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Introducing Peterborough Regional College and University Centre PeterboroughOn the journey to outstanding


Welcome to PeterboroughThe CathedralThe Corn ExchangeThe Town Hall

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Flag Fen Bronze Age archaeology park in Peterborough is home to a wooden causeway some 3500 years old that is so unique it is held by experts all over the world in the same esteem as Stonehenge

On a chilly November morning in 1982, an archaeologist (Francis Pryor) was walking a dyke to the east of Fengate, when he stumbled across a piece of oak lying in the mud that had been clearly worked with a small bladed axe. Further excavations, funded by English Heritage, revealed this find to be part of a timber platform the size of Wembley Stadium. This late Bronze Age, monumental structure is over 3300 years old. Currently only 10% of the site has been dug. This ancient site is less than 3 miles from the Peterborough Campus and our Archaeology and Landscape History BA Hons students acquire practical experience working on the ongoing excavation of the site.

Flag Fen, near Peterborough, is internationally acknowledged as one of the most important Bronze Age sites in the world.3Aerial view of our Campus

On the journey to outstanding Here you can see Peterborough Regional College and the University Centre

Peterborough Regional College (PRC) this is the large 3 storey building in the centre of the picture. As you can see it is surrounded by green fields.

University Centre Peterborough (UCP) our purpose built University Centre is now 3 years old and you can see it in the bottom left of the picture.4

University Centre PeterboroughPeterborough Regional College

Welcome to our Campus

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Pathway to SuccessPeterborough Regional College(Pre-University)University Centre Peterborough(IFP/Degree)Anglia Ruskin University (Degree/Masters)Our educational progression routes allow students to move through the various levels of UK qualifications to achieve first degrees and beyond.We have included Anglia Ruskin as the first choice but it could be any Higher Education Institution.

Anglia Ruskin University validate all our degree programmes.6

A publically funded college (with Highly Trusted Sponsor status) and a purpose built University Centre. PRC students can work up to 10 hours a week and degree students at UCP 20 hours a week.45 minutes from the centre of LondonAirport collection service availableFriendly & affordable home stay accommodationPastoral care and support with personal tutors for each studentRecognised as outstanding for our safe guarding of studentsGood student social lifeWell stocked libraryPrayer roomACCOMMODATION Typical price for half board with home stay accommodation (Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal) - 95/100 per week. Self-catering with home stay - 65/70 per weekRenting a house or flat If you are used to living independently, this may be the best choice for you. You can share a house or flat with other students (either British or international) and be responsible for your own cooking, cleaning and paying the bills i.e. heating and electricityYou can only choose this option if you are staying for at least 6 months and you will need to pay a deposit equivalent to at least 1 months rent. We cannot help you arrange rented accommodation until you are in Peterborough because you will need to sign a contract with the landlord. There are many private rental agents in Peterborough

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Student WelfareLiving and studying in a different country can be exciting and rewarding. However, there may be times during your stay when you need extra help and support. If problems do arise, whether academic, personal, or health-related, you can be certain that the help you need will be there. We place great emphasis on looking after students interests - we are not just here to teach, we are here to help in any way we can. The team of staff dedicated to student welfare is the largest of any comparable-sized institution in the country. Why? So students can concentrate on what they came for - to study, learn, gain qualifications and broaden their experience - without being distracted by other concerns. After all, a happy student is a successful student!8On the journey to outstanding

Photos of visitors outside at UCP and PRC to be attached here.9A great welcome from

The University Centre ReceptionPeterborough Regional College Reception

Student support is at the heart of all that we doWe provide the best educational opportunities and places to socialise and relax

We are constantly improving student resources to ensure our students have the very best opportunities.11Our student resources are excellent On the journey to outstanding

Lecture Theatre at the University CentreWe are always updating and improving our student facilities and resources.12Facilities and EquipmentOn the journey to outstanding

One of our Mac suitesRevive SalonLibrary+ Apple Mac suites x2 Music department use them for sequencing (creating music using computers) and recording live music Art department use them for graphic design e.g. photo shop which is used for air brushing in magazines Media and Journalism Centre use their personal suite for journalism and video/audio editing

Revive Hair and Beauty Salon Run as a commercial venture and open to members of the public Training area for our hair, beauty and make-up students so students can practice their skills in a real life working environment

Library + An example of a quiet study area available to our students13Engineering Electrical, Mechanical and AeronauticalOur training equipment is Industry standard

Industry standard equipment is used by our Electrical Engineering students in our dedicated Electronics Laboratory. Here you can see an Oscilloscope and a multi-meter. Our pre-university students study subjects including Mechanical principles, Electrical and Electronic principles and micro processor systems. Successful completion of our level 3 pre-university Electrical, Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering programmes can lead to an Integrated Engineering BEng (Hons) degree at our on campus University Centre. The course can also be used as a career route as a trainee technician in a variety of engineering fields.Aeronautical Engineering this can lead to a degree in Avionics or a career route as a trainee technician.14Construction/Civil EngineeringOn the journey to outstanding

Craft Construction and Electrical Installations Workshops

Many of our students study for City and Guilds and NVQ qualifications in Plumbing, Carpentry and Joinery, Bricklaying and Electrical Installations.

Our staff are specialised in construction management, civil engineering, surveying and building services. The HND in Civil Engineering and HND in Construction are offered at our campus.

Our pre-university students can progress to the HND programmes and on to professional careers in Civil engineering, Surveying, Architecture, Health and Safety and Town Planning or further study. We have equipment for - Soil analysis, hydraulics, CAD (Computer Aided Design) and technical drawing studios.15MediaCollege Studios that allow real work experience

Our state of the art Media Centre is located close to the town centre and all equipment is industry standard. 16Peter Jones Enterprise AcademyOn the journey to outstanding

Peter Jones Enterprise AcademyHere you can see our dedicated PJEA training room located in the college.

Becoming a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy is another way in which Peterborough Regional College is providing opportunities for aspiring young entrepreneurs to develop enterprise skills. The Academy is the brainchild of Dragons Den star Peter Jones CBEPeterborough Regional College offers the unique Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship course. Students work on real-life business challenges with industry professionals from a range of sectors, and take part in master classes and workshops as they study for a Level 3 qualification. Part of the course involves setting up real businesses and pitching for investment from local business angels.

17What you can expect from us:Help and advice in selecting the correct course Fast response to applications Regular visits to your office by Peterborough Regional College staff to give presentations and briefingsAn open invitation for you to visit the college and university and meet teaching staffSupport in promoting the college, i.e. Brochures, leaflets, newspaper ads, etc. Favourable commission rates, with incentive for large numbers in the same academic year Fast payment of commission

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Commission will be processed within 3 weeks of the student enrolment and payment of fees in full. If a students visa is refused we will retain a 150 administration fee but refund the balance. We will need to see a copy of the refusal notice. We will not make a refund if the visa is refused on the grounds of fraudulent documents. If a student starts a course and then decides to leave there will be no refund unless there are exceptional circumstances eg compassionate grounds18Celebrating their SuccessThese students have completed 2 year pre-university programmes in IT and Electrical Engineering

Three of our IT students were honoured by the UAE government. They achieved the highest marks in their qualification out of all of the UAE students who studied in the UK last year (2012).These UAE Government Sponsored students are part of a larger group who are celebrating their success at a farewell party at the college. You can see one of the Electrical Engineering tutors at the front of the group. Their personal tutor is at the back wearing the traditional dish dash that the students provided him for the party. We think it suits him! Many of these students first came to our college to study full-time English before they started their main programmes.

In September 2012 we welcomed two further groups of government sponsored students to study on our Electrical and Electronic Engineering programmes. One group are studying our pre-University programme (BTEC Diploma) and the other group are studying our level 5 HND programme.

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Degree Award ceremony at Peterborough CathedralAwards Ceremony for pre university studentsThe award ceremony for the UCP degree students takes place in Peterboroughs historic Norman Cathedral (the original burial place of 2 former Queens - Katherine of Aragon and Mary Queen of Scots ). Each student invites a family member to the ceremony. There are usually about 800 people at the event and Hospitality and Catering students from Peterborough Regional College prepare the food and refreshments.20PRC Admissions ProcessWe will need the following to start the process

A completed international application formA copy of the students passport to include photo page and any visa stampsEvidence of their English language ability (UKBA approved SELT)Copies of educational certificates

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Interview If the student meets the entry requirements they will be interviewed using Skype. This will also give them an opportunity to ask questions about the course. They should do some research about their chosen course using our website i.e. Units/Modules to be studied. This will show the tutor that they are serious about studying here.

Bank Account - It would be advisable that at this stage the student opens a bank account in their own name. This eliminates the need to provide translated Birth Certificates and letters from parents.

Deposit - If PRC offer a place we will also ask for a deposit (usually approximately 3000)

Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) - We will ask to see evidence of funds before a CAS is issued (scan of bank statement). Many students are confused by the UK Border Agency requirements for evidence of funds so this is usually welcomed by the student.

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University Centre Peterborough - Admissions Process A completed UCP International Application Form A copy of the students passport with visa stamps and photo page Evidence of English Language ability (IELTS/TOEFL etc) Copies of educational certificates and transcripts Personal statement from the student

It is important that you send this information to us as soon as possible (either paper copies by mail or scanned and emailed) .

Email the above to - To start the process UCP will need - When an offer of study has been made the student will need to pay a 2000 deposit through the UCP secure web payment system Once money has been deposited a CAS will be issued.

Apply for accommodation:We will email details of our lettings agents and provide the student with details of Taverners Hall, a purpose-built accommodation development for University Centre Peterborough students.

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PRCPaula Roberts International Student 44 (0)1733 762292/93

UCPZoe Rumball International Student 44 (0) 845 196 5754



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