Business at UCLan


Business and UCLan

At UCLan, we believe in establishing collaborative partnerships with our business customers. What sets us apart is our strong reputation for applied business research, entrepreneurship, innovation and bringing academic excellence to life. Innovation is part of our culture and we work hard to establish links with local, regional, national and international businesses, sharing and exchanging our expertise and research to help give you that competitive edge.

Access our expertise

Access our Expertise

Access world-leading expertise through our academics, researchers and facilities to help your business innovate.

Develop your workforce

Develop your Workforce

Develop the talent within your organisation though our range of professional qualifications and short courses.

Recruit our talent

Recruit our Talent

Utilise our student and graduate community to access up-to-date knowledge innovation and enterprise and recruit the leaders of the future.

Grow your business

Grow Your Business

Tap into a wide range of specialist business support aimed at helping the region’s SMEs grow.

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UCLan awarded for transforming Stroke Education and Training Framework

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been recognised for its role in improving stroke education and training in the UK at the annual Guardian University Awards.

The University won the coveted Digital Innovation prize for its work in transforming the usability of the Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF).  The SSEF consists of 16 elements of care, based on the quality markers in the National Stroke Strategy, which cover the whole of the stroke care pathway.  The award winning web-based system allows those working in healthcare to self-assess their knowledge and skills, and signposts them to relevant education and training.

The SSEF, the result of a Department of Health funded national collaboration of stroke experts led by UCLan professor of stroke and older people’s care Dame Caroline Watkins, was originally developed in 2009.

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Chairman of the Board David Taylor to lead the proceedings

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board has been named as the host of the University Entrepreneurs Challenge (UEC).

David Taylor, the head judge in ITV Granada’s pioneering business enterprise competition called Flying Start, will lead proceedings at Manchester’s Hilton Hotel on 27 April.

Six new business leaders and their companies, spun out of the north’s higher education institutions, will compete in front of a live audience and four distinguished judges for a cash prize and mentoring.

David said: “This is so important for the future of the region. Championing new enterprise is a major priority for UCLan and it is vital for the north’s future success and competiveness post-Brexit.

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