About Us

Public Engagement

Public Engagement

Public Engagement and Access at the University of Central Lancashire aims to make the University more open and accessible through access and 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.

Community Engagement Activities

Creative fun

We are 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. Delivering a range of projects in both our city centre community hub and out in different locations across Lancashire.

Community Engagement Activities

Research Engagement Activities

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

Access and Widening Participation

Access to professions

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.

Access and Widening Participation

Interested In Getting Involved?


Charities, Schools and Third Sector Organisations

We are keen to work with schools, charities and third sector organisations working with people and groups under-represented in HE. If you would like more information about the activities we offer and how to engage with our projects, please contact us:

Calling all Community Organisations

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:

All School and College Activities

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, including specific activities for teachers; pre 16's; post 16's; tailor made language programmes and more.

Schools and colleges engagement


Engage UCLan on Twitter

Keep up to date with opportunities, events, activities and news by following: @EngageUCLan.