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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.
Source:University of Northampton Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 514 comments (143 students)
    • Nightlife

      I don't like drinking or socialising in large groupsBut my friends seem to have a good time

      2016, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      bar, disco, live music

      2014, 2nd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      fairly easily. you just have to be careful. get a part time job if you can.

      2012, 3rd year, English Literature

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    • The upside

      Being able to live on campus and enjoy the whole 'campus' experience was brilliant in my first year and I didn't venture out...

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      2013, 3rd year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      Being able to live on campus and enjoy the whole 'campus' experience was brilliant in my first year and I didn't venture out much. In years 2 and 3 I ventured out locally, Northampton is a very diverse city and much less welcoming than being on campus. The University was welcoming and help was always on hand in the form of tutors, mentors and academic team members employed for your student support.

      2013, 3rd year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      I am a first year primary ed student and the work is demanding but is worth it. There are no exams on this course as it is...

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      2016, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

      Academic Experience

      I am a first year primary ed student and the work is demanding but is worth it. There are no exams on this course as it is assignment based. There are assignments spread throughout the year and sometimes it can become overwhelming when there is a cluster. However, the staff support is high and there is normally video guidance to help you through the assignment.

      2016, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • The downside

      Nothing that I've found yet

      2013, 1st year, Medicine & Dentistry 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
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

12,985

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

26%

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

68%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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