England is about to enter Lockdown Take 2, and we know that particularly for our students who are living away from home for the first time that this probably feels very daunting. Here are some tips.
Our current students are offering advice to the incoming first years. Next up, we have Amelia DeCairos-Parr, who tells us what she wishes she'd known at the start of the first year.
Our Subject Leader Dr Drew Gray shares his experiences as a student at Northampton before his academic career here! The takeaway: it's never too late to go to university. You might even end up as a head of department there one day! ‘In England justice is open to all, like the Ritz Hotel’ I used... Continue Reading →
The internet has been filled with blog posts reminding us of the importance of self-care during the Covid-19 crisis. But what does comfort actually mean, both historically and today? Ruth Barton, one of our PhD students, explores. At the time of writing, it has been just over eleven weeks since I began my PhD at... Continue Reading →
Our senior lecturer Caroline Nielsen continues her Employability series. Welcome back to History and Employability during Covid-19, our mini-series on this blog! We are now several months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, and if you are reading this in the UK, we have now all experienced lockdown and longer periods at home. I have heard... Continue Reading →
We've been posting lockdown recipes here on the blog over the past few weeks, because staying nourished during this stressful time is important. Plus cooking is fun and can be stress-relieving! We've had some great recipes here already from students and staff, but today we have a special treat - a prizewinning recipe from our... Continue Reading →
Hello everyone. As we struggle with the uncertainty and disruption to normal life that the Coronavirus pandemic has brought I thought it might be nice to share some basic ways to cope with isolation and a reduction in social interactions. I am staying at home as much as possible but have stocked up (sensibly, not... Continue Reading →
On Wednesday this week I will be moving into my open office space in the Learning Hub at the University of Northampton's new Waterside Campus. I'm pretty excited about the change because I've been down to Waterside and it looks fantastic. In fact it has exceeded my hopes so far and I hope and believe... Continue Reading →
University is hard, and it’s hard to know how to prepare for it. To help, here are my top tips for new students. I made these tips from lessons I learnt from my first-year experience. 1. Know how much money you have. I know this sounds simple but it is very important. Before coming to... Continue Reading →