Open Day

Saturday 28th January 2017
10am - 2pm

  • Discuss our January 2017 provision
  • Get advice about joining us in September 2017


Welcome To University Center Peterborough

Welcome To University Centre Peterborough

While you are studying with us we aim to support your development and assist you in achieving your career ambitions.

We very much care about you as individuals and one of our key objectives is to ensure we listen to your views and continuously develop our provision so that your needs are met.

University Centre Peterborough represents the single most important development in providing Higher Education in Peterborough’s history. The University Centre offers a broad portfolio of courses covering a range of subject areas and we are rapidly developing specialisms in a number of key areas.

Our portfolio is constantly being revised and updated to take account of the emerging needs and aspirations of local, national and international markets.

University Center

University Centre Peterborough
mission statement:

‘To engage, enable and empower students to meet the challenges of the future’

Find Out What Peterborough Has to offer

From discovering our fascinating heritage to relaxing with friends at a restaurant or bar, there are countless ways to experience Peterborough’s energy and culture. Whether you decide to explore our historic and cosmopolitan city through food, music, heritage or retail, you’ll be pleased with what you find.

  • With access to London in 45 minutes and direct, fast trains to the north of the country, Peterborough boasts excellent transport links, world-class internet connectivity and exciting plans for growth.

Find Out More

Peterborough Cathedral

At UCP you always come first and we have a number of facilities and support areas to make your experience with us an enjoyable one!

The Student Experience Team

University Centre Peterborough works with students and external companies to offer activities outside the curriculum that give you the opportunity to broaden your university experience, enhance your skill set and engage in student life. The reason this is so important is employers greatly value the knowledge and skills that graduates develop whilst studying at university, along with the skills and experience they gain from undertaking activities beyond the curriculum.

We offer a variety of clubs and societies at UCP. These include; Netball, Football, English Literature, Criminology, a Mature Student Society and Archaeology Society. 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 participate in organising the social and academic events at the University alongside our Student Experience team. Students can also attend guest lectures, participate in trips and if you are studying archaeology secure funding for digs which may be in the UK or abroad.

Other student events include: Freshers’ Week, Employment Day, Christmas Ball, Valentine’s Social, Fundraising Events, Finance Week, Awards Evening, Graduation Social

Student Council Committee

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 Representative for the year. Training will be provided and it is one of the many opportunities you will have to enhance your CV and provide feedback that will influence changes to develop and improve the academic experience for all students.

The aim of the Student Council Committee is to give all nominated Student Representatives the opportunity to report on any issues and highlight the aspects you enjoy so we can do more. Student Ambassadors and Representatives will also attend key meetings such as the Learning, Teaching and Assessment group and our Course Management Committee as our aim is to develop provision and quality with you the student in mind.

Careers Advice and Employability

The Careers Adviser is available to help students planning their next steps and subject lecturers will guide you when applying for employment or postgraduate study. Regular Employability Days ensure you hone your skills in interactive workshops and speak to potential employers.UCP has a dedicated jobs vacancy and volunteering notice board which is regularly updated with the latest employment opportunities.

Chaplaincy Service

The Chaplaincy is available to all students irrespective of your faith or commitment, and exists to support your learning experience at UCP. Any spiritual and personal issues can be discussed in confidence. The Chaplaincy holds weekly coffee mornings at UCP where you are welcome to come and have a friendly chat.

Employability is key to UCP

Peterborough is a diverse city with a wide range of careers available just waiting for talented people to discover and one of our major aims is to grow that talent for the city. We have excellent links with local and regional employers and strongly encourage our students to gain practical experience in their chosen fields. Practical experience allows you to develop your skills and confidence, add experience to your CV and provides you with excellent opportunities to network and acquire contacts in the business world. Our tutors are here for you whenever you need them to help and guide you, whether it be finding a placement/internship or giving you advice on what exactly to include in a CV to make you stand out from the crowd.

" as a local employer of software engineers sees huge value in engaging with students in computer science.

Our industry is evolving rapidly and it’s the responsibility of professional organisations such as ours to help demonstrate the variety of roles and work available along with supporting universities to help keep content current and aligned to business requirements.

Through our engagement with UCP we have seen a number of very talented students join our team and we hope to be able to continue and build on this into the future.”

Alex Shaw

We distinguish ourselves by isolating our clients' needs and offering them a one-on-one approach. Our honesty and careful decision making about which clients we proceed with confirms our dedication to successful, long-term campaigns.

Through increased enthusiasm, dedication to staff development and by putting our people first, i3 is able to continue delivering award-winning work that challenges the status quo of digital design agency culture.

Underpinning all our work however, are our core values that ensure we never lose sight of what we’re based upon. As a personable agency we can’t put a price on our dedication to honesty and transparency in all that we do.

Mike Greene - Secret Millionaire

Mike Greene is a self-made millionaire who grew up in Peterborough and attributes his success to starting work at the age of seven. In 2011, he took part in the Channel 4 programme Secret Millionaire, returning to the council estate where he spent his childhood. 

"When it comes to learning I love the Gandhi quote 'Live as if you are going to die tomorrow, Learn as if you are going to live forever'.... Education and learning are crucial to growth & success and can help individuals leap frog the queue for the best jobs. The more I work with UCP, the more I am impressed with the courses, facilities and focus that I see"

Mike Greene

O&H Hampton

( is the management company developing The Hamptons, a group of thriving communities to the south of Peterborough which boast a rich community life, great facilities and extensive open space and parkland.

 We're responsible for the overall master planning of the 2,500 acres that make up The Hamptons’ distinct village communities. We’ve also constructed the majority of the main infrastructure, including two hugely successful primary schools and a £25m state-of-the-art secondary school.

Saffery Champness

"As a top 20 accountancy firm we are always on the lookout for bright new talent. Working with UCP has enabled us to employ students on part time contracts during their studies, providing great experience for their degrees and CVs.

We also take applications from the best students to our full time graduate training positions on completion of their degree.  We consider students with a wide variety of courses not just accountancy."

Sarah Muxlow

Paul Fieldhouse - WLP

WLP is a UK business consultancy service based near Norwich, Norfolk and has been established for over 25 years. We carry out much of our work across East Anglia and the East Midlands, but operate in the rest of the UK as well.

"As an independent business growth adviser working with organisations in the Peterborough area, I come across many dynamic companies with talented people and teams. My help and support for UCP is to see our city attract and retain even more talent, to help build a great and vibrant place for us all to live, work and enjoy."

Paul Fieldhouse

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

In The News

Social Stream

Copyright © University Centre Peterborough. All rights reserved. Site by i3MEDIA