Waterside is our purpose-built campus, designed to provide you with the learning experience and opportunities you expect from a modern university.
We know our staff and students want the very best, and that’s what Waterside will provide. It is the embodiment of our mission to transform lives and inspire change.
We’ve designed Waterside to put you first – it is flexible to the changing needs of our students but also makes the most of our fantastic staff. A University that teaches in a way that mirrors the skills you will need when you graduate, a place that provides everything you will need to live and learn, and that will provide a home-from-home as you enjoy one of the best and most fulfilling experiences of your life.
Our new campus opens its doors in September 2018 and while Waterside will be home to most of our teaching, we’ll also be making use of the excellent facilities around the town. We’ll also be retaining some facilities at our current campuses (Park and Avenue) on a temporary basis for the initial period. These will mostly be used to offer off-campus accommodation options to make sure we have a great range of rooms to suit everyone.
The Innovation Centre is home to some of our performance courses. Located in the centre of town, this conservatoire teaching environment has six purpose-built specialist studios for teaching, rehearsals and acting workshops.
The Innovation Centre is also home to the University’s Competence Test Centre, which provides Part Two of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Test of Competence for overseas nurses and midwives who are seeking registration with the NMC to be able to practice in the UK. The Competence Test Centre has six designated bays where a range of scenarios and skills are tested. For more information, please see the Test of Competence web pages.
As well as some of our performance courses and Competence Test Centre, the Innovation Centre houses several small business start-ups and has rentable office space and exhibition space.
The Innovation Centre is directly opposite the Northampton Train Station within the Waterside Enterprise Zone.
Get directions to the Innovation Centre
A mile from the town centre, Avenue Campus is at the heart of Northampton. Home to art, design, science, technology, architecture and the performing arts, this campus bustles with creativity and innovation.
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St George’s Avenue
NN2 6JDGet directions to Avenue Campus
Park Campus is large and leafy and just a short bus journey from the town centre. Catering to the Faculties of Business and Law, Education and Humanities and Health and Society, this campus feels like a mini town in itself.
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Boughton Green Road
Get directions to Park Campus
Travel and Parking
Located just north of Northampton town centre, both Park and Avenue campuses are easy to access by public and sustainable transport, and situated less than two miles apart they are even easier to travel between with dedicated University bus service Uno Bus.
For further information please visit our travel and parking page.