University of Northampton

Northampton | East Midlands

Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: N38

The University of Northampton is a unique blend of superb facilities, academic excellence and vibrant campus life that centres around the Students' Union. With regular club nights, a variety of social and cultural events and more than 1,200 students participating in student-run sports and societies there's something for everyone to get involved in.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 311 comments (87 students)
    • Academic Experience

      I study Primary Ed, which is a three-year course. I have found it very interesting, and being in schools is very rewarding and...

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      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

      Academic Experience

      I study Primary Ed, which is a three-year course. I have found it very interesting, and being in schools is very rewarding and enjoyable. The first year was a breeze, with no more than 10 hours of seminars a week, and only 1 hour of lectures per week for the first term. I only had one tutorial throughout my entire year. However, looking at my timetable for second year, it definitely doesn't carry on like that - with up to 20 hours a week of seminars, and six-eight hours on some days. Mostly, we are assessed by assignment. With (I think) no more than eight in my first year. We also had a maths and literacy exam at the beginning of the second term. We received a cover sheet back with our assignments, with our grades on, and our assignments included annotations from the marking tutors.

      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Everyday expenses

      To keep costs down for a student living on the campus you can get a reasonably priced meal from the restaurant or a snack from...

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      2012, 1st year, History By Area

      Everyday expenses

      To keep costs down for a student living on the campus you can get a reasonably priced meal from the restaurant or a snack from Gregg's. There is a supermarket onsite whilst not cheap offers the essential items. There is and Asda nearby which you can get their using the regular bus service which passes the shops in nearby Kingsthorpe or into Northampton itself. Any part time jobs are advertised within the university or in any of the local retail units. Most courses there are additional costs which usually involve field trips or visits which you have to pay towards the cost of transport and entrance.

      2012, 1st year, History By Area

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    • Political scene

      Are degree includes meeting with MPs to find out the future for children's lives and how professionals can impact them

      2014, 2nd year, Education Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Nothing that I've found yet

      2013, 1st year, Medicine & Dentistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Organisation, marking, facilities.

      2012, 1st year, Animal Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      My course tutor was from a sector less related to my future ambitions, and I therefore never took any time to speak with him...

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      2013, 3rd year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      The downside

      My course tutor was from a sector less related to my future ambitions, and I therefore never took any time to speak with him provately. However, other members of staff were more than happy to help me throughout the course. For me a personal tutor may have been beneficial but I was lucky enough to get support from a variety of academics who were able to help me

      2013, 3rd year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Diverse local nightlife

51%

LOW

Varied union activities

69%

MED

Creative

54%

LOW

Sporty

66%

MED

Political

37%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 81% MED
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

13,285

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

28%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

63%

of students are female

Young / Mature

28%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

11%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

69%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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