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University of Northampton

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Overview of University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is a Northampton, Northamptonshire, UK public university. This project was formed by the merger of several training colleges in 1999 and was awarded full university status at Northampton University in 2005. Northampton University is one of the youngest universities in the United Kingdom and it is already leading the way in bringing social value to society. They won numerous awards in this field, among others, but it is most important for them to ensure that their students and graduates can make their mark on the world. That is why they were first appointed to a Changemaker Campus in 2012 in the United Kingdom.

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Northampton is situated 90 minutes from Leicester Square in central London and within convenient reach of major centers such as Birmingham, Luton, Milton Keynes and Leicester. Served by five international airports, Northampton also benefits from excellent road and rail connectivity to other regions of the United Kingdom and Europe. Nationally acclaimed music venues and theaters located near campus, multiplex and art-house cinemas, a range of cafes, bars and cafés give students an authentic urban experience, while the county known as ‘ The Rose of Shires ‘ offers rolling hills, castles and canals waiting to be explored.

  • Andrew Collins, writer and broadcaster
  • Dallas Campbell, television presenter and stage actor
  • Jon Bewers, footballer
  • Lisa Davina Phillip, actress and singer
Fun Facts
  • Northampton has its own accent, but it changes when you travel to Spratton, Brixworth, Wellingborough or Rushden.
  • Althorp House has been the stately home of the Spencer family for almost 500 years and is the final resting place of Princess Diana. You may visit Lady Diana's private items.
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