The UCLan Partnership Network

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was the first in the sector to franchise Higher Education courses to Further Education Colleges in order to widen access to higher education. The network was established in 1985 and has celebrated over 30 years of Partnership activity.

The UCLan Partnership is predominantly based in the North West Region, and currently has 25 Partner Institutions (21 are FECs and 4 are Training Providers and Employer Based Partnerships). Currently we have in the region of 4,000 students studying within the network on over 200 UCLan HE programmes.

The UCLan Partnership Network operates under a devolved model, with a small central team, the UK Partnerships Team who coordinate the partnership strategy and work proactively to build and maintain positive relationships across the network and develop new business. Within the wider University, partnership operations and processes are embedded within functional services and Schools.

Students in the UCLan Partnership Network are University students and have a comparable experience as those studying at the University campus. College-based courses are governed by the same entry requirements and course regulations and students have the same rights of progression within their course. In addition to the facilities at the Partner institution, students also have access to a range of UCLan facilities and services.


Contact us

UK Partnerships Team
External Relations Service
Ironwork IW044
Preston PR1 2HE

01772 894417

Generic Team Email Address:
The UK Partnerships Team

Team Member Contact Details Further Information
Samantha Manick, Administrative Assistant E:
T: 01772 (89)4417

Contact Sam for any generic enquiries, Associate Staff Accounts, UK Partner Contact information and troubleshooting.


Joseph McGuinness, Administrative Officer E:
T: 01772 (89)4505

Contact Joe for queries related to Student Recruitment Targets, Likely Enrolments and the Agreement Course Listings.

Rachel Frampton, Administrative Officer


Working pattern: Tues AM, Weds and Thurs.

Contact Rachel for issues relating to the Partnership website (including Partner Information), Welcome materials and activities.
Helen Hesketh-Roberts, Senior Officer E:
T: 01772 (89)4415 Working pattern: Mon, Weds, Fri.

Contact Helen for Student Experience & Promotional Activities; including Moving On,  Progression, Graduation and Student Case Studies.

Mandy Ingham, Senior Officer

T: 01772 (89)4416

Contact Mandy for Course Planning and Development, the Partnership Forum, Tuition Fees and the Continuous Course Enhancement Project.

Jo Owens-Crook, Senior UK Partnerships Manager

T: 01772 (89)4414.

Contact Jo for issues relating to quality and compliance, contracts, recruitment, relationship management and for strategic support.