The University of Northampton


Kyffin Jones,

The university
The University of Northampton is a modern higher education institution in the heart of England providing both undergraduate and post graduate education for over 10,000 students spread out between two campuses. The university is divided into six schools: Arts, Science and Technology, Education, Health, Business & Social Sciences. The University is committed to delivering outstanding life-changing opportunities in education, underpinned by a culture of entrepreneurship, research, and social enterprise recognised around the world for its originality and impact.

Fields of study
The University offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees with over 250 courses as well as foundation degrees, diplomas and a variety of postgraduate opportunities including a PhD programme.

Our mission
Transforming Lives + Inspiring Change

Our vision
By 2015 we have transformed ourselves into an internationally facing University committed to delivering outstanding life changing opportunities in education, underpinned by a culture of entrepreneurship, purposeful research and social enterprise recognised around the world for its originality and impact. Our ambitious and unapologetic stance combining quality, diversity of provision, access and graduate employability is the envy of the sector.

We are admired nationally for our market-led, value-added offer and unswerving commitment to the economic, social and cultural success of the region.

 Our values

  • Delivering: a student experience of the highest quality
  • Entrepreneurial: enhancing the economic, social, cultural and creative life of the region
  • Valuing: opportunity, diversity, a global perspective, inclusion and equality for all
  • Enabling: a culture of empowerment, responsibility, tolerance and excellence
  • Leading: the commitment to innovation, value for money and financial sustainability
  • Openness: transparency, celebration of success
  • Performance: through continuous staff development and investment

The School of Education
The School of Education is passionate about inspiring change which transforms the lives of children and young people both in the UK and internationally. With over forty years of experience in professional education and training, the School offers a range of specialist courses for those wishing to develop a career in education working with children and young people.

The School provides initial teacher education, specialist training for teachers in the area of Special Educational Needs, a Master’s Level programme and provision for research students undertaking PhD studies.

Staff within the school are actively immersed within practice, and work in collaboration with schools and authorities, providing training, consultation and advice across the globe – there are strong ties not only with UK schools but across Europe (e.g. Greece, the Baltic States, Italy, Malta) and worldwide (e.g. India, Thailand, Australia and Brazil).

In addition the School of Education has an approved research centre, The Centre for Education and Research (CeSNER). It is one of the leading UK universities in the field of research, publication, teaching and practitioner support regarding disability, with expert staff teaching and researching across topics including special education, dyslexia, physical disability, learning disability, multiple disability, emotional/behavioural problems, and autism.

The Future
This new Waterside Campus will place us in the heart of the community. It is a hugely exciting project with an investment of more than £330m. If it progresses as we hope, with the campus will open sometime between 2018 and 2020.