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Welcome Packs

June 2024 Welcome Packs.

Our welcome packs provide important information about your programme and starting your studies so that you can settle into University life during your first few weeks. Check the Welcome packs accordion for your specific welcome pack.

Packs include:

  • A welcome from your programme team
  • Information about welcome and induction week
  • Your academic contact (programme leader). You will also be issued a Personal Tutor once you commence your studies

They may also include reading lists and resources.

If you cannot currently see your welcome pack, please check back regularly for updates.

The purpose of these pages is to help you prepare for coming to study with us. We want to make sure that you are inspired, anchored, prepared, and enabled to succeed.

Supporting Your Success

Visit the University Supporting You webpages to find out more about all our teams. The core teams you should find out about include:

Make a note of those teams that you think will be particularly helpful. Discussing these with your Personal Tutor during your one-to-one meeting with them will help you make a good start to your academic year.

Support and Wellbeing

The Student Support and Advice Team offers friendly, professional and confidential advice and guidance during your studies.

If you are struggling on your course, have had a change of circumstances or you are experiencing life events that are affecting your ability to study, they support you and can be contacted via the Student Information Desk in the Learning Hub or by emailing: studentsupportofficers@northampton.ac.uk.

Students’ Union

The Students’ Union is a registered charity and based in The Engine Shed on the Waterside Campus. They are led by students, underpinned by volunteers and staff, seeking to ensure that your time at the university is the best it can possibly be; that it is rewarding, fulfilling, and memorable.

All students automatically become members of the Students’ Union for free, a vibrant diverse global community. As a member, you are entitled to all of their services and opportunities, including sports, societies, volunteering, welfare, advice, and support; representation, retail outlets, and student club nights.

Looking to volunteer?

The SU offers lots of volunteering opportunities for all student groups.

Nominate yourself to be a Course Representative who gather feedback from their cohort and meet with staff to discuss how to make the student experience even better.

Our course reps give you the chance to shape your own education, we also have free societies and sports to help you make friends and build a real community here at the University of Northampton.

To nominate yourself to become a Course Rep please speak to your lecturer who can recruit you.

For more information about Welcome Events and the range of services we offer head to the SU website.

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