Northampton student information

Bus travel around Northampton

The University supports Uno bus services 19 and 21 which link Park Campus to other locations in Northampton, for example the town centre and train station. Students with a valid University of Northampton identification (ID) card can travel for free between Park Campus and Barrack Road in either direction on Uno buses (Monday to Friday) – this is known as the Free Travel Zone.

A discounted weekday fare of £1 applies for single journeys outside the Free Travel Zone. Northampton Buzz Card and PlusBus tickets are also accepted. The Northampton Buzz Card is a ticket you can use for unlimited travel on most bus services in Northampton.

A Northampton PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus travel on participating operators’ services, around the whole urban area of Northampton town.

More information about timetables and maps for bus services operating in Northampton can be found on the found on Northampton Highways website.

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Northampton nightlife

Northampton has a lively nightlife with several nightclubs around town. The Wellingborough Road has many popular pubs, bars and restaurants. The Picturedrome on the Kettering Road close to the Racecourse was Northampton's first purpose-built cinema in 1912. It has been converted into a distinctive venue bar with diverse entertainment programme, including hosting a comedy club on the last Tuesday of every month.

The New Roadmender on the corner of Ladys Lane hosts gigs and club nights, covering everything from dubstep through drum n bass, house, techno, breaks and garage. There are a large selection of traditional pubs and breweries serving excellent real ale,largers and ciders.

Sol Central on Marefair is home to a variety of entertainment and leisure facilities including the Vue Cinema. Other cinemas in Northampton are Cineworld located at Sixfields and the Forum Cinema located at Weston Favell.

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Northampton Culture!

Northampton has two theatres located next door to each other – the Royal and Derngate theatres – it is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northampton. The theatres offer two auditoria and Underground, a creativity centre that's home to the Youth Theatre and a wide range of workshops and projects for the local community. It has a diverse programme of work with everything from drama to dance, stand-up comedy to classical music, to opera on its stages.

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery
is the home of the world famous shoe collection. It is located on Guidhall Road. A visit to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing shoe collection recognised as a collection of national importance. You can also find out about the history of Northampton and see the excellent art and ceramics collection.

Abington Park Museum
- the museum in the park is a beautiful Grade I listed building. It is an excellent place to visit if you are interested in exploring things like the domestic life in the town, the costume collection or displays about the Northamptonshire Regiment.

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Leisure Centres and Sporting facilities

There are three council run leisure centres in Northampton with gyms and swimming pools – The Mounts Leisure Centre in Northampton town centre, Danes Camp Leisure Centre and Lings Forum Leisure Centre. They all offer discounted membership for students.

Other facilities include Benham Sports Arena, which offers a wide choice of indoor sporting activities including tennis, climbing , basketball, squash courts, archery, fencing, badminton and Trampolining. The Nene Whitewater Centre is on the South East side of Northampton. It was the UK's first pumped artificial whitewater course.

Northampton is home to the Northampton Saints Rugby Club and Northampton Town Football Club (that's Cobblers!).

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Doctors and Hospitals

Doctors' surgeries – there are several surgeries and the Northampton General Hospital are close to our houses.

Northampton General Hospital
Tel: 01604 634700.

The hospital recommends calling the NHS 111 service, if you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency. You will be assessed, given advice and directed straight away to the local service that can help you best.

Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones.


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Police and the law

Nearest Police Station is situated on
Campbell Square Police Station
Upper Mounts,
Tel: 03000 111 222.


Free legal advice for all types of student problems can be found from the
Central and East Northamptonshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Town Centre House
7/8 Mercers Row

Tel: 01604 235080

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