free sports and societies.

Join us at an Open Day

We encourage parents and guardians to also attend an Open Day; they can be a real benefit to alleviate some of the concerns you may have about university. For more information take a look at our blog on getting the most out of university open days.

To explore the opportunities available at the University of Northampton; you can register for one of our upcoming Open Days.

About Northampton

Northampton and the surrounding county has lots to offer, from high energy sports to nationally acclaimed music venues and theatres, to stunning rural walks all located close to campus. As a university town set in the heart of England only one hour from London and Birmingham, Northamptonshire has the perfect combination of bustling urban life and countryside.

For a real insight into life at Northampton, take a look at some of our blogs from staff and students.

Teachers and Advisers

Do you work in a school or college? Find out more on our Schools and Colleges page.