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UCLan Graduation December 2016

A warm welcome to the University of Central Lancashire and our degree ceremonies 2016. Our graduation ceremonies mark a special time when the University celebrates and recognises the success and achievements of its graduates. It is also an important occasion for all those who have encouraged and supported our graduates during their time here and we are delighted to welcome our students' families and friends to our celebrations.

A huge congratulations to all our students who will be graduating this week on your outstanding individual achievements. We wish you every success for the future and hope that you have an enjoyable, happy and memorable day. Share the conversations and celebrations online using #UCLanGraduates


The venue for UCLan’s graduation ceremonies is Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1HT. The ground floor is a shopping arcade with a range of coffee shops, restaurants and bars serving light refreshments.

On arrival, please proceed to the 1st floor where you will find the University's Reception and ticket collection desk. Gown collection and photography also takes place at the Guild Hall. Preston Guild Hall is wheelchair accessible and the Ceremony Hall is equipped with induction loop systems.  There is lift access to all floors.

Preston’s Guild Hall is easily accessible in the city centre and is close to Preston’s Bus Station and Railway Station. If you are arriving by car, the nearest multi-storey car park is next door at the adjacent Bus Station can be found using PR1 1YT on your SatNav.



Registration 12.30pm - 2.15pm, Ceremony starts at 3.00pm

  • Lancashire Law School
  • School of Business
  • School of Management
  • Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Details for Tuesday and Wednesday see our full listing.

Live Stream

To watch on a mobile device, click here.


Following the ceremony, graduates and guests are invited to return to the University campus to continue their celebrations and enjoy complimentary refreshments in Foster Building.

For further information about this week's graduation as well as future ceremonies head over to our student support site.

Graduation 2016


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