Why Mike thinks UCLan is a great place to work

Professor Mike Fernando is the Dean of Engineering and Computing at the University of Central Lancashire.

Meet Mike

Mike is pleased to work for an institution that demonstrates a willingness to learn, adapt and change for the benefit of its academic community.

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As a leader, I’m supported to celebrate diversity in my team. This enables me to act as an ally to all communities, especially colleagues from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
mike fernando head of the school of engineering wearing a grey suit and leaning on a railing in the engineering innovation centre
Mike Fernando
Dean of Engineering and Computing

“UCLan is a fantastic place to work as a person from an ethnic minority background. The welcome I received from my team and colleagues within the University has been warm and I’ve always been made to feel at home.

Academic community is at the heart of any university. At UCLan the academic community is encouraged to bring our diverse cultures together to enrich the whole University." 

Mike Fernando
Mike Fernando

"What I think sets UCLan apart in its commitment to EDI is that UCLan doesn’t rest on its laurels and past achievements. UCLan is continuously striving to enrich the lives of each member of the academic community.

What gives me great motivation to do the very best for UCLan is that senior colleagues are engaging in hard conversations. There is a sense of learning together; no one knows everything, but together we are building each other up. I’m pleased to be part of an institution that demonstrates a willingness to learn, adapt and change for the benefit of its academic community.“

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