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Welcome and Induction

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  • What support will I have access to at UON?

    During your time at UON, you will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is there to support you with all aspects of your time at University. They will arrange regular meetings with you, either on an individual basis or in groups, but you can also contact them if you need someone to talk to. They will also be able to help you navigate the different sources of help and support within the University and help to ensure that you are keeping on track with your studies.

  • Academic Skills help? Come and see us.

    You will be taught by your Learning Development tutor and Academic Librarian within your course workshops. You may also need some extra help and advice. You could come along to a drop-in or book a 121 tutorial with a tutor or librarian for more in-depth support. See our website for more details on how to contact the teams and book tutorials.  Please see our website for drop-in times and how to book an appointment.

  • Campus Services here to support you

    ​A range of facilities are in place to help make your time with us as enjoyable and stress free as possible. Visit the Student Hub (student login required) to find information about getting your post, travel and transport, Library services and more.

  • Engage with the Changemaker Hub

    Now that you have enrolled visit the Changemaker Hub Portal where you can access all that the Changemaker Hub offers. This is also available as a free app so head to the Changemaker Hub Portal to download it today.

  • Enrolling onto your programme

    If you are an on campus student you need to attend a face-to-face enrolment session. This might mean you need to book onto a session or attend a programme specific enrolment session. Go to our enrolment pages for more information about enrolment including dates and what to bring

  • What online services and resources can you access by using your University account?

    This troubleshooting and signposting page is really useful to make sure you set up your account properly and also the webpage to go to first if you forget your log in details or need to reset your passwords.

  • Look after your health at University

    Our on campus surgery is here to provide you with the full range of GP services on your doorstep. This is one of the jobs you need to complete in welcome week or definitely by the end of your first week here.

    Once you have enrolled, you can access the campus services page of the Student Hub (student login required) for all the details about the Doctors surgery.

  • Your security and safety is really important to us

    We’ve worked really closely with Northamptonshire Police, County Council and Northampton Borough Council to get you home safely from the Town Centre to Waterside Campus. Download the map and stay safe.

    All students also have a lanyard to access university buildings and our on campus security team are high profile 24 hours a day.

  • There is a huge range of activities for first year students during Welcome and Induction Week, including subject week activities, Union day lead by the SU and Changemaker team activities.

    Watch Amber’s Freshers’ diary for a closer look at some of the activities.

  • Welcome to the Students’ Union! Always here to support you.

    Welcome to the University of Northampton Students’ Union. We are independent from the university, here to support you, offer advice and listen to your concerns, to ensure you have the best student experience. Have you met our student officers? They lead the SU and represent your views to the University. You can find them in the Engine Shed during welcome week. Join the SU community and get involved in our sports and societies, membership is completely free! Want to find out more? Take a look at our video.

  • Where are we?

    If you need a job to support you through university, we are here to help with work within the University and with external businesses across Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. We are based at the Platform in the centre of town @ NN1 1DJ. Visit our website.

  • How to get the best out of Welcome and Induction Week (WIW)

    Welcome and Induction Week (WIW) is a great opportunity for you to get to know lots of people who will be an important part of your time here. You will meet members of your academic course team, your Personal Tutor and fellow students on your course and in your Personal Tutor group. You will have time to find your explore campus and see all the great facilities we have on offer, as well as learn about living in Northampton. Our teams will be on hand to meet with and answer any questions that you may have or to arrange additional support should you need it.

  • Your health and wellbeing matters

    At the University of Northampton you will have the best possible experience whilst studying with us and feel supported. We have a range of support services available (student login required) to you and a number of new virtual arrangements ranging from remote drop-ins, live chat and remote access support with a number of our teams. There is pretty much everything you could need.

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