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The University of Northampton

We offer our students the most comprehensive student support package in the UK. We want you to concentrate on achieving your full potential and making the most of your time at university. That’s why we offer our students who start their course in September 2019 the following benefits included within the tuition fee:

Your own HP laptop or discount on accommodation

Every full-time BA, BSc, BEng, LLB, HND, FdA or FdSc student starting the first year of their degree with us in September 2019 will receive a HP laptop* to keep at no additional cost. Alternatively, instead of a laptop, you can opt for a discount on accommodation costs (if you stay in our Halls of Residence) or credit to spend on campus.

*Terms and conditions apply, see here for more information

Microsoft Office and Windows 10

Every student receives a subscription to Microsoft Office 2016 for the duration of their studies. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programmes so that you will have everything that you need to be able to get the most from your course.

Our students also benefit with the option to upgrade their computers to Windows 10.

All inclusive sports and societies

We’re one of only a handful of universities in the UK to guarantee access to sports and societies by making them free! This means you get the most out of university outside of lectures as well as in them. There’s no cost to join any of our clubs and teams via the Students’ Union, this includes no costs for any kit. Why not give something new a try? For more information about the Sports Clubs or Societies that we have at UoN, please visit the Students’ Union website.

You will also receive an exclusive student discount at multiple gym locations across Northampton, including fitness classes and use of a swimming pool. training resources

Students have free access to, a huge library of high-quality online video tutorials supporting study skills, digital skills, business skills, employability skills and lots more. The tutorials are subtitled and include exercise files. On-screen controls mean you decide the pace of your learning, plus you can view content on any device either via your browser or by downloading the app.

Access to the Library and Printing Allowances

In addition to this, all of your essential course reading will be available from the University’s Library, so there’s no need to purchase text books before you arrive, unless you wish to do so. Every student receives access to SPSS software for analysing and interpreting data. You will receive credit to put toward your printing costs. All students will receive a discount on all purchases from the University’s Art Shop too.

The University of Northampton


We offer you support at every step of your University journey, our staff are dedicated to supporting you throughout your studies. We have staff in Student Services, Accommodation, Learning Development, the Library, Residential Life, Changemaker Hub and IT working to provide you with all the support, advice and resources you need to succeed in your studies.

You will also have access to our award winning Skills Hub and virtual learning environment, which will provide you with tools to develop your academic skills and access course materials.


You will have the opportunity to become a Changemaker and make your mark on society through volunteering activities, supporting or starting a social enterprise or contributing to the University’s four Changemaker Challenges.

We have a jobs agency on campus UniTemps who specialise in finding Northampton students work during their studies and beyond graduation.

The benefits that you will get from studying with us continue even when you’ve graduated from your course. Check out our Alumni Benefits pages for more details.

The terms and conditions of the benefits that we offer are available for you to download.

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