Welcome to University Centre Peterborough

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In 2008, we started a joint venture with Peterborough Regional College to create University Centre Peterborough (UCP). It's a £10 million facility that offers a broad portfolio of degree courses.

At the moment, around 600 students are studying more than 30 different courses with us. If you’re interested in archaeology, business, computing, construction, education, engineering, media or sociology to name but a few, we have a course that's perfect for you.

Campus facilities

You’ll study in an ultra-modern and contemporary learning environment with a specially designed 92-seat lecture theatre, a range of multi-purpose seminar and teaching rooms, state-of-the-art computer rooms and our well-stocked library with its team of friendly, experienced staff.

Our student common room is a great place to relax, meet friends, get a drink or grab a quick game of table football between lectures. The Students’ Union office is right next door to the common room and there’s always something going on. You can also drop by the Students' Union Advice Service any time during the day to pick up information or ask questions. If the advisers aren't busy, they'll see you right away.

We even have a hair and beauty salon here, if you feel in need of a bit of pampering after a hard day’s studying.

Food and drink

On campus, there are some great places to grab a quick bite or have a more leisurely break and catch up with friends, including:

  • The Filling Station, which serves a homely cooked breakfast, jacket potatoes, burgers, pizza, Halal chicken, fries, pasties, sandwiches, salads, fruit and desserts
  • Cool Beans Coffee Shop, offering premium coffees and tea, luxury hot chocolate, soft drinks, water, pastries, cakes, sandwiches, panini, soup and salads
  • The Pantry, with quick-service cooked meals made by students studying on hospitality and catering courses.


We have a sports centre where you can play volleyball, tennis, netball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, football and more. And, if you’re really keen, there’s also the opportunity to join our football, basketball and netball teams which take part in regional and national sports competitions.

Peterborough city centre

UCP has two sites, both close to the centre of Peterborough. The historic city is dominated by its imposing Norman cathedral, but there's also a host of restaurants, cafes, theatres and shops to enjoy. Visit Peterborough is a good place to find out more about attractions and events.