University Centre Newbury (UCN) was developed in 2020 and brings higher education opportunities to West Berkshire.  UCN provides a solution for the community that sees an expansion and the continuous development of higher education that supports businesses to develop talented employees and enables adults to excel in their careers while gaining nationally recognized qualifications.

Students enrolling with us build upon their professional development up to postgraduate qualifications, through partnerships with a range of university partners without the need to relocate.  We also offer flexible learning options to suit the needs of businesses.

We provide degrees and other higher-level qualifications in the key sectors of Business & Finance, Leadership & Management, AI and Machine Learning, Engineering and Health & Social Care.

We are supported bay range of local businesses including Xtrac, Sovereign Housing and Harwell Science Park. Our partnerships aim to address the needs of local employers and ensure training is relevant and specific, not only for new employees but also to increase the opportunities to upskill existing staff.

The dedicated UCN facilities within the Newbury College building has digital labs, teaching rooms and study space equipped with the technologies for flexible digital learning, to enable the successful delivery of the programmes.