New arrivals move into halls as UCLan Welcome Week commences
Thousands of students have arrived in Preston for the return of face-to-face teaching at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
New students arriving on campus for the first time were greeted by a range of entertainment acts as they collected their keys and moved into their halls of residence.
Stilt walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, DJs and the UCLan Samba Drummers were among the entertainment acts who performed throughout Sunday.
Help to move the students into their new surroundings was provided by UCLan’s Student Wellbeing Ambassadors, Students’ Union (SU) and members of various University sports teams, including trampolining, American football and cheerleading.
"We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming new and returning students to our fantastic Preston Campus."— Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice-Chancellor
A Welcome BBQ took place on the first evening on the new multi-million-pound University Square, offering the newcomers an opportunity to make new friends while enjoying live music and games.
Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice-Chancellor, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming new and returning students to our fantastic Preston Campus.
“Welcome Week signifies the start of a new chapter in our students’ lives and we know, after the past 18 months, they are more excited than ever to be here in person.”
Activities during Welcome Week include the popular Freshers’ Fair, Societies’ Fair, Sports’ Fair and Craft and Food Fair. Teaching starts on 4 October.