Welcome to the Northampton College blog, giving you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at life at Booth Lane, Lower Mounts and Daventry.

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By Patrick Leavey, Deputy Principal on 2 October 2017

No doubt you’ve heard this more than once from your tutors, but good advice is worth repeating.

Be punctual and get here on time for all your classes.

Being late is not only against college rules, it also makes your life so much more complicated. A candidate would never arrive late for an interview; they simply would not get the job. So, please don’t fall into the trap of tardiness.

School of the Arts on 29 September 2017

There’s plenty of commotion coming from the drama studio this week as our second year Level 3 Acting students are busy rehearsing for their first performance of the year.

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By Pat Brennan-Barrett, Principal on 27 September 2017

Choices in education are often misunderstood and subject to widespread prejudice. This can be damaging because we know that further education provides an excellent springboard into worthwhile careers. Let’s look at the most common misconceptions about colleges and dispel the myths. People who don’t know better might think that if you go to college you:

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By Ruth Exelby, Assistant Principal Employer Engagement on 22 September 2017

As I sit and write this blog I wonder how I will make it to Christmas. Oh, I know, who wants to be thinking about Christmas? However, this Saturday sees the start of THE must watch television programme of the year – Strictly, which of course culminates the week before Christmas.

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By Dr Julie Teckman, Director of Higher Education on 21 September 2017

So, the results are safely in your pocket and the years of preparation have led to this, your new life as an undergraduate. Your parents have packed enough food and warnings to last a lifetime and you have a neat little pile of sparkling new pots, pans, cushions and household gadgets you never knew existed that will shortly be scattered around your Halls of Residence or shared house being soundly abused by your flat/housemates. All sorted ready for next week when you’ll leave home and set off on this amazing adventure, and we at Northampton College wish you a great adventure.