The University of Northampton

History

  • 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.

Location and Transport

  • 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.