The University of Northampton Higher Education Corporation

University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is one of the youngest universities in the UK, but already leading the way in adding value to society (social impact). In recognition of its commitment to the principles and values of empowering individuals to make positive contributions to society, UON became the first University in the UK to be named an Ashoka-U Changemaker Campus in 2013. UON remains one of only two Universities in the UK to hold this accolade. In 2017, UON was ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), praising the quality of student experience.  With more than 15.000 students distributed over four faculties, UON is a major educational and research institution in the East Midlands. The research unit includes researcher from two research centres: the newly formed research centre Psychology and Social Sciences and the Centre for Education and Research (CER). Child-Up research team is mainly based at the CER. CER promotes excellence in education research. It fosters social justice, equity and inclusion within a culture of research that is accessible to all. CER hosts a community of research collaboration at local, national and international levels which enhances lives and demonstrates positive social change through innovative, entrepreneurial research in Education and associated fields.CER staff provide research evidence and evidence-based education, professional development, consultancy and advice to a wide range of providers and users of education and related services in formal, informal and non-formal contexts. We teach, research and publish on topics including special education and inclusion, dyslexia, autism, early childhood, play, pedagogy, ICT in education and Higher Education.


CHILD-UP researches into the level of integration of migrant children in Europe and their social condition, with the primary aim of providing support for migrant children’s exercise of agency in changing their own conditions of integration and constructing hybrid identities.

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