To start university at my age for me felt like it was a huge thing way out of my comfort zone. I thought I would be the eldest and have nothing in common with anyone on my course. How wrong could I have been! UCLan have opened the doors to a completely new world to me.
It was the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) fantastic links with the media industry and established record of producing successful graduates which took Matthew north from Cornwall to Preston to study BA (Hons) Journalism.
My time studying this degree has been incredibly valuable for my personal and professional development.
Twenty-one-year old Jack Bishop had an interest in Software Development from an early age and realised that the Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship was ideal for him.
Jasna is one of the GREAT India scholarship awardees from Cochin University of Science and Technology (BEng Engineering) in India that has started studying Master of Business Administration (MBA) at UCLan.
Abha is one of the GREAT India scholarship awardees from MG University, India that has started studying Master of Business Administration (MBA) at UCLan this year; Abha has kindly shared her first thoughts and impressions of UCLan with us.
A joint project between UCLan and the UHI (University of Highlands and Islands) investigated archaeological remains in the intertidal zone at Cata Sand.
This fascinating site is one of a group of previously unsuspected prehistoric burial caves discovered just outside Cardiff in South Wales. It was used by some of the last hunter-gather groups and first farmers in this part of Wales.
UCLan students and an international team led by Dr David Robinson have been working on one of the most significant recent discoveries in the American West: the spectacular Native Californian site known as Cache Cave.
UCLan students and staff led by Dr Seren Griffiths have been working on understanding the multi-phase landscape around the Bryn Celli Ddu passage tomb.
This sixth century great square-headed brooch from UCLan excavations at Oakington encapsulates an early Anglo-Saxon riddle.
I have always been passionate about Geography, and as I moved from studying from A Level to degree level, I realised the potential it has for understanding and finding solutions for so many different world issues.
My name is Jo Counsell and I have been a mature student at UCLan for the last 2 and half years! I have been a nurse for almost 29 years and have worked within the field of safeguarding for the last 10 years
After graduating in 2016, Georgie has worked in a mixture of Event & Marketing roles which have brought her to where she is today. Having undertaken BA (Hons) Event Management with a placement year, Georgie has had the opportunity to put into practise all she has learnt at university.
I currently work as Product Manager for Total Fitness, after working as a Fitness coach and Personal Trainer. The job entails working in club with Total Fitness 3rd party companies to deliver the best possible experience for our members.
I am working as a PE teacher at the International Engelska Skolan, Sweden. I am responsible for the delivery of our ‘Idrott and Hälsa’ (Sport and Health) units of study to Year 6 and Year 7 students.
I have always been curious to learn about other cultures and travel, and this course offered both, while also setting up promising career prospects.
I chose UCLan because it was one of the only universities which was offering experiences abroad (both working and academic), as well as having a Confucius Institute which helped me feel more involved in the Chinese culture.
Kevin Pritchard talks about his time at UCLan and advice for future students.
After graduating with a Sports Coaching Degree in 2007 Stuart left British shores for the Far East – (South Korea) teaching English as a foreign language.
Mr Guo, the Party Secretary from Hebei University and Mr Li, Director of their International Office visited UCLan recently to meet with senior staff and key people involved with the joint school – HBU-UCLan School of Media, Communications & Creative Industries.
Dr Fadi Barrak lead a team of dental clinicians to Olorte in Southern Kenya to spend ten days helping a community of Maasai, on behalf of a UK-based charity called Starfish Clinic Project International (SCPI).
Students from Lancashire Law School jumped at the amazing opportunity to undertake a Leadership and Cultural course in Mauritius!
Matthew Knights was awarded a travel bursary to visit Jersey and explore the different judicial systems
Sarah applied for an International Travel Bursary to travel across Europe to improve employability skills, particularly confidence as she moves to a career in the Probation Service.
When she was choosing to study marketing at university, Paralympian Carly Tait was keen that the campus had a friendly, community feel and so for her the University of Central Lancashire was the obvious choice.
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With a passion for the written word and impressed by the calibre of the linguistic academics, Rosie chose to study English Language and Literature at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
Katie’s passion for fashion stemmed from her love of photography as well as putting together outfits and looks for her own shoots. Katie discovered that the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was perfect place for her to follow her dream career.
I decided to take the placement module as an option during my third year on the Religion, Culture and Society, BA (Hons) course because the end of my degree was in sight, and I knew I needed to prepare myself for my next step.
Freelance Children’s Magazine Writer, Jennifer Lane, has her name printed in over 100 magazine publications, which she describes as her greatest achievement.
During my time at UCLan studying for my BA in Religion Culture and society, I was able to develop and cultivate a number of skills that have been invaluable to me in the workplace.
Mature student Mandi Whittle talks about her journey to graduating from the BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice course.
Prior to studying Religion, Culture and Society (RCS) at UCLan I had very limited knowledge and experience with other religions, cultures and societies.
My year abroad was a remarkable, yet challenging, adventure. It changed me completely as a student, and most importantly as a person.
My time studying in America was one of the most interesting experiences I've ever had. I spent around 10 months studying there, and a final month in Florida on an extremely long holiday.
Nasima Dalal talks about her journey through University on the BA (Hons) Religion, Culture and Society course.
If I had my time to do again I would choose nursing as a career. I always wanted to be a nurse.
Registered midwife and senior lecturer in the School of Nursing, Ivan McGlen, talks about how he came back from a life-threatening illness, for a third time.
My life journey and interest in Health Visiting started with my degree from Manchester where I qualified as both a Nurse and a Health Visitor. I had not expected to attend University, it was not a path that my all girls’ school had ever suggested.
BA (Hons) Fashion Design graduate Katie Michelle Hughes has known from an early age that she wanted to study fashion, after getting her first sewing machine and mannequin at the age of just 11 years old.
Currently working as a Part II Architecture Assistant at Glenn Howells Architects in Birmingham, Joshua tells us how he got to this point in his career, setting an example of how working alongside your studies can be beneficial.
Jonny Nelson chose to study in his hometown after discovering that UCLan offered one of the best journalism courses in the country. Now, he works as a presenter for ITV, the Premier League and Nickelodeon.
Kelly-Marie Staunton successfully juggled three part-time jobs as well as fitting in voluntary work all whilst studying full-time for a BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management.
Graduating from UCLan in 2014 with a first-class Honours degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Callum secured employment straight away in policing, which was the icing on the cake.
Encouraged by her supportive family, Debra started on the Foundation Year and under the guidance of supportive staff she gained an excellent grounding in the skills needed to proceed onto the BA [Hons] Criminology/Criminal Justice Degree programme.
The areas of Criminology and Criminal Justice have always been of great interest to me. I opted to study these subjects purely for interest on a part time basis after starting a family, and working part time for Local Government.
UCLan’s School of Dentistry travelled to Malaysia to celebrate the MSc Dental Implantology course that the university has been running in Malaysia,
Harvey Ashworth has gone from a Plumbing apprenticeship to a UCLan graduate in Quantity Surveying, securing a job at Ameon Limited as a Commercial Manager.
The MBA (Master of Business Administration) at UCLan allows you to study for one of the most respected business management qualifications via an intensive 12-month postgraduate course at the School of Business.
International Tourism Management Graduate Lucy Hodge talks about her time at UCLan and how this helped build her career into a Business Development Manager.
Policing and Criminal Investigation student, Lima Mcpike, made the move from Birmingham to Preston two years ago and hasn’t looked back ever since.
Graduating with a 2:1 in BA (Hons) Business Management in China, Coral Simpson has secured herself a role in Zhuhai, China, as a Brand Manager for InternChina.
Multi-award winning journalist and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) graduate, Nizaar Kinsella, is a prime example of how hard work and commitment pays off.
BSc Quantity Surveying graduate, Nigel Jackson, gained an immediate promotion at Metcalfe Civil Engineering after leaving UCLan, now working as a Site Manager at the company.
An academic from the BSL and Deaf Studies team recently flew to China as part of a British Council’s UK-China Partnership Innovation Challenge Fund Project. The two-year project is a great success so far and the recent trip involved a senior lecturer and an associate of UCLan visiting four universities in China.
Supported by UCLan’s Travel Bursary, a group of the BSL and Deaf Studies students and lecturers recently went on the course’s fourth European trip, the second time of visiting Prague in the Czech Republic.
We are delighted to bring a series of exciting recent event from Hebei University-UCLan School of Media, Communications and Creative Industries.
Final year students from UCLan delivered two stunning ‘big idea’ marketing campaign strategy and planning presentations as part of a live client consultancy project.
Alumna Aimee, who is now the Principal of the Pauline Quirke Academy in Preston, not only owns her own business but inspires young people with her knowledge of drama and performing arts on a daily basis.
Students from UCLan’s School of Business took part in a short trip to Amsterdam to experience one of Europe’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities.
From studying Sports Coaching and taking advantage of work experience, Aaron’s career has gone from strength to strength where he now leads the Academy Performance Analyst Department for Manchester City FC.
Choosing to study close to home so that he could combine his study with working, Steven Fraser graduated from his degree and now runs United Utilities, working with graduates and young people of the future.
With a Diploma from UCLan, Rob gained employment with North West Ambulance Service as a paramedic working in Manchester before joining the ambulance service in Lancashire.
Danielle combined studying at UCLan with improving her footballing performance. She is now a professional goalkeeper for Liverpool Ladies Football Club playing in the UEFA Champions League.
With a passion for the family business and a desire to learn how technology could push the company forward, UCLan provided the perfect platform for Lucy to grow her talent.
In June this year, the University’s Archaeology department celebrated 10 years of archaeology at UCLan by hosting a celebratory event for students past and present, as well as archaeology academics.
Becoming a doctor and a clinical psychologist was always Leila’s dream and UCLan’s BPS-accredited course, with on-the-job experience and help and guidance from our academics, helped her to achieve it.
UCLan Dance graduate and Creative Director of audition based Youth Company 'SkyeDance’ Meara O'Donnell-Webb has been nominated in the One Dance UK Teaching Awards 2017 for most Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner.
Asif’s experiences at UCLan and his love of working with deaf people, disabled people and deaf parents have prepared him for a variety of public appointment roles and helped him adapt to new career changes.
Creative UCLan high-flyer Matthew Wilcock is pursuing a dual career in teaching and creative arts after securing success by winning a national TV show.
In June, 96 students officially finished the GDUFS part of their journey and will begin to prepare for their time in Preston at UCLan from September this year.
After being out of full-time education for 34 years, mature student Stephen Nuttall embarked on a part-time MBA at UCLan.
I have studied psychology in Kiel, Germany, before completing my PhD in Hamburg, at the Center of Neuro-immunological Multiple Sclerosis research.
I have 15 years of experience in the Sport, Exercise and Performance psychology field. I started my academic career in my home country of Brazil where I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Acting graduate Kattreya Scheurer-Smith may only be in the early stages of her career, yet she has already scored an impressive list of credits to her name.
The students of the joint programmes running in Shanghai at SUIBE recently celebrated a successful graduation ceremony with over 120 students graduating.
Tim Steele, Vice-President International Strategy and Partnerships has just returned from a successful trip to China, spending time visiting partner institutions and meeting with the Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE).
Jonathan Mount a second year Graphic Design student has won a YCN Design Award Commendation in the Fedrigoni Paper category.
Terence had spent ten years working as a Senior Cardiac Physiologist. However after losing both of his parents to cancer at a young age he became inspired to help others during such difficult times.
Paul chose a career in nursing because of the variety of the job and was drawn to the idea of having no two days the same.
Mohammed Salim Patel studied BA (Hons) International Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where he has gone on to secure a dream role at the BBC.
Mark Fenning has gone from Law graduate at UCLan to an associate at Stephenson’s Solicitors in just eight years.
Lee Moran went down the part time route at UCLan, studying BEng (Hons) Building Services. His commitment to studying has paid off as he now finds himself at energy solutions firm ‘Vital Energi’ - working as an Associate Design Director.
Graduating in 2006, John Bridge studied part-time on the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course and now works as a chartered architect.
Jason Thelwell used his Engineering degree which he was awarded to him by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to climb through the ranks of the Fire and Rescue Service.
Danielle always felt destined to pursue a career in law. "Looking back, even from a young age, I would weigh up the numerous factors and possible outcomes when making a decision on anything."
Conor has always had an interest in computing and problem solving, and so choosing to study BSc (Hons) Computer Network Technology at the University of Central Lancashire felt like a natural choice to make.
Chris Thornton has gone from studying BA (Hons) Accounting at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to working for IBM in Australia in a role that focuses on telecommunications and developing futuristic technologies.
Graduating last summer with a 2.1 Bachelor’s degree in Television Production and a place in the ITV Insight Pool, aspiring Executive Producer Beth Bennett is storming ahead in her career having landed herself a job as an auditions runner for ITV’s award-winning quiz show - The Chase.
As an active volunteer and current Councillor working within the local community, I chose this course in order to support my personal and professional development.
Students from UCLan’s School of Business immersed themselves in the wonders of Chinese culture and the modern Chinese education system whilst visiting the Guizhou University in Guiyang and the Zunyi Tsinghua High School in Zunyi, both located within the Guizhou Province in China.
As a mature student I was filled with fear at the thought of a Degree; something that ties me in for three years and I was not fully sure if this was the subject I wanted to do.
Laura Campbell came to UCLan on the back of enduring a difficult time at another university. However, three years later, Laura is on the verge of graduating after enjoying her time at UCLan far more than she ever thought she would.
Self-confessed Proud Prestonian Craig Laycock is at the forefront of a technological revolution after graduating from UCLan with a first class honours degree in Journalism.
Graphic Design students nominated for a design award for the RAF Active live industry brief
In March 2017, six students from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences from UCLan enjoyed a visit to The University of Kansas Medical Center (KU) on their International Observership programme.
This May, the second annual Engineering Symposium took place in 53 Degrees. The event was an opportunity for engineering students to show off their projects to their peers, tutors as well as industry professionals.
Dr Oliver Kannape, Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Central Lancashire answers your questions.
At UCLan we strive to provide our Nursing students with an outstanding university experience, and pride ourselves on considering each student’s individual needs.
Recognising individual competencies and to develop Entrepreneurship skills of the Sri Lankan youth, UCL has taken the forward march to initiate an Inter-School Info-Biz Challenge Trophy ’17 on May 17, 2017 at Havelock City.
The aim of the session was to show students how to apply what they’re being taught at UCLan to an industrial setting. Games and exercises were held for students throughout the day, so they could learn how to detect counterfeit medicine and deal with their removal.
Louise’s dream of becoming a nurse is finally being realised after completing her UCLan Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Rehabilitation Pathway) at St Mary’s College, in Blackburn.
Greg has always loved sport, so when a career change was required after being injured in an explosion whilst serving with the Army in Afghanistan, he chose to return to education and study a sports related degree.
Lancashire Law School wins highly commended prize at prestigious industry awards ceremony.
At the end of his A Levels Josh had no intention of studying for a degree, but gained a taste for practical conservation whilst volunteering with his local ranger service.
Second year BA (Hons) Graphic Design student wins design award with global agency Jones Knowles Ritchie
Second year Graphic Design student Dominic Parsons, won a prize in the recent Creative Conscience Awards for his project about computer hacking ‘Type for Change’.
BJL Communications Agency, Manchester visited our Preston campus in the ‘Briefing Bus’ to give a one-day briefing and critique/feedback session for Graphic Design and Advertising students.
In March this year, second year students from Graphic Design, Illustration, Advertising, Product Design, Interior Design and Textiles embarked on an inspirational visit to Amsterdam to support their Design: Culture and Society studies.
UCLan’s School of Management aims to nurture and develop global managers of the future through leading edge business and management programmes, shaped by the latest research, professional practice, innovative business insight and international opportunities.
Ever since he can remember, Dan Hayes has always had his heart set on being a Police Officer and at the age of 18, he decided to go to UCLan to gain the knowledge and skills to make his dreams come true.
After graduating in Product Design in 2014, Matt Houghton went on the do a master’s after graduation and now works full-time as a footwear designer.
Graduating from the Product Design course in 2013, Thomas Quigley is now working as a Senior Product Designer.
Peter Rumley studied both his BSc (Hons) Building Surveying and MSc Building Conservation and Regeneration programmes part-time at UCLan.
Nathan Partington returned to UCLan to speak to students for the Product Design graduate experience day. Nathan graduated in 2007 and has since gone on to become a Design Director.
Former Dentistry BDS student Usama Riaz tells us about his life in the field since he graduated in 2014.
Natasha Burgess graduated in Film and Media Studies in 2016 after picking the course following her interest in the subject at A-level
Thomas Douglas graduated in 2014 from the BA (Hons) Product Design course at UCLan and has since gone on to become a Design Technical Engineer.
Zack Crook, a second year BA (Hons) Graphic Design student won first prize in the Penguin Adult Fiction Book Cover Student Design Awards 2016 for ‘A Clockwork Orange’.
Student advertising team Faye Rowbottom and Rebecca Parrish appeared in the ‘Top 5 new designers’ at New Blood in 2016 with an Alzheimer awareness campaign.
Product Design lecturer and alumni Joanna Hart spoke after her talk during the Product Design graduate experience day where she gave helpful advice and shared her journey with current students.
Talented alumni games designers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are proving ‘the force’ is with them.
Growing up on the River Tyne and visiting harbour cities such as Hamburg and Vancouver; where shipping is key and the vast, complex, global industry attached to it is at the heart of these places existence and workings.
These students attended the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory at the University of Zaragoza, Spain to carry out electron microscopy experiments related to their final year dissertation.
Charlie planned to travel out to the United states and Canada to wrestle in different universities and train with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world.
Mexico is a place of great diversity, more than 60 indigenous languages, cultural divisions from the prior to the European Middle Ages are mixed with the post Hispanic invasion tensions.
Callum was put forward by the University of Central Lancashire, to meet with British Football Schools. They are a company based in Moscow, Russia and aim to get children of all backgrounds and ages involved not just in football but sport itself.
The history of canoeing is and always will be in Canada. Ray and Nathan went to experience this craft in its native country.
Forensic Science students travel to Houston, Texas to attend the Human Genome Conference.
Neuropsychology students travel to Los Angeles, California for research and insight,
Business Management with Chinese students visit China, the trip was to enable some primary research for both future essays on their course and their dissertation for the final year.
The division of Tourism, Hospitality and Events recently travelled to Cambodia with final year students for two weeks.
I chose to study at UCLan as it is well known and anyone I talked to about UCLan had many positive things to say about it.
UCLan is situated in an ideal location: at the heart of Lancashire. Living in Blackburn I commute daily which I feel has made me a lot more independent than I was before starting higher education.
Second year Mathematical Physics student, Aastha Rawat, recently attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) UK at the University of Oxford in March 2017.
Seven first year BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching students are working towards their Gold Arts Award by running the final years’ performances of Borders and Boundaries, Intersect and In Motion in May that are part of the Lancashire Arts Festival.
Graduating in 2013, Lizzie Heywood studied MSc Building Conservation and Regeneration at UCLan and now works as a Conservation Advisor at Port Sunlight Village Trust.
Ever since I was young, I have been determined to pursue a successful career to utilise my business mind-set. I was raised in an environment that exposed me to different cultures, as I frequently moved from one country to another.
School of Business triumphed in the annual Golden Roses Teaching Awards (2017) which are student-led from nomination to presentation.
James Hofstetter – BA (Hons) Business Studies is currently undertaking a college programme for his placement year at Walt Disney World, Orlando.
Fiona Booth, who graduated nearly 15 years ago in 2003 from BSc Environmental Management, has embarked on a journey since then that has taken her from the rainforests in Ecuador to working under the British Prime Minister.
BSc Geography graduate, Karen Aguilera, made the admirable and courageous decision to study at UCLan whilst having a six-year-old son and a nine-month-old daughter.
UCLan Third Year Nutrition and Exercise Sciences student has hands-on work experience at Wigan Warriors
Lucy Haigh spent five years at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), initially completing her three years of Policing and Criminal Investigation and graduating with a first before spending two years as the Campaigns Officer for the Students’ Union.
We chat to Policing & Criminal Investigation lecturer Bill McMahon about his journey from the Police Force to the classroom.
After realising that she wanted a career in the Police, Lucy Myers switched from software engineering to forensic computing, a field in which she has flourished ever since.
MA Journalism students had the opportunity to interview photo journalist Anders Graver Knudsen who visited UCLan from Oslo.
Roch is a third year BA (Hons) International Business student from Poland. He started his journey through a Foundation year in International Business at UCLan, before going on to study his BA, complete a placement year in Sydney and ultimately, strive to continue postgraduate study in Australia.
I am the only person from my family to go to University. I didn’t even know they existed, but I knew I was capable of more than I was doing and I was ambitious.
The division of Tourism, Hospitality and Events recently travelled to Berlin for four days with its first-year students, Dr Dan Wright and Dr David Jarratt.
Roberta Friar was awarded an MA in Marketing and Public Relations with Merit at the December 2016 graduation ceremony
Judge Jonathan Ross talks to our Law students about life as a judge and sentencing and shares some of his top advocacy tips.
On Monday 20 February the Careers Insight and Networking week began for the Faculty of Science and Technology with a variety of alumni and industry professionals coming to the University to talk to students.
Final year, BSc Physics student, Jasmin Evans, credits her high school physics teacher for her passion for physics, to the point where the thought of studying anything else at university wasn’t even an option.
Graduating in International Business Communications in 2012, Christine Frey tells us that the main reason she chose to study the course was a result of her school in Germany having a partnership with UCLan.
Alexandre Andresciani, who studied International Business Communication at UCLan, tells us about his time on the course and life after graduation.
After a lifelong passion for criminal investigation, Lauren Hickson was always going to end up loving every minute of her time studying Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation at UCLan.
Ten years after graduating from BSc Eco Tourism at UCLan, Therese Green is in to her second decade of running her MaaChild, a charity that aims to give Kenyan Children within the Maasai community a chance of secondary education.
UCLan sports journalism graduate Martin Young has worked for two of the country’s most renowned football clubs and is now one of Liverpool FC’s VT Editors.
Callum Spavins and Georgia Smith, Second year BA Marketing Management students in the CMPR Division of the Business School at UCLan, reached the national finals of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Pitch 2017
When choosing to study at university, Jack made full use of Open Days to get an understanding of what he wanted to take up as a degree.
Advertising graduate Nathan had always considered himself a creative person. He told us why he chose to study his degree.
UCLan’s School of Pharmacy recently invited graduate students back on to campus to discuss their pre-registration year, and offer advice to current Year 4 MPharm (Hons) students.
Graduating in 2016, Ellis McKeown talks about why he chose to study fine art at UCLan.
UCLan sports journalism graduate Ryan Grant bagged one of most sought-after jobs in the business as multimedia journalist to one of the world’s leading Premier League football clubs - Manchester United.
Conor Edwards has always been intrigued by computer networks, making his decision to study Computer Network Technology at UCLan a simple decision.
The UCLan graphics studios hosted its sixth annual conference week at the start of February with talks covering a wide range of creative disciplines.
Bobbie already had a passion for powerlifting before she began her course at university and describes the facilities as one of the main reasons she chose to study at UCLan.
I studied Community and Social Care (CSC) at UCLan. The course taught me how to link theory to my practice as someone working with homeless people. It was challenging in that it covered the structural, economic and social aspects of care and social justice and presented me with the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice.
Leonie recently graduated with a First in International Tourism Management from UCLan. During her time on the course, she had the opportunity to travel abroad and complete a placement year.
BA (Hons) Environmental Management graduate Daniel Lythgoe has kindly given us insight into his post-student experience since graduating in 2016.
Students from the School of Business BA (Hons) Accounting and International Business, and School of Management (Masters of Business) took to a mock assessment centre recently at RSM.
The North of England Excellence (NoEE) vision is to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the Northern Economy.
Students from UCLan’s School of Business took the plunge on a study trip to the Chill Factore in Manchester as they took part in the ‘Sub Zero Challenge’
Currently working as a designer for boohoo.com, alumni Sarah Bullock studied Fashion Design at UCLan.
UCLan fashion tutors regularly work with industry to set live briefs and competitions for their students, which helps them to build up their experience and portfolios.
Award-winning UCLan broadcast journalism graduate and telly fanatic Laura Gibson is living her dream job as the Social Creative Lead for ITV.
The practicality of engineering as well as the pride at being able to look at what you have solved enticed Nic on to the MEng Mechanical Engineering course at UCLan.
Working as an electrician before starting at UCLan, BEng (Hons) Building Services and Sustainable Engineering student, Ben Cooper saw a career in engineering as his next natural step.
My experience at the Drop In Advice sessions at UCLan’s ‘In the City’ Shop, Lune Street, Preston
The BA (Hons) International Tourism Management degree at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is ideal if you wish to develop and succeed as a professional travel and tourism manager
Since a young age, Ellis always had an interest in Chinese and after attending an open day at the university, he knew that the Business Management and Chinese course at UCLan was for him.
Kieran decided to take up BA (Hons) Modern Languages - German and Arabic at UCLan because during his school years he would often go on student exchange programmes to Germany and enjoyed the time he spent in different cities
From an early age Jack always had a great passion for music whether that be the process of composition, music for film, rock music, pop music and experimental music.
UCLan Sports Journalism graduate Treve Whitford has worked his way up the ranks and is now Head of Marketing and Communications for Yorkshire County Cricket Club, where he has the responsibility to develop and oversee all of the marketing and communications strategy.
Former student Kyle Caldwell is now deputy editor of the UK's leading personal finance and investment magazine, Money Observer
I qualified as a Midwife with First-Class Honours in 2007 and moved from the Trust where I was initially employed to the Trust where I currently work in 2009.
This year, the UCLan Midwifery Society hosted a summer conference; ‘Challenge Today, Change Tomorrow’, with over 150 people attending on the day. This conference was arranged by the students, who are members of the UCLan Midwifery Society.
During the final year of my Midwifery degree I was fortunate enough to travel to Kenya with UCLan and the charity Maachild, with the purpose of exploring different aspects of life in Kenya; with particular focus on learning about the Maasai population and their cultural traditions and practices.
In November 2016, Tim Steele, Vice-President International Operations, undertook a visit to Hong Kong and China to officiate at two awards ceremonies in Hong Kong and to catch up with longstanding partners in China.
I chose to study at UCLan as it was one of only three universities in the entire country that offered Korean. I had never properly studied a language before and was not already bilingual.
During Freshers' Week we held the first "Inter- Dental Education Centre Quiz" to welcome the new 2nd Year BDS students and allow everyone to meet the new Orthodontic Therapists. It was held in the Foster Building and was very well attended.
A guide dog owner from the Isle of Man has been singing the praises of the University of Central Lancashire since he started his counselling and psychotherapy degree in September 2015.
This second year module allows students to undertake a project for an external organisation, something that looks very good on your CV.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is helping to support winners of this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs) through the delivery of an academy of excellence.
UCLan Biology (BSc (Hons) Biology) started in October 2016 and here we meet two new students and find out their first impression of the course.
Senior Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Pete Abel, shares his experiences of an International Observership at Kansas University Medical Centre.
The ‘Exploring Light and Dark’ scientific research exhibitions which took place during the summer of 2016 allowed visitors to find out about research into our dynamic Sun, the lifecycle of stars and a whole galaxy of interesting concepts and ideas.
A Blackpool-based toy company which specialises in creating personalised gifts for children is set to create three jobs before the end of the year.
I chose to study at UCLan following a visit to an open day where I was very impressed with the facilities and staff. The strong links with universities all over the world really appealed to me as I wanted to study abroad.
Eight BEng (Hons) final year students from the Building Services and Sustainable Engineering programme have recently returned from a week long residential workshop in Hong Kong as part of their course of study.
Lewis has his dream career: working for his hometown football team, Premier League giants Manchester City, in Abu Dhabi. It was at the UCLan where Lewis’ journey began.
A Lancashire company, which supplied equipment used in the production of several Harry Potter movies, is preparing to launch a new camera slider to the video and film industry.
Dr Junhui Yang, Senior Lecturer in Deaf Studies, at the University of Central Lancashire recently attended an Erasmus-Plus Teaching Mobility trip to the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland (AMU).
Senior lecturer in BSL and Deaf Studies Dr Junhui Yang organised an international trip for 20 students to two Erasmus partner HE institutions, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (AMU) and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) in Poland.
Lancashire Constabulary hosted its first Evidence Based Champions Event at Hutton on the 21st June.
EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, has welcomed a group of engineering students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
In March 2016 Senior Lecturers from the Lancashire Law School, Ian Turner and Rachel Nir, took a group of students to Krakow in Poland.
In October 2015, Senior Lecturers from the Lancashire Law School, Ian Turner and Rachel Nir, took a group of students to The Hague in the Netherlands.
Criminology students from the Lancashire Law School enjoyed a visit from Prison Officer Paul McGovern MBE who brought with him a drugs dog and a control dog.
Jessica has always enjoyed the challenge of getting a particular message across to different target audiences, as well as being organised and having good time management
Branding expert and graphic artist Dave Kirkwood completed a graphic design degree at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), before going on to set up the Dave Kirkwood Studio.
Fiona Bledge, one of the Law School’s Lecturers, recently won a teaching award in the 7th Annual Golden Roses teaching awards which are student-led from nomination to presentation.
On Wednesday 11th May 2016 the School of Humanities and Social Science hosted a conference ‘Stop the Hate!'
Sats Poonian is the founder of online luxury travel agency Experfly, which has experienced success and growth since its inception and it began working with Northern Lights, a business support service at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
Eugenio Garcia-Diaz, of Madrid, came to the UK in search of international experience and to pursue his ambition of becoming a specialist in fire safety engineering.
The 2016 Community Legend Award was presented to Aaliya Diwan, who is studying BA Honours in Religion, Culture & Society (RCS) at UCLan.
Harlene chose to study a Master in Oral Surgery at UCLan due to the flexible nature of the course which is delivered by distance learning on a part-time basis.
A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) student has been appointed to the Stanley House Hotel and Spa in Mellor.
Keith studied retail management with marketing at UCLan as the course offered him the chance to apply marketing theory to the retail business side of the degree.
Oluchi Iyiegbu, had dreams of owning her own business which is why she decided to study the MSc Business Management at UCLan.
Rebecca came to UCLan to study fine art and she enjoyed it so much she continued to study and went on to achieve a master's in fine art and archive interventions.
After studying tourism from GCSE level, Cara knew she wanted a career in the industry. Originally with an interest in being Cabin Crew, Cara found the subject fresh and exciting and opted to study International Tourism Management at UCLan.
After completing her A Level in Psychology, Victoria knew she wanted to pursue a career in forensic psychology. She started out her career by going to Liverpool John Moores University to study Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice. After this she came to UCLan to study a master's in Forensic Psychology.
Students were recently given the opportunity to run the pitch side element of the Lancashire FA Trophy Final game.
BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Helen Hyde discusses her exciting placement year opportunity, as an integral member of the Matalan design team.
Added to our state-of-the-art facilities you could find yourself practising on two anatomage medical virtual dissection tables.
In September you’ll be able to engage in our Inter-professional Education (IPE) programme where some traditional course content is delivered outside the classroom, exploring topics in greater depth, creating meaningful learning opportunities.
Paramedic Practice graduate Ruth Thomas explains what she enjoyed the most about her course and what skills she gained.
Sarah studied BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and went on to do a master's by research in the education and social science department.
Students on the BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Studies course recently returned from an eye-opening trip to Zambia; a country where more than 1 in 7 people are living with HIV.
Marketing Management graduate, Zain Shaikh, has landed a top job at Red Bull Media House at their global headquarters in Austria, where he works as a Programme Manager for Red Bull TV.
Thomas studied an undergraduate degree in Education at UCLan and as a result he felt there were still many areas to explore so progressed onto a master's in the subject.
International Senior Lecturer, Shaun Mills, recently took 46 students on an annual study trip to the EU Institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of a ground-breaking report in engineering.
UCLan’s Professor David Morris undertakes a week-long lecture tour in Canada
During undergraduate History degrees students have the opportunity to enjoy field trips to UK heritage sites, such as the international Slavery Museum in Liverpool and international trips including Auschwitz in Poland.
UCLan is well known for its international partnerships with universities and businesses. Those relations have helped numbers of students travel, study and learn new languages.
The 15th of March is a widely celebrated day amongst all social workers; The World Social Work Day creates an opportunity for the workers to express international solidarity and to bring common messages to our communities.
Students on the BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families, BA (Hons) Community and Social Care: Policy and Practice and BA (Hons) Social Policy and Sociology courses are given the opportunity to participate in a number of trips connected to their studies.
Coaching lecturer Stuart Wilkinson has recently been appointed as City Reds' Junior Academy Assistant Coach.
Claire Holt is a partnership development manager at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), with over 25 years’ experience working within the chemical industry and business management, a passion for all things science and a determination to share her love of the industry.
Year 3 BA(Hons) Graphic Design student Reece Hacking has just been nominated as the overall winner in the Roses Student Awards 2015 for his solution to the Caran D’ache centenary brief.
Three final year students have been nominated for a New Blood Award with the Monotype brief which asked you to use the power of type to create a new visual language for film advertising.
Senior workshop technician Magda Stawarska-Beavan has recently won the Hamelin Polska award for the piece “Kraków to Venice in 12 Hours” at this year’s International Print Triennial in Kraków.
Staff in the School of Engineering and the School of Physical Sciences and Computing have met with specialists from other universities and industry from across Europe in a two day workshop to discuss the potential of a pioneering area of intelligent machines called “Tribotronics”.
Krishen Chauhan is a third year BSc Hons Environmental Management student who has managed to get this far in his degree despite being fully blind.
Liam always had an interest in coaching football as a career so decided to study at UCLan because of the solid links between the University and many football clubs in the North West.
Dr Joanne Pledger lectures in astrophysics at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), as well as undertaking research and collaborating with academics around the world.
Combining her love for the industry and her passion for sports, in particular football, Caroline chose to study Sports Journalism at UCLan to become the first official journalist for Manchester City’s women’s team.
After graduating from Bhopal School of Social Sciences in India, Jhumar chose to come to the UK to pursue her dreams to gain a Masters in Business Administration.
Cheryl has always wanted to work in fashion, and after working on a shop floor for a number of years, decided she wanted to learn more about retail.
Not knowing what career path she wanted to go down, Catherine chose to study the subject that she excelled at through her A Level studies.
Joshua wanted to study something that he was passionate about as he didn’t have any immediate ideas about what he wanted to do after university. After seeing that UCLan’s degree in English Literature covered an immensely broad spectrum, Joshua made his decision and decided to study at UCLan.
Having thoroughly enjoyed her GCSE and A Level studies, Saira knew she wanted to continue her religious education through to undergraduate level and after visiting several universities, Saira decided that the Religion, Culture and Society course at UCLan really stood out.
Having dreamed of a career in journalism since being a child, Darren chose to study journalism at UCLan as it was recommended by professionals in the industry as well as being highly rated by The Guardian.
Having always known that she wanted to study tourism at university, Hayley decided to study International Tourism Management at UCLan as the course stood out due to the opportunity of an international work placement.
James developed a passion for mathematics during college and it seemed the next logical step was for him to continue with the subject at university.
After choosing to change career, Madeleine decided that the best course of action would be to gain an industry specific qualification and came to UCLan to study a Masters in Marketing Management.
Comedian Lee Ridley, better known as the Lost Voice Guy came to UCLan to study Journalism because of his love for writing.
Joey came to UCLan to study exercise, nutrition and health, as well as a Masters in Sport and Exercise Physiology.
Knowing that she wanted a career in the fashion industry, Emma decided to combine her creative writing skills with her love of fashion and chose to study Fashion and Brand Promotion with Journalism at UCLan.
A group of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Foundation Entry Journalism students have been hard at work investigating a local charity news story in Preston city centre as part of a project.
Laura is a University of Central Lancashire graduate, with a BA in Photography. She now has her photographs published in three books and is actively involved in sports journalism.
Nicola Lowe is the Professor of Nutritional Sciences at UCLan and her role takes her around the world.
The RCS Ball is a totally student-led experience - from its conception through planning and organisation, to the management of the Ball.
MA Strategic Communication student scoops national prize for a campaign to get people on the electoral register.
Researchers from UCLan’s College of Health and Wellbeing were invited to present at the annual Research and Innovation Showcase.
From an early age, Dr Joanna Heaton-Marriott, head of communications and engagement at the University of Central Lancashire, and director of the University’s Lancashire Science Festival, had an interest in science.
BSL academics took a trip to Paris to attend the Second International Conference of Sign Language Teachers (LESICO-2).
UCLan has been working with the Abaseen Foundation to help the people of Pakistan with various projects and fundraising initiatives
A study trip to South Korea gave students the opportunity to broaden their cultural experiences and enhance their CV.
In April, four UCLan students, Jay Bain, Laura Wright, Riley Arthur and Will Shen, documented the inspirational work of MaaChild in Kenya.
With ambitions of becoming a Police officer, Emma McGann started out on the Foundation Policing course at the University of Central Lancashire.
It wasn’t until Michel Molnar was drafted into the Swiss Army aged 19, that he realised that a career in National Defence and Law Enforcement was the perfect fit for him.
A love of popular TV show ‘CSI’ inspired Laura Bailey to pursue a career in the Forensics Industry.
A children’s nursing professor from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has collaborated on an NHS commissioned film, which has been nominated for an award at a festival celebrating excellence in health and healthcare.
We speak to 2nd Year BSc (Hons) Mathematics student Hannah Owen about her course experience at UCLan.
After working as a translator for an events company in her native Italy, Alice moved to the UK to pursue her passion for the event industry.
A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) music student is celebrating his success after organising a specialist music event in Blackpool.
David McCollom overcame a drug addiction to study multimedia and sonic art and discovered UCLan's business support service.
We speak to Nare Gusman, Chairwoman of the newly-formed UCLan Maths Society.
A community-focused student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has made a difference to the lives of people thousands of miles away after a volunteering trip to Africa.
MA Religion, Culture and Society graduates talk about studying at the University of Central Lancashire.
The 4th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat and the 2nd International Patellofemoral Pain Clinical Symposium took place in early September
Part-time study at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has allowed one student to accelerate his career progression within the construction industry.
Earlier this year, Lancashire Law School students embarked on their annual study trip to the EU.
Regionalism and International Law team present at Regional Study Association Annual Conference
Architecture students and staff engage in multidisciplinary urban workshop in Germany
Medical School staff go barefoot to raise funds to help Nepal’s Earthquake survivors
The School of Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has become an official academic partner with the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE).
We recently took four UCLan students to the CVS Wyre Together Showcase Event at Marine Hall in Fleetwood.
The ‘Normal Labour and Birth’ conference, the 10th conference in an international series, took place in June 2015 in Grange over Sands
Lin-Yao graduated with a first class honours in Business Management with Chinese
Through UCLan’s business support initiative, Irma Gilbert has grown her digital marketing business on an international level.
Kieran Fletcher graduated in 2006 with a degree in Sports Coaching and Child Development, choosing UCLan because it suited his study aims and he was able to commute from home to keep focused on his studies.
Competitions, international study trips and industrial work placements have kept an engineering student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) busy.
Computing students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) recently had the opportunity to participate in an international research conference.
A four week engineering challenge gave first year students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) the opportunity to build and test a full size go-kart.
Caring for people and a love of sciences led Cerise to follow her heart and pursue a career in dentistry. After seven years of studying she now works in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
UCLan graduate, Bobby Crutchley, is Head Coach both of the England and Great Britain Hockey teams.
Having worked in various management roles for over 10 years, Peter realised that his career had hit a plateau, especially without a recognised qualification.
Lancashire Law School (LLS) has launched a research institute which will provide consultancy and advice to governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Malaysian alumni Jonathan Lim came to UCLan to study a master's because “the MBA gave me an excellent perspective of managing a business.”
Two students from the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) have been recognised for their hard work in outside of University at the UCLan Students' Union Awards 2015.
A hard working sports journalism student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is hoping a host of work placements will help her break into the industry.
In 2001, Daniel moved on and set up his own practice with the intention of undertaking more heritage work.
New and prospective students gathered at a MSc Business Management evening last month.
Jessica was keen to study Pharmacy at UCLan because she liked the idea of placements being provided in each year.
Pre-sessional student Momoko Yoneyama feels that studying in the UK is helping her to improve her English skills quicker.
EFL volunteer Bethany Smith says that playing a role in helping improve pre-sessional students’ English skills is the most rewarding aspect of volunteering.
Building conservation students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) had the opportunity to explore real-life industry issues at a practical workshop with a Lancashire heritage initiative.
A former film production student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has notched up his first feature film as a Producer.
Christine Owens was one of a number of teachers at the Language Academy’s 2014 summer school who led classes as well as joining students on their trips outside of the classroom.
Pre-sessional student Weixiang Zhao has been making the most of his time in the UK by visiting many of the country’s major cities at the weekends.
Asia Pacific Studies student Ni Yew is one of a number of dedicated EFL volunteers who assist Language Academy teachers in pre-sessional English lessons.
A leading biomechanics Professor from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will embark on an international seminar tour of 5 countries later this month.
Since graduating from UCLan, Daniel Fisher has set up his own business, completed a business merger, and opened a second office in London.
North-West businesswoman Naomi Timperley is among those honoured in the Maserati100, which acknowledges those who actively support young entrepreneurs.
The transition to university life is difficult at first for most people, particularly international students.
Current and alumni Japanese Language and Japanese Society students celebrated their academic successes and the Japanese culture on Monday, 16 February as UCLan hosted its first Bunkasai Festival.
Teacher, teacher-trainer and writer Hugh Dellar visited UCLan on Wednesday, 25 February to give a talk and workshop to TESOL staff and students.
Aspiring author Ramziddin Mansurov says that attending the Language Academy summer school in 2014 has made him more determined to be an accomplished writer.
Uzbek student Nazokat Nazarova feels that making new friends from all over the world is the best part of the summer school experience.
Former summer school student Nagako Mizobe says that the many trips outside of the classroom were the best part of the summer school experience.
The opportunity to make new friends from all over the world whilst learning about the British culture was the main advantage of the Language Academy’s summer school according to 2014 student Muyassar Kurbanova.
TESOL teacher Amy Dewhurst has taught at the Language Academy’s summer school for the past two years.
Greek student Joanna Mavridou was one of nine undergraduates from The Ionian University in Corfu who came to the Language Academy towards the end of 2014 to practise her English skills.
Fire Safety Engineering student Hasan Alghamdi feels that studying the pre-sessional English course has gone a long way to helping him achieve success in his future studies and career.
The need to improve her English and a love of Harry Potter brought current pre-sessional student Hiroko Hajima to the UK.
The thought of working amongst the sea, sand and sunshine of Hawaii is motivating pre-sessional student Yuki Nishigami to improve her English.
Pre-sessional student Mayu Saito feels that studying the course at UCLan is already going a long way to helping her achieve her dream of becoming an English teacher.
Second year English Literature and TESOL student Fozia Fazal is one of a number of dedicated EFL volunteers who regularly join Language Academy classes to provide support to students learning English.
It was a conversation with her Sixth Form mentor’s husband which convinced Rebecca that a career in engineering would be for her.
Law students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been successful at an international mediation competition
FD Football Coaching at Myerscough College, then BA (Hons) Sports Coaching at UCLan, Preston
BA (Hons) Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design
Partner institution: Hugh Baird College
BA (Hons) Community and Social Care, Policy & Practice
Partner institution: Runshaw College
Jonty had worked in the Travel and Tourism Industry for 20 years as a tour operator, sales executive and in customer support.
A group of students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) had a surprise in store when they boarded the through train to Hong Kong for the second leg of their study trip to Guangzhou.
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) television production students were asked to film and stream the live World Book Day event held at Preston North End.
Computing students finish third at MediaCity
A first year student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has made a perfect start to his course.
A film and media student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been making the right connections in the professional industry to become an Assistant Director for television epic Game of Thrones.
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) engineering students have collaborated with leading truck manufacturer, Leyland Trucks.
A high flying engineering student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has secured a full-time job before graduation, having impressed during a work placement.
Mathematics students from UCLan took on a challenge of building over 100 polyhedra
Pete and Ben set up White Paper Games after graduating from UCLan’s MA Game Design Course in 2011. They were supported from the beginning by their lecturer at UCLan, Josh Taylor, who has over 13 years’ experience working as a Lead Artist in the digital games industry.
UCLan recently welcomed Vicky Clark, founding partner of national legal recruitment consultancy BCL Legal
Pearce has always had a passion for the construction industry ever since he was a child. A family member suggested he become a quantity surveyor and he made that his goal when he decided to apply to UCLan.
A software engineering student has been offered an exciting career opportunity after an exchange programme with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
Michal Cieslak is a BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). He is currently in his final year, having spent a year on placement with an electronic engineering company in Cumbria.
BSc (Hons) Software Engineering (Year 3)
Jay Cunliffe - BEng (Hons) Computer Aided Engineering student (Year 3)
Sarah Medus studies MMath (Hons) Mathematics at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). A mature student, Sarah has immersed herself in UCLan life and is hoping to become a teacher after graduation.
Oliver Taylor studies MEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). He is currently completing his final year after spending 12 months on placement with Cummins Engines, in the North West.
A trip to CERN in Switzerland has inspired the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Physics Society to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.
Marketing Management student Adam Zullo secured work placement at broadcaster Sky.
Salim Patel, a third year International Journalism student spent the day with ITV Granada Reports presenters as part of an Open Newsroom event.
Danny made the most of every opportunity whilst on the BA (Hons) International Journalism course.
A strong work placement can make all the difference, as UCLan student Zain Shaikh can confirm.
UCLan graduate and ITV Granada journalist Adam McClean is celebrating after scooping the O2 Media Award for Young Journalist of the Year.
It’s no secret that the LaunchPad programme has helped carve successful futures for its graduates, but the benefits it’s delivering to businesses in the region are tangible, too.
After graduating from UCLan with a degree in marketing management with fashion, Rebecca’s goal was to carve a career in merchandising.
Having an interest in buildings and how they were created from an early age, Samantha felt that a degree in building surveying at UCLan would lead her to a career which she was passionate about.
In October 2014 architecture and construction students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) visited Accrington to experience two regeneration projects.
A recent careers fair held at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) gave students from architecture and construction courses a chance to boost their job prospects.
From the top of the Shard to the middle of Wembley Stadium, Senior Fire Engineer and UCLan graduate Lynsey Seal has seen it all.
UCLan's prestigious new medical programme promoted in Dubai.
Crime and security policy seminar series launched at UCLan.
Luke Ellis recently graduated from our Sports Coaching with First Class Honours and has recently been appointed as Tennis Coordinator at Brunel University.
UCLan MBA graduate Rose Mather excels in Eric Wright Group Knowledge Transfer Partnership
MA Religion, Culture and Society graduates talk about studying at the University of Central Lancashire.
If you’ve been to a football match and looked up to the glare of giant screens dominating the pitch, chances are you’ve seen Louise’s work.
After completing her art and design GNVQ at college and listening to a talk from an interior design tutor, Emma Brayne decided that she wanted to study in the field of interior design.
Sadhbh O’Shea’s passion for sports journalism led her through a number of challenges and changes before she secured her current News Editor role at Cyclingnews.com.
A fleet of students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) recently descended on a Preston park to take part in team building exercises.
After graduating from the MA International Journalism in 2009, Michele Monni moved to Ramallah to fulfil the dream of many a journalist: Michele works as a foreign correspondent for the Italian news agency ANSA.
After graduating with a degree in BA (Hons) Journalism in 2006, Jenny Minard’s list of jobs and media collaborations seems endless.
UCLan welcomed Amy Levine to its campus last week as part of the Distinguished Visitor Programme
Female construction students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are set to embark on exciting careers following their graduation.
Stephen Jansen, a graduate from the BA (Hons) Screenwriting course, is a freelance writer with a huge passion for screenplays and novels.
A group of UCLan Forensic Computing students have returned from a trip to Amsterdam, where they attended the Digital Forensics Research Conference.
Students from UCLan’s School of Architecture, Construction and Environment took part in the Chartered Institute of Building’s Novus Cross Lakes Challenge in the Lake District.
The bi-annual LUBMAT Conference and Exhibition, co-hosted by UCLan’s Jost Institute, took place recently.
Sam March launched Jigsaw Fitness while studying for a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science, which he completed in 2013
Lancashire Business School and LaunchPad graduate Charlotte secures job opportunity
North West Chief Fire Officers Face Question Time at UCLan
Samantha Binns - BA (Hons) Fashion and Brand Promotion with Photography
Petran Lanty Ball, known as Lanty - BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts
Catherine Elizabeth Shaw - BA (Hons) Contemporary Theatre and Performance
Lauren Clark - BA (Hons) Screenwriting with Flim, TV and Radio
Annual overseas residential field trip is a highlight of the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course.
Fire Safety Engineering student Liam Lockyear talks about his trip to the Bulawayo fire service in Zimbabwe.
UCLan student highly commended by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).
Lancashire Business School (LBS) has scooped a green award for its positive changes
An academic from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been invited to present at a prestigious conference in India.
The Worldwise Learning Centre welcomed Bente Scheller to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in May 2014.
First year Geography students travelled to Conwy, Wales for a four-day field trip
Physics and astrophysics students visit the CERN centre in Geneva
Writing competition celebrates with awards evening held on campus
Simon O'Donoghue- BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
School of Health students visit the Netherlands on field trip
Postgraduate study advice offered at event
Final year PR students are working with Preston agency Magma Digital
PR students team up with People's History Museum
LBS alumni inspire PR, Marketing and Communications students
Fourth year Pharmacy students experience chat show style interview.
UCLan played host to an open event for all final year language graduates
UCLan Vice President Dr Graham Baldwin returns from successful visit of strategic partners in China and Hong Kong.
Tutors from all the creative courses are tasked to nominate just one student from their course for a Creative Focus Award.
Cathedrals has been developed in situ by the graduating BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching students.
One of UCLan’s senior lecturers has been recognised by the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA), with a nomination for Educator of the Year.
BSL and Deaf Studies students visit Prague thanks to the International Student Travel Bursary Fund.
Lancashire Business School (LBS) has become an official academic partner with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
BBC foreign correspondent Karen Allen returned to UCLan to deliver an inspiring lecture in the University’s distinguished visitor programme.
UCLan law professor provides his expert opinion on the retrial of Isle of Man Attorney General, Stephen Harding.
New field trip opportunity for third year Geography and Environmental Management students
International Hospitality Management graduate Anthony Cardwell makes giant strides
Eight outstanding UCLan Tourism students took part in a masterclass at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
An economics student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been successful at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition.
Four accountancy undergraduates from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been recognised by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) for the high quality of their work.
UCLan Sports Coaching graduates prove that hard work at University pays off further down the road.
Clare Carson graduated from UCLan’s Sports Coaching and Development Top-up degree in 2011 and proves that age is no hindrance to personal development.
Adrian Conboy received his award at Preston’s Guild Hall in acknowledgement of his significant contribution to paramedic practice.
UCLan Outdoor undergraduates made a big impact at the recent Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) North West Conference 2014.
James Pattison talks about his placement at UCFB Burnley as part of his Sports Business Management and Marketing programme
Third year student on the BA (Hons) TESOL & Modern Languages (Spanish) programme, Thomas Clifford talks about his experience in Peru.
As part of a project for his Year 2 module English Language Workshop, Lewis travelled to Peru, thanks to UCLan’s Travel Bursary Scheme.
Hospital Chief Executive works with final year adult nursing student as part of a 'back to the floor' programme.
A dedicated group of nursing students and staff have been praised for their fundraising efforts by the president of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
For the second year running, UCLan midwifery students, lecturers and clinical midwives carried out a series of fundraising events to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife.
'Nightlight' performance for Pre-school Centre
Awards Ceremony - UCLan-International College of Engineering and Management
Games design students attend Global Games Jam
Bernie Carter provides some illuminating insights based on her award-winning research
UCLan’s School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences have recently collaborated with Lancaster University’s Medical School in hosting an Inter-Professional Learning (IPL) event.
A 12-year journey took determined Dionne Thomas from sign language beginner to fully qualified interpreter and founder of the Deaf Business Academy, thanks to UCLan.
A 12-week internship at UCLan has paid off for BA (Hons) Event Management undergraduate Aimee Cairns.
A group of students from the School of Education and Social Sciences recently had the opportunity to teach in South Africa.
Journalism students visit national media
Philip lands year-long placement working with latest IT technology
FRT14 Fire Retardant Technologies conference
Event student attends Association of British Professional Conference Organisers Chairman's lunch
'Embedding Evidence-Based Practice in Speech and Language Therapy: International examples' published in Danish
Media publication of comments made by Professor Philip B. Whyman, director of LIEBR, on the UK economy
LIEBR members successfully won funding under the 2011 and 2009 undergraduate research internship schemes.
LIEBR members are successful in winning funding under the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme in 2012.
Dr Faye Skelton uses EvoFIT system to help police
The Allied Health Research Unit had a fun packed three days at the Lancashire Science Festival 2012
Jonathan Gilbert- PGDip Newspaper Journalism
Read about UK Travel Bursary Scheme recipient Rachel Boydell and her recent trip to the USA
Buddies are UCLan graduates or students here to help you to integrate as quickly as possible into life in the UK
UCLan’s School of Language and Global Studies played host to Insider Magazine’s round table event
UCLan lecturer Clark Denmark is celebrating his own graduation from the University.
International opportunities for Mathematics students - Lisa Stones
An innovative event designed to develop and promote research with the potential to have real impact on health outcomes.
Archaeologists uncover skeleton of woman buried with a cow in Oakington.
Cultural historians from the School of Language and Global Studies marked the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Bamber Bridge.
UCLan researches, in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University and Myerscough College provide testing services to the manufactures of equestrian riding surface for London 2012 games.
UCLan Games Design course recently conducted a QA session with Steven Thornton, Games Designer at TT Fusion based in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
BA (Hons) Games Design - Course Leader named in top 100 of women in games 2013.
Games design students at UCLan recently enjoyed a fantastically informative presentation from games Guru, Andy Gahan of The Pixel Bullies.
Fantastic question and answer session for Games Design students
BSc(Hons) Architecture- Forgotten Spaces competition
UCLan graduate Juliet Phillips recalls her time studying the PGDip Broadcast Journalism at the University
UCLan graduate David Sanderson recalls his time studying the PGDip Broadcast Journalism at the University
MSc Business Management- University teams up with FDM to enhance employability
Andrei Zvelindovsky- Japan Society for Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship 2013
Dr Marco Pinna- Where Soft Matter Science Meets Art
Malcolm Rae- Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Awards
Read about the Indonesian Education Attaché's visit to the University of Central Lancashire
Gwendolin Geier- The benefits of enterprise systems for SME's
Gwendolin Geier- The benefits of enterprise systems for SME's
Hayley Cooling- Student Employee of the Year
First year students visit UCLan Cyprus
BA Business Foundation- Course Team of the Year
BA(Hons) Graphic Design- 'Words of Wisdom' book and exhibition
Three Interior Design students win competition and have their shop designs chosen by local Hospice Charity.
Read about Jessica Dodson, who went to Thailand as part of the UK Travel Bursary Scheme.
Read about Jessica Carroll, who went to Tanzania as part of the UK Travel Bursary Scheme
Two Interior Design graduates talk about how the course helped them into employment.
Two design students are bathing in glory after winning a prestigious new competition.
Read about Chris Meller, Mat Gorman and Liam Smith, who went on an expedition to Norway as part of the UK Travel Bursary Scheme.
Music practice student to present at international symposium
Read about Justine McKinven, who went to Tanzania as part of the UK Travel Bursary Scheme.
Read about a visit from the President of Shanghai University of Business and Economics.
Innovative approach to learning brings guest speaker
The School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences hosted a major pharmacy conference in May 2013
Husband and wife study together again for expert skills
Soap Media director tells students to create ‘spot-on’ personal brands
National field trips are optional components of specified modules within UCLan’s Religion, Culture and Society (RCS) programmes which students may participate in (subject to change).
Aaron Collis joined the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2009 as part of a sponsored study scheme which resulted in full-time employment as an operational Firefighter.
Alumni - Lindsay Bleakley, BA (Hons) Event Management (2008) and MSc International Tourism Management (2009)
International field trips are optional components of specified modules within UCLan’s Religion, Culture and Society (RCS) programmes which students may participate in (subject to change).
How UCLan Education graduates developed their employability skills during their time at the University.
International opportunities for BSc(Hons) Mathematics students
Second year Mathematics student, Salma Younus, completed a 10 week research internship
First cohort of future fire service leaders complete pioneering programme
Research funding success for the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
National Student Survey recognition for the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science
Amy Devlin graduated in 2011 with a first-class degree in Combined (Hons) Philosophy and English Language and Literature
Former English Language student, David Fairhurst, switched his career path and graduated with flying colours
Plinky Plonk music app developed with help from Games Design students
A degree in Government and Politics set Martyn Terpilowski up for a role in high finance in Asia
Jennah Evans achieved her dream of a first-class honours degree despite financial hardship, graduating in Sociology and Communication
Games Design student works with Kirsty Henshaw on live brief
Two UCLan Games Design artist packs launched for ‘Granimator’ App by London based company, ‘ustwo’ for iPad.
‘Tubes’, the science based game, created by Games Design students at UCLan for FlashBang Science, can now be downloaded for iPhone or iPad.
First year BA Social Work students spent the day at UCLan’s Tyn Dwr Outdoor Centre in October last year.
Social Work lecturer Amanda Taylor nominated for national teaching award.
Hear from UCLan international student, Phyo Thu Thu Naing, from Myanmar, who studied on the MSc Industrial Pharmaceutics course
The Wellbeing Farm signed up to the Wind-Tech project who helped maximise their sustainability with the installation of a wind turbine.
Herd House Riding School worked with UCLan's Wind-Tech project to invest in a small scale wind turbine.
All of the courses involved in the Creative Focus Event nominate a student to receive the Creative Focus Award.
Read about the success of Nursing students and staff raising money for International Nurses Day.
UCLan has recently welcomed a guest speaker to support first and second year students studying towards Human Rights modules.
A group of first year students went on a trip to the Slavery Museum in Liverpool as part of their Human Rights module.
Hear from UCLan international student, Ajibola Oladipo Fatokun, from Nigeria, who studied on the BSc(Hons) Construction Project Management course.
Read about student nurse, Jennifer Mitchell, who went on a nursing placement in Nepal, as part of the UK Travel Bursary Scheme.
Read about Human Rights student, Valentina Meiksane's visit to Geneva, as part of the UK Travel Bursary Scheme.
Read about one student, who travelled to Germany as part of the UK Travel Bursary Scheme.
Read about one student who went on an elective nursing placement to Nepal, as part of the UK Travel Bursary Scheme.
Outdoor Leadership student Alice Mees has secured a role as Centre Assistant at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Sports Centre.
Sports Development graduate Callum Cookson has landed a coaching role in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
First year PR students will visit Singapore for a week-long industry field trip, subsidised by the International Travel Bursary Fund.
A team of PR students have achieved overwhelming success in their campaign for national charity Samaritans.
Alumni - BA(Hons) International Business (2001); GradDip Personnel Management (2003); MA Personnel Management and Development (2007)
Alumni - Diploma in Technology (1988); BSc Physiology with Biochemistry (1991); PhD Cardiac Physiology (1994)
Starting up a new media enterprise is pretty straightforward; keeping it up is much more complex.
Intensive support programme aimed at assisting the region’s most promising digital, creative and media-based businesses