Margaret Hubbard is about to finish her degree in Early Childhood Studies (ECS) after a rocky start, here, she blogs about her very personal journey toward educational success.

Margaret Hubbard is about to finish her degree in Early Childhood Studies (ECS) after a rocky start, as the student who was…


Last year, with the move to online learning, it seemed I needed to rethink what I was doing. I kind of had a natural interest in digital learning and I wanted to learn more about it. I’ve known about the course for quite a while and then last year, I saw a call for it. When I looked into it, I felt that it would not only reinforce what I was already doing, but enhance it.

The course has provided a space that I wouldn’t normally have to actually stop and reflect on my own practice. It’s allowed me to look a lot more into some of the theoretical knowledge and learn more around the theoretical models related to how we use technology. It’s provided a…


I had been considering postgraduate study for some time and I saw a conversation about the PgCert in Digital Leadership at the University of Northampton on Twitter. Living in Northampton, a local university appealed to me; a Postgraduate Certificate seemed like it would be a good “taster” of postgraduate study…


Here’s a list of the essentials that we think you should bring, and a few things that it’s best to leave at home.


Two accidental meetings created new turns on the career road for one graduate, helping her even further on the way to fulfil a professional mission. Chloe Wenham-Sanders graduated from her degree in Early Childhood Studies in 2017. Within weeks she was employed, back at a nursery she had completed an earlier course placement with.

She quickly settled in and enjoyed the role, allowing her to put into practice something she is eager to deliver — placing educational and emotional support at the heart of her work with children and young people, to give them the best foundation for their later life.

Even so, Chloe…


Psychology student Amy talks about why she chose to study at Northampton.

I chose to study at the University of Northampton after attending an open day where I spoke with students and course lecturers. Everyone was so friendly and passionate about what they taught which really drew me in. I also chose the University of Northampton for the teaching style as I…


By Nick Petford

Introduction

Declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March 11, the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the respiratory disease Covid-19 has so far claimed the lives of over 1.9 million people¹. In response, governments worldwide have imposed a mix of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), ranging in…


Nick Petford and Jackie Campbell, University of Northampton

In August 2020 we published a blog summarising the mortality rates in Northamptonshire due to Covid-19 using publicly available data from the UK government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS). The objective was two-fold. First, to record and classify regional and sub-regional variations…


Nick Allen¹, Becky Bradshaw² and Nick Petford³

Introduction

As the University of Northampton reaches the end of its autumn term and 2020, it is timely to reflect on the University’s responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, its impact on operations and the impact on the town and County. Earlier this year, the University produced a report outlining how…


It’s an exciting time, considering postgraduate study, but it can take more thought and organisation than an undergraduate course as often work and life must fit in around it. However, there is help that may make the decision easier than you may have first thought.

Master’s students can now apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £11,222 from Student Finance England, terms and conditions apply. If you’re eligible and approved, the loan is paid directly to you, leaving you in control of how you use it, giving you the freedom to ensure your study…

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