We are a registered charity, completely independent from the University. Led by students, backed by volunteers and staff, we seek to ensure that our member’s time at the University is the best it can possibly be – that it is rewarding, fulfilling and memorable.
All students automatically become members of the Students' Union – a vibrant community of around 13,000 – as soon as they enrol and it's absolutely free! Our members are entitled to all of our services and opportunities, including sports, societies, volunteering, advice and representation, our retail and catering outlets and our nightclub.
Whatever their passion or interest, time commitment or background, it couldn't be easier for our members to get involved in an activity at the Students' Union – we have something for everyone. There are more than 35 sports clubs to choose from, ranging from Cheerleading to Rugby League, plus diverse societies including the History Society, Chinese Cultural Society and Disney Society! Even if you they can't find the one they're looking for, they can start their own!
We also provide academic representation. Through our five democratically-elected Sabbatical Officers and hundreds of Student Representatives, we offer support when our members need their voice to be heard, have queries about their course or just feel a bit homesick. The Students' Union is always here for them.
The new Waterside Campus boasts our grade II-listed venue, the Engine Shed. It offers everything, such as coffees and paninis, space to unwind and a home on campus for our numerous services. Waterside also houses the SU –run Art Shop, located within the Create Hub. We have also invested in a new nightclub in the town centre, The Platform. Spread across three distinct spaces, The Platform offers a multitude of music styles with luxe, comfortable furnishings offset against contemporary fixtures, alongside premium spirits and beverages. With Milk It Mondays and LOCO every Wednesday, in addition to our regular Friday and Saturday club nights. The space also boasts a spacious café, and two state of the art conferencing suites. The Platform really has something for everyone!
For those in halls on the old Park Campus, we have our UniExpress store, which provides affordable products at your convenience.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The University of Northampton Students’ Union is recognised by all our student members as an integral part of their student life.
Our long –term aims are to ensure all Northampton students:
To represent, inspire and support our members to proactively shape an outstanding student journey.
We will do this by:
Our values underpin everything we do. As a students’ union we are: