University of Northampton
Northampton | East Midlands
Ucas code: N38
What students say about this university311 comments (87 students)
I study Primary Ed, which is a three-year course. I have found it very interesting, and being in schools is very rewarding and...
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.×
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...
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.×
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My course tutor was from a sector less related to my future ambitions, and I therefore never took any time to speak with him...
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×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction86%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students13,285
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate82%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time28%
of students are part-time
Male / Female63%
of students are female
Young / Mature28%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK11%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction69%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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