Public given chance to view work of University of Northampton and impact on town

Artist's impression of the University of Northampton's new Waterside campus. ENGNNL00120120524163856
Artist's impression of the University of Northampton's new Waterside campus. ENGNNL00120120524163856
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An exhibition revealing the work of the University of Northampton and how it impacts the town goes on display next week.

Members of the public will be given the change to find out more about the university at the event at the Guildhall on Wednesday May 11.

Image: University of Northampton

Image: University of Northampton

Visitors will be able to find out more about the University’s Waterside campus, which is due to open in September 2018, and chat to current students.

A spokesman for the university said: “Games Art students’ stunning 3D virtual reality model of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon will also be on show, ahead of it moving to the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities later this year.

“A photographic exhibition, meanwhile, will provide an insight into the research projects being conducted at the university.

“There will also be the opportunity to learn more about how the University is committed to making a positive social impact on the people of Northamptonshire, by setting itself four ambitious challenges to meet by 2020,” he said.

Image: University of Northampton

Image: University of Northampton

The spokesman said these ‘Changemaker+ Challenges’ aim to:

* Help Northamptonshire become the best county in the UK for children and young people to flourish and learn

* Make Northamptonshire the leading county for health and wellbeing

* Build the county’s cultural and heritage traditions into world-class attractions

* Make Northamptonshire the best county to start, build and run a business.

Professor Simon Denny, director of Research, Impact and Enterprise at the university, said: “We are looking forward to bringing the University to the town centre for this event, which will offer people the chance to find out more about what we do, and how we have a positive impact on the residents of Northampton and the wider county.”

The event, which is open to all, and includes free refreshment, takes place between 3pm and 5pm on Wednesday May 11, at the Guildhall, St Giles Street, Northampton.