Achieve Your Degree Locally with UCN

University Centre Newbury (UCN) is now open and bringing higher education opportunities to West Berkshire.

UCN provides a solution for the community that sees the continuous development of higher education to support businesses to develop talented employees and enable adults to excel in their careers while gaining nationally-recognised qualifications.

Upskill or retrain

We offer a huge array of flexible learning options to suit the needs of businesses and the community. Students enrolling with us will be able to build their professional development up to postgraduate qualifications, through partnerships with Bucks New University and the University of Northampton without the need to relocate. We provide degrees and other higher-level qualifications in the key sectors of Business & Finance, Leadership & Management, Digital Technologies, Engineering, Graphic Design, Health & Social Care, and Children’s Development & Learning.

UCN Programmes

Meet... Vincenzo Bernabei

Vincenzo Bernabei

I enjoy helping learners understand the market, consumer behaviour, trends and the world in which they work or will work in. My experience as a marketing and branding consultant with leading international market players allows me to bring real-life business scenarios into my Leadership & Management teaching.  More...

Leadership & Management Lecturer

Meet... Julius Baguisi

Julius Baguisi

The best thing about my apprenticeship is being given a project to manage and having an employer that is open to questions and helping me. More...

Degree Apprenticeship in Chartered Manager
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Meet... Olivia Rugman

Olivia Rugman

 The content of the degree is very interesting and relevant to the job that I do. The course is well planned and delivered but also adaptable with information that may be beneficial to our job. The course tutors are very supportive, approachable and happy to help, which makes learning easy. More...

Meet... Molly Stone

Molly Stone

My colleague suggested that I apply for the Children’s Learning and Development Foundation Degree as it would support my professional development and further my career. So far, I’ve gained more knowledge to use in my workplace setting. The delivery of the course has been an engaging and positive experience. More...

Meet... Laura Pearce

Laura Pearce

As a teaching assistant, I find the course extremely relevant to my job. The course has taught me a lot about children’s learning development, and I’m applying what I’ve learnt so far within my role at the school where I work. Studying for a degree in Newbury is an advantage to me. I was thrilled that UCN’s partnership with the University of Reading made this possible for me. More...

Foundation Degree in Children's Development and Learning