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At UcWA, everybody counts, and success is obtainable.

The compact nature of the college’s campuses ensures that our students receive unprecedented support from tutors and have the opportunity to form firm friendships with other learners, something which is not always easy in a larger university.

In addition, major differences between the way colleges (including provisions in partnerships with colleges, such as UcWA) and universities deliver HE courses mean that college students are graduating with an average of around £17,500 less debt than their university counterparts, according to research by the Association of Colleges.

There are many benefits to studying at UcWA

  • Exceptional levels of lecturer access and support with small class sizes and one-to-one contact time.
  • Our Higher Education programmes achieve great results, with over 80% graduates (2020 - 2022) achieving "Good" degree (ARU validated) outcomes (First or 2:1).
  • Modern facilities within bespoke higher education accommodation.
  • Well-appointed Learning Resource Centre and social spaces.
  • Live at home and spend less on travel and accommodation.
  • Links with local employers.
  • Childcare available on-site (at King’s Lynn).
  • More opportunity to work alongside study.
  • Pre-Access and Access courses available, leading on to degree level study.
  • Excellent levels of overall student satisfaction.
  • Awarded the national Quality in Careers Standard for our careers education, information, advice and guidance provision.

UcWA Locations

  • Cambridge

    If you’re thinking about studying in Milton, it’s likely that you’ll consider living in Cambridge. Check out our Anglia Ruskin University’s Living in Cambridge page for more information about being a student in this fantastic city.

  • Milton

    Milton is a small, quaint village 4 miles north of Cambridge. Whilst small, Milton has four pubs, a large supermarket, two gyms and a beautiful country park situated around picturesque freshwater lakes.

    There are regular buses through to Cambridge and March and if you are interested in cycling, you can easily access Cambridge and Waterbeach on the National Cycle Network route 11.

    There are many clubs and societies in the village at different venues such as the Milton Community Centre and the recreation ground. Opportunities include football, cricket, crossfit, netball, tennis and bowls.

    For more information about life in Milton, check out the Milton Village website.

  • King’s Lynn

    If you like the idea of living and studying in a bustling and friendly market town steeped in history but with all the conveniences of modern life, King’s Lynn could be perfect for you. It was one of England’s most important ports from as early as the 12th century, and its maritime past is still very much in evidence today.

    The campus is right in the heart of the historic town. When you’re taking a break from your studies, wander down little cobbled lanes, peek at old merchants’ houses and gaze at the water in the quaint harbour. Then, turn a corner and find yourself suddenly back in the 21st century and the central hub of the town, which features the Vancouver Quarter Shopping Centre. There’s a traffic-free area too, for strolling and browsing the many little independent shops, bars and cafes.

    The town hosts two festivals each summer. The King’s Lynn Festival is primarily a classical music festival, while Festival Too is one of Europe’s largest music festivals -and it’s free. In fact, you’ll always find something going on somewhere in town.

    Visit West Norfolk has more information about attractions and events in King’s Lynn.

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