Studying With Us
The University of Northampton has an excellent range of supportive resources to aid students in all aspects of their studies in order to help them achieve their academic potential.
The University recognises that individuals will have different needs and offers a diverse range of personalised systems to help students achieve their aims.
Library and Learning Services (LLS) can provide help with various aspects of academic study. The library is open seven days, offering a range of timely and accessible learning support delivered online and face-to-face – embedded within courses or as personalised help.
The University’s Learning Development team offers one-to-one sessions, telephone or e-tutorials, drop in sessions, bespoke workshops for groups of students. Learning Development also provides study packs, Infographics, videos and rough guides on all academic skills including statistics, essay writing, critical analytical writing, dissertations and numeracy.
All of our resources are available through NILE – Blackboard Learn.
The Academic Librarians can help you locate and find academic resources for your assignments and study via drop-in sessions or appointments.
Customer Service Team
These are the front of house team, who can help you locate resources and use the library.
We appreciate that some students may find using library services overwhelming, particularly if they have a disability, medical condition, specific learning difference or are experiencing personal or mental health issues. Our staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. Their primary aim is to enable, support and enhance your use of the library and our range of resources, facilities and services so please ask if you need any help.
If you feel your needs are complex and you require more tailored support in order to make the best use of library services then please contact LLS.email@example.com.
The Skills Hub is where you can find a range of resources including guides, tutorials and videos to help you with your academic study. It’s open for students, staff and the community.
Northampton Electronic Search Online (NELSON) is a useful tool that you can use to search for e-books, books, journal articles and other resources that will help you with your assignments. You can access NELSON from any computer with an internet connection.
For an introduction on how to use NELSON, please watch this brief video.
Whether you’re living in halls or commuting, we want to help with your transition to university life. We provide Welcome Packs for each subject so that you can be introduced to your peers and academics, and get familiar with your learning spaces. We have a range of information and resources available to help you in your first few weeks with us, including an induction checklist and getting started guide.
Each student is assigned a Personal Tutor during their time at the University of Northampton, who can offer support and guidance on issues with mitigating circumstances, extensions and personal development planning. They will also available to talk to confidentially about any concerns you may have.
Your Personal Tutor will keep in touch throughout the year, but they are also available if you ever need to drop-in to speak with them or contact them via email.
Many of our courses allow for practical work-based learning opportunities while you study, providing you the chance to work and complete assignments alongside that relate to the work you have been doing.
Our brand new £330 million campus.
- Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
- Full range of integrated learning environments.
- 24/7 library and learning zone.
- Low environmental impact.