University Centre Newbury (UCN) is now open and bringing higher education opportunities to West Berkshire. Funded by Newbury College with key investments from local business and other foundation partners, we provide a solution for the community that sees an expansion of the current higher education provision enabling more opportunities for young talent to remain in the area and study university-level qualifications alongside their chosen career.

Students enrolling with us will be able to build upon their professional development up to postgraduate qualifications, through partnerships with Bucks New University and the University of Reading without the need to relocate. We also offer a huge array of flexible learning options to suit the needs of businesses and the community.

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.

We are supported by foundation partnerships with local businesses including Micro Focus, Vodafone, RoC Technologies, Xtrac, and Sovereign Housing. Our partnerships aims 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 first students of the University Centre will begin their studies in dedicated facilities within the Newbury College building. We have digital labs, teaching rooms, study space equipped with the technologies for flexible digital learning to enable the successful delivery of the programmes.