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Lecturers at the University of Northampton are striking next week for the third time in this academic year. The UCU (University College Union) are campaigning for better pay and equality. The union want to have an increase in their wages for all members of staff. However, students are increasingly concerned about the impact on their […]

Five gaming course graduates from the University of Northampton have created a gaming studio that helps save lives. 925 Studios was founded by William Marshall, Ben Maher, Artise Brown, Wednesday Garrett and Grabriel Cruceanu. The studio works with the public sector, providing a variety of training simulations, virtual environments and prototypes. Their first major project […]

Professor Anne-Marie Kilday has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton, and will take over from Professor Nick Petford, after his 12 years in charge. As Vice Chancellor, Professor Kilday will be in charge of development and strategic progress for the University of Northampton, by implementing the university’s initiatives of positive change […]

A new project at the University of Northampton aims to support businesses and social enterprise across Northamptonshire. BIG22 is a programme that offers workshops, one to one business mentoring and grant opportunities from a £50,000 pool. The programme has been designed to support entrepreneurship. The University’s Director of Enterprise and Employability, Wray Irwin, is excited […]

The University of Northampton has installed an outdoor fitness course as part of it’s goal to get staff and students more physically active. The 1.1 mile trim trail around the perimeter of the Waterside campus is also open for the public’s use and includes 14 pieces of fitness equipment. Dr. Peter Jones, the Associate Dean […]

Lecturers at the University of Northampton have started their planned strike action this week over disputes in wages and workload. The two day strike action on Monday and Tuesday focus on low wages, pay gaps and the increasing workload of lecturers. The University and College Union (UCU) led strike is part of a national effort […]

The owner of a beloved Northampton curry house has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Northampton. Saffron owner, Naz Islam collected his Honorary Bachelor of the Arts from the University earlier this month. Naz raised more than £80,000 for local charities and established a school and orphanage in one of the poorest […]

Twelve Police Officers have graduated a new apprenticeship programme at the University of Northampton. The Officers who graduated from the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship combined academic learning with on the job training and deployment to policing jobs around Northamptonshire. Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police, Nick Adderley congratulated the officers as they graduated. “This is a […]

Waterside has two new, spiky residents following a hedgehog rehoming event held just before Christmas. Phantom and Warlock successfully moved in as part of the University of Northampton’s ‘hedgehog-friendly campus’ initiative. On hand to manage the move were Janet Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, student Freya Smith who leads the University’s very own Hedgehog […]

A music course launched just a few months ago has already impressed judges from an influential industry body. Accreditation of the University of Northampton Music Production degree by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) confirms the course is relevant and responsive to the demands of the music industry, and gives employers confidence its graduates are work-ready. In addition to […]