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New International Students FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to attend the Orientation Programme?

The aim of the Orientation Programme is to provide you with practical information about living and studying in the UK and in Northampton. It is organised to welcome you to the university, meet new people and settle into your new surroundings. Each year we welcome students from all over the world and even if this is your first time in the UK, we hope that the University of Northampton will feel more like home.

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Why do I need to update University about my arrival?

As we are unable to provide a Meet and Greet service in the current circumstances, you must provide information to about your arrival to the UK in order for us to ensure that you have all of the information that you need. This also allows us to prepare for your arrival, provide you with our emergency contact details, as well to ensure that you are able to collect your halls of residence keys (if applicable).

Can I work during my studies?

Student Visa students

As a Student Visa Student studying in the UK, your visa will state whether you are allowed to work and the number of hours you are permitted to work. It is very important that you do not exceed the working hours on your visa as this will result in you breaching your visa conditions.

  • Pre-sessional English and Foundation programmes – up to 10 hours
  • Undergraduate students – up to 20 hours
  • Postgraduate students – up to 20 hours
  • PhD students – up to 20 hours

Please note that students are permitted to work full-time during vacation.

Do you offer English language support for international students?

The Faculty of Business and Law offers workshops and one-to-one tutorial sessions that focus on English grammar. The workshops are offered to all students and will help you to improve your use of language in your written work.

What is the weather like in Northampton?

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