The University of Northampton has been awarded GOLD – the highest possible mark in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.
The University of Northampton
Why study at the University of Northampton
The University of Northampton offers a unique blend of vibrant campus life, superb facilities and academic excellence. At the heart of all that they offer is their commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change.
The University are proud of their ground-breaking new areas of study and their growing reputation for research excellence. With state of the art facilities they ensure all students have access to extensive libraries, IT suites, studios, innovative learning spaces and laboratories. University life is spread across two linked campuses, with restaurants, shops, bars, Students' Union and a range of accommodation options.
Based in Northamptonshire, at the heart of England and only a short journey from London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, there is never a shortage of things to do and see. While the county boasts rolling countryside, castles and canals, the town of Northampton offers students an exciting urban experience, complete with activities, events, nightclubs, bars, shops and sports. At the University of Northampton all students are offered an outstanding academic experience, filled with learning and teaching excellence, cutting edge facilities and an exciting and stimulating life both on and off campus.
Awarded Gold in the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework
In 2017 the University was awarded Gold - the highest possible mark - in the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) based on their outstanding teaching and learning outcomes for students. The award was judged on a number of factors including level of employment, academic support and student experience. It means the University's teaching outcomes for students are officially the highest quality found in the UK.
Employability Services at the University of Northampton
Finishing university with a good degree is great, graduating with a well-rounded and complete set of employability skills is even better. That is why the University of Northampton works hard to support students to become highly employable graduates.
The Changemaker Hub
The Changemaker Hub works with students throughout their degree to develop and enhance employability skills. There are a wide variety of additional opportunities to develop these skills including volunteering, work placements, internships, part-time jobs and the opportunity to become a University Ambassador. Students are then supported to evidence these skills through their CV, job applications and interviews.
All students at the University of Northampton can take part in Employability Plus. This is a unique service to the university and provides the opportunity to gain more than just a good degree. It incentivises, rewards and recognises a student's investment in activities taken part in outside of the degree programme, supporting them to give more and get more out of the things they choose to do.
New £330m Campus opening September 2018
Situated close to the town centre, the brand new Waterside Campus will provide academic facilities for 15,000 students as well as accommodation options and social facilities. The University understands that students want the very best, and that is what the Waterside Campus will provide. It has been designed to provide you with everything you will need to live, learn and become your home away from home. Choose us for your UK studies and you will be one of the fist students to walk through the doors of the Waterside Campus! For more information and a virtual tour please click here.
Message from the Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton
Welcome to the University of Northampton International College (UNIC), an integral part of the University of Northampton, an award-winning University dedicated to making sure you receive an excellent experience that will enhance your life skills, knowledge and employability. According to official figures published in July 2016, 95 per cent* of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating – a figure we have maintained for the last three years. Additionally the University has been ranked in the top 20 institutions in the UK both for overall student satisfaction and for the quality of its teaching.‡
Whatever your motivation for choosing to go to University, your time at UNIC will give you more than just a good qualification. We blend excellent teaching with practical experience, alongside work placements and volunteering opportunities designed specifically to develop your creative thinking and equip you with the skills you need to make a positive impact on the world.
I wish you every success in your chosen qualification and look forward to welcoming you to Northampton.
Professor Nick Petford DSc
‡ The Guardian University League tables 2016 ranked the University of Northampton 16th out of 119 institutions for ‘Overall Student Satisfaction’ and in the top 20 for ‘Satisfied with Teaching’.
*HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2016. Percentage of UK domiciled full-time first degree leavers in work and/or further study six months after graduating