Life at the University

We strive to ensure that all employees feel valued and important members of the wider University community. Our employees play a crucial role in allowing the University to fulfil its goals.

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An inclusive campus community

We are proud of our diverse, inclusive, and cohesive campus community. We are passionate about breaking down barriers and committed to providing an inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and that they belong. 

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Our values

Our values reflect who we are as a university and what we stand for. They define the things that are most important to us and nurture a sense of shared purpose.

They reflect our ambitious nature, inspire us to constantly improve and to enrich the lives of our students, our colleagues and the communities we serve.

Achieving Together

We achieve our ambitions through teamwork and collaboration.

Being Proud

We take responsibility for and professional pride in the quality of our work.

Creating Opportunity

We proactively create and seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life.

Supporting All

Everyone matters. We show support, respect and compassion for our students, colleagues and communities.

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Whilst working at the University, you will enjoy a number of excellent rewards and benefits, as well as the support to ensure you progress and develop in your role.

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    Preston Campus

    A thriving international community of over 38,000 students and staff call Preston home. The campus is right at the heart of the city, just minutes away from its vibrant shopping centre, attractions and nightlife.

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    Burnley Campus

    As a student at our Burnley Campus you’ll get a fantastic learning experience together with incredible opportunities to socialise and explore Lancashire.

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    Westlakes Campus

    If you’re looking for a refreshing change of lifestyle and access to the great outdoors, you’ll love studying at our Westlakes Campus in Cumbria.

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We’ve spent £200 million on transforming our Preston Campus to give it a world-class makeover as part of our Campus Masterplan. You’ll love our stunning new Student Centre, which offers plenty of spaces to work independently or meet colleagues for a coffee. Our 1828 café offers snacks, cakes and hot drinks, and the building also features a rooftop terrace – the perfect place to take in the views of Preston and eat your lunch.

The new public square outside the Student Centre draws together the University with the city like never before. The long-term vision is to spark a major focus on regeneration and business investment in the University quarter, reinforce the University’s ties to the local community and create wider benefits for Preston and beyond.

Our new Engineering Innovation Centre is an advanced, state-of-the-art £35 million facility providing an integrated space for teaching, research and direct links with industry allowing students to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners.

We also have two excellent social spaces on campus, creating the perfect place to plan work, catch a brew with colleagues and take a break in a relaxed environment.

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    Job vacancies

    Explore career opportunities available here at the University of Central Lancashire. Filter by department and location.

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    Application support

    If you're thinking of applying for a job at UCLan, our helpful hints will give you a head start on our recruitment procedures and what to expect.

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    Equality, diversity and inclusion

    We recognise that our diversity is our strength and work hard to ensure that equality, diversity, and inclusion are part of everything we do.