We work together with a number of global academic partners to widen access to higher education and enhance the learning experience that our students receive. The processes that underpin these activities have been designed against the Quality code for Higher Education.

The University of Northampton’s (UON) Academic Partnerships Office (APO) oversees the development and operation of academic partnerships with a number of local, national and global higher education (HE) partners. UON seeks to ensure that the high-quality teaching and learning experience that students receive on campus is comparable to that available at our collaborative partners.

As the only university in the county, UON seeks to maintain strong relationships with the providers of HE in Northamptonshire, neighbouring counties and London, including FE colleges, hospitals and private providers. Within Europe the APO has established collaborative partnerships in countries including Finland, Greece, Poland, Spain, Netherlands and Ireland. This collaborative work also has a worldwide reach and the APO has developed successful partnerships in China, Hong Kong, Nepal, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, and Sri Lanka.

APO staff work closely with staff in partner institutions to ensure the smooth running and scheduling of programmes, including staff visits for teaching and training. To see a full list of UON’s collaborative partners please click on the links below for either UK or Transnational Education (TNE) partnerships.

The APO is always open to enquiries from potential new collaborative partners. Collaboration with UON is possible via a range of delivery arrangements across a wide range of subject areas.


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University Technical College (UTCs)

The University of Northampton is proud to co-sponsor Silverstone University Technical College (UTC). UTCs are a new concept in education and are designed to offer 14-19 year olds an opportunity to take full time, technically oriented courses.

Silverstone UTCs was opened in September 2013 and offers technical specialisms in high performance engineering and events management. The UTC was opened in a brand new building at the world famous Silverstone racing circuit. For more information please visit the Silver​stone UTC website.

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