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UCLan Graduation 2018

A warm welcome to the University of Central Lancashire and our degree ceremonies 2018. Our graduation ceremonies mark a special time when we celebrate and recognise the success and achievements of our graduates. It is also an important occasion for all those who have encouraged and supported our graduates during their time here and we are delighted to welcome our students' families and friends to our celebrations.

A huge congratulations to all our students who will be graduating this July on your outstanding individual achievements. We wish you every success for the future and hope that you have an enjoyable, happy and memorable day. View your ceremony dates and times and the timetable for morning and afternoon ceremonies.

Please also see our accessible version of the live stream with live subtitles (only available during the ceremonies).


Tag your photo on twitter and Instagram using #UCLanGraduates.

We’ll be printing out free prints of all posts which will be available to collect from foster social space following the ceremony! A fabulous memento of your day!

You can also follow us at @UCLan and @UCLanAlumni.

Celebrate with UCLan after your ceremony

Following your ceremony, we invite you and your guests to join us in honouring the class of 2018.

Our graduation celebration event will be held in Foster Building Refectory and social space after each ceremony.  Here you are welcome to continue your celebrations with complimentary refreshments, live entertainment and more.

No need to book, just turn up and continue your celebrations with friends, tutors and UCLan staff. Further details will be on your graduation seat ticket.

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Alumni Network

Remember, you are always a part of UCLan. UCLan’s Alumni Network has lots of exciting opportunities that we’d like to keep in touch with you about. This ranges from University news and events, course information, professional development, careers support, as well as job opportunities business support, fundraising and charitable activities.

We believe that our relationship with our graduates is lifelong and by completing the following form, and identifying your contact preferences, you are giving us consent to contact you until you tell us not to.

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The venue for UCLan’s graduation ceremonies is Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1HT. Gown collection will take place in the Harris Museum on Preston’s Flag Market..

On arrival, please proceed to the University's Reception and ticket collection desk located in the Harris Museum. Gown collection is in the Harris Museum with photography taking place at Guild Hall. There will be lots of University staff on hand to point you in the right direction.

Preston Guild Hall is wheelchair accessible and the Ceremony Hall is equipped with induction loop systems.  There is lift access to all floors.

Preston’s Guild Hall is easily accessible in the city centre and is close to Preston’s Bus Station and Railway Station. If you are arriving by car, the nearest multi-storey car park is next door at the adjacent Bus Station this can be found using PR1 1YT on your SatNav.  There are other car parks around the City Centre, and two Park and Ride facilities.

Your Journey Beyond Graduation

A postgraduate degree at UCLan can help you achieve your ambitions, whether that be enhancing your knowledge and skills in your degree subject or changing career direction in the future.

Don’t forget that as a UCLan graduate, you may be entitled to a discount on postgraduate course fees.

The UK Government postgraduate loan scheme of up to £10,280* will be available for the 2018/19 academic year. For more information visit our postgraduate page. *conditions and eligibility criteria apply.

Lifelong careers and business support

You can continue to access support from UCLan careers for as long as you need it.

Our online support allows you to:

  • Search for job opportunities
  • Ask a member of the Careers team a question
  • Online CV checks
  • Skype appointments
  • Access resources and recruitment tips

Contact the careers team:

Phone: +44 (0)1772 895858
Follow: @UCLanCareers

It doesn’t matter whether you have just graduated or you graduated 10 years ago, we can help you improve your enterprise skills and kick start your business idea. Located in the Media Factory our Business Incubation team offer a range of free or very low cost support services. These include:

Workshops and events – our regular workshop programme can help you to develop essential business skills. Hear from expert speakers on key business topics and make new connections at our monthly networking events.

Mentoring – Our experienced mentors can help you at every stage of your business journey from discussing your initial idea through to helping you to access a wide range of additional specialist support.

Business incubation facilities – Sign up for hot desk access or take a dedicated space in our business workspace in The Media Factory.  6 months free access for recent graduates.

Competitions and funding – we run our own Propeller Enterprise Award scheme for recent graduates to help you get your business idea off the ground.

Online Learning – our online learning platform enables you to tap into essential business start-up knowledge from anywhere in the world; whether to complement or as an alternative to our face to face support.

Contact the Business Incubation team:

Phone:  +44 (0)1772 895950

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