Hello Waterside

Located in a prime town centre location on the banks of the River Nene, Waterside Campus is a £330m project that will take your breath away...

Your Waterside Campus

A few minutes’ walk from the town centre, the campus is located on the banks of the River Nene in Northampton’s Enterprise Zone, where global brands sit alongside a huge number of thriving small businesses. If you choose to live on campus you’ll be living in our on-site student village – which includes stunning five-storey flats and four-storey townhouses with landscaped courtyards. On your doorstep is something really unique. A Grade II listed railway engine shed on the south side of the campus has been converted into the home of the Students’ Union and its sports, societies and services. The building is a fusion of classic and modern design – as well as a great place to relax with friends.

Opening ready for your first year at the University of Northampton, the Students’ Union will open a new town centre venue, just a few minutes’ walk from campus, which will house a brand new nightclub, café bar, art shop and volunteer training space. It will also be the home to the student letting agency and student recruitment agency.  

Where learning meets lifestyle

At the centre of the Waterside Campus is the new Learning Commons building – the beating heart of the new University of Northampton. It’s a space to read, research, discuss group projects or just catch up with friends and enjoy a coffee. Waterside blurs divides by bringing together resources, staff and spaces that would traditionally be separate. From the moment you walk through the entrance into the immense, light-filled foyer of the Learning Commons for the first time, you are going to know this isn’t your standard university.

Find out more here: Hello Waterside