History of the University of Northampton
Education 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.
Northampton Technical College was established.
St George’s Avenue building was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York.
The School of Art opened.
Margaret Thatcher opened the College of Education at Park Campus.
Nene College was formed from the amalgamation of the College of Education, College of Technology and College of Art.
The Leatherseller’s College in London was integrated into Nene College.
Nene College transferred its further education provision to further education colleges in Northamptonshire and focused on higher education.
Nene College incorporated St Andrew’s School of Occupational Therapy and was granted undergraduate degree awarding powers.
Sir Gordon Roberts College of Nursing and Midwifery was also incorporated into Nene College.
Nene College became University College Northampton.
The University of Northampton was established, having been awarded full university status and research degree awarding powers.
The University of Northampton opens Waterside campus.
Our new £330 million campus.
- Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
- Full range of integrated learning environments.
- 24/7 library and learning zone.
- Low environmental impact.