Welcome and Induction Week

Welcome to the University of Northampton

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to your studies at the University of Northampton.

What happens in the first week?

The first week of the semester is devoted to a range of activities that will help you to meet the rest of the students on your course, the people who will teach you and allow you to familiarise yourself with what you will be studying and the facilities you will use. Ultimately, we want you to feel confident about how you will learn.

Access your timetable and it will tell you where you need to be and at what time. There will also be plenty of other staff and student ambassadors around to make sure that you find your way to the right things.

Each student is allocated to a Personal Tutor (PT) and you will have an opportunity to meet with them during the first week soon after you start your studies. If you are a Joint Honours student, you will be in a tutor group with other students who share one of your subject areas. The PT meeting would be a good opportunity for you to discuss any questions you may have about personalised support if you haven’t already contacted those Student Support teams (see below) directly. Please know that you can also get in touch with your Personal Tutor directly should you need to. Your PT will tell you more about how to do this.

At the University of Northampton, our Personal Tutors meet regularly and frequently with their tutees, both in group and in 1-to-1 sessions. They will help you to reflect on how your studies are going and explore actions you can take to maximise your chances of success.

Meet the Teams

During your time at UON you’ll have access to all of our student support teams that can enhance your student experience both academically and practically. You can find all the specific information about how these teams can help you while you’re studying on the Student Hub.

You can find all their details on the Student Hub (student login required) too, along with in-depth information about how they can help you as an enrolled student at UON.

We hope that these events will help you to feel well-prepared to start your studies and introduce you to the University staff and teams that are here to help and support you along the way.

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