International Orientation Programme


The International Orientation Programme is the perfect way to introduce you to life in Northampton and the UK. Your welcome and induction to the University of Northampton is an essential part of your student journey. It is our chance to introduce you to the University community, get to know you and get your studies off to the best possible start.

The International Student Support Services team have put together these Orientation pages with the needs of International and EU students in mind. We hope that through a series of face to face, online and virtual events and activities that they will help you to get your studies off to the best possible start.

We have a pre-arrival social event which will be a great opportunity for you meet new people and make some new friends before you arrive to campus as well as an extensive range of social activities, presentations, workshops taking place and we encourage you to take advantage of everything that is offered.

Many of the sessions have been made available online, so you can join the sessions whether you are in the UK or your home country. All you need to do is book online.

The International Orientation Programme will be released shortly so please keep checking here.

Orientation Timetable and Booking

In addition to the live sessions, we do also recommend that you watch the pre-recorded introductory videos from teams across the University. To help you get familiar with the services that the International Student Support Team offers, we have created a self-learning programme for new international and EU students. The programme takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. We recommend that you complete the programme in your own time during the International Orientation Week.

As well as the social orientation activities, please make sure you engage with your course welcome pack. This will provide you with lots of essential information about starting your studies including a welcome from your programme team, details of your academic contact (programme leader), and useful lists and resources.

We do hope you enjoy your first few weeks with us and we hope the international orientation programme gives you the best start to your time with us.

We can’t wait to meet you soon!

Contact us

If you have any queries about the International Orientation Programme then please contact International Student Support Services for further information by email

Welcome Packs

Your guide to starting your course

Pre-arrival Networking Events

Before you arrive

Academic Support

Academic support during your studies

Work and Employability

Earning while you work

Social Life

Societies and life on campus

Health and Wellbeing

Supporting you at UON

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