Visit UCLan

Discover our Preston Campus

Campus Tour Group

Our student-led Campus Tours are an ideal way to get a feel for our Preston Campus – whether you’ve not managed to get to an Open Day, or just fancy a more informal look round. 

Our students will show you how easy it is to get around our compact city campus, from any of our state-of-the-art buildings including the Media Factory or our sports science and biomechanics labs to our purpose-built on campus sports centre or one of our accommodation flats.

They’re the perfect opportunity to get more of a sense of UCLan, and you can get answers to all the questions you really want to ask from our current students. 

Campus Tour Extra

Get more out of your visit to the Preston Campus and book onto a Campus Tour Extra. As well as a student-led guided tour of our campus, you’ll also have the opportunity to talk to our expert staff from Accommodation or Admissions, and chat to a subject-specific tutor. These tours run every Wednesday at 1.30pm.

1.30pm - Arrival and registration with the opportunity to talk to support staff from Accommodation, Admissions and the Students’ Union

2pm - Welcome to UCLan

2.15pm - Walking Campus Tour

3.30pm - Close or Academic Meeting (subject to availability)

Booking in advance is essential

To book, please complete our short booking form and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm.

Please allow two weeks’ notice if you would like a meeting with a tutor in your subject area.

If you are unable to attend one of our upcoming dates, please contact us on 01772 894443 and we’ll try to arrange a suitable alternative.

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Media Factory

Campus Tour

Our regular Campus Tours run every Wednesday at 2pm and start from the Students' Union Building with car parking available on the visitor car park at Victoria Building. Please arrive and register for 1.45pm and the walking tour will take between one and two hours. The student-led tours are a great way to see our fantastic facilities that the Preston Campus has to offer, and are an ideal opportunity to ask questions about being a student here. Just remember to wrap up warm if it’s a cold day!

These tours are not course specific, so if you’re looking for a more tailored visit, please consider registering for our next Open Day.

Self-Guided Campus Tour

If you’re unable to make a Campus Tour or you simply want to do your own thing, you are welcome to visit our Preston Campus at any time and follow our self-guided walking tour.

This self-guided tour will help you explore the heart of our campus and the city of Preston at your own pace. Within our downloadable PDF brochure you will find a suggested route including key points of interest and directions to our campus. Hopefully you’ll enjoy your visit and it will inspire you to choose UCLan to start your studies.

Download the Self-Guided Campus Tour Map

Before You Visit

Our How to find us page provides detailed directions to the campus. If you are arriving by car, head for the Victoria visitor car park and tell the car park attendant you are here for a Campus Tour. Car parking spaces and permits can be arranged by calling 01772 894443 beforehand. Please note that while car parking may be available on the day it cannot be guaranteed without a booking.

If you are travelling by train, Preston train station is only a 10-minute walk away. Please see National Rail Enquiries for further information, train times and fares.

If you require any further information prior to your visit, please call our friendly team on 01772 892400 and we’ll be happy to help. We look forward to welcoming you soon to UCLan’s Preston Campus!