University of Northampton Social Impact Report 2021-2022

Richard Hazenberg*, Claire Paterson-Young, Michael Maher

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book/ReportTechnical Report


The report presents the social impact of the University of Northampton, with focus on the outcomes and impacts delivered for students, staff and communities, and where possible monetises these to demonstrate the wider value for society. However, it is important to recognise that not all outcomes and impacts can be monetised and that the fiscal benefits of social impact are not the sole delineator of performance. Just as important to the University are the wider social and environmental impacts delivered for people and communities, and the role that the University itself can play in driving positive change, and to quote previous University reports ‘do good stuff’. This report outlines the social impact of the University of Northampton across our four Changemaker Commitments, namely:
1. To enable young people to learn and flourish
2. Strong Communities that promote good health and wellbeing
3. Sustainable Culture, Heritage and Environment
4. Enterprise Culture and Mindset

The findings presented in this report are based on data collected from April 2021 to March 2022. The data gathered in relation to the social impact of UON and reported in Section 4 (see also Appendix B), demonstrates that the total maximum impact created equates to over £17 million.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Northampton
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2023


  • Social Impact
  • Social Impact Measurement
  • University
  • SDGs


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