Pre 16 Events

UCLan are following official guidance around social distancing measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are continually updating guidance for our staff, students and visitors and we are trying to limit as far as possible the spread of the virus across our campus and wider community.  We are therefore currently postponing our outreach activity for the foreseeable future.   The situation will be continuously under review and we will be able to honour commitments to events later in the academic year where possible. We are also using this time to develop our offering and to make arrangements for the next academic year. If you would like to liaise with our team regarding any enquiries or suggestions for activity, please contact and a member of our team will be in touch.

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Our team work alongside you to encourage and raise the aspirations of your students with our range of events targeted at the pre-16 age group. Please see below for our events.

The University of Central Lancashire is proud to offer exciting subject specific, practical and aspiration raising sessions for your students which are linked to your Gatsby Benchmarks (3, 4 & 7).

UCLan in your classroom

What can UCLan offer my students this academic year related to the Gatsby Benchmarks?

We have developed several sessions based upon current undergraduate subjects that we offer here at UCLan to give your students a better understanding of what studying these subjects at university might be like, and hopefully inspire them to think about studying these subjects in the future.  

What years are these sessions suitable for?

The sessions are best suited to years 9, 10 and 11.

How long are the sessions and many students can we accommodate?

The sessions are designed to fit into your normal timetable and so can be adapted to fit into however long your lessons normally are. We normally deliver our sessions to standard class sizes of about 30 students.

How much do these sessions cost?

Our sessions are free for the school but we only have limited availability so be sure to book early.

How are the sessions delivered?

The sessions are delivered by trained UCLan outreach staff. It is sometimes possible to have the session delivered by UCLan academics specific to the subject but this cannot be guaranteed. We will sometimes bring our trained current Undergraduate Student Ambassadors to help us too.

How many sessions can we book during the day and/or year?

We are happy to run several different sessions throughout the day or year if required. Just contact us with your preferred times, dates and sessions and we can see what we can arrange. We may not be able to accommodate all requests.

What sessions can I choose for my students?


Practical building design session perfect for students with an interest in Creative Arts, Physics or Engineering​


(Coming soon)


Fashion Design

Practical outfit design session perfect for students with an interest in Art, Design or Fashion

Games Design 

(Coming soon)



Criminal Psychology 

(Coming soon)



Children, Schools & Family

Explore the media perception of young people, perfect for students with an interest in Health & Social Care, Sociology and Public Services


Your students will take measurements from an archaeological site, evaluate their results and then compare their findings with the Archaeological experts! Perfect for students with an interest in Archaeology, Anthropology or History


(Coming soon)


Law and Human Rights 

(Coming soon)



Fine Art

(Coming soon)



(Coming soon)