The University of Northampton

Northampton, United Kingdom

No. Students: 10,645
Funding type: Public
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Awarded full university title and research degree awarding powers in 2005, The University of Northampton is a dynamic, modern university situated in the heart of England.

A medium-sized University with 10,000 students and two Northampton-based campuses, just 2.5 miles apart, we offer hundreds of courses to meet all needs and interests. From foundation and undergraduate level to postgraduate, professional and doctoral qualifications, you can study traditional arts, humanities and sciences subjects, as well as more modern subjects such as entrepreneurship, product design or advertising.

The only university in Northamptonshire, we provide a unique resource to this and surrounding counties, not only through the learning and skills development we can offer to individuals and employees, but also from the highly skilled graduate workforce, bespoke consultancy and research we can deliver. The largest regional trainer of future healthcare and teaching professionals, the University's Sunley Management Centre enjoys a national reputation for training, consultancy and development it provides to executives and professionals.

We are very much an international player too. We welcome over 700 international students from 100 different countries each year and enjoy a global reputation in many of our subject specialisms, including waste management, leather technology and fashion.

Higher education has changed beyond all recognition over the 30 years we've been delivering it - you can now study online, at University, at work or at home. You can even design your own degree, by choosing the combinations of subjects you are interested in.

By 2010, we intend to increase our student numbers by 20% and become a national model of excellence in engaged learning. We plan to double the income we receive from research and knowledge transfer activities.


The University of Northampton has two campuses, Park Campus and Avenue Campus and both offer an excellent range of facilities.

Campus facilities include:

* Restaurants and cafes (including Greggs)
* Libraries at both campuses
* 24-hour computer rooms
* Shops selling food, newspapers, magazines etc
* Bookshops
* Sports facilities and gym
* Students' Union bars
* Art gallery
* Cinema
* Doctors' surgery
* Counselling services
* Multi-faith chaplaincy
* Laundrette
* Cash machines

Bus service

The University of Northampton offers a free bus service between the campuses to all students. There are also regular bus services to the town centre and other areas of Northampton.

Student life

The University of Northampton offers a vibrant student community, where students can enjoy an exciting social life and a supportive environment. There is also a wealth of student support, including a range of information, advice and guidance provided by Student Services.

The Students' Union at The University of Northampton works to make students' time at the University a positive experience, both academically and socially.

There are Students' Union buildings on both University campuses. The Students' Union at Park Campus includes the NN2 nightclub which hosts popular student club nights. Regular comedy nights are also staged at Avenue Campus.

Students at The University of Northampton are also able to join clubs and societies which interest them, as well as sports teams who compete at local and national level. These offer great opportunities to make new friends, try new things and continue hobbies.

Students can also get involved with the Students' Union. There are opportunities for everyone, from writing for the University magazine to becoming a sabbatical officer.

Outside of the University campuses, Northampton town centre offers a lively student scene. With over 20 nightclubs, live music venues hosting local and established bands, multiplex cinemas and plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, there is always plenty going on.

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