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Post 16 events

Post 16 Events

Many of our post-16 activities focus on giving students a taste of what it is like to study at university, giving them valuable experience of the teaching styles they will encounter from a range of subjects they may choose to study.

UCLan on….

Audience: Year 12 and 13

Students in Year 12 studying a minimum Level 3, are adjusting to the changes in learning and teaching styles and the increased independence on offer. Mentors at UCLan will help them to carry out thorough investigations into their skills and endeavour to match them with suitable careers and courses.

Practical sessions based on specific subject areas, throughout the autumn and spring terms. The events run between 10am – 2.30pm

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Sport and Wellbeing

UCLan Preston Campus

To make a reservation or enquiry please email

From a School that delivers exceptional teaching and research, and with a team of academics consisting of dedicated professionals, we offer a number of on-campus sessions to suit students requirements.  With a wide range of sessions to choose from including Coaching, Sports Science, Exercise, Health, Nutrition and Outdoor Sport and PE, students can get to experience our outstanding facilities, find out about our strong industry links and investigate the wide range of work experience opportunities in the UK and around the world.

EvoFIT Guest Lecture

UCLan Burnley Campus,
Victoria Mill,
Trafalgar Street,

Monday 18 March 2019
2 – 3 pm

UCLan Burnley are hosting a guest lecture by Professor Charlie Frowd.

Charlie was part of the team that designed the EvoFIT system which is successfully used by police forces around the world.  Professor Frowd will talk about how his work helps the police with their enquiries.

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Health and Social Care (Top-Up degree) Experience Day

UCLan Burnley Campus,
Princess Way,

Wednesday 3 April 2019
10am – 2:30pm

Would you like to top up your Level 5 qualification in Health and Social Care (or related subject) to a full degree?

The University of Central Lancashire provides a Top-up degree (Level 6) in Health and Social Care at our Burnley Campus. The course runs one day each week on Fridays for one academic year. Current and previous students have found this fits in well with other commitments.  Visit our Experience Day to find out about the course, as well as academic, financial and wellbeing support available.

To make a reservation or enquiry please email Angeline on or call 01772 894429


UCLan Preston Campus

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Join us to learn more about languages at undergraduate level. In sessions led by our enthusiastic and experienced academics, you will experience how our programmes are all about building your knowledge of the language, culture, history, society and customs of the country of your chosen language, or indeed languages. You will explore the process of translation and gain an insight into aspects of the translation profession.

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UCLan Preston Campus

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Experience what it is like to be a Psychology student at UCLan through a series of taster sessions that will give you first-hand experience of the facilities available to students on our exciting range of courses. Take part in sessions including ‘How does understanding effect your recall’ and ‘Vision and your brain health in forensic psychology’.

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UCLan Preston Campus

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Experience the journey of the brain by examining the brain from an outside perspective, considering ways in which we can measure general brain activity, what this tells us and a consideration of different approaches through finer and finer levels of detail to the point at which we are looking through microscopes at the brains of flies.  Over the course of the day we’ll look at what we look for in a neuroscience applicant, the student experience of the course and a range of different research topics that are considered in the course.  Aiming to open up students with an interest in biology, chemistry and psychology to the exciting world of Neuroscience.

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We are offering potential students a way to learn more about our courses, the industry, employability and the opportunities it gives them. Find out what placements are available and the career prospects they can lead to.

Who are these events for:

  • Students studying A Level or BTEC or other qualification at Level 3.
  • Individual bookings accepted.
  • School bookings are limited to 20 places per booking.

How this helps you meet your GATSBY benchmarks:

  • No.4 Linking the relevance of subjects with a wide range of career pathways
  • No.7 Encounters with Higher Education, obtaining an understanding of the full range of learning opportunities that are available

To make a reservation please visit the UCLan Online Shop, to make an enquiry please email with subject line ‘UCLan On…'

UCLan Degree Shows: School and College Day

Thursday 20 June 2019
9.00am – 4.00pm

This day is the best time for prospective students interested in a career in the creative industries to visit UCLan. In addition to our extensive architecture, design, fashion, fine art and media exhibitions, we also have a selection of workshops and the fashion show choreography rehearsal. We recommend early booking, especially if you are interested in the workshops, which have limited capacities.

Lancashire Arts

Exhibitions: Explore the extensive exhibitions in architecture, design, fashion, fine art and media. A student ambassador will guide your group around campus to the exhibitions of most relevance to your students’ creative interests.

Fashion Show Choreography Rehearsal: See a dry run of our stunning catwalk show, as previewed at Graduate Fashion Week in London, with professional models, industry stylists, music and choreography.

Workshops: Experience interactive workshops on a range of topics with our team of creative arts lecturers. A personalised programme will be developed for your group dependant on your students’ creative interests and workshop availability.

This event is aimed at post 16s. Large groups will be split into smaller groups of no more than 20.

For more information please contact Kathryn at or call 01772 896179.


We invite you to enjoy the Great Northern Creative Expo and the opportunity to share time and space with other talent makers, writers and creators.

UCLan are celebrating the sixth annual Great Northern Creative Expo, a celebration of culture and creativity.  We have a rich programme of events throughout the month of November.  Why not come and learn from the expertise and knowledge of individuals already highly successful in their chosen fields and wonder at the talent show from our students as they embark on their own careers.

More information to follow.