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I studied my BA in Fine Arts from 2012-2016 had a gap year after second year. There was huge change within the department as I went into second year without it I don't think a lot of student would have went on to finish their degrees. The tutors are amazing, thoughtful and caring I had a few health problems which did effect my studies but when extra time was needed it was sorted quickly. Studio space created are awesome. Although they offer free sports and societies I found that they where not manage properly and became orientated around one person we where often left with no coach too. Having two SUs one in each campus left Avenue with no main events unlike Park which where poorly advertised around Avenue both campuses didn't work together except for free travel between them but the service is poor as now it changed route to more public service. Northampton is rough but there is an amazing alternative community. My experience was like a rollercoaster am glad I've finished!

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By Jess2988
On 12th July 18

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I studied my BA in Fine Arts from 2012-2016 had a gap year after second year. There was huge change within the department as I went into second year without it I don't think a lot of student would have went on to finish their degrees. The tutors are amazing, thoughtful and caring I had a few health problems which did effect my studies but when extra time was needed it was sorted quickly. Studio space created are awesome. Although they offer free sports and societies I found that they where not manage properly and became orientated around one person we where often left with no coach too. Having two SUs one in each campus left Avenue with no main events unlike Park which where poorly advertised around Avenue both campuses didn't work together except for free travel between them but the service is poor as now it changed route to more public service. Northampton is rough but there is an amazing alternative community. My experience was like a rollercoaster am glad I've finished!

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By Jess2988
On 12th July 18

Applying to University of Northampton

Entry Requirements:

144-159 UCAS Points

Average range for University of Northampton entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Offers:
9,700
÷  
Applications:
13,565
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Offer rate:
71.51%
Acceptances:
2,165
÷  
Applicants:
12,650
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Acceptance rate:
17.11%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 25th January 2018. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.

University of Northampton Reputation

The University of Northampton is located in Central England, East Midlands. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 12,850 students are enrolled at the University of Northampton:

- 11,245 of these students come from the UK
- 405 come from other EU countries
- And 1,200 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2016/17)

The graduate outcomes for the University of Northampton show that six months after leaving university, 95% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving the University of Northampton, is £20,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)


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When do spring batch graduate from uni
By member1134016 On 4th October 18
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How do I submit a complaint about the University of Northampton?
By member1333666 On 28th August 18
You can email: complaints@nmc-uk.org
By member1133870 On 17th September 18
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when does the next term begin
By member633655 On 28th August 18
Hi there, welcome week for all new students is: 24 – 28 September 2018 The first teaching term dates are: 1 October – 14 December 2018 I hope this helps!
By member1133870 On 17th September 18
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th July 18

Major issues with drug gang violence on campus

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th July 18

The University is absolutely rubbish, they do not care about students one bit especially minorities. They purposely target the black students for every little thing that happens and they intimidate them a lot instead of comforting them, a black student was stabbed on campus by people who did not go there yet the university brought police onto the campus and ONLY went into the black students flats without them knowing to ask them questions, they also understandably patrol the campus at night but will only stop black people and interrogate them of where they are going but will never to any other races. the Residential Life do not do anything to help at all, only good worker there is Mark. My room has been broken into and things stolen, yet the university did not help me at all, they did not even return my calls or emails. DO NOT GO TO NORTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY!!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th July 18

I studied my BA in Fine Arts from 2012-2016 had a gap year after second year. There was huge change within the department as I went into second year without it I don't think a lot of student would have went on to finish their degrees. The tutors are amazing, thoughtful and caring I had a few health problems which did effect my studies but when extra time was needed it was sorted quickly. Studio space created are awesome. Although they offer free sports and societies I found that they where not manage properly and became orientated around one person we where often left with no coach too. Having two SUs one in each campus left Avenue with no main events unlike Park which where poorly advertised around Avenue both campuses didn't work together except for free travel between them but the service is poor as now it changed route to more public service. Northampton is rough but there is an amazing alternative community. My experience was like a rollercoaster am glad I've finished!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th April 18

Was here from 2016-2017 and it was a whirlwind of crime (all of the following happened on Park Campus): First term someone was stabbed near William Carey Accommodation Santander Bank was robbed Someone was kidnapped and beaten by people in balaclavas I highly advise people to not bother with Northampton - it's a disappointment waiting to happen and can be a weird place

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st December 17

Awful. Do not come here if you are Black or ethnic minority. Far better Universities in London that you can (and should) strive to get into and can help you grow as an individual. If you have been bullied and struggle with confidence, please look elsewhere.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st September 16

Fantastic university. So supportive and caring. There's a brilliant community spirit and everyone is made to feel so welcome. The teaching is absolutely first rate and really well organised. Myself and all my friends who went here, went on to achieve so much. UoN is great for building attitude and life skills as well as academic skills. I assumed all universities were this good until I recently started at a red brick university. It was such a shock. The teachers there don't care or teach well and all the students are stressed and struggling. I didn't realise how lucky I was to be at Northampton until I experienced the alternative.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th May 16

This is a good university and despite my differences with this university, i am hoping that my second year will be great by force. The university will move to a new campus in 2019 in which i'll be in it. Right now the university why i dont think its 100% brilliant is due to the ghettoness and race divisions of students (90% of ghetto students from london), The appalling internet and the Foundation year for all subjects. This university has potential (despite going down yearly on the guardian league tables) and i hope things will improve. Other than that, it is a good university but with minor difficulties

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th January 16

I was a fashion and textiles student and chose to leave on the academic year of 2015 going into 2016, The facilities ain't amazing, however, it has what you need, studio rooms are way to small (don't be fooled by the first year studio spaces) The year I joined was the year it all changed, and you no doubt have seen previous students reviews from previous years it's all changed academicly now, I was aware that a degree isn't easy but Northampton do take it to the next level its laughable how intense they make it, We are all in 5 days a week 8.30 am till 4.30 pm, however, that's dream talking, students stay till very late often mid night and near the dead lines you will definitely be in weekends and students do all nighters on campus awsell due to the large amount of work. The only area of the course I liked was the open door access, this means you don't need to arrange an appointment to see your tutor. And I met the most beautiful people and created good friends.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd October 15

Great place to learn and develope into the ideal employee with great extra curricular activities

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd October 15

Great university, so much support and guidance from both tutors students. Huge library with an amazing amount of resources.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th October 15

The wifi around campus can be poor if lots of people are using it

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th September 15

So far I have completed my first year. It was amazing experience and with all the facilities at the University I had no struggle. The University offers free societies, this helps a lot of people try out new things. I joined the snow sports society, the socials are great, they take place in the student union which has everything you would need from one. There is a service on campus called UniTemps, they advertise parttime work at the uni and surrounding area, I had a job through them, easy to apply, helped me get everything ready for interview and were very quick to reply if I had any queries.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th September 15

the university itself is good, there are a lot of opportunities for students educationally as well as social life, would definetly recommend it to new people

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd September 15

Love this uni and the music dept is great. The wifi isn't great though.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th August 15

The Campus was fantastic being the main one at Northampton. Everything facility was provided with assistance. I applaud the university for their hard work.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th August 15

Great campus Great SU Amazing lecturers

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th August 15

Although Northampton wasn't my first choice, I have had the best year there so far. The staff are friendly, there are so many societies to join to make new friends and NBs is probably the best club Northampton has to offer. 10/10 would recommend

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th August 15

Lecturers are supportive and helpful. Facilities are kept clean and tidy. Library is big with seperate areas for silent study and normal study. Only downside is student car park is not overally huge but apart from that everything else is pretty good.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th August 15

Split into 2 campus', the main campus is a friendly site with everything you need for convenience and pleasure. Great to socialise as well as study with friendly and approachable staff. Avenue campus is smaller but has the fundamental facilities and echo's Park Campus' atmosphere.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th August 15

The best place to study. Helpful lecturers, state of the art facilities and 24/7 career advice to help you on your journey to being ready for your dream job.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th August 15

the sports teams and opportunities within sport are fantastic as well as all sports teams being free to join. The SU club nights are also such good value for money and are always busy and have exiting guests. However the accomadation is quite outdated and the fire alarm is frequent and very frustrating.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd August 15

I loved my time here at Northampton and will be sad to leave :( Had a great time in halls and the team looking after us whilst we were there were spot on! Anytime I had an issue I could go to accommodation office and they were super friendly. The internet is a little temperamental though but even though it wasn't accommodations teams job they still called around to get it fixed. The residential life team were lovely, when I had an issue with home I went to the accommodation office to talk they talked to me and then arranged for a member of their residential life team that night to make sure I was ok. Not really a fan of the SU ... don't think they do enough for students unless the want to drink and party. Could probably do with an update really. Library facilities were unbelievable, great resources, wonderful staff, and quiet areas that are 24 hour access. There are also I.T suites that are 24 hour. I loved my time here so much!!!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd August 15

I still get graded in terms of 'a,b,c,d' etc and have never been given a proper numerical university style grade which along with the teaching style sort of makes it feel like a college. 90% of the time I don't receive emails from the university in that I should do and it requires a lot of guess/detective work. The Students union is very sticky and you can tell that every surface has at one point had sick on it. The campus itself is quite small and so easy to find your way around - that being said I've studied here for a year and never been able to find the actual books part of the library. Avenue campus is actually less impressive than my old secondary school and is nothing like a uni at all. The only food available is greggs which is... The wifi is extremely inconsistent and the university is located about 100 miles from civilisation (although that will be changing in a few years) meaning that it's an actual 40 minute!!!! Bus commute from Northampton town centre!!!!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th July 15

Some facilities should have been bigger like the Students' Union, the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy.. Also the SU should consider the students who come to university and do not drink and go to clubs. They are probably a minority. It becomes difficult to actually go to the SU as there would be alcohol etc involved. There is also room for improvement with Wifi in halls, also maintenance of things in halls i.e. in kitchens and bedrooms. Overall a good university, with the campuses being easy to get used to and finding your way around.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th July 15

Pro's: helpful University staff, a lot of facilities on campus, great food at cantine Con's: two campuses make it difficult to travel between ( very unreliable bus) ; most societies are at the bigger campus, if you happen to live there, good, if not, awful.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th July 15

Clubs and societies are free! Really enjoyable. Lots of support at the uni

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th July 15

I never planned to come to northampton but people always say things happen for a reason, and i knew within the first 2 days of being at northampton that this was where i was suppose to be all alone. I never thought i would feel so at home so quickly, the university itself caters for all your needs and beyond. In my personal opinion it offers a fantastic university experience. The lecturers are fantastic, and from my personal experience they are very keen on helping you and put in extra hours to help you along your degree pathway. They are not only great at helping with studies they offer great advice with a large variety of issues or concerns you may have outside your degree such as flatmates or family issues which may hinder you studying. They offer a large variety of societies and social events which accommodate everyone and they offer fantastic nights out in the SU, which are extremely cheap but i proud to say that some of my best nights as a fresher where held in the SU.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th July 15

Misleading with free sport. Lectures are good though with people full of passion about there subject area.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th July 15

Beautiful uni. Really good staff and amazing courses. Love it.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th July 15

I really like the university and I'm looking forward to my second year in September. The only criticism is that the campus that I am based on is not the main one, so I feel like it gets a little neglected.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 15

Great university, very friendly people with tutors that are willing to help you with anything.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th February 15

A innovative, fresh university. Great atmosphere, feels like a small village on campus. Only thing I'd criticise is that the students union isn't big enough!

-Many of the halls surrounded by trees and grass, generally nice surrounding -Village like campus, has a shop, library, sports grounds, bank and a sports centre right next to campus, very convenient for those who do sports. -cheap nights at the SU is a winner -celebrity appearances at the SU and on campus -friendly staff and students everywhere you go -a brilliant residential life team and support services -bus services constantly running to and from campus -sports at the uni is free for all

Cons?
-A small Students Union and it is only good on Tuesdays and Wednesdays -since the uni is on a hill it is very cold and windy here! -washing machines require exact change which is not convenient -the wifi can be temperamental yet fine most of the time

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th February 15

The inside point

The library and resources are fantastic, the students union, sports teams and societies are supportive, fun and active. The night life is also a positive feature to Northampton. Buses only being £1 is handy.

Cons?
Placement wise the university is very poor. The wifi has had many troubles. The car parking space is very 1st come 1st serve.

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