University of Change


Welcome to the University of Northampton. I am delighted that you are considering joining us.

For those who might not know, as Vice Chancellor it’s my role to lead the University of Northampton in a similar way to the Chief Executive of a company, and it’s my honour to write this foreword to you – our next generation of students.

University is a time for personal growth, for developing your passion and making plans for your future. It’s a time for self-discovery, for working hard and reconsidering what you think you know. It’s a time for change. Here at Northampton, our mission is to transform lives and inspire change.

We aim to ensure your time at university is fulfilling, satisfying and enjoyable. We have exciting, industry-relevant courses, excellent and passionate lecturers, and a brand new campus opening in September 2018. In short, we care about your future. Our industry partnerships and dedication to employability will help you secure the graduate role you deserve.

At the University of Northampton we make your learning meaningful, combining traditional classroom teaching with online learning and group work. This combination of learning is much closer to the ‘real world’ of work beyond graduation.

We have a unique commitment to social innovation; this means our staff and our students work hard to have a positive effect on the world. We believe that everybody has the power to make a positive impact on society – small changes that add up to make the world a better place.

The best way to truly experience the University of Northampton is to visit us. If you can, please do attend one of our upcoming open days to see first-hand what we have to offer you. I hope to see you soon.

Professor Nick Petford

Vice Chancellor

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