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Welcome and Arrival 2020

Our welcome and arrival take place from Wednesday 16 September to Monday 21 September 2020 and it is the time when new undergraduate and postgraduate students enrol at the University. We will invite you to book an enrolment slot as follows:

  • Halls students will be invited to enrol and move into halls by our accommodation team. We will email you with information on how to book an enrolment slot through the accommodation portal
  • Non-Halls students can enrol between 16-21 September. We will email you information on how to book an enrolment slot via our online booking form (opens 24 August 2020)

Enrolment and Travel Arrangements

Our face to face enrolment sessions take place in the Learning Hub, Waterside Campus. For more information on the enrolment process please visit our enrolment page or read the enrolment email which we will send to you at the end of August. The below provides an overview of the enrolment dates and travel arrangements.

Early Enrolments

If your programme has an enrolment date between 02 September to 14 September you are permitted to park in car park 4 (NN4 8RP) to attend your enrolment session. The cost for the parking will be £1 for 3 hours, payable at onsite ticket machines. Please email parking@northampton.ac.uk with the following details to arrange your parking:

  • Name
  • Vehicle registration
  • Date and time of enrolment
  • Programme name
  • Contact number

Halls Students

  • Date: Wednesday 16 September to Monday 21 September

Travel Arrangements:

  • Waterside Student Village: Car Park 4 from New South Bridge Road to enrol.
  • St Johns: St Johns multi-storey and walk to Waterside to enrol and then back to St John’s to unload. Note: NBC parking rates apply.
  • Scholars Green Village: Car Park 4 from New South Bridge Road to enrol before driving to Scholars Green Student Village to unload.

Non-Halls Students

  • Date: Wednesday 16 September to Friday 18 September

Travel Arrangements: Park and Ride, public transport and local car parks

  • Date: Saturday 19 September and Sunday 20 September

Travel Arrangements: Car park 2 from Bedford Road, Park and Ride, public transport and local car parks

  • Date: Monday 21 September

Travel Arrangements: Park and Ride, public transport and local car parks

We recommend that you attend the above dates to enrol however if you cannot attend those dates then please view our enrolment page to view the dates and times of other enrolment sessions.

Additional Needs

If you have a disability, medical condition, injury or other additional need that affects your mobility or ability to queue or manage crowded spaces, please contact ASSIST who can support you with the enrolment process, including alternative accessible routes. Please email assist@northampton.ac.uk prior to arrival to discuss your needs or approach a member of ASSIST staff for assistance on the day.

Family and Friends

Due to the current Covid-19 situation only one additional person will be permitted to accompany students during arrival. Family and friends will not be allowed into the enrolment areas in the Learning Hub and only one other person can assist students with the moving of belongings into halls. If more than one person accompanies a student, they will need to remain outside of University buildings.

We apologise for the inconvenience this causes however we need to maintain social distancing and ensure the safety of students and staff.

Self-Isolation and Lockdown

If you are in self-isolation or are in lockdown then you must not attend a face to face enrolment session until this period has ended. We would still like you to engage with your studies and welcome and induction sessions therefore please complete pre-enrolment (including uploading of photographic identification) and then email enrolment@northampton.ac.uk to request that we process your enrolment remotely. Once you are able to attend the University (e.g. after your self-isolation has ended) then you must then attend a face-to-face enrolment session.

Unable to Travel the UK

If you are unable to travel to the UK due to Covid-19 then you will need to enrol remotely. Please complete pre-enrolment (including uploading of photographic identification) and then email enrolment@northampton.ac.uk to request that we process your enrolment remotely. Once you are able to attend the University (e.g. after your self-isolation has ended) then you must then attend a face-to-face enrolment session.

Covid-19 Guidance

Our campus is safe and secure in relation to Covid-19. This includes implementing campus flow strategies (e.g. entry and exit points), cleaning, sanitisation points, signage and screening. It is imperative that all students adhere to government guidance and university requirements should you be studying on campus, living in halls or attending campus:

  • Do not attend face-to-face enrolment sessions if you have symptoms or are self-isolating. Please ensure that you complete the pre-enrolment process and contact enrolment@northampton.ac.uk to advise that you need to enrol remotely so that we can confirm your enrolment. Please only attend a face-to-face session once your isolation has finished
  • If you are due to move into halls and have symptoms and/or are self-isolating then please contact the Accommodation Team to discuss your arrival options
  • Do not attend face-to-face teaching sessions if you have symptoms or are self-isolating. Please contact your programme leader to discuss how you can engage with your studies during this time
  • If you have moved into halls and have symptoms and/or are self-isolating then please contact the Residential Life team to discuss how we can support you during this period
  • If you have symptoms or are self-isolating then please do not attend campus (e.g. to attend the library, use facilities) until your self-isolation has finished.

Who to contact for help?

Please contact the following teams if you have any queries about arrival and enrolment then call 0300 303 2772 or email one of the teams below:

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