BA International Tourism Management (Three Year, Top Up and Foundation Framework programmes), BA International Hospitality Management (Top Up) and HND Travel and Tourism Management

Welcome Week Monday 24th – Friday 28th September

Welcome Week is the start of your studies and university life. It is vital you attend Welcome Week as this will give you the best possible start to your studies in the Faculty of Business and Law and your university life generally. Your Welcome Week will include:

  • Freshers fair and an opportunity to learn about and join the huge variety of clubs and societies available to you
  • A wide range of social events organised by the student union
  • An opportunity to get to know the campus and facilities available to you
  • Workshops delivered by our Changemaker Team aimed at helping you get on the right track for your personal and career
  • Workshops helping you understand how to study at degree level and how to get the most out of your studies
  • Classes delivered by your programme leader introducing you to your chosen programme
  • A workshop on setting expectations designed to help you understand the roles of students, academics, professional and other staff at the university
  • An opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow students
  • An opportunity to have individual meeting with your personal tutor

The three important things you need to do now:

Make sure you have made arrangements to attend the Welcome Week.                       
Information will be emailed to you directly about the Welcome Week.                                            

Welcome Video

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

Gary Mason

Gary Mason

Programme Leader

Email: Gary.Mason@northampton.ac.uk

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management    (TopUp)

Anna Borley-Russell

Anna Borley-Russell

Programme Leader

Email: Anna.Borley-russell@northampton.ac.uk

HND Travel & Tourism Management        

Alan Lovell

Alan Lovell

Programme Leader

Email: Alan Lovell@northampton.ac.uk

BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management (TopUp)

Nick Naumov

Nick Naumov

Programme Leader

Email:

Nick.Naumov@northampton.ac.uk

Welcome Week Activities

Welcome to the University and to your programme! We look forward to meeting you during welcome week.

During welcome week, we have designed a programme of events and activities designed to give you the very best start to your time here by introducing you to university life and help you to settle in quickly. Please check your welcome week timetable online to ensure you attend all of the sessions as this is your opportunity to meet your personal tutor, myself and your fellow course mates.

During the lead up to welcome week and during the course of the week, this site will be updated with information regarding the sessions you will be attending to get your familiar with your programme, the university, academic skills etc.

You will have the opportunity to meet one to one with your personal tutor during the week; please check back here during welcome week to find out where and when this will take place.

I really found that the University is for students who want to learn and progress – during my studies I achieved the confidence to say ‘I can do that’ and the skills to then ‘do it’. Lauren Deegan

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management (Top Up) Graduate

Preparing For Your First Year Of Study

Top five study tips from the Learning Development team!
How can I study successfully at the University of Northampton? Your top five tips from the Learning Development Team:
1. Be Prepared

Becoming a university student requires you to step up your independent learning skills. You need to be able to plan, research and write assignments on your own, which may be something you have not done before. Read through Palgrave's tips for Personal Effectiveness and Independent Study to learn more about the skills you will start to develop as a new undergraduate. 

2. Invest in a planner

Independent learning means that you are in control of your timetable and how you spend your time, so use your time wisely. You will be given times and locations of seminars, workshops and other sessions you have to attend as part of your course at the start. You will also need to allocate time for reading, researching and completing assignments, as well as for all your social activities: get a head start by watching our video What is time management?

3. Fine tune your voice

You might worry that you will not be able to write at the level expected of a university student. At the University of Northampton we take this into consideration and provide lots of support to help you. Go to our online support for academic writing for further guidance. 

4. Get into an argument

Writing critically and developing an argument for your essays and reports is a skill that you will develop throughout your first year of university. Review the guide on how to write more critically to help you understand the process to enhance your critical thinking

5. Know who can help you

Going to university is exciting but it can also be a challenge. We know that students may need a helping hand at any time during their studies, which is why we are here to help. You can book an appointment with a Learning Development tutor for help and guidance with study skills or academic writing, as well as support with maths and statistics. Find out more about the services on offer at the Learning Development page on Skills Hub. You can also find out more about other sources of 1-2-1 help - including our academic librarians - by going to our Study Support page. 

Your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Throughout your studies you will be using a VLE. At the University of Northampton we use Blackboard which we have named NILE. Below is a link directly to our VLE homepage and a quick introductory video for you to watch.

Student Union

Changemaker

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