Learning Resources

Students have access to a collection of online databases (journal articles, eBooks, newspapers etc.) from University Centre Peterborough and Anglia Ruskin University Library. Most of these resources are available on campus and remotely.

Students access their resources through CANVAS, PRC’s Student Portal and the Anglia Ruskin Digital Library.

  • e-Vision 
    Is your online information gateway for your studies. Which allows you to access and change your personal details as well as viewing your modules, assessment deadlines and transcript of your results. 


  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
    UCP also offers an extensive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and access to Anglia Ruskin University libraries via online resources and our Guild House campus on Oundle Road, Peterborough. If you still are a little worried about the skills needed for academic study rest assured as we have a team of lecturers delivering a matrix of study skills which include Harvard referencing, essay planning, seminar confidence boosting sessions and help with maths for those considering a degree in computing or business. Just remember we are here to help!

  • Learning Resource Centre
    UCP students use the Learning Resource Centre at Peterborough Regional College which has a dedicated area where they can study.

    Term-time opening times:

    Monday to Thursday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
    Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
    Saturday and Sunday – Closed

    The LRC is also open during the holidays between 9.00am and 4.45pm from Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 4.15pm on Fridays, but it is best to check before you travel.

    The Learning Resource Centre at Peterborough Regional College provides a wide range of books for loan (print and eBooks) as well as online newspapers, journals, maps and other useful resources. There is a dedicated PC area for UCP students with access to the internet, Microsoft Office and other specialist packages as well as areas for group study. There are printing and scanning facilities on site and a selection of stationery for sale. The friendly team are always happy to help students and staff use the various services available and can offer advice on finding the right resources.

  • ARU Library – Oundle Road Peterborough
    Access to online resources, books, journals, articles, newspapers, past exam papers, special collections, e-books, box of broadcasts and much more.

    Term-time opening times:

    Monday to Thursday - 8.30am to 7.00pm
    Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
    Saturday - 10.00am to 3.00pm (check if open on Saturdays before travelling)
    Sunday - Closed

  • Get IT Sorted
    Getting access to all of the things that you need to begin your studies can be daunting, which is why we run drop-in sessions to help you Get IT Sorted. Sessions run on weekdays during Welcome Week and the first week of teaching. There's no need to book, just bring along your devices (laptop, phone, tablet) and we'll show you how to get connected. We promote these events throughout the year on social media and through posters so keep your eye out for the upcoming dates. 

  • Student Printing
    Our new print service provides greater flexibility in when and where you print. Print to a single print queue and then release your print from any of our student printers within our building in the open access areas. Nothing will be printed until you are ready to collect – then simply tap into any student printer using your ID Card or log in directly on the printer and select your print requests on the screen. Like the majority of Universities there is a small charge for printing, you can top up your credit on your account here
  • Student Email   
    We use Microsoft Outlook Web App in order for you to be able to send and receive emails. Emails can be sent internally to any member of staff, or externally as required. You will be able to access your student email from any PC with an internet connection. It will give you email, calendar, contact and task management features. You will be able to access your email from an internet browser by navigating to My.Anglia and clicking on the Email Login link. We recommend that you access your student email at least twice a week during term time to check for important information.

How to connect your student email to your smartphone or tablet (click here) 

You can also link your student email to your other email accounts so there is no switching inbetween them all. Just follow these simple steps;

  1. Log in to your student account (login.outlook.com)
  2. You should be at your Account Overview page. If not, hit account.live.com
  3. In the Other Options section at the bottom of the screen you will see a Linked IDs link. Click this.
  4. Click on Add linked ID, then enter your password for your student account first **, then the ID and password of the account you would like to link in (e.g. xxx@hotmail.com)
  5. Now at any time you can return to account.live.com and click/hover over your username at the top right of the page. At the bottom of the drop-down menu is a list of all the accounts you’ve linked together. Click on any one to instantly switch to it. No re-logging in required
  • Turnitin UK
    A text-matching software, is widely used by a large number of Universities within the UK and matches text of submitted work to that in a large database of online sources. This software highlights plagiarism by comparing the students’ submitted work for text matches to outside sources such as the current and archived internet, journal articles and previously submitted student papers. This is not software to ‘catch-out’ students, but to help enhance and develop your good academic practice. The user guide for students can be found here 

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