Our educational ethos, which brought life-changing learning to local people all those years ago, remains at the heart of our mission. Through the combination of academic excellence and real-world teaching, we inspire people to transform their lives by seizing opportunities and achieving things they never thought possible.
Our main campus is based in Preston, with others located in Burnley (East Lancashire), Westlakes (West Cumbria) and Cyprus. Internationally we now enrol students from more than 100 countries and have partnerships with over 120 institutions from across the globe. We’re in the top 7% of worldwide universities according to the Centre for World University Rankings 2023 (CWUR).
- We’ve been awarded the maximum 5 QS Stars (Excellent) for internationalisation (2022). We’re proud to be a truly international university, with a thriving staff and student community of 38,000+ people from over 100 countries. We encourage all our students to become ‘global citizens’ and our courses open doors to worldwide career opportunities. We offer a welcoming destination to all our international students, providing them with the support they need to succeed in their studies. Our 5 QS Stars also reflects the opportunities we provide to enable students to experience other cultures; the success of our overseas campus in Cyprus; and our 120+ international partnerships with universities based in China, Malaysia, the Far East and beyond.