University of Northampton International College gears up for students

News Page 29th January 2016

University of Northampton International College (UNIC) will begin operations at the University of Northampton’s Park Campus today, ahead of welcoming students to campus in September.

UNIC ‐ run by leading global education provider Navitas ‐ is an Associate College of the University of Northampton and plans to offer foundation, first year and pre‐master’s programmes in a range of areas, including business, law, engineering, leather technology, science and health.

Navitas UK’s Executive General Manager, Paul Lovegrove, said it was exciting to start the recruitment process and that he looks forward to welcoming students to Northampton later in the year. “We were delighted to partner with the University of Northampton to bring a pathway college to the region and we look forward to working closely with the University to enhance the diversity of the campus by bringing qualified and eligible international students to the College.” he said.

Students who successfully complete the Navitas pathway programme will be eligible to continue their studies in undergraduate or postgraduate courses at the University of Northampton.

The University of Northampton has a long history of educational excellence and was formed following the amalgamation of a number of technical colleges founded between 1924 and 1999. It was formally established as a University in 2005 and has boasted an outstanding 96 per cent graduate employment rate for the past three years. It is also officially recognised as being at the leading edge of innovation in Higher Education and is the UK’s first and only Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, providing students with a unique opportunity to develop invaluable social enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.

Dr Ian Brooks, Executive Dean at Northampton Business School at the University of Northampton, commented: “Bringing Navitas, a high quality and well established provider, on board will further advance the University of Northampton’s international development and global reach. Navitas has a world‐wide presence enabling our new strategic alliance to fulfil the University’s mission to ‘transform lives and inspire change’, through high quality, student focused, relevant education.”

Navitas is a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services through three major Divisions to students and professionals including university programmes, creative media education, professional education, English language training and settlement services. Navitas is a S&P/ASX100 company.

Further details about Navitas are available at

Photo: Marcus Allen, Director of Corporate Services at Navitas, Dr Ian Brooks, Executive Dean, Northampton Business School and Dr Libby Pearson, Director of Student Experience and Academic Quality at Navitas. ​​​​

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