University Centre Peterborough


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The ultra modern and contemporary £10 million University Centre located on Peterborough Regional College grounds in a joint venture with Anglia Ruskin University has a specially designed 92 seat lecture theatre, a range of multi-purpose/size seminar and teaching rooms, state-of-the-art computer rooms, a cafe and several social areas. In addition those on Journalism and Media degrees have access to the state of the art Media and Journalism Satellite Centre. Courses provided at UCP help students acquire knowledge and skills relevant to local businesses, industries and public services. The University Centre also provides services direct to the business community, aiding innovation, product and service development and the ‘up-skilling’ of the local workforce.

The City of Peterborough

Peterborough is a fascinating city combining ancient heritage with the vibrant, contemporary atmosphere of a thriving business centre that is home to many multi-national companies. The city has an exciting nightlife with a range of pubs, wine bars and themed restaurants to suit all tastes. In addition to the multiplex twelve screen cinema, Peterborough also boasts the Key Theatre, located in the delightful setting of the embankment. Shopping is a pleasure in Queensgate with over 100 top-name stores whilst Serpentine Green at Hampton will compete for your attention. For those who are more sporting, the city offers numerous facilities allowing you to partake in a wide range of sports including several golf courses, swimming pools, horse riding facilities, an athletics ground and not forgetting ice skating and ten-pin bowling.

UCP_facilities 02The Student Experience Team offer a variety of clubs and societies running at UCP. These include, badminton, football, Criminology Society and a History and Archaeology Society. The Football club get together on a weekly basis to practice and enter tournaments on a termly basis. Games are also organised with other Universities and we are currently arranging a friendly football match with ARU football team. Badminton club is also ran on a weekly basis and students are trained by a badminton coach. You will learn general skills of the game and in the near future we hope to have a UCP team for future doubles and singles tournaments. As well as societies, events such as the UCP Social Night and Student Experience Awards Evening are annually run. Such events are organised for you to enjoy and celebrate your time here at UCP. All students are encouraged to voice their opinions and ideas in regards to their social and academic life at the University, and these are then put forward to our team to fully deliver your needs.

Student Life

Here at University Centre Peterborough (UCP) you as a student always come first and we have a number of facilities and support areas to make your experience with us an enjoyable one!

Student Council Committee

Here at UCP we feel that every student should be able to have their say. Each academic year there will be the opportunity to nominate someone from your course to be your student rep for the year. The aim of the student council committee is to give all nominated student reps the opportunity to report on any issues, good or bad, from your course. Also they will have the opportunity to give students’ viewpoint on any other topics that might be raised at the meeting.