NUC is the university centre within Newham College. Studying in this environment provides you with a special educational experience.

Instead of sharing lectures with 200 students or more, you will never share a lecture with more than 60 other students and also be taught in small seminar groups. We value small group sizes with plenty of contact between students and lecturers and the high levels of support this provides. Our lecturers are highly qualified experts in their fields and provide excellent teaching and learning.

Looking for a life changing experience?

We passionately believe that NUC is a great place to study. Here are just a few reasons why we think so:

  • Excellent range of Higher Education Coursesincluding Bachelor DegreesHNCs/HNDs and Access Courses 
  • Our location: NUC is in popular Stratford, which was the home of the 2012 Olympic Games. We are also based in the city of London, where there is so much to do!
  • Affordable fees at £6,000 or less for full time degree: We understand that high fees can stop students from participating in higher education. Thus, we aim to offer excellent quality courses with affordable tuition fees. We have the perfect combination of being based in London and offering fees much lower than the UK average.
  • High-quality teaching and learning: Independent inspection bodies such us the Quality Assurance Agency, the British Psychological Society and the Open University have confirmed the excellent quality of our courses.
  • Supportive environment: Our primary aim is to help learners according to their individual needs and ambitions. We offer extra sessions to develop academic writing, study skills seminars and a personal tutor system.
  • Career prospects: Newham will give you all the necessary professional skills to build an amazing career. We have fantastic employment links and we will help you find work experience to boost your employability.

In our latest survey 94% of students said they were satisfied with their course (internal survey across all years and programmes). You can read some of our student stories.

Our recent QAA report identified that we are meeting all UK standards and recognised that:

  • Teaching and learning are of a consistently high quality
  • We provide outstanding tutor support in the classroom
  • We are innovative in our commitment to student employability and are responsive to local needs
  • Student support is widespread and well embedded
  • All these reasons and many more make NUC both an affordable and an excellent university centre that will help you to build a successful career.


About Us


What courses does NUC offer?

NUC runs its higher education programmes in collaboration with what are called ‘partner universities’. Newham College’s main university partner is The Open University (OU). Newham College has institutional approval from the OU, which means that it is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards. We offer a range of undergraduate courses including degrees in Business and Management, Counselling, Psychology and Social Studies.

NUC also works with Canterbury Christ Church University in the delivery of the Diploma in Education and Training (DET) with the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) pathway and Cambridge English for the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

What is NUC’s mission?

At NUC, we aim to:

  • Provide excellent opportunities for students who might otherwise not be able to successfully access high quality higher education owing to barriers such as cost, location, lack of a suitable course, or lack of support or cultural capital
  • Offer students the opportunity to study higher education within a small scale and inclusive community supported by the resources of a large college
  • Enable the development of the individual, the local and wider community and the economy
  • Provide ladders of opportunity within the college from level 3 to level 7


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