University of Northampton


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Student life

New beginnings.

Get to know new people and make friends by joining one of our Student Unions' societies, or make a new legacy by creating your own.

Urban life meets beautiful countryside.

With a campus at the heart of a bustling market town, the University of Northampton has plenty to do in addition to excellent road and rail links to London and Birmingham. Step into nature and discover the beautiful parks, manor houses, and gardens that Northamtonshire has to offer.

Take time to live life.

Sometimes you just need a moment. Grab a coffee, then cross the footbridge to Becket’s Park and find a spot along the riverbank to relax. Explore a little further by heading over to Rushden Lakes, Northamptonshire’s premier shopping and leisure destination.

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What's it like to live in East Midlands?
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The East Midlands comprises five counties, with its main cities being Derby, Leicester, Lincoln and Nottingham.

The region has plenty of history, boasting both the world’s first factory and its first pub (allegedly). It also has many castles, cathedrals and stately homes, including Chatsworth House, which has served as the backdrop to period films like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.

And, of course, you’ll find the gorgeous Peak District here. If you end up studying in the East Midlands, definitely make a trip to explore its rolling green hills, peatlands, and quaint market towns – like Buxton, the caverns of Castleton, and Bakewell (home of the famous tart).

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What's it like to live in Northampton?
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Located just an hour from London and Birmingham in the ‘Rose of the Shires’, Northampton offers the perfect mix of market town and countryside.

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Campus and facilities

Waterside Campus is built totally around you.

Our facilities consist of a variety of spaces which include specialist teaching spaces, flexible learning spaces, library and study areas, cafes and restaurants. Large light filled spaces allowing our community to meet, study, work or just relax. 

How you want to study. How you want to live. 

Our on-campus Student Village is just a few metres from the academic buildings where you’ll be learning. You might choose to live in one of the five-storey flats, or perhaps you’d prefer one of the four-storey townhouses with landscaped courtyards.

Staying Active.

The Sports Dome gives you access to a whole host of sports including netball, badminton, volleyball and basketball, alongside outdoor multi-use games areas and a floodlit full-size all-weather sports pitch.

Take advantage of the discounted gym membership from our parternship with Trilogy Leisure. Their superb gyms and swimming pools, are located a short 15 minute walk from campus.

Course locations

Main Site

Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH

Main Site

The University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH

Waterside Campus

Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH


Leicester, Leicester, LE2 0LA