Students’ Union Freshers activities begin on Saturday September 22 for the 2017/18 academic year and we'll be bringing you a fortnight's worth of fun events and activities designed to start your University experience in the best way possible!
Union Day will be taking place on the 24th September this year, 10-4pm. Its a great way to find out what your Union can do for you, meet our Sports Clubs and Societies or get some great free stuff. How could you refuse?
Signing up is simple. Each Sports Club or Society will be present at Union Day, failing that you can always sign up on our website. Also, joining a Club or Society at Northampton is totally FREE, with no membership fee required. We are one of two Students’ Unions in England to do so.
Trials are usually organised in the weeks after Freshers. Training is usually once or twice a week, and matches usually run through October to March. A Varsity tournament will follow in the last week of the spring term. We have won Varsity against Derby for four consecutive years in April.
Further detail on sports clubs are available on our website.
The deposit for a room in any of the Halls is £300, and is refundable as long as you keep everything as you found it.
You will pay the deposit when you receive an offer for a room and accept it. Make sure you complete all relevant application forms beforehand.
Anyone watching live TV through any device needs to purchase a TV license. Whether you are watching it on a TV, through BBC iPlayer on your laptop or ITV player on a smartphone. It is illegal to watch live TV without one, so make sure you get yours before anyone comes knocking.
You can find more information on the TV Licensing website including how to get a refund over the Summer if you return home.
Yes, there is. The Health Centre is located opposite the Learning Hub next door to the Chaplaincy. You will be able to register as part of enrolment on campus.
There is not a gym on Waterside Campus however there are a number of affordable options in the town centre including Fitness4Less, Pure Gym and Trilogy just across Beckets Park from campus.
The best way is to join the Official 2018 Applicant Group to get chatting to other people like you.
The Uno bus network has changed pretty dramatically since we've moved to Waterside you can find the bus routes, timetables and up to date news and information by visiting their website at www.unobus.info
Provided your room is left in one piece when you leave - then yes it will. As the name suggests, the deposit is to be used against any damages that you might make. If your offer to the University is conditional and you unfortunately fail to be accepted to the University, your deposit will be refunded to you at that time.
You will only receive one offer from the University for student accommodation in halls. The University receives a large number of accommodation applications and your offer will reflect that which you have indicated as being important to you in your application.
You'll receive a timetable for Welcome Week and a provisional timetable, but until everyone has made their module choices there are still a small number of changes made. You'll receive a firm timetable a couple of weeks into the academic year.
We have a large variety of Student Societies at the Students' Union and its an ever changing list. To view the Societies currently on offer visit the Students' Union website
This varies from course to course, but if you need to submit any proof of your qualifications you will receive an email asking you to do so.
Each flat is provided with an ironing board - they would be horrendous to travel with - but you'll need to supply your own iron. Hoovers can be borrowed from the housekeeping team to keep your own room neat and tidy, but remember cleaners will do it for you once a week if you want them to.
Lectures are held Monday - Friday, however, field trips and excursions may take place over weekends on an ad hoc basis. There might also be a number of event or extra-curricular activities that you might want to get involved in.
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The University have a wide range of scholarships, awards and bursaries. For further details of those that are available visit their website.