The Changemaker Hub

A Changemaker Campus

The University of Northampton is a designated global Changemaker Campus, one of only 50 in the world, we believe anyone can make a unique contribution to creating a better world, transforming lives, and inspiring change. UON creates a positive social impact in society through the Changemaker Commitments.

Changemakers of the future

Being a Changemaker means ‘taking action to solve a social problem’, and our students and staff are:

  • Driven by a passion and a genuine goal of making the world a better place.
  • People who act and won’t take ‘No’ for an answer, resilient, and persistent in the face of challenges
  • Innovative, resourceful, and open to new ideas, they have the courage to see things differently and be a positive disruptor.

The Changemaker Hub is unique to UON, our specialist teams provide students, staff, and the local community the support they need to fulfil their ambitions to change the world. Whether that’s the sparking of a global movement, raising awareness of a social injustice, starting your own social enterprise or business, developing your employability skills, or expanding your existing business, UON is the place for you.

Ready to become a Changemaker? Meet the teams below or if you want to work with us, have an idea you want to develop, looking for volunteers, or just want to find out more please email

Changemaker Incubator

Changemaker services

Careers and Employability

Support for students

Business Support Team

Business services

Schools and Colleges

Liaison and Engagement


Student jobs

Changemaker Student Stories

Real student experiences

Changemaker Awards

We celebrate the innovative and impactful achievements of staff, students and the community, at our yearly awards ceremony.