What I enjoy about UCLan
UCLan is situated in an ideal location: at the heart of Lancashire. Living in Blackburn I commute daily which I feel has made me a lot more independent than I was before starting higher education.
I enjoy having access to numerous facilities within UCLan, on the campus there are several areas to socialise, study and research. The library at UCLan gives students an ideal setting to complete work whether it be using the individual quiet areas or the group study rooms. Within the library, there are endless varieties of academic literature that can help you to complete assignments, along with help from lecturers online, via Blackboard. The lecturers at UCLan have a friendly and approachable manner making it easy for you to discuss any professional and personal matters and any matter that you do discuss with them remains confidential and anonymous giving you the sense of security.
I enjoy the fact that tutors are always available to speak to and are excellent at sharing resources to help you aim high. Additionally, each building have PC labs available to use so students can always find a place to suit their needs.
Advice to those wanting to study at UCLan
Obviously, it is natural to be nervous at the start of university, however with the help of Freshers’ Week and induction week it gives you a chance to meet and network with the other students on your course.
Societies are a great way to make new friends who have common interests as you and with UCLan having over 100 clubs and societies there is something you will definitely find which you enjoy. Additionally, online groups on social media such as Facebook allow you to interact with your peers much earlier, as early as the summer break before starting in September! This means you will already know students before you officially start, which is great. Attending university is not the easiest of experiences, when you have to balance your work life, social life and education, but it is an experience where you can develop and learn, UCLan makes this experience a lot more enjoyable.
There are always opportunities to experience something new here at UCLan. I have recently been given the fantastic opportunity to travel to the Cyprus Campus where I will be taking part in a three-day leadership course along with students on my course. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity where I can travel with friends and learn new skills that employers look for in graduates.