Who We Are


Welcome to the University of Northampton Students’ Union!

We are a registered charity completely independent from the University. Led by students, backed by volunteers and staff, we seek to ensure that your time at the University is the best it can possibly be – that it is rewarding, fulfilling and memorable.

All students automatically become members of the Students’ Union- a vibrant community of 15000 - as soon as they enrol and it’s absolutely free. As a member you are entitled to all of our services and opportunities, including sports, societies, volunteering, advice and representation, our retail outlets and our nightclub.

Whatever your passion or interest, time commitment or background it couldn’t be easier to get involved in an activity at the Students’ Union - We have something for everyone. We have over 40 Sports Clubs to choose from, ranging from cheerleading to rugby, plus diverse and popular societies including the History Society, Medieval Society, Southern African Society, and Cake Society! Even if you can’t find the one you’re looking for, you can start your own!

We also provide academic representation. Through our democratically elected Sabbatical Officers and Student Representatives we offer support when you need your voice to be heard, if you have queries about your course or accommodation, or just feel a bit homesick. The Students’ Union is always here for you.

Park Campus boasts three distinct venues that offer everything from coffees and paninis to spirits and pinot grigio. Recently the first floor of the Students’ Union underwent a £450,000 refurbishment to create a flagship nightclub and multifunctional social space known as the Attic. Between lectures it’s the perfect place to meet friends, in the evening we have an exciting programme of events that range from Comedy Nights to live bands, acoustic acts and DJs such as Zane Lowe, Jameela Jamil, Katy B and Naughty Boy.

Over on Avenue Campus you’ll find a fun and vibrant Students’ Union that hosts Open Mic Nights, Pub Quizzes and a number of performances from our home grown bands, aspiring dance groups and other Avenue-based Students.

We look forward to seeing you soon!