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Top reasons to choose us

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We know that you’re looking for a world-class education, an unforgettable student experience and a valuable, professionally-respected qualification. That’s why when weighing up your options, you should look at our 10 reasons to choose UCLan…

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You’ll be joining one of the top 4% of all universities in the world

As well as being ranked in the top 4% by the Centre for World University Rankings 2016 (CWUR), UCLan was the UK’s first modern university to get into the QS World rankings, and we were awarded the maximum 5 stars for the quality of our teaching.

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We’re the top UK university for entrepreneurs

If your ambition is to work for yourself, you’re more likely to succeed at UCLan. We’re No 1 in the UK for graduates still running thriving businesses after 3 years.

Our close industry links give you invaluable real-world experience

Thanks to our strong links with over 1,000 employers you’ll get the hands-on work experience you need to shine in your chosen career.

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UCLan graduates achieve outstanding results and are highly employable

Over 90% of our graduates enter employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. Find out more about some of our fantastic UCLan Alumni and where they are now.

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You’ll develop the skills you need to compete on an international stage

You’ll be offered the chance to take on a work experience placement or study a semester of your course abroad - in Europe or the USA - and you’ll also enjoy the opportunity to learn a language for free while you study.

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Our fabulous facilities make study a pleasure

Our award-winning Students’ Union will make sure your experience here is unforgettable – such as the de-stressing Puppy Rooms during exam season! – while our Library offers 24/7 access to high quality learning resources and flexible study spaces during term time. All full-time undergraduate degree students enjoy free membership of our on-campus Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, while our outdoor sports arena was a training venue for the 2012 Olympics.

We’re investing serious money in your education

Our £200m Campus Masterplan will blend our already fantastic facilities with new buildings – including a £30m-plus state-of-the-art Engineering Innovation Centre, opening in 2018 - and public green spaces, improving access for pedestrians and cyclists.

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You’ll enjoy more personal tuition in smaller study groups

The Times Higher Student Experience Survey recognises our efforts to deliver a deeper, more personal education through smaller tuition groups - we’re in their UK Top 20 for small groups – while your dedicated Personal Tutor will help guide you through your studies towards a successful career.

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We go further to take care of your safety

Preston is a small student-friendly city and provides a safer environment than many larger cities in the UK, helped by initiatives like 24 hour CCTV, security across our campuses and a safe bus scheme.

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Our location couldn’t be better if it tried

Our compact campus is at the heart of Preston and everything you need - from shops to restaurants and nightlife - is in walking distance. Preston is one of the greenest cities in the UK – over two thirds of the area is rural or green open spaces – and you’re just a 25 minute drive from the beaches and bustle of Blackpool, and 40-minutes from metropolitan Manchester and the stunning Lake District.

And if that wasn’t enough, it’s good to know that many of our academics also undertake world-leading research which helps to inform our teaching and benefit our students. Almost 50% of the research which the University submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.