Social Life

A huge part of coming to university is the social life. You’ve got the opportunity to make new friends, enjoy hobbies old and new, and sample everything the local area has to offer.

As well as the on-campus social life, you can get to just about everything in Northampton town centre on foot from Waterside – whatever you fancy is right on your doorstep.

You’ll find independent gig venues, theatres, cinemas, bars, shops, and cafes that you won’t find anywhere else – all sat alongside staple high-street brands. There are also numerous sport venues and teams, and a variety of museums and historical sites across the county. Northampton has something for everyone, so your university town will become your second home.

As well as all the fun things, we also provide a supportive environment for you, so that your life at university is as smooth as possible. We understand that for a lot of people, coming to university is a massive step and we’re here to help, whatever you may need.