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Before you Arrive

Before you arrive

It's never too early to start planning for your arrival at University. If you're able to tick off all these tasks before you arrive, you'll be able to enjoy Welcome Week and be ready for when teaching begins.

Funding Your Studies

Start off by checking out the loans, grants and bursaries you might be entitled to. Most new undergraduates are entitled to a loan for tuition fees and possibly living costs as well. The earlier you apply the sooner you'll have your loan, so, if you haven't applied yet visit Student Finance to get started. If you need any help or advice, our Student Finance Support Team is just a phone call away on 01772 89 5000.

Something else you can organise right now is a bank account that your maintenance loan can be paid into directly. Be sure to shop around and ask about student bank account benefits. Even if you've already got a bank account you should check that you can convert it so you don't miss out on any free gifts and good deals.

If you rely on repeat prescriptions, consider purchasing an NHS prescription prepayment certificate or applying for an HC1, which may give you help in funding the costs of your prescriptions.  The National Union of Students also provides advice on healthcare benefits.

Make friends before you arrive

Make friends before you arrive

Join in the conversation on our Facebook Community. We’ve created a UCLan Burnley campus specific course group, which provides an ideal opportunity to make friends and meet classmates before you arrive and ask all those burning questions about campus life.

Student Accommodation & Travel

If you would like to enquire about accommodation then please email

The Campus is located close to Burnley Town Centre, meaning it is just a few minutes' walk away from Burnley Central train station and 15 minutes' walk to the Bus Station and Burnley Manchester Road train station. There are regular transport links to the town including a regular bus and train service to Preston and Manchester.

For travel links by car, the Campus is located just off Junction 11 of the M65.

Course Enrolment

Course Enrolment 

Enrolment is the formal step which confirms your status as a student at the University of Central Lancashire. As soon as we've emailed you your username and password you should use these to enrol on your course, so as not to delay any student finance or access to other university services. Enrolment should take no longer than 10 minutes and is a simple confirmation of your details.

If you're eligible for a UCLan Financial Bursary it will be paid directly into your bank account. Be sure to register your bank details through MYUCLan once you've completed enrolment.

UCLan Card

Order Your UCLan ID

Your UCLan ID card acts as your official University identification, allowing you access to the Library, register your attendance at classes and other services. Order your UCLan ID card by uploading a photo using our online photograph service. Send us a suitable picture before the end of August and we'll post your card to your home address; otherwise you can collect it from the Library when you arrive on campus.

Course Information

Essential Course Information

Some courses have essential information that you should read before you arrive at the university. Depending on what you are studying, you may need to find out about reading lists, specialist equipment or project work that you should complete over the summer. Search for your course using our A-Z list.

Validate your email

Validate your email address

The first time we received your email address, we sent a request asking you to confirm we were using the correct address. We need you to click the confirm link included, otherwise we can't send you secure information such as your network username and password. If you haven't seen this request, and you've checked your inbox and junk mail, contact

Check your online timetable

Check your online timetable

Once you have your UCLan email and network password, log on to your Student Portal and click on 'weekly timetable' where you'll be able to discover your events and activities during Welcome Week and your classes and lectures once teaching begins. Don't worry if your teaching timetable isn't showing when you first log on. Keep checking back - it should be populated within a couple of weeks.

Prepare for Welcome Week

Prepare for Welcome Week

There'll be a programme of compulsory events where you'll confirm your ID and complete your registration, learn about University services and prepare for when teaching begins. There is also a packed calendar of fun social events you won't want to miss. Check your weekly timetable on the Student Portal to find out what's happening during Welcome Week. Also, the Students Union for other great social events.

Recommended Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccinations

Due to several large outbreaks of measles that have occurred in the UK, we strongly advise to ensure both your MMR and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations are up to date before you begin university. Measles is caused by a very infectious virus and can cause rashes, high fevers and can lead to very serious complications in adults. Untreated meningitis can cause life-threatening blood poisoning and result in permanent damage to the brain or nerves.  Contact your local GP surgery and arrange an appointment.

Visit the NHS's webpages for information about the vaccines against measles and meningitis.


Great news - if you've already completed the above steps then you're almost ready to start #TheUCLanExperience.

We've got plenty of advice on how to ensure your arrival at university runs as smoothly as possible. Please visit our First Few Days section to find out more about those little details which will help you settle into university life much quicker.