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Career Development

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Careers Service

“Thanks to the careers service I have secured a government job in China. Without the excellent staff and their advice that would not have happened."   Michael Molnar, Police and Criminal Investigation (Class of 2010)

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Postgraduate and CPD

Find your postgraduate inspiration at UCLan through the numerous postgraduate and CPD courses on offer.
Available full-time, part-time and by elearning.

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Networking events

Not only do our Careers Service offer a host of services they also host a series of networking events and workshops that will help towards you achieving your career potential.

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Placements and Internships

Businesses and employers can take advantage of a wealth of skills of expertise from our students and recent graduates through various options including placements and internships.

To find out how UCLan students and graduates can make an impact on your business, contact our Careers Services team on Tel +44 (0)1772 895858 or email

Business Support

UCLan’s Northern Lights provides support to students, graduates and eligible businesses throughout the North West thinking about, or in the early stages of starting a business.

Whether you want to be the next Richard Branson or Sir Alan Sugar, or whether you want to be self-employed or work freelance, the team at Northern Lights can help you make a success of your business – whatever route you choose.

Educational Records

The University of Central Lancashire can issue the following documents to former students seeking verification of awards/attendance:

Replacement Certificates

Statement of Achievement/Attendance

Replacement Transcripts

Verification of original certificate/transcript

DOATAP documents – applicable to Greek students only

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HEAR - Higher Education Achievement Report

What is the HEAR?

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is an electronic document providing verified information on a student's academic and non-academic achievements during their time at the University of Central Lancashire. The HEAR enables the University to provide a richer record of student achievement and includes both academic work and extra-curricular activities that have been verified by the University such as prizes, voluntary work and offices held in student union clubs and societies.

The HEAR is an electronic document adhering to a template incorporating the European Diploma Supplement. It may be accessed during a student’s career with the University and afterwards.

How does the HEAR differ from a transcript?

A transcript simply lists the modules undertaken, credit values, grades achieved and overall result obtained during each academic session of study. The HEAR is intended to capture the totality of a student’s performance and to enable a student to represent a wide range of their achievements to employers and postgraduate tutors, thereby enhancing their employability. The HEAR not only includes details of academic learning, but also records extra-curricular achievements.

The University and Students' Union verify a range of extra-curricular activities, to enable students to evidence the breadth of their skills, experience and knowledge. This includes:
•Prizes awarded by Schools or the University including academic prizes and the Community Leadership, Legend and Hero awards
•Periods Abroad undertaken during the course
•Student volunteering
•Sport – Representing the University at a National Level
•Peer Mentoring

and undertaking roles including:
•Students’ Union Students’ Council member
• Students’ Union Society Officer
•Student Representative

Further Information

The electronic document is supplemented by additional explanatory notes:
•The status of the UK institution administering the studies available from the UK Government website
•The University of Central Lancashire’s Academic Regulations
Admission requirements
Programme specifications

Further information about HEAR is available from The Higher Education Academy