Welcome to University Centre Peterborough

Anglia Ruskin student

University Centre Peterborough (UCP) is a £10 million facility that offers a broad portfolio of undergraduate degrees.

Students study a range of subjects including archaeology, business, computing, construction, education, engineering, media and sociology, with their degree validated by ARU.

Campus facilities

As a student at UCP, 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 a well-stocked library with its team of friendly, experienced staff.

There's a variety of areas around campus to relax, meet friends, get a drink or grab a quick game of table football between lectures. The Student Support Centre is right at the centre of UCP and you can drop by 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 Refectory, which serves a homely cooked breakfast, jacket potatoes, burgers, pizza, Halal chicken, pasties, sandwiches, salads, fruit and desserts
  • Costa Coffee, 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 netball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, football and more. And, if you’re really keen, there’s also the opportunity to join our football and netball teams which take part in regional and national sports competitions.

Peterborough city centre

UCP has two sites based near the city centre; the Main Site campus on Park Crescent and the Media Journalism Centre on Broadway.

The historic city is dominated by its imposing Norman cathedral, which plays host to the annual UCP Graduation Ceremony. Peterborough also offers a host of restaurants, cafes, theatres and shops to enjoy. Visit Peterborough is a good place to find out more about attractions and events.

To find out more about University Centre Peterborough please visit www.ucp.ac.uk or call us on 01733 838210.