Waterside Campus

Waterside Campus - a place of activity and energy for living, learning and working that is memorable, engaging, sustainable and beautiful.

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The University of Northampton can trace its roots back to the early 20th century. Today the University looks forward to a bright future as the county’s only dedicated provider of higher education.

The development of the Waterside Campus, and the other University investments in Northampton, are a part of the ‘Raising the Bar’ Strategic Plan which outlines the University’s aspirations. By 2015 we will be an internationally-facing University committed to delivering outstanding life-changing opportunities in education, underpinned by a culture of entrepreneurship, purposeful research, and social enterprise recognised around the world for its originality and impact.

The University of Northampton was the first Ashoka U ‘Changemaker Campus’ in the UK.



This new Waterside Campus will place us in the heart of the community. It is a hugely exciting project with an investment of more than £330m. If it progresses as we hope, we could be moving in to start ground work in 2014, with the campus opening sometime between 2018 and 2020.

Professor Nick Petford Vice Chancellor and CEO University of Northampton

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