As a student at Burnley you’ll get to experience the best of both worlds – a fantastic learning experience together with incredible opportunities to socialise, unwind and embark on the odd adventure in-between your studies.
The perfect place to study
The first thing you'll be impressed by is the stunning location. Our campus is ideally situated in the heart of Pennine Lancashire, surrounded by miles of open countryside and breathtaking views. Looking north, you'll encounter the imposing grandeur of Pendle Hill, whose history is steeped in centuries of myths and legends. Beyond lie the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Our Burnley Campus features bright, spacious buildings and cutting-edge facilities. We’re situated across two sites: Princess Way (shared with Burnley College) and Victoria Mill, an iconic grade II listed building located in the historic Weavers' Triangle area. It's a compact, friendly campus where you'll benefit from small class sizes and a high level of support - you'll really get to know your tutors and the other students on your course.
A big advantage of studying at Burnley is the focused academic timetable. Most courses are taught over 2 or 2.5 days per week, leaving you with lots of free time for independent study, childcare or part-time work.
In 2020, Sandygate Hall opened offering high-quality student accommodation for students studying at UCLan Burnley. Sandygate has 136 en-suite bedrooms, within 29 flats and student hub social areas, which feature flexible working space with comfortable seating and a flat screen TV.Find out more
Our Burnley Campus
As well as our impressive classrooms, laboratories and computer suites, the Library offers a relaxing space with comfortable study areas and access to thousands of books and online resources. Depending on which course you choose, you’ll also get to make use of our state-of-the-art manufacturing suite, recording studio and moot courtroom.
We're always available on campus whenever you need advice or support. Our Student Services Team are there to help you with every aspect of University life, including accommodation, financial matters, council tax exemption forms and letter requests, personal wellbeing and much more. We also have a Course Administration Service (CAS) Hub on site to assist you with anything related to your course.
In your free time you'll never be short of something to do. There’s a Students’ Union hub on campus to help you get the most out of the opportunities they offer – from clubs and societies to social activities, course representation and much more. You can also take advantage of free membership at Burnley Leisure Centre, giving you access to a fantastic fitness suite, swimming pool and a programme of fitness classes all year round.
When you’re ready to hit the town you’ll discover that Burnley is a thriving place filled with things to entertain you at any time of the day or night. A short walk from campus takes you right into the heart of it. You’ll find a multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, art gallery, sports centre and Burnley Mechanics theatre – the place to enjoy some of the finest live bands, comedians, musicals and plays. Burnley also has many coffee shops, bistros, bars and restaurants and boasts a thriving nightlife, with many venues hosting student nights with special offers and exciting events. In short, life in Burnley is never boring.
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From the M65 eastbound (Preston/Blackburn): Leave the motorway at Junction 10, signposted Burnley. Take the Town Centre exit and then follow the signs for UCLan Burnley. From the M65 westbound (Colne/Pendle): Leave the motorway at Junction 11, signposted Burnley. Turn left onto Princes Way. At the roundabout take the third exit and then turn left into the campus.
There are a limited number of car parking spaces available to students studying at our Burnley campus. Burnley town centre has a number of car parks which students can use on a pay and display basis. On foot from Princess Way to Victoria Mill: Walk south on Princess Way/B6434 towards Stanhope St Continue to follow B6434; Slight right onto Royle Road/B6434. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Active Way/A679 At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Queen’s Lancashire Way/B6240. Turn right towards Sandygate, continue onto Sandygate. Turn left onto Trafalgar St/A67.
Princess Way is only a 2 minute walk from Burnley Central Station and Manchester Road Station is only a 2 minute walk from Victoria Mill.
TRAVEL OPTIONS On Foot -
From Burnley Central Railway Station (2 mins): Turn right out of the Station onto Railway Street, at the end of the street turn right onto Canning Street and onto Princess Way. Cross the road, using the designated crossing to UCLan Burnley Princess Way Campus.
From Burnley Manchester Road Railway Station (15 mins): Turn left out of station and head down Manchester Road. Cross the roundabout at the traffic island and continue further along Manchester Road. Turn left onto Hammerton St. at the traffic lights, leading onto Queens Lancashire Way. Cross the mini roundabout at the traffic island onto Active Way. At the next roundabout take the first exit. Continue up the hill and the Princess Way entrance is on your left.
The Burnley Campus is situated on major bus routes and buses to Preston, Blackburn and Manchester run regularly.
We are committed to reducing its environmental impact and through implementation of its Travel Plan supports Sustainable and Active Travel. Reduce time, money and your carbon footprint by planning your journey.
Places to stay
We know many prospective students may have travelled a long way to attend a UCLan open day, so we have put together a list of local hotels* for you to take a well-earned rest.
Best Western Oaks Hotel & Leisure Club
Colne Road Reedley, Burnley, BB10 2LF
Tel: +44 (0)1282 414141
Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort
Holme Road, Burnley, BB12 0RT
Tel: +44 (0)1282 227722
Holiday Inn Express Burnley
55 Pendle Way, Burnley, BB12 0TJ
Tel: +44 (0)1282 855955
Premier Inn Burnley hotel
Queen Victoria Road, Burnley, BB10 3EF
Tel: +44 (0)333 777 3968
Rosehill House Hotel
Rosehill Avenue, Burnley, BB11 2PW
Tel: +44 (0)1282 453931
Barracks Road, Burnley, BB11 4SB
Tel: +44 (0)871 984 6125
You can find accommodation for Burnley on:
Alternatively you should go to the Visit Lancashire website for further information on places to stay in the town.
*We do not endorse or approve external sites or services please see our disclaimer.