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Open Day Experience – Study with us at UON

Your University experience is important to us.

Whilst you queue to view the show flat, we have highlighted key information to help you feel supported and make adjusting to university life as easy as possible.


Students have a range of accommodation types to choose from here at UON. With our Waterside Halls based on campus, St John Halls located in the town centre, and Scholars Green Student Village 15 – 20 minutes drive away, there’s something for everyone.


Travel and parking

Bus and Train services

  • Our Uno bus service has fares subsided Monday – Friday, so journeys in town cost 50p and anything outside of this is £1
  • We are about a 15 minute walk away from Northampton train station

Waterside campus, Development Hub, and Scholars Green student parking

  • Parking permits are required to park at each site and must be applied for termly
  • Sixfields Park and Ride is free to park with a £1 daily return fare, open Monday – Friday
  • Waterside Car Park 1 is open to all students in the evenings and weekends (pay when you arrive at the machine/RingGo app)
  • Students with a Blue Badge can park at the University but must apply for a parking permit
  • Scholars Green Student Village residents get an Uno bus pass to Waterside campus included

Why UON?

Active blended learning

Students are taught in small groups and through close interaction between staff and peers.


If you complete your HND or achieve a 2:2 degree or above and complete either the Employability Plus Gold Award or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t found full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three to six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.


Student support

Personal Tutor

At the start of the year you will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide you with academic and personal support.

Mental health and counselling

Our professionally trained Mental Health Advisers and Counsellors provide students with free confidential support.

Financial Guidance

The Financial Guidance team are available to help if you have any questions about the type of funding available to you, having difficulty managing your money, or have any financial concerns.


Students’ Union

Sports Clubs and Societies

  • Students automatically become members of the SU when they join and what’s even better, it’s free!
  • Students can join as many sports clubs and societies as they like with over 60 affiliated sports to choose from
  • Can’t find a club that’s right for you? The SU can help you set up your own


Our award-winning nightclub, Element, is only a 15 minute walk away from Waterside Campus.


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