Life at the University
Here at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), we strive to ensure that all employees feel they are valued and important members of the wider University community. Our employees play a crucial role in allowing the University to fulfil its goals, and we aim to provide a satisfying working environment - in which people are happy and motivated.
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.
"The university continues to offer me the same development opportunities as an employee as it did as a student."— Jennifer Deighton, colleague and current student
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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.
Discover our campuses
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.