If you want to graduate work-ready, then you need your dream degree from the University of Central Lancashire. That's what our graduates did and now they're ready for the world of work, having benefitted from real work experience, close industry links and skills-related modules.
Read how our recent alumni turned their dream degree into a rewarding career – we’re No 1 in the UK for business start-ups still thriving after three years, and 93.9%* of our students are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.
Jason Thelwell used his Engineering degree which he was awarded to him by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to climb through the ranks of the Fire and Rescue Service.
Danielle always felt destined to pursue a career in law. ‘Looking back, even from a young age, I would weigh up the numerous factors and possible outcomes when making a decision on anything.
Mark Fenning has gone from Law graduate at UCLan to an associate at Stephenson’s Solicitors in just eight years.
Terence had spent ten years working as a Senior Cardiac Physiologist. However after losing both of his parents to cancer at a young age he became inspired to help others during such difficult times.
Graduating in 2006, John Bridge studied part time on the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course and now works as a chartered architect.
Conor has always had an interest in computing and problem solving, and so choosing to study BSc (Hons) Computer Network Technology at the University of Central Lancashire felt like a natural choice to make.
Having an interest in buildings and how they were created from an early age, Samantha felt that a degree in building surveying at UCLan would lead her to a career which she was passionate about.
A 12-year journey took determined Dionne Thomas from sign language beginner to fully qualified interpreter and founder of the Deaf Business Academy, thanks to UCLan.
From studying Sports Coaching and taking advantage of work experience, Aaron’s career has gone from strength to strength where he now leads the Academy Performance Analyst Department for Manchester City FC.
Combining her love for the industry and her passion for sports, in particular football, Caroline chose to study Sports Journalism at UCLan to become the first official journalist for Manchester City’s women’s team.
Asif’s experiences at UCLan and his love of working with deaf people, disabled people and deaf parents have prepared him for a variety of public appointment roles and helped him adapt to new career changes.
Alumni Aimee, who is now the Principal of the Pauline Quirke Academy in Preston, not only owns her own business but inspires young people with her knowledge of drama and performing arts on a daily basis.
Choosing to study close to home so that he could combine his study with working, Steven Fraser graduated from his degree and now runs United Utilities, working with graduates and young people of the future.
Becoming a doctor and a clinical psychologist was always Leila’s dream and UCLan’s BPS-accredited course, with on-the-job experience and help and guidance from our academics, helped her to achieve it.
Chris Thornton has gone from studying BA (Hons) Accounting at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to working for IBM in Australia in a role that focuses on telecommunications and developing futuristic technologies.
Lee Moran went down the part time route at UCLan, studying BEng (Hons) Building Services. His commitment to studying has paid off as he now finds himself at energy solutions firm ‘Vital Energi’ - working as an Associate Design Director.
Mohammed Salim Patel studied BA (Hons) International Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where he has gone on to secure a dream role at the BBC.
Paul chose a career in nursing because of the variety of the job and was drawn to the idea of having no two days the same.
Danielle combined studying at UCLan with improving her footballing performance. She is now a professional goalkeeper for Liverpool Ladies Football Club playing in the UEFA Champions League.
With a Diploma from UCLan, Rob gained employment with North West Ambulance Service as a paramedic working in Manchester before joining the ambulance service in Lancashire.
With a passion for the family business and a desire to learn how technology could push the company forward, UCLan provided the perfect platform for Lucy to grow her talent.