For Students

The Changemaker Hub provides employability services to all confirmed applicant offer holders, students and alumni. As well as drop-ins, and providing sessions to students within teaching, there is a wealth of online information through the Changemaker Hub portal.

In terms of WBL, students are initially directed here to discuss skills, and help with finding organisations that advertise both paid and unpaid opportunities that may prove to be a suitable WBL provider.

Once students have a confirmed WBL, then the Office of Placements and Work-based learning is their central service for any issues that arise when the placement starts. This office sets up the attendance monitoring and provides sessions and guidance to students and academic teams. This team also ensures that Student Finance, and the International Support team are aware of the WBL.

Students makes contact with the Office of Placements and Work-based learning via MyPad or calling 01604 893781.

Both teams run networking events and employability fayres jointly, bringing organisations onto campus.

For academic teams

The Changemaker Hub provide briefing and information to academic teams and students via teaching sessions and online. They have offices at both Park and Avenue campuses. Please contact the Changemaker Hub via changemakerhub@northampton.ac.uk or by calling 01604 892727

The Office of Placements and Work-based learning provide academic teams with the admin support required to undertake WBL. Academic teams can also call us on 01604 893781 or by emailing placements@northampton.ac.uk. We are based in Newton, but we can arrange a time to meet at either Avenue or Park.

For Organisations and Providers

Both Changemaker Hub and the Office of Placements and Work-based learning work with organisations, running networking events and fayres to provide opportunities for organisations , academic teams and students to meet. Opportunities, both paid and unpaid, are advertised via social media channels, as well as directly to students via course teams and NILE.

In addition, the Office of Placements and Work-based learning can be the link with providers, sharing information and an initial contact point for all things WBL.