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Welcome and Induction Week – Monday 27 September

Updated 9.09.2021

Mon 27 September 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 Monday 27 September 2021:

Don’t forget to enrol if you haven’t done so already! Our Enrolment team are running a session between 9.30am and 4pm in the Learning Hub on Monday 27 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.

Welcome Team

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Location: Outside the Learning Hub

Welcome to the University! Our Welcome Team are here to help you on your first day.

Students Union Welcome Tent

Time: 10am – 6pm

Location: Engine Shed Lawn

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.

Live Donut Making

Time: 8am – 4pm

Location: The Market

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

Visit The Market on the ground floor of the Learning Hub to grab a donut!

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 and SafeZone 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. On Monday, Andy from SafeZone will be joining the Campus Security and Safety team and will be telling you all about the new SafeZone App that is being launch to support the safety of student and staff on campus.

Welcome to the UK (for International students) – Virtual Event

Time: 11am – 12pm

Location: This event is being held virtually

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

Join our International Student Services team as they welcome our new International students to the UK. Come along to this event and ask our team any questions you may have about arriving to the UK and starting your studies with us.

Union Day 1

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Location: Engine Shed inside and outside

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

Union Days are the best way to find out about all the different sport clubs and societies that are available at the Students Union. You can meet current students are part of the sports clubs and societies and sign up for anything you might be interested in. You don’t have to sign up for this event, just come along with your friends between 12pm – 5pm.

Changemaker Team Games Expo

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Location: Changemaker Hub First Floor Atrium

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

Join the Changemaker Team for a Games Expo in the Creative Hub. Come along if you want to get the fastest lap on the massive Scalextric track, play a round at the casino table or play against others on fun consul games for prizes! Just turn up and accept the challenge!

Northampton Town Tour

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Location: Starting the Visitor Centre

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

Our International Student Services 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.

Sabbatical BBQ and Live Music Covers by Scott Walkers

Time: 7.30pm – 10pm

Location: Waterside Bar and Restaurant

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along. If you have an SU Wristband you will eat for free!

Come along with your friends to a night of live music, BBQ food and 2-4-1 drinks and meet your new SU Sabbatical Officers at our Waterside Bar and Restaurant. This is a great way to meet them and ask them any questions you may have about life at UON and getting involved with the SU! There is no need to book, just come along with your new friends.

Afro-Caribbean Society Welcome Event

Time: 7pm – late

Location: Basement at Element, Town Centre

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along with your SU Wristband!

Head to Element for a welcome event from our Afro-Caribbean Society.

Club Night – Mix It Up Monday – UV Party

Time: 9pm – late

Location: Element, Town Centre

Sign up: No need to sign up for this event, just come along with your SU Wristband!

Head out for your first club night, a UV party, hosted by the Students Union at our nightclub in town, Element.


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