Wednesday 7 September 2011
Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Petford commented:
“These are two categories that we are proud to have been nominated for, especially as Most Improved Student Experience has been voted for by our students. We are working hard to improve our student experience through investment in our estate and teaching and learning facilities. We were also proud to receive the accolade ofThe Guardian’s no.1 university in the UK for ‘value added’ in their recent league tables.
“Our nomination for entrepreneurship reflects our work with local business, but in particular our social enterprise agenda.
“From 2011/12, all students at The University of Northampton have a unique offer to, as part of their degree course, work in a social enterprise. This could be in one that we already have set up, one that we support them set up or one already operating in the local community. By 2015, we want to be the top university in the UK for social enterprise and we’re already on our way there with the recent ‘Outstanding HEI Supporting Social Entrepreneurship’ award from UnLtd/HEFCE.”
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 24 November 2011 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.