Study at BPP Cambridge
BPP study centre, Cambridge, is located in the heart of the city, just a two-minute walk from the central bus station or a five minute bus ride from the train station.
We are the leading provider of professional courses in the local area and our portfolio now includes higher education programmes for law and business students. The learning centre is equipped to the highest standard and this mixed community gives you the opportunity to interact with a wide range of people at different stages of their careers.
You will benefit from friendly and expert tutors alongside a team of dedicated support staff – something that’s reflected in our consistently outstanding student satisfaction rates.
“The quality of the teaching is excellent and the tutors are enthusiastic, friendly, approachable and will ‘go the extra mile’ in order to help students to reach their potential. The BPP facilities in Cambridge are pleasant and a good learning environment.”
Jeannette Elrick, CIPD Certificate in LD Practice, Testimonial date: 1st March 2012, Course start date: 2008, Course end date: 2011.
BPP University College – student life
Our Cambridge centre provides a professional and business-like environment, similar to what you will encounter in your career. You will benefit from small class sizes, friendly and expert tutors and a team of dedicated support staff.
The specialist careers and pro-bono services are tailored to meet your needs and our student advisors can help you on a wide range of issues. Our national library team provides help and advice on using the online and print library materials, and ensures you have access to the materials and study space you need.
But it’s not all about work. A range of student-led clubs and societies are available covering social, cultural, academic and sporting interests and these vary depending on local initiatives. You can join one or start one! You’ll also get a discount card that entitles you to a range of discounts at local businesses. The Students’ Association offers an independent voice for students and also organises a range of events and produces student publications which you can contribute to. Find out more by visiting their website at www.bppstudents.com.
To really find out what it’s like to study at BPP Cambridge we advise you to attend an Open Day when you can discover more about the centre, your preferred programme and the facilities on offer. For available dates visit our events calendar.
- Visitor accommodation
- Student Advice
- Library Services
- Careers Service
- Pro Bono Centre
- Students’ Association
Courses and programmes
Each of the links below will direct you to a page with detailed information including fees, dates and flexible study options.
BPP University College Programmes
BPP Professional Education Courses
Accouting, finance and Tax
- ACCA Part-time
BPP Cambridge offers the CIMA T4 computer-based exam across all sittings – March, May, September and November.
Programmes run subject to demand.
Tutors and lecturers
Our tutors and lecturers are ‘professionals teaching professionals’. BPP students will become their contemporaries, and are treated as such from day one. Our well-qualified team have all worked and qualified either in industry, practice or public service, so they can use real-life examples to give our programmes a practical context.
We have highly supportive personal tutors who are available via e-mail, over the phone and have regular office hours to ensure that they are there when you need them – with each student allocated one-to-one time. They are dedicated to your success and trained to advise you on both academic and personal matters which may be impacting on your studies or your employability. Your personal tutor is your best port of call for help and support, both inside and outside the classroom, and for referral to other BPP services.
- Six comfortable air conditioned classrooms with a total of 171 seats and the latest audio-visual technology
- Free Wi-Fi and internet access
- Student lounge
- University College Library with 32 seats and study space
- 21 computers
- Computer-based assessment lab
- Study/Prayer room – subject to availability
- Cycle racks nearby
- Tea and coffee and snack vending machines
- Several independent cafes, sandwich shops and restaurants nearby including Eat, Pret, Boots, Marks and Spencer, Pizza Express, Nandos and Ask
- Disabled access
- Lift access to classrooms
Cambridge opening hours
- Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 9:00pm
- Friday – Sunday 8:00am – 6:00pm
(Hours may vary out of term time)
BPP Cambridge regularly holds open days as well as professional and institute events. We also hold free professional and personal development sessions with topics such as Memory Techniques, Exam Techniques, Life After AAT and many more. Find out more about upcoming events in our events calendar.
University College Students' Association also organises numerous social and career – events for current students. For further information visit the Students' Association website.
As a visitor to BPP Cambridge, your accommodation options include:
- Arundel House Hotel, 10 mins walk from BPP. Tel: +44 (0)1223 367 701
- Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5 mins walk from BPP. Tel: +44 (0) 871 423 4876
- Gonville Hotel (Best Western), 10–15 mins walk from BPP, Tel: +44 (0)1223 366611
- Lensfield Hotel, 10–15 mins walk from BPP. Tel: +44 (0)1223 355017
- Sleeperz Hotel, 20–25 mins walk from BPP
- Travelodge, 30 mins walk from BPP
Find more accommodation on the Visit Cambridge website.
For long term arrangements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommend that students travelling to Cambridge by car use one of the many park-and-ride car parks around the city. You can also use the Grand Arcade short-term car park, although this is an expensive option. Find out about more parking options in Cambridge or contact reception.
BPP Cambridge is easily accessible and is just a few minutes walk from the main bus station on Emmanuel Street. It is a five-minute bus ride from Cambridge train station.
University College Student Services
The services below are available to students taking University College programmes, such as degrees and law professional qualifications:
Our Student Advisors offer advice and guidance to our University College students on a range of issues. Their focus is on non-academic queries and they can offer guidance on any aspect of student life, such as accommodation, finance, welfare and academic processes such as deferring exams.
Student Advice Hours
Tel: 0800 0727135
Our library staff provides help and advice on using the online and print library materials, and ensures you have access to the materials and study space you need. BPP University College students are provided with their own copy of the main core text books.
Library Opening Times
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Our Careers Service provides specialist legal and general business careers guidance, has excellent links with local and national firms and can help you succeed in your chosen career path.
Careers Service Hours
A 24 hour email service is available, supplemented by a weekly face to face service offered between 10:00am – 4:00pm. The day varies, and there are occasional evening events, so please contact the careers service for more information.
Pro Bono Centre
The Pro Bono Centre provides opportunities for law students to use their legal skills for the benefit of those who would not otherwise have access to justice. See the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) for details of local projects.
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Please see below a short video made by students about studying at this BPP University College centre
BPP University College’s Students’ Association works closely with BPP to put students at the heart of everything we do.
- Student representation – represent your student body on various committees
- Clubs and societies – join a student-led club or make use of start-up funding to create your own. Find out more at bppstudents.com. Examples of societies that ran in 2012 are:
- Cambridge Law Society
- Social Events Society
- Events – get involved in events throughout the year.
- Discounts – available at a number of local and national shops, restaurants, gyms and more
- Student publications – contribute to the Business Brief or Legal InCite publication
- Volunteering certificate – gain essential experience and work towards a volunteering certificate.
Find out more at the BPP Students' Association website.