22 Feb 2018

University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire is a public university based in Preston, Lancashire, England.

A truly global institution, UCLan’s student body includes 120 nationalities; its partnership network extends to 125 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia

• The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, becoming a university in 1992.
• Our main campus is in the city of Preston, at the heart of Lancashire; UCLan has further campuses at Westlakes in West Cumbria (nuclear and energy-related research programmes), Burnley and Cyprus as well as strategic partnerships in China and Mauritius.
• UCLan’s international community of staff and students is close to 35,000.
• Our status as a world class institution was recognised with our inclusion in the QS World Rankings for the first time in 2010 – the first Modern University in the UK to gain this status - and we hold four out of a maximum of five QS Stars for excellence
• Over £100 million has recently invested in teaching, learning and leisure facilities, including new buildings, improved learning technology and world-class sporting facilities. In 2014, students ranked our learning resources the best among modern universities (NSS 2014).
• 24/7 access to a recently refurbished library with a fantastic range of facilities including group and individual study spaces, laptops to borrow and a cafe.
• Excellent online resources, available 24/7 and accessible remotely. 24-hour access to computers, with more than 1,500 situated throughout the University plus free Wi-Fi available throughout the campus.
• Highlights include Europe's largest 3D lecture theatre; a purpose built, state-of-the-art major incident training simulator; forensic crime scene houses; biomechanic labs; clinical skills labs; motorsports workshop; child observation lab; moot court room, plus much more.
• We have a full range of support services for students including the one-stop student information centre 'The'; a free counselling service; a Medical Centre giving you access to GPs and nurses; and a pre-school centre providing professional childcare. Our Multi-Faith Centre warmly welcomes all staff and students.
•    Schools of Business, law and applied English 
•    Schools of Clinical and Biomedical science  
•    School of Culture and Creative industrial  
•    School of Health Wellbeing
•    School of Science and Technology
  • Ben: I am a law with business student and the course is so interesting. The support is tremendous and everyone is very helpful. Lectures are far from boring and facilities are great. Really enjoying my time at uni.
  • Edward: I am in my second year now but I would love to live my first year again. I am doing the course that I love and am thoroughly enjoying it