The University of Central Lancashire has been transforming lives since 1828 and has always been committed to access and widening participation. To this day we pride ourselves on being an open and accessible institution for people from all backgrounds. We believe strongly in the power of higher education to promote social mobility and this is reflected in our extensive widening participation activities and student support services.
As part of our commitment to access and widening participation the university works in partnership with a network of primary and secondary schools delivering a programme of aspiration-raising activities.
We run a wide range of STEM workshops for students aged 7-18 years. With a capacity of 30 for most of our workshops you can bring along a whole class to take part in our fun, interactive and curriculum-linked sessions.
The Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) tracks the effectiveness and impact of student success initiatives. If you believe that your data or your child’s data has been processed using HEAT you can contact us.
We believe that everyone should have the same opportunity to study regardless of background.
We aim to enable this and address the imbalance in HE participation so that we can ensure the university is fully inclusive institution that promotes social mobility.
If your school is not able to take part in our access-specific activities there is a huge range of programmes and events open to all schools and colleges.
These include specific activities for teachers; pre 16's; post 16's; tailor made language programmes and more.
The University sets out its commitment to widening participation through its access and participation plan, which is submitted to the Office for Students. Our current and previous plans (formally known as Access Agreements) are listed here:
Access Agreement 2018-19
Access Agreement 2017-18
Access Agreement 2016-17
Access Agreement 2015-16
Access Agreement 2014-15
Access Agreement 2013-14
Access Agreement 2012-13
Access Agreement 2008-12
Access Agreement 2006-08