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With Open Events just around the corner, we wanted to tell you a bit about what makes us different (there’s quite a lot!).


Class Sizes

University Centre Shrewsbury’s smaller class sizes offer a close-knit learning environment. Our lecturers know their students by name – not many universities can say that! This will suit you if you find the thought of larger class sizes a bit daunting, or even if you just work best in smaller groups. Our class sizes also make your learning experience more personalised; ask any and all your questions to really get everything you need from your degree.

Focus on Employability

From embedded employability activities within the curriculum, to extracurricular training and events, you will have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities to give you a head start in the graduate job market. With real-world driven approaches to learning, we aim to provide our students with an experience that goes beyond the boundaries of the lecture theatre. Throughout your time at UCS you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to take you on to the next stage of your professional journey.

Local Links

Shrewsbury is teaming with SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises), and University Centre Shrewsbury works with local businesses and stakeholders to form specific student opportunities, giving you the chance to further enhance your career prospects by gaining work-related learning. The relationships UCS has formed with local businesses provides numerous opportunities for placements, sponsors and employment after study.

Student Support

We pride ourselves on our academic and personal support here at University Centre Shrewsbury and there are a range of services available to ensure all our students get the support they need.

Firstly, every student is assigned a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT), who is on-hand to provide advice and guidance in relation to your course. Having a familiar point of contact throughout your studies is a great asset in helping you reach your full potential.

We also have the Wellbeing and Mental Health team who provide a friendly, skilled and professional service. They are on-hand to offer information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student welfare-related issues, including information on finance and budgeting, access to counselling and personal and academic problems.

Our Disability and Inclusion team offers advice and guidance to disabled students and applicants on a range of areas. These vary from reasonable adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment (including examinations), the process of accessing support via Disabled Students’ Allowance, liaising with academic staff, and also working with specialist organisations external to the University, such as RNID.

Finally, the Chaplaincy offers personal and spiritual support to all members of University Centre Shrewsbury. While the Chaplaincy is a Christian presence in UCS, individuals of any faith or none are welcome to contact the Chaplain if they wish to speak in confidence on any matter.


So, you can see why UCS isn’t just your average university. Our personal, employability-focused and supportive environment is all about developing your potential to its fullest. We’d be happy to show and tell you more about what makes us special on our Open Day or Open Evening, which you can book online, and we also have plenty of Open Day FAQs.

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