Community Engagement

Young Scientist Competition 2018

The Engagement and Access at the University of Central Lancashire aims to make the University more open and accessible through widening participation, community outreach and public engagement. We run events and projects that create positive social and cultural impacts within the University community and beyond. The team works across these sectors to engage schools, families, adults and community groups.

The University is committed to engaging with our local communities and ensuring we work with people to co-deliver projects and activities that involve people from all backgrounds. We deliver a range of projects in both our city centre community hub and out in different locations across Lancashire.

Community and Youth Organisations

The Engagement and Access team work with a wide variety of community organisations. We work closely with several youth groups and clubs to deliver activities that engage young people. These activities aim to raise aspirations and broaden young peoples’ knowledge of career and education. If you run a youth organisation and would like to discuss activity that UCLan may be able to deliver, please contact us on

If you are a community organisation interested in engaging with UCLan please get in contact with our Community Engagement Team, we would love to hear from you to co-deliver projects and activities that involve people from all backgrounds:

Future Engineers

We are currently running an exciting project called Future Engineers (Lancashire), which has been funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious scheme. This project will see us running STEM clubs in community settings with the opportunity for engineers to engage with young people about their area of research or work.

If you are an engineer and interested in getting involved with this project please get in touch:  and we will be able to send you detail of upcoming training and community clubs.

Research Engagement

Research and Engineering

Public Engagement is a key component of the modern academic's portfolio.

Increasingly, research funders expect that engagement takes place during the research lifecycle.
This may be through co-creation of research, dissemination of research outputs or outreach activities.

Research Engagement Activities

In The City

Art Fun

We are soon to relaunch our 'In The City' project for 2019, this follows on from a successful year which saw thousands taking part in a huge range of activities and projects that benefited individuals and the wider community.

To discuss utilizing our brand new space contact our team below.

Contact Our in The City Events Team

Lancashire Science Festival

Lancashire Science Festival

The multi-award-winning Lancashire Science Festival will be returning Thursday 27 June and Saturday 29 June 2019 and exploring all things science, technology, engineering, maths and much more.

The festival encompasses a three day extravaganza on our Preston Campus, along with a series of exciting Roadshows.

Lancashire Science Festival

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Find out more about our broad range of Public Access and Engagement activities from multidirectional Research Engagement to promoting social mobility through Widening Participation.

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