As a student with UCP you will have the opportunity to become a Student Ambassador for us. Our Ambassadors provide a link between the University and prospective students using their own experience to speak about university life and talk about what it is like to be a student at our institution. Becoming a Student Ambassador opens opportunities for you to work with young people, develop a variety of highly sort after employability skills and enhance your CV.
For each level of every programme we offer at UCP, a Class Rep is nominated by their peers. These Class Reps are then the ‘collective voice’ and provide feedback to UCP in a variety of formats. They are invited to attend a variety of meetings with support staff, academic staff and the Academic Director to ensure their queries, concerns and positives are heard, with all Reps providing the central Student Voice for our study body.
Chaired by the Student Officer, UCP’s Student Council acts independently and is responsible for representing the voice of the higher education student body. Offering recommendation regarding learning and student experience, policy, public relations, education, and the wider remit of contributing to the future of UCP – the Student Council meets regularly throughout the academic year and is fundamental to the structure of UCP.
Clubs, Societies and Events
Each year clubs are allocated a budget to set up new societies so if you have any ideas for a society and feel it is something that others would get involved in, come and speak to the Student Council and let’s get planning!
UCP Branded Clothing
UCP Branded clothing is available to order from our Student Support Centre. Why not treat yourself and show your UCP Pride by wearing one of our branded items of clothing.
Annual Student Awards
Each Academic year we recognise all the hard-work and achievement that you put in to your degree and do not want to just congratulate you at the end of your university life. We feel it is importance to acknowledge these achievements throughout your time with UCP therefore we hold an annual Student Experience Awards Evening, where students can nominate an Outstanding Lecturer who has helped throughout their studies providing quality lectures, tutorials and guidance over and above the expected standard and/or a member of staff for the Outstanding Support Award who has helped you throughout your studies providing support, advice and guidance over and above the expected standard. Academics and staff at UCP also nominate students for the Course Academic Award, where students are nominated based on a variety of elements of a student’s academic life including academic success, contribution to group work (non-assessment based), support to their peers and progression within their academic studies. There is also an University Centre Peterborough Award for a student who has been nominated by staff, as having improved the most or having made the biggest contribution to UCP in a non-academic manner.We promote this event during Semester 2 of the academic year on social media and through posters so keep your eye out for the upcoming information.
University Centre Peterborough currently has around 700 students on over 30 different degree level programmers.