Information for Parents and Guardians
Student experience is core to what we do. Providing a personalised learning experience for our students, our academic teaching brings real world experiences and insights to student learning, resulting in 95% of our graduates being in work or study within six months of graduating, for five years running. That’s why the government have awarded us Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
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Applying to university
The majority of undergraduate degrees in the UK are applied for through UCAS. Applications are online and made up of various steps; it is also useful to know what happens once an application has been submitted and the key deadlines. Visit the UCAS Parents and Guardians page for more information.
How can you help?
Progression into Higher Education is an exciting time, but the breadth of information available can be overwhelming; we have created a useful Glossary of academic terms for your reference.
- We would encourage research into courses and universities, the earlier the better.
- Courses can vary between universities so make sure the course is explored in detail, with consideration given to assessment methods and modules.
Get some extra information on how you can help by visiting the Which? web page.
See our fees and funding page to get all the facts on finance for university. You may also find it useful to visit the Student Finance England web page for extra information about applying for loans and bursaries.
Part time work
Our Changemaker Hub is available to students throughout their degree to make it easier for them to find a job when they graduate. We also have an employment agency on campus, specifically for students. Unitemps advertise a variety of roles including the opportunity to work as a student ambassador, representing the University at various events.
Scholarships and Bursaries
To provide further financial support, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including a High Achievers Scholarship for A Level, BTEC and Access students.
We have a range of rooms to suit any preference or budget, and we also work in partnership with national bodies to ensure students find only the best private sector housing. Find out more on our Accommodation page.
Safety and Wellbeing
Our student’s safety and wellbeing is paramount. We have many support teams including 24-hour security, the Residential Life team and Counselling and Mental Health team. See our student support page for more details.
Our Learning Development Team are available to help students with their academic studies whether it’s help on how to structure an essay or revision skills.
Our Student’s Union is run and led by students. All students automatically become members and as well as providing academic representation for all students, Northampton is one of only two Students’ Unions in England to provide free sports and societies.
Join us at an Open Day
We encourage parents and guardians to also attend an Open Day. They can be a real benefit to alleviate some of the concerns you may have about university. For more information take a look at our blog on getting the most out of university open days.
To explore the opportunities available at the University of Northampton; you can register for one of our upcoming Open Days.
Northampton and the surrounding county has lots to offer, from high energy sports to nationally acclaimed music venues and theatres. Northamptonshire has the perfect combination of bustling urban life and countryside.
For a real insight into life at Northampton, take a look at some of our blogs from staff and students.
Teachers and Advisers
Do you work in a school or college? Find out more on our Schools and Colleges page.
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