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Workstream Activity: Project management & Programme (development & evaluation)

In 2015, the University of Northampton celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the granting of its University Title and Research Degree Awarding Powers. UN is a modern institute providing both undergraduate and postgraduate education for over fourteen thousand students spread out between two campuses. The university is divided into six schools: Arts, Science and Technology, Education, Health, Business & Social Sciences. The University has developed number of research centres, including the Centre for Education and Research (CeSNER) within the School of Education which is the applicant organisation in this proposal. UN is highly experienced in managing large, multi-agency projects. We have delivered for a range of private and public sector clients across the UK and Internationally.

The University of Northampton is one of the leading UK universities in the field of research, publication, teaching and practitioner support regarding disability, with expert staff teaching and researching across topics including special education, dyslexia, physical disability, learning disability, multiple disability, emotional/behavioural problems, and autism. The School of Education runs courses on autism at both undergraduate and Master’s levels, while PhD students and staff are carrying out research into autism within the UK and internationally. The University has close working links with educational providers in the field of autism as well as other academic partners across Europe and worldwide, such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and has hosted a European autism-focused conference for over a decade.

The University is investing in its local community with the creation of a new University campus in the heart of Northampton’s Waterside Enterprise Zone, which it is anticipated will open in Autumn 2018.