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Waterside Campus

Waterside is our purpose-built campus, designed to provide you with the learning experience and opportunities you expect from a modern university.

Travelling by car

The closest car parks to our campus are St John’s Car Park (NN1 1HA) or Midsummer Meadows Car Park (NN1 5NX). Both of these are in walking distance (5 – 10 minutes walk) to the campus. These are pay and display car parks and prices can be checked via the Council website.

Spaces are available at Waterside Campus for blue badge holders. If you require an accessible car parking space please contact your University host to book a space for you.

If you are attending an Open Day, make sure you download the Open Day guide for onsite parking information.

If you are visiting staff on university business, please see our visitor parking information.

University of Northampton Park and Ride

A Park and Ride system runs from the west side of Northampton – the car park is a short distance from M1 junctions 15a and 16. Parking at the Park and Ride site is free and a return journey is a reduced rate of £1.20 for university visitors (please visit the security cabin and ask to sign out one of our visitor bus passes, please sign this back in when you return). The Uno buses accept cash and contactless payments on board.

The address for the Park and Ride is:

Claret Car Park and Saints Car Park, Edgar Mobbs Way, Sixfields, Northampton, NN5 5JR.

The buses run every 10 minutes Monday – Friday, every 15 minutes on Saturdays and every 30 miniutes on public holidays.  It’s approximately a 2.3 mile journey to the University. For the full timetable visit the Uno Bus pages.

Claret Car Park and Saints Car Park
Edgar Mobbs Way

Travelling by train

Northampton Railway Station is one hour by train from both London Euston and Birmingham New Street.  The number 18 bus connects the train station to campus.

Travelling by bus or coach

National Express and other coach services operate from Victoria Street (please check with your operator to confirm) which is located directly beside the Upper Mounts car park in the town centre. Local buses operate from Northgate Bus Station, just off the Market Square in the town centre.

Travelling on foot

You can walk to campus via our footbridge which connects with Becket’s Park. Its a 5 – 10 minutes walk from the town centre.

Travelling by bike

Cycle storage is available on site and we’ve got cycle hire scheme hubs across all our sites, or close to, where you can rent a bike by the hour for your journey. Members of Cycle CoNNect get the first 30 minutes free meaning you could easily cycle between the Rail Station and Waterside, for example, at no charge. Annual membership is just £3. In fact you can travel between virtually all of our sites in less than 30 minutes.

Travelling by taxi

Please ask your taxi driver to drop you off at Waterside Campus.  Taxi ranks are available at both the east and west side of campus.

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University Drive

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Innovation Centre

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.

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.

Innovation Centre
Green Street
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St Georges Avenue

St George’s Avenue is linked via our Uno Bus network. Spaces are available at Waterside Campus for blue badge holders. If you require an accessible car parking space please contact your University host to book a space for you.

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Bassett Lowke Halls
St Georges Avenue
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Boughton Green Road Halls

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Boughton Green Road Halls
Boughton Green Road
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Located just north of Northampton town centre, Boughton Green Halls  are easy to access by public and sustainable transport.  There is a dedicated Uno Bus service which connects the site.


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