A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

at Leicester and UN

July 19, 2016
by Jean

Starting the FDLT course in year 1 in September 2016

If you have accepted a place on the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching (FDLT) course (through UCAS) in year 1 for September 2016 you will be in one of two groups:

UN group (Wednesday) at Park Campus, University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL.


Leicester group (Monday) at Devonshire Place, 78 London Road, Leicester LE2 0RA.

The year 1 students start the course in week beginning September 12th (Leicester group on Monday 12th and UN group on Wednesday 14th). The day begins at 9am and ends at 4pm.

You will be sent more information during the summer and if you have any questions about your application you should contact:

the Admissions Tutor (jean.edwards@northampton.ac.uk)


Admissions (Admissions2016@northampton.ac.uk).

If you are in the process of applying for the FDLT course at the moment and you want to begin in September you need to apply through UCAS clearing and then email your UCAS ID number to both the email addresses above so that we can find your application and arrange an interview.

July 18, 2016
by Jean

Summer homework

As schools break up for the summer thought will be given to encouraging children to keep learning over the holidays.

Local libraries run the Summer Reading Challenge each year and this year it is part of the year long celebration of 100

srcyears since the birth of Roald Dahl.

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part! There’s lots more information available at Summer Reading Challenge website

Cnlv4jrWEAADRvHPobble have published this list of activities that teachers and parents can use to set fun challenges over the summer. It can be downloaded here: Pobble’s the best homework ever

It could be fun to get the children to design their own list of homework for each other!

You might find that Pokemon Go! features in children’s plans for the summer. here’s a blog post by Mike Watson on Staffrm about harnessing this craze for learning: Bringing Pokémon Go into (or out of) the Classroom

Whatever you choose to encourage children to do, or do yourself make sure you have some fun and have a rest!


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