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Education and Engagement for Sustainable Development

Students

Students living in halls are scored termly via an environmental scorecard by the Safety, Health & Environment team and if successful with full marks they receive goodies such as fairtrade chocolate.

Our environmental student’s most up to date sustainable projects around the campus can be found on twitter.

Staff

Cycle to Work Scheme

The University deliver the Government Cycle to Work scheme, allowing staff to purchase a bike via monthly salary sacrifice payments, tax free. The University’s provider is Cycle Solutions. Staff can browse their products and make a purchase via their website or from a list of approved local suppliers (independent stores in Northampton). Cycle Solutions will then verify you with HR and send you the necessary contract to sign. The bike and any accessories are then delivered to you and salary sacrifice payments commence in your next payroll.

The agreement is a lease scheme but allows you to purchase the bike at the end of the term for a small fee. Cycle Solutions can provide you with further information once you have selected your purchase and before you sign the contract.

The scheme is open to the University of Northampton employees and employees of University of Northampton Enterprises Ltd (UNEL).

Please note you must visit the University’s dedicated Cycle Solutions web page: https://www.cyclesolutions. co.uk/northampton

Benefits of the scheme

The main benefits of joining this scheme are:

  • A 10% discount from the retail price of most bicycles and safety equipment
  • Additional income tax and National Insurance savings can lead to savings of up to 42% off the shop floor price of the bike and accessories
    choose from the widest range of bicycles available in the UK
  • Cycle Solutions will provide an 18-month warranty (instead of the usual 12-month cover)
  • Spread the cost of your bike and accessories
  • No finance charges
  • Enjoy the health benefits of a more active lifestyle
  • Make your salary go further each month

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Our brand new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

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