The University of Northampton is a public university based in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. It was formed in 1999 by the amalgamation of a number of training colleges, and gained full university status as the University of Northampton in 2005.
The University of Northampton additionally offers conferencing and business offices through various focuses, in particular The University of Northampton Innovation Center, symbol Environmental Innovation Center, Sunley Hotel and Portfolio Innovation Center. Furthermore, the college likewise offers convenience offices to the understudies, who are outfitted with 24*7 security and system get to. The college likewise invests heavily in its Schools Engagement Team and Schools and Colleges Liaison Team, which routinely compose various exercises to rouse and persuade adolescents. In April 2016, the college likewise held hands with Northampton shire Healthcare NHS Foundation and Northampton shire County Council so as to dispatch another endeavor in particular ‘First for Wellbeing’.
Situated in the lovely town of Northampton, which is notable for noteworthy locales and galleries, instructing at the University of Northampton is taken consideration by four resources altogether, to be specific Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Faculty of Health and Society, Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Education and Humanities.
The college offers undergrad and postgraduate courses in assorted streams, aside from sorting out various instructional exercises and workshops for thorough improvement of the understudies. What’s more, on a yearly premise, more than 1000 worldwide understudies from in excess of 100 distinct nations select themselves with the University of Northampton for seeking after differing courses. The college offers different openings for work in fragments like organization, scholarly and data innovation.
The university has three sites: Avenue Campus, just north of the town centre, opposite a large open park known as the Racecourse; the new Waterside Campus, which opened in September 2018 and is now the main campus for the university; and an Innovation centre opposite Northampton railway station.
The university has various types of halls of residence on its two older campuses, with just over 1,600 rooms. Most first-year students live in halls, and few second- or third-years do so. Many of them live in the Abington area, north-east of the town centre. The main halls are now located in the student village of the Waterside Campus, and include Francis Crick; Margaret Bondfield; John Clare; and Charles Bradlaugh. A former ground-floor flat in the latter is a multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre, and another in John Clare houses the Centre for Community Volunteering; Bassett-Lowke.
The university also offers accommodation at Belinda Ferrison House in the Mounts area of the town centre. In April 2012, Northampton Borough Council granted planning permission for a 464-room hall of residence on the site of the St John’s Surface Car Park in the town centre. It opened in 2014 and mainly accommodates international and post-graduate students.
New buildings include a Santander Bank, “one-stop” student centre on Park Campus, an innovation centre at Avenue Campus for small and start-up businesses, and a complete re-fit of the editing and sound studios at Avenue Campus.
The university recently took ownership of the Grade II-listed former Kingsley Park Middle School, next door to Avenue Campus. This has undergone an £11m refurbishment and now houses most of the School of Science and Technology, formerly split between Avenue Campus and Park Campus. The building has been renamed the Newton Building, after Sir Isaac Newton.
The university achieved the Ecocampus Silver award in 2011.
In May 2012, the university announced plans to establish a new riverside campus in the town centre, on the site of the disused Northampton Power Station on the south bank of the River Nene and located within the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone (known simply as Northampton Waterside). The Waterside Campus opened to students in September 2018.