At the University of Northampton social impact is our ultimate purpose. Creating confident, socially conscious graduates who are engaged with global challenges is a key feature of our education. All students at the University of Northampton have the opportunity to gain skills and experiences to develop as changemakers.

Being a changemaker is about doing the right things, in the right way, with the right people, for the right reasons. Approaching the world in this way is what we call having a social impact mindset; a way in which you can embody the essential attributes and values needed to be a forward-thinking graduate, capable of creating positive social, environmental and economic impact in your future.

Developing this social impact mindset is intrinsically linked to your personal and employability development and is relevant to any path you choose after graduation.

Working with the Changemaker Team to develop yourself offers you the opportunity to connect with other students and local, national, and global community partners. This includes opportunities to volunteer, complete social impact internships and design and deliver your own social impact projects. The Changemaker Team provide you with dedicated support, enabling you the best possible chance of realising your potential and understanding why this puts you in a unique position as a graduate.

Your route to access this development is through the Changemaker Certificate.

Changemaker Certificate

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