Benefits of studying with us

We offer our students the most comprehensive student support package in the UK. We want you to concentrate on achieving your full potential and making the most of your time at university. That’s why we offer our students the following benefits included within tuition fees.

During your degree

Example laptop that our students will receive

Every full-time BA, BSc, BEng, LLB, HND, FdA or FdSc student starting the first year of their degree with us in September 2019 will receive a HP laptop* to keep at no additional cost. Alternatively, instead of a laptop, you can opt for a discount on accommodation costs (if you stay in our halls of residence) or weekly credit to spend on campus, including materials, catering and more. Eligible students with a household income of below £25,000* will receive a bursary of £500 in each subsequent year of study.

Microsoft Office and Windows 10

Every student receives a subscription to Microsoft Office 2016 for the duration of their studies. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programmes so that you will have everything that you need to be able to get the most from your course.

Our students also benefit with the option to upgrade their computers to Windows 10.

Lynda.com training resources

Students have free access to Lynda.com, a huge library of high-quality online video tutorials supporting study skills, digital skills, business skills, employability skills and lots more. The tutorials are subtitled and include exercise files. On-screen controls mean you decide the pace of your learning, plus you can view content on any device either via your browser or by downloading the app. Please see our Lynda.com page for guidance and to log in.

Access to the Library and Printing Allowances

In addition to this, all of your essential course reading will be available from the University’s Library, so there’s no need to purchase text books before you arrive, unless you wish to do so. Every student receives access to SPSS software for analysing and interpreting data. You will receive credit to put toward your printing costs. All students will receive a discount on all purchases from the University’s Art Shop too.

Leisure

All of our Sports Clubs, offered via the Northampton Students’ Union, are free. There’s no cost to join, train or play any of the sports available at the University. As an added bonus, any kit that you may require is also supplied by the Students’ Union, free of charge. For more information about the Sports Clubs that we have at UoN, please visit the Students’ Union website.

We also offer free Societies via the Northampton Students’ Union. There’s no cost to join or start a Society at Northampton. Societies are a great way to make friends and find a new hobby or interest, visit the Students’ Union website to see if there is a society that interests you.

You will also receive an exclusive student discount at multiple gym locations across Northampton, including fitness classes and use of a swimming pool.

Students in the American Football team

Support

We offer you support at every step of your University journey, our staff are dedicated to supporting you throughout your studies. We have staff in Student Services, Accommodation, Learning Development, the Library, Residential Life, Changemaker Hub and IT working to provide you with all the support, advice and resources you need to succeed in your studies.

You will also have access to our award winning Skills Hub and virtual learning environment, which will provide you with tools to develop your academic skills and access course materials.

Employability

Employability is not just about getting a job, it’s about ongoing success for now and in the future whatever career a student chooses.

The University of Northampton is committed to developing knowledgeable graduates, who are socially responsible, digitally proficient and highly employable global citizens – the Changemakers of the future.
We have built on our global reputation as a leader in social innovation to create a unique employability offer, embedded into the curriculum and supported by the Changemaker Hub, we believe our offer will ensure that graduates of the University of Northampton develop the skills and values needed for ongoing success.

The benefits that you will get from studying with us continue even when you’ve graduated from your course. Check out our Alumni Benefits pages for more details.

The terms and conditions of the benefits that we offer are available for you to download.

* T&Cs apply

** T&Cs and fair use policy apply

* Student Finance England’s assessment of the student’s household income is used to determine eligibility for the University of Northampton bursary.

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