UCLan Alumni Network

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As a member of the Alumni Network, you are always part of UCLan. Whether it be careers advice, library and gym facilities or business support, we’re here to remain a service to you throughout your graduate life. To allow us to keep in touch, it’s important that you keep us updated with your contact details and your contact preferences. We can only contact you by email, SMS and telephone if you have given us consent to do so. Click here to sign up or update your details.

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UCLan Connect

Stay connected and join UCLan Connect. The platform allows you to re-connect with old friends as well as enabling you to utilise the skills and experience of other UCLan graduates. 

Stay connected and join UCLan Connect. The platform allows you to re-connect with old friends as well as enabling you to utilise the skills and experience of other UCLan graduates. 

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Careers Advice for Life

You can access support from Careers for as long as you need to, whether that be online or in person. The service is free of charge to all UCLan graduates

You can access support from Careers for as long as you need to, whether that be online or in person. The service is free of charge to all UCLan graduates

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Business Support

We excel in graduate start-up activities and in the last six years UCLan has helped over 1,000 graduates start a business or become self-employed. We also offer access to our student and graduates within your business.

We excel in graduate start-up activities and in the last six years UCLan has helped over 1,000 graduates start a business or become self-employed. We also offer access to our student and graduates within your business.

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Postgraduate Study

Why not return to study at the University and join 5,000 Postgraduate and 700 research students studying our variety of courses?

Why not return to study at the University and join 5,000 Postgraduate and 700 research students studying our variety of courses?

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Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre

As a graduate, you are eligible for a discounted annual membership of just £150*. To take advantage of this special offer you need to take your alumni card to the Sports Centre and they will process your application. Please contact Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre direct for information about all membership options.

As a graduate, you are eligible for a discounted annual membership of just £150*. To take advantage of this special offer you need to take your alumni card to the Sports Centre and they will process your application. Please contact Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre direct for information about all membership options.

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UCLan Library

All of our alumni members are entitled to access the Library and can borrow up to four books free of charge (computer and online journal access is not available). Alumni library cards can be collected from the <i>, which is based on the ground floor of the library.

All of our alumni members are entitled to access the Library and can borrow up to four books free of charge (computer and online journal access is not available). Alumni library cards can be collected from the <i>, which is based on the ground floor of the library.

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Harris Bursary Fund

Over a third of UCLan students come from working class homes and amongst them are individuals experiencing extreme financial or social hardship. The Harris Bursary Fund was established as a charitable fund through the University of Central Lancashire Foundation to provide emergency help and to prevent these students from dropping out of higher education.

Over a third of UCLan students come from working class homes and amongst them are individuals experiencing extreme financial or social hardship. The Harris Bursary Fund was established as a charitable fund through the University of Central Lancashire Foundation to provide emergency help and to prevent these students from dropping out of higher education.

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University Merchandise

To buy a wide range of University memorabilia, click here to go to our Student’s Union online shop. 

To buy a wide range of University memorabilia, click here to go to our Student’s Union online shop. 

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Graduate Outcomes

Knowing what our graduates do when they leave UCLan is extremely important to us. This information is crucial in allowing current and prospective students to make informed decisions about their career paths and will help us to evaluate and promote our courses.

Knowing what our graduates do when they leave UCLan is extremely important to us. This information is crucial in allowing current and prospective students to make informed decisions about their career paths and will help us to evaluate and promote our courses.

Meet Our Alumni

Studying at UCLan has led to wide and varied careers across the globe, and this is something we are very proud of. We want to share your successes, from whatever field that may be. Meet some of our featured alumni below, and follow their progression since University.

Aaron Briggs

 

Aaron Briggs

Aaron Briggs studied BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and graduated in 2008. Benefitting from the work experience available to him at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Aaron was working part-time with Preston North End’s first team in his final year, when he was offered a full-time contract after graduating.

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Mandip Gill

 

Mandip Gill

UCLan graduate, Mandip Gill has landed a prime-time TV role as Doctor Who’s new companion, Yasmin Khan, in the eleventh series of the iconic hit show. Mandip graduated in 2009, and with the help of her UCLan tutors, secured a top Manchester based agent who immediately started to put her forward for auditions. Mandip worked in theatre for two years before joining the cast of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, where she played fiercely independent and feisty, Phoebe Jackson. After working on Hollyoaks for over three years, Mandip decided to take a leap of faith and left the show to move to London and pursue her acting dream further.

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Kelly-Marie Staunton

 

Kelly-Marie Staunton

After gaining a first-class degree in International Hospitality Management from UCLan in 2017, Kelly-Marie Staunton has landed an exciting role as Guest Relations Manager at the iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester. This comes after an exciting year working as a Front Office Supervisor at the Hilton Westminster London and as a Guest Relations Executive at the five star London Marriott Grosvenor.

Hear more from Kelly-Marie

Jason Thelwell

 

Jason Thelwell

Jason Thelwell used his degree in BSc (Hons) Fire Engineering Management which he was awarded to him by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to climb through the ranks of the Fire and Rescue Service. Jason was recently awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal in the recent New Year's Honours List. He describes the honour as “a fantastic opportunity for my family and for my service.”

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