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Discovery Days for Sixth Form Students

Ready to give your students a taste of university study that goes beyond the prospectus?

Our ‘Beyond the Prospectus’ Discovery Days are great opportunities for students to participate in interactive taster sessions and explore their career interests, ahead of university study.

Available dates

  • 18th June 2024
  • 19th June 2024

Hands on Experience

Across a range of subjects and led by our passionate academics, students will have the opportunity to produce live talk shows at our Media and Journalism Centre, undertake forensic investigation at our Crime Scene Bungalow, and master the mind as they delve into the intricacies of Sports Psychology.

Discovery Day Options

University Centre Peterborough offers two options for your school’s discovery day.

View the full programmes below.

Critical Thinkers & Creative Minds Discovery Day

At the Critical Thinkers & Creative Minds Discovery Day, students will dive into a world of innovative problem-solving and creative expression. From escaping thrilling puzzle rooms as part of our Business Management challenge, to designing robots and wind turbines within the Engineering department, this Discovery Day will ignite curiosity and spark imagination.

Society, Science, & Stories Discovery Day

The Society, Science, & Stories Discovery Day will immerse students in life’s complexities, from analysis of microscopic reactions within the Biological Sciences discipline, to exploring child cognitive, motor, social, and emotional development within Early Years Education.

Free Transport

We’ve got your students covered from start to finish, with free transport and a free lunch to fuel their day. Secure your school’s place, and offer your students the perfect chance to experience university life first-hand, ask all their burning questions, and discover their career interests.

Terms and conditions can be found towards the bottom of the page.

The Discovery Day

  • Spark their curiosity and explore a variety of subjects through interactive taster activities
  • Get their questions answered by our expert faculty and current students
  • Experience the buzz of university life first-hand (free lunch included!).

And the best part? We’ve got your students covered from start to finish with free transport* and a free lunch to fuel their day.

It’s the perfect chance for them to experience university life first-hand, ask all their burning questions, and discover their university calling.

Spaces are limited, so book your school’s session now! First come, first served.

Recent accolades

A University On The Rise
  • At UCP, 80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above in 2023.
  • The university was recently recognised amongst the best institutions in the country, including the world-class Russell Group universities, Kings College London, University College London, Queen Mary University London and The University of Manchester, with a TEF Silver Award.
  • A £10 million University in the heart of Peterborough
  • NSS Nationally recognised high student satisfaction rates.
  • Over 40 degree-level courses awarded alongside Bishop Grosseteste, ARU and The Open University
TEF Silver Award

University Centre Peterborough earned the Silver status from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), marking its position among the UK’s esteemed universities and underscoring its commitment to high-quality teaching and student outcomes.

The TEF panel commended UCP for its effective teaching methods, assessment strategies, and student support, which have all contributed to notable student learning advancements and achievements.

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Case Studies

Emily Holman

Now training as an English teacher at a local secondary school, Emily Holman, who previously studied at St John Fisher Catholic High School, enrolled on University Centre Peterborough’s BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies course straight from Sixth Form. “The course was the perfect fit for my interests. Very few universities offer this degree, so I was lucky to have it right on my doorstep”.

Bethany Reynolds

Beth Reynolds, BSc Crime Scene and Investigative Studies graduate of University Centre Peterborough, was delighted to accept a place on the Accelerated Detective Constable Programme (ADCP) in June 2021, and says that she “couldn’t have picked a better degree to prepare for the role”.

Declan Jackson

Declan completed his degree, BSc (Hons) Business Management, at University Centre Peterborough and loved his course, “The best part about the course is the opportunity, skills and resources”. Declan explained, “It helps me further explore my interests, and the knowledge I have gained has allowed me to cultivate my passions and turn them into a meaningful future”.

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