University of Northampton
Location of university
Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
7.9 / 10
(based on ratings in 2016)
"The location is okay but situated near a school and college in the middle of a village so traffic is horrendous and the roads can't cope. The accommodation and facilities are good too, although more equipment could be used for PhD students etc."
"The university is located in a place where it's easy to access it and the facilities are the best. There are a lot of things to do depending of what kind of person you are."
"The campus, accommodation and other facilities are perfectly located to provide an opportunity for students to engage in other activities other than coursework and visit touristic sites in the city. The bus services are often late on winter nights unfortunately."
"Parking is an issue on campus so surrounding areas are filled with student parking. The facilities are brilliant and the library is superb."
"The location is good, the campus is nice and our classroom facilities are okay. The accommodation is standard but a bit overpriced."
"The location is great. The uni has everything you need or it's just a bus ride away. It's handy that the bus between Avenue campus and Park campus is free. The facilities are limited, though. For example, the students' union shops are VERY expensive and not worth the prices, especially if you need something for an emergency. However, the bar is great and cheap. The launderette is also very expensive at £2.60 per wash. The accommodation is moderately ok as the hallway and kitchen has recently been done up. However, the en-suite rooms (talking about Bassett Lowke and Avenue campus), aren't very nice. I had many issues with my room in both years. The rooms haven't been decorated in a long time, they're overpriced and the state of the carpets is genuinely disgusting."
"The location is perfect. It is out of town and away from all the mayhem, chaos and traffic."
"The university is a 30-minute bus ride from the town centre where the train station is located. It would have been easier for it to be located closer to town. There are two campuses, Avenue and Park, which are within a 10-minute (free) bus ride of each other. The facilities are sufficient but the student accommodation on campus is quite old. However, the new one built in the town centre is luxurious but not affordable for all. During the day, people mostly visit the town centre to eat at Nando's or Kaspas, go shopping or go to the cinema."
"Some student accommodation is really old and small, but they have new ones that are quite good, if expensive. The library could be bigger and the WiFi could be faster. I think the cafeteria could offer more, and healthier, hot foods."
"The location is good and the free/low cost transport is really useful. Student accommodation is in a good location compared to the university."
"Avenue Campus (student halls) is in a good location and it only takes about two or three minutes to walk to the art studio and other facilities. Very handy."
"The facilities on the campus are OK. The location is close to the town centre and student accommodation is good, although the WiFi is really bad."
"The city is fine, although my campus is a bit far from the town centre. The campus is nice with lots of nature and animals and it's a peaceful place to study. I think the accommodation needs a bit of improvement though as rooms are too small and the WiFi is bad."
"Northampton is a quiet town where not a lot goes on and there's not much to do so it can get boring at times. There's easy access between both campuses as you can take a free bus ride. The facilities are good but could be improved with access to creative programmes (such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc) on all computers across both campuses. I stayed in St. John's accommodation in my first year and I loved the modern look of it as well as the en-suite bathroom and living area."
"I stayed in St John's Halls for the first year and they were amazing (though the rule of not allowing people to stay past midnight was rubbish). The campus (Park) is really nice and the library is great. However, both campuses (Avenue and Park) are quite far away from St John's Halls so I had to pay £2 for my journey to and from Park Campus, which sucked."
"Northampton is a good location for travel. The campus has free buses that can almost get you to the town centre but it's about 45 minutes to walk. Student accommodation is okay, except for constant issues with internet connectivity."
"Student accommodation could improve, especially the cheapest rooms. The campus is close to town and has good facilities."
"My only issue is that the St. John's accommodation was expensive, as was the canteen in Newton."