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The University of Northampton
Founded from a marriage of Northampton's colleges of art, technology and education, which formed Nene College of Higher Education in 1975.
In February 1999 it became University College Northampton.
Gained university status and the power to award its own research degrees in 2005 and became the University of Northampton.
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Set in the heart of England, Northamptonshire is the perfect combination of bustling urban life and countryside.
With everything from premiership rugby, a purpose-built athletics stadium, motor racing and a white-water rafting centre, high-energy living is on offer around the clock in Northampton.
At the town’s leading arts centre an exciting line-up of drama and dance, stand-up comedy, music and theatre attracts national audiences and media headlines.
On the acclaimed Roadmender stage there is the chance to see some of the country’s best up-and-coming bands in action – with the likes of Supergrass, Dizzee Rascal and Coldplay amongst the venue’s performers.
As a perfect complement to the town’s leisure, sporting and cultural facilities, the countryside of Northamptonshire offers a relaxing haven of cycle ways and canals, historic homes and gardens.
Getting here couldn’t be easier either, with both London and Birmingham less than an hour away by road and rail.
From Northampton’s train station, Avenue Campus is just a ten-minute walk or short bus journey away.
Park Campus, just two miles from Avenue, is also only a short bus journey from the town centre.
Northampton has the largest of the 24 National Enterprise Zones bringing in additional investment, development and graduate opportunities.