University of Northampton

Universities have a vital role to play as trainers of tomorrow’s future workforce; as thought-leaders through their research; as champions and major employers for their town or region; and as a source of volunteers that are eager to do good work within their communities. At the University of Northampton, our ambition is to improve the social, economic, cultural and environmental wellbeing of all of those living, working, and learning in Northamptonshire in order to positively transform lives and inspire change.

Our ‘Social Impact’ agenda comprises four interrelated challenges for the betterment of Northampton, Northamptonshire and the wider world. Focusing on the county’s businesses; healthcare; heritage and finally education, the challenges are multi-disciplinary, long-term, real world projects. They commit us to determined and effective internal and external partnership working and delivering high-impact positive change, while guiding our strategic direction and ambitions to develop and drive value in our community.

As one of the few universities to be ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), we know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and striving to make a positive difference will change the future. What motivates us is the drive to help the people and the places of this wonderful county.

Professor Nick Petford DSc, Vice Chancellor and CEO, University of Northampton

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