I really love northampton, as coming from a small village it's not to big to seem daunting. The bus service for uni students is fantastic and would certainly recommend it. I love the nights out as they are cheap yet always fantastic, never disappointed. The shopping could be improved however i'm glad as it means i don't spend all my money on clothes and shoes. There is numerous taxi services around northampton making it very easy to get to places as well as being charged decent rates.
By SadieNU.2014 On 29th July 2015
Study in Northampton
Sitting in quite a rural part of the East Midlands, Northampton is a thriving town and it's here you will find the University of Northampton.
University of Northampton
University of Northampton has been ranked with a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It may be one of the youngest universities in the UK but they pride themselves on leading the way in adding value to society and want to ensure their students graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world. In 2018 the University opened its £330 million Waterside Campus which has state-of-the-art facilities whilst being sensitive to the surroundings and a sustainable low-carbon campus.
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Northampton Student Life
Northampton may not be the biggest town but it does a good job of accommodating a modern lifestyle while still keeping its heritage in mind.
Cost of Living
Student accommodation costs in Northampton range from £77 - £165 per week; the average is £132 per week.
Compare the average elsewhere: Derby: £136/week, Nottingham: £166/week, Birmingham: £173/week.
(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)
The average price for:
A cheap meal at a restaurant: £12
A pint of beer: £3.50
A regular takeout coffee: £2.84
1L of milk: £0.96
A loaf of white bread: £1.04
The university bus, The Uno, runs between the campus and main bus centre and other locations around town. If you have a car it could be useful for getting home or exploring further afield as Northampton town is just off the M1. This makes it easy to get around the country whether you’re going up to Birmingham for some shopping or down south to London for a big day out. Both locations are about an hour away.
There are several shopping locations here, the biggest being the Grosvenor Centre and the Weston Favell Centre. There’s also a market held twice a week in the market square for picking up some veg and treats on the cheap.
Like it loud? Rugby is a big deal here. The local team, the ‘Northampton Saints’ play at Franklin Gardens. It’s really worth getting into the spirit and going to watch a match to support your local team.
Like it quiet? There are several country estates nestled away between the rolling hills of the East Midlands. One is the home of the late Princess Diana at Althorp, where she is also buried.
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Like it cultured? Northampton was built up around the business of making shoes, and the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery have its main exhibition on shoes throughout history.
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I really love northampton,...
I really love northampton, as coming from a small village it's not to big to seem daunting. The bus service for uni students is fantastic and would certainly recommend it. I love the nights out as they are cheap yet always fantastic, never disappointed. The shopping could be improved however i'm glad as it means i don't spend all my money on clothes and shoes. There is numerous taxi services around northampton making it very easy to get to places as well as being charged decent rates. read more
Northampton is bigger...
Northampton is bigger than my home town and it has plenty of shops that suffice my needs. The transport is pretty good, the UNO buses are every 20 minutes and it only costs £1 if you show your student ID. It's a perfect location for trains with up to 3 trains an hour to London/Birmingham. read more