University of Northampton shortlisted for top award

The Avenus campus of University Of Northampton
The Avenus campus of University Of Northampton

The University of Northampton has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education award for the University of the Year 2013.

The award recognises institutions which have demonstrated exceptional performance in the past academic year.

The shortlisting comes at a time when the University of Northampton has had success across the board in several Higher Education league tables.

In addition, the National Student Survey and the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education surveys have recognised the commitment of academic and professional services staff to enhancing the academic and student experience at the university.

Vice chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, said: “When I joined the University of Northampton in 2010, I was clear in my intention to develop the university into a leading institution committed to delivering life changing opportunities in education.

“The academic and professional services staff at the university have been working exceptionally hard to deliver excellent courses and provide an outstanding student experience alongside social impact for individuals and communities.

“The shortlisting for this prestigious award is testament to our collaborative effort during the last academic year.”

The winners will be announced on November 28 at an awards ceremony in London.