History of the University of Northampton

University of Northampton's shieldEducation has an extensive history in Northampton dating back to the 13th century whilst the University of Northampton has evolved from the beginning of the 20th century.

1924

Northampton Technical College was established.

1932

St George’s Avenue building was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York.

1937

The School of Art opened.

1972

Margaret Thatcher opened the College of Education at Park Campus.

1975

Nene College was formed from the amalgamation of the College of Education, College of Technology and College of Art.​

1978​

The Leatherseller’s College in London was integrated into Nene College.

1992

Nene College transferred its further education provision to further education colleges in Northamptonshire and focused on higher education.

1993

Nene College incorporated St Andrew’s School of Occupational Therapy and was granted undergraduate degree awarding powers.

1997

Sir Gordon Roberts College of Nursing and Midwifery was also incorporated into Nene College.

1999

Nene College became University College Northampton.

2005

The University of Northampton was established, having been awarded full university status and research degree awarding powers.

2018

The University of Northampton opens Waterside campus.

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