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Information to help you learn about the University of Northampton.

  • Why do I need to think about my academic skills?

    Good academic skills are important for your academic journey and we are here to support you. Your personal tutor will be with you every step of the way alongside other teams. Learning Development, ASSIST, Changemaker and our Mental Health teams will be here to ensure you reach your potential. A lot of work goes on in the classroom but you are also expected to work independently. Our teams will ensure that you are equipped to do this. A good starting point is the Skills Hub.

  • Is there help if money is an issue?

    There are a range of financial support options you may be able to access. Now is a good time to see if we can help.

  • What is Changemaker at the University of Northampton?

    We are the only Changemaker Campus in England. Studying with us will give you opportunities to develop Changemaker skills and values, enabling you to create positive social impact locally, nationally and globally.

  • Find out more about our courses

    At UON we offer courses across a variety of different areas. Each course has a dedicated page, where you can find entry requirements, module details, educational trips and visits and more. Find information on Joint Honours courses, how they work and what combinations are available.

  • Higher and Degree Apprenticeships – earn whilst you learn.

    Our Higher and Degree apprenticeships will enable you to study for a higher-level qualification and gain professional recognition, all whilst earning a full-time salary gaining invaluable workplace experience. Take a look at the Higher and Degree apprenticeship programmes that we currently offer.

    How it works?

    You will need to be employed a minimum of 30 hours per week and would need to be put forward for the apprenticeship by your employer. If you are not employed, you can search for suitable apprenticeship opportunities.

    If you have any questions, please email us on apprenticeships@northampton.ac.uk and we’d be happy to help you.

  • UON’s award winning employability service

    You will have access to a unique employability offer designed to ensure you will stand out from the crowd after graduation. Through the Changemaker Hub you will have the opportunity to explore social innovation, develop new ideas, gain valuable work experience, meet employers, explore the changing world of work and prepare yourself for life after university.

  • How you can find out more about the University of Northampton

    Open Days are one of the best ways you can find out more about the university. On the day you’ll be able to find out more about the subjects you’re interested in, visit accommodation and go on a campus tour where your guide will be one of our current students.

    Register for an Open Day.

  • Visit the UCAS website for all the advice and help you may need to make an application to Higher Education. The University of Northampton’s institutional number for your application is N38.

  • Supporting you to have a great experience in our halls of residence.

    Our Residential Life Team are here to help you at any time during your stay in our halls of residence. Whether you have a question, need advice or have a problem and don’t know who can help this is the team to speak to.

  • What is the promise and why do we offer it?

    The Northampton Employment Promise is our commitment to you that if you haven’t found full time employment 12 months after graduating, you will be provided with a short-term paid internship or supported into further study. Our employment offer is in place to give you the best chance of finding graduate employment, but we accept life doesn’t always go to plan and our promise is here to provide an extra level of support.

  • Help for you if you are a carer.

    Returning to study can be a worry if you have additional responsibilities but the following schemes are available to help you.

  • What is the University of Northampton Students’ Union?

    The Northampton Students’ Union is a charity, completely independent from the University. Led by students, backed by volunteers and staff, we seek to ensure that your time at UON is rewarding, fulfilling and memorable. As a member, you are entitled to all of our services, free unlimited membership to sports and societies, advice and representation, our retail outlets and our nightclub, The Platform. Whatever your interest, time commitment or background, it couldn’t be easier to get involved in an activity at the SU – we have something for everyone

    Visit the SU website

  • Fees and finance – your questions answered

  • Help for those times when you need it.

    Your mental health and physical wellbeing is as important to us as it to you. The following services are available to you during your entire time at the university if you ever need them.

  • If you are struggling to think about how to start or end your personal statement look no further. The UCAS website has all the answers and advice for you to write a stand out personal statement.

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