• June 2017 – awarded Gold by the government for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), praising the quality of our student experience.
  • June 2017 – awarded Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we put the interests of society above anything else.
  • April 2016 – University partnered with Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation to launch a new social enterprise, First for Wellbeing, an integrated health and wellbeing service considered to be the first of its kind.
  • December 2015 – The University released its first social impact report that showed it delivered over £800,000 worth of extra-curricular student volunteering to the local community.
  • October 2015 – Work commenced on the University’s £330m brand-new Waterside Campus
  • September 2015 – The University was shortlisted for the third year in a row in the ‘Business School of the Year’ category of the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.
  • August 2015 – The £8.5m University of Northampton Innovation Centre is officially opened becoming the flagship building for the Northampton Enterprise Zone.
  • November 2014 – Became the first University to have a £231.5 million bond guaranteed by HM Treasury for its brand-new £330m brand-new Waterside Campus
  • August 2014 – student satisfaction increases to 89% (National Student Survey 2014)
  • June 2014 – maintain top 50 UK university placing in the Guardian University Guide
  • February 2014 – Midlands Business Awards Most Enterprising University of the Year (winner)
  • January 2014 – The brand-new St John’s Hall of Residence was officially opened and was shortlisted in the Best Urban Regeneration Project category of the 2015 Brick Awards.
  • November 2013 – Times Higher Education Awards University of the Year (shortlisted) and Business School of the Year (shortlisted)
  • September 2013 – recognised as the highest climbing university in the Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2014
  • June 2013 – Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards Outstanding Leadership and Management Team (shortlisted)
  • June 2013 – recognised as a top 50 UK university and the highest climbing university in the Guardian University Guide 2014
  • April 2013 – recognised as the highest climbing university in the Complete University Guide 2014
  • February 2013 – Midlands Business Awards Most Enterprising University of the Year (winner)
  • February 2013 – awarded Changemaker Campus status by AshokaU and recognised as number one for social enterprise
  • November 2012 – Times Higher Education Awards Enterpreneurial University of the Year (shortlisted)
  • August 2012 – Recognised by HESA as number one for employability amongst full-status universities in England
  • February 2012 – Midlands Business Awards Most Enterprising University of the Year (winner)
  • November 2012 – Times Higher Education Awards Enterpreneurial University of the Year (shortlisted)
  • August 2012 – Recognised by HESA as number one for employability amongst full-status universities in England
  • February 2012 – Midlands Business Awards Most Enterprising University of the Year (winner)
  • November 2011 – Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards Outstanding International Strategy (shortlisted)
  • August 2012 – Recognised by HESA as number one for employability amongst full-status universities in England
  • February 2012 – Midlands Business Awards Most Enterprising University of the Year (winner)
  • November 2011 – Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards Outstanding International Strategy (shortlisted)
  • June 2011 – Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards Outstanding Finance Team (shortlisted)
  • June 2011 – Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards Research Management Team (winner)
  • June 2011 – HEFCE/UnLtd Champions of Change Recognition Awards Outstanding HEI Supporting Social Enterpreneurship (winner)
  • May 2011 – Guardian University Guide – recognised as number one for Value Added