Alumni Network

Whether you studied at the Harris, the Polytechnic or the University, you’ll always be part of our community. Thousands of lifelong relationships began here, and they still do.

Sign up below to relive the memories, renew the friendships and take advantage of your alumni benefits package. Whether it be careers advice, library and gym facilities or business support, we’re here to help you throughout your graduate life.

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We'd love to stay in touch. Please sign up and give your consent to receive information from us. This is really important as we can only provide you with the benefits of being a graduate if we have your contact details and preferences.

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Postgraduate study and research

Did you know that as one of our graduates you can get up to 20% discount on postgraduate study? You also get dedicated study space in our brand-new Student Centre. We have an extensive portfolio of postgraduate degrees available, including taught and research programmes, all to help you take that next step in your career. 

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Meet our Alumni

Meet some of our graduates, hear their stories and follow their progress since studying with us at the University.

Say hello to our alumni

Alumni Reunion

On Saturday 22 July 2023, hundreds of our alumni travelled from far and wide to relive their student days at a special celebratory event in Preston.

Graduates from the 1940s right through to the 2020s took a nostalgic walk down memory lane at the institution’s first reunion event for all alumni from all subjects and all years.

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Alumni Achievement Awards

Know someone who has achieved great things after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire? Our Alumni Achievement Awards celebrate the achievements of our global University alumni community.

Nominate a graduate

Business support

Take advantage of our dedicated business start-up support for alumni. We’ve already helped lots of alumni set up their own business or become self-employed so get in touch to see how we can help you.

See what help we can provide

University Eye Clinic

Our alumni have access to the University’s state of the art Eye Clinic. Eye tests starts at just £5 for a thorough eye test and glasses and contact lenses are available at very competitive prices.

Full range of services

All your alumni questions answered

Alumni, alumnus (masculine, plural alumni) or alumna (feminine, plural alumnae) is a former student or pupil of a school, college, or university of which they've graduated or received an exit award.

As a graduate of the University, you can access the library and borrow up to four books free of charge. To gain access you'll need to visit the library with two forms of ID, one of which should be a photo and the other should show your address. You'll then be issued a library card which you can use to swipe in and out of the library. Please note, this does not allow you to use electronic resources such as online journals, as they are not licensed for alumni use. You can use your own device on-site and gain access to our public wi-fi.

To become a member of the sports centre you'll first need to join the library (see above FAQ). You'll then need to take your card to Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, where your membership will be processed. You'll need to take a payment method with you. The cost is £12.50 per month (minimum three months) or £130 per year (paid upfront).

As an alumnus of the University, you're entitled to full lifelong access to our careers service. To access our online careers platforms, complete the alumni update form and tick the careers box.

You can buy a duplicate certificate or transcript by visiting our online shop. We can issue replacement certificates, statements of achievement and attendance, replacement transcripts and DOATAP documents. Please note, the alumni team can't supply any of this documentation. If you have a specific query please email the Awards Office.

Details about your graduation will get sent to you once your results are processed and the ceremonies scheduled. Please make sure we have your up to date contact details, including your personal email address, as your UCLan email will be closed once you've finished your studies. Also check out our  upcoming graduation events

For information about postgraduate, CPD and research study, see our postgraduate study page. As a graduate of UCLan, you may be entitled to a 20% Alumni Loyalty Discount.  

Please email the Alumni Team to see if we can help you get in touch with your former classmates. We love helping people to reconnect. You can search for current academic staff via our website.

We don't currently offer a formal mentoring scheme but you can volunteer to help our students. You could offer talks, work placements, job opportunities and more. Email the Alumni Team to see how you can help.

Donate to UCLan

Donations continue to play a fundamental role in the development of both the University and the students we serve. Donate to UCLan today and make a difference.

Events at UCLan and beyond

We host a wide variety of events open to the public. These include performances & exhibitions, alumni, sport & outdoor events, public lectures, festivals & more.

Graduate Outcomes

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a UK-wide survey capturing the activities and viewpoints of some graduates 15 months after finishing their studies.