Supporting your study

Helping you with your studies

We know that coming to university involves learning skills you might not have needed before, everything from how to write a reference list for an assignment, to how to approach your literature review for your dissertation. Don’t worry. The Learning Development team are available to help in person, and we have an online Student Hub to help you find all the information you could need. As a student at Northampton you'll have access to educational resources, course handbooks and assignments, as well as being able to keep up-to-date with news and events from the University.

Student Services

There might be times when you need support outside of your studies – and of course we're waiting to help. The Student Information Desk is your one stop shop for everyday questions about life at the University of Northampton – there’s almost no question they won’t be able to give you an answer to. If you have a disability or an additional need, we have a team that will help you take control of your learning by discussing any adjustments and support arrangements you may require. Also we have counsellors and mental health advisors available to provide confidential support if you're experiencing any difficulties or have a mental health condition. And of course, we have student finance experts on hand to guide you through the different options for funding and bursaries, as well as showing you how to put together a budget if it’s not something you're used to.

Counselling and Mental Health Team

The University’s Mental Health Advisors offer support and advice to students to address a range of mental health concerns, including but not limited to, panic attacks and anxiety, depression, self-harm and/or eating disorders. The team provide both short and long-term support to find practical solutions to problems and increase effective coping strategies. Counsellors offer the opportunity to discuss emotional problems including loss and bereavement, home sickness, relationship difficulties and/or depression. Both confidential services are free to access and are available throughout your time with us. The team can also advise about accessing other services as required. 

Additional Student Support and Inclusions Services Team (ASSIST)

We are committed to ensuring students with disability-related needs can achieve their full potential. ASSIST aims to enable you to access all aspects of university life, take control of your learning and develop the skills needed for employment. This is underpinned by a commitment to accessibility and respect for confidentiality. We offer support for students with additional needs including medical conditions, disabilities, specific learning differences such as dyslexia and those on the autism spectrum. We can support you from the point of application, through enrolment and your arrival, and then provide ongoing support throughout your studies - this can include helping with your DSA application, providing specific one-to-one support, exam adjustments and in-class support provisions.

Care Leavers Promise

If you're joining us a care leaver, we'll give you all the support you need to enjoy a successful university experience - from pre-application to post-graduation. Identifying yourself to us as a care leaver is totally confidential and you could benefit from additional financial support towards your living costs, as well as support from a designated member of staff whenever you need it. More details can be found here.

Multi-Faith Centre

One of the most wonderful things about our University is that we are a community that brings together people of all faiths and none. For those who wish to take advantage of it, the Multi-Faith Centre team draws from a number of faith traditions and works for the benefit of all students regardless of their belief, sexuality or gender. You are welcome to drop by at any time to talk, meet with others, pray or simply enjoy some quiet time.

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