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Research and teaching excellence


At the University of Northampton, you will have the benefit of academic staff who are experts in their field and who are active researchers in their particular area. Many of our staff members are also professional consultants, working within the UK and internationally for private companies, voluntary and charitable organisations, as well as for local and national government departments such as the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), Department for the Environment, Farming and Agriculture (DEFRA), HM Treasury, the European Union and overseas governments.


Teaching, learning and assessment styles


At the University of Northampton, you will experience a variety of teaching styles and methodologies. Our main focus is to develop students to think and work independently. Students learn how to research and source information, analyse and question ideas, think creatively, and construct logical arguments based on evidence to support conclusions.


Above all, we ensure that students learn how to apply their knowledge and solve problems in the real world. You will have the opportunity to work in groups, deliver presentations, conduct research, write reports, use case studies, develop communication skills and exchange ideas and experiences with students from a variety of backgrounds and countries.


“There is a real enthusiasm to teach and learn that is infectious. My lecturers challenge and support me to think and stretch my ideas further than I would on my own.”


*In addition, 93 per cent of University of Northampton students are satisfied with the quality of their lectures and 96 per cent of students are satisfied with the subject area expertise of their lecturers and supervisors.


6 T +44 1604 892546 E international@northampton.ac.uk W www.northampton.ac.uk Teaching distinction


The University of Northampton has always prided itself on its teaching excellence. This has been recognised nationally in the UK National Teaching Awards. Since these awards were established, five of our University staff have been recognised as National Teaching Fellows. This prestigious award recognises the contribution of individuals to the development of innovative teaching at the highest level nationally and internationally.


Student satisfaction


In 2012, the University of Northampton was ranked in the top five out of 28 UK universities for quality of lectures, feedback on coursework and explanation of marking and assessment criteria.*


“If you want a great degree and a fantastic learning environment with lots of opportunities to get involved in the community. Along with the options for work experience to enhance your career – then the University of Northampton is the place to go, with friendly staff and good facilities to help you through.”


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