University Of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
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Why choose The University of Central Lancashire?

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. ‘Ex solo ad solem’, or in translation, ‘From the Earth to the Sun’, has been its motto ever since – helping people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential is what UCLan’s all about. From state-of-the-art facilities and world class teaching and support to help undergraduate students succeed, to providing world-leading Astrophysics researchers with the opportunity to work with NASA and photograph the Sun, UCLan has it all.

UCLan has evolved over the years to become a world class institution, recognised with its inclusion in the 2010 QS World Rankings – the first Modern University in the UK to gain this status. With 11 areas of research judged ‘world leading’ in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, UCLan has the global recognition of its peers, with a focus on applied research, including the identification of human remains in mass disasters, the development of new sign languages, and a variety of health-related research initiatives that are helping to change lives around the world.


Facts about The University of Central Lancashire

  • Portfolio of some 500 undergraduate and 200+ postgraduate courses
  • UCLan has been at the forefront of developing degrees in the emerging disciplines of Journalism, Fashion, Forensics and Sports Science
  • The University aims to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip its graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work. Not only are employability skills embedded into every degree course, but the sector-defining ‘futures’ careers and employability service offers help and advice, courses and work experience opportunities to help UCLan graduates’ CVs stand out from the pack.
  • 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; it runs 100+ student exchange programmes; and it has a new campus in Cyprus


Location - Preston

Situated in the heart of the North West of England, Preston is a vibrant city with a landscape of opportunity at its doorstep. Preston’s located a stone’s throw away from the stunning scenery of the Lake District, romantic atmosphere of the seaside, and bustling vibes of the big Northern cities. With a population of 140,000, it’s classed as a mid-sized city – large enough to house a diversity of cultures, and cosy enough for you to feel right at home. That’s why more than 30,000 students choose to experience university life in this great city.


Career Prospects & Opportunities 

UCLan offers a wide range of career support services. Whether you need help finding a part-time job, writing your CV, improving your interview technique, or applying for a graduate scheme, we can point you in the right direction.

Working while you study
You can find part-time work, volunteering opportunities, society information and Give It A Go activities in the Student Union Opportunities Centre. Based on the ground floor of the Student Union building, if you want to be active in the union this is the best place to find it.

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