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Welcome and Induction Week – Friday 1 October

Updated 9.09.2021

Fri 1 October 2021

09:00 – 21:00

These events are for University of Northampton students only. Locations of the events are listed below.


Welcome to the University of Northampton!

During Welcome and Induction Week you’ll have the opportunity to settle into life at UON, make new friends and feel like a member of our community. As well as your academic introduction sessions taking place throughout the week you will also have the opportunity to attend events organised by our Student Support teams and find out how we can support you throughout your studies.

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Here are the events taking place on Friday 1 October 2021:

Don’t forget to enrol if you haven’t done so already! Our Enrolment team are running a session between 9.30am and 12pm in the Learning Hub on Thursday 30 September. Check out our Enrolment information pages for more details.

Drop In Vaccination Clinic

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Location: Learning Hub 013

Sign up: No need to book an appointment, just come along!

If you would like to receive a Covid-19 vaccination then please drop in to the vaccination clinic being ran during Welcome and Induction Week. Check out our Situations Updates page for more information on getting the vaccine.

Students Union Welcome Tent

Time: 10am – 6pm

Location: Delapre Place

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along!

Come along and meet your new Students Union! The SU staff will be in the Welcome Tent from 10am – 6pm to chat to. If you’ve already purchased your Welcome Week Wristband then you can collect it from the Welcome Tent. You can find more information about your Welcome Week Wristband and what the SU are up to during the week on the Students Union website.

Induction Investigation

Time: Anytime – this is virtual experience that you can do in your own time or you’ll be doing as part of your academic induction

Location: Learning Hub or online

Sign up: Details on how to join can be found below!

Our Library and Learning Services teams (LLS) have put together an online ‘escape room’ which will help you get to know the Learning Hub and the services that the teams can offer you.  You will either come along to the Learning Hub with your course (check your timetable for details) or you can take part in the activities online in your own time. LLS staff will also be around on the upper floors of the Learning Hub to answer your questions.

Campus Security and Safety Team Drop-In

Time: 9.30am – 12pm

Location: Learning Hub Ground Floor

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along!

You can drop in with our Campus Security and Safety team between 9.30am and 12pm to ask any questions you might have about the security and safety on campus and around the town. A PCSO will be there too and offering a “Bike Mark” to individuals bicycles and place them on the Police database should they go missing.

Meet the Teams: Residential Life, International Student Support and Financial Guidance

Time: 9.30am – 12pm

Location: Learning Hub Ground Floor

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along!

Drop in with staff from our Residential Life and International Student Support teams and get your questions answered. Our Residential Life team provides support to students living in university halls of residence, dealing with every element of student life on campus and in your accommodation. The International Student Support team are available to support and guide International students through their studies at university. Our Financial Guidance team can guide you through any questions you might have around the finances for your studies.

Fish & Chips with Changemaker

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Location: The Market

Sign up: You’ll need to sign up for this event. 100 spaces available.

Spend time with our Changemaker Team and get to know others whilst enjoying FREE fish and chips. An event not to be missed! (Vegan options are available).

Northampton Town Tour

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Location: Starting at the Visitor Centre

Sign up: You’ll need to sign up for this event

Our International Student Support team are taking you on a guided tour around Northampton Town Centre. Join the team as they show you the sites of Northampton, including our Students Union building, Element.

Best of British Quiz (for International students) – Virtual Event

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Location: This event is being held virtually

Sign up: You’ll need to sign up to attend this event

Join our International Student Support team for a ‘Best of British’ quiz! This event will be held online.

Campus Festival

Time: 2pm to late

Location: Across Waterside Campus

Come along to the campus festival to enjoy a variety of activities, games, performances and food and drink stalls!


Need help getting around campus? Here is a campus map to help guide you around.