Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend, taking place from Saturday 21 to Monday 23 September is the time when new UK and EU (‘home’) 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 on a specific day. We will email you with information on how to book an enrolment slot through the accommodation portal.
  • Non-Halls Students can enrol on the 21-23 September. We will email you information on how to book an enrolment slot via our online booking form (opens on Friday 06 September).

Please read our Getting Started Guide which provides lots of useful information on enrolling and starting your studies with us.

Enrolment and Travel Arrangements

All students who are attending Welcome Weekend need to complete a face-to-face enrolment which takes place at our Waterside Campus. The below provides an overview of the enrolment approach, travel arrangements and enrolment slot booking process:

Saturday 21 September

Type of enrolment Travel arrangements Enrolment Slot Booking Process
Resident students moving into Waterside Student Village:

  • Charles Bradlaugh
  • Francis Crick
  • John Clare
  • Margaret Bondfield
Car park 4 from New South Bridge Road to enrol Accommodation Portal
Resident students moving into Boughton Green Road Student Village:

  • William Carey
Car parks 1 and 2 from Bedford Road to enrol before driving to Boughton Green Student Village to unload
Resident students moving into St John’s Halls Cores 1 and 2 St. John’s multi-storey, walk to Waterside to enrol and then back to St. John’s to unload. Note: NBC parking rates apply
Non-Halls Students Park and Ride, public transport and local car parks Online Booking Form

Sunday 22 September

Type of Enrolment/Students Travel Arrangements Enrolment Slot Booking Process
Resident students moving into Waterside Student Village Townhouses:

  • Locomotive Walk
  • Village Way
  • Park Avenue
Car park 4 from New South Bridge Road to enrol. Accommodation Portal
Resident students moving into Boughton Green Road Student Village:

  • Simon Senlis
  • Spencer Perceval
St. John’s multi-storey, walk to Waterside to enrol and then back to St. John’s to unload. Note: NBC parking rates apply.
St John’s Cores 3, 4 and 5 St. John’s multi-storey, walk to Waterside to enrol and then back to St. John’s to unload. Note: NBC parking rates apply.
Non-Halls Students Park and Ride, public transport and local car parks Online Booking Form

Monday 23 September

Type of Enrolment/Students Travel Arrangements Enrolment Slot Booking Process
Non-Halls Students Park and Ride, public transport and local car parks Online Booking Form

We recommend that you enrol on Welcome Weekend so that relevant staff are available support you. If you are unable to attend our enrolment sessions over Welcome Weekend, there will be additional enrolment sessions during 25-27 September. Please visit our enrolment page for details 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

You are welcome to bring family and friends with you to show them where you will be living and studying. However, due to the large numbers of students enrolling, family and friends will not be allowed into the enrolment areas in the Creative Hub. Family and Friends will be directed to the Learning Hub, Students Union, food outlets or to look around our Waterside campus

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