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Student experience

Going to university is about much more than lectures theatres and exam results. University is a place where you'll make friends for life and unforgettable memories.

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Why choose us?

We know there will be lots of decisions you're weighing up now - which course to choose, where you want to live, how you'll finance your studies. Luckily, we've got some great reasons of why you should study at the University of Central Lancashire.

Why study at UCLan?

Student life

We're pretty sure you make friends for life whilst studying with us, explore your potential and discover new passions. There are plenty more reasons to love discovering a new town or city too...

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Sport and wellbeing

We know many people rely on staying active to maintain a healthy body and mind and we're committed to offering the best sporting facilities, clubs, activities and societies for you to keep fit, make friends and have fun.

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Student support

Culture shock? If you’ve just arrived from the other side of the world (or the other side of town), University can be a big change, but we’ll help you find your feet and settle in.

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Hidden gems, the natural beauty of the great outdoors, vibrant nightlife, and foodie culture. Whatever you’re looking for, it’s all waiting for you here in Preston. Share your Preston adventures and discover new places to enjoy. This is our Preston. This is your Preston. This is #MyPreston

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    Campuses and partners

    We have a large and diverse campus network, with campus locations in Preston, Burnley, Westlakes (Cumbria) and Cyprus. We also have numerous other partners both in the UK and abroad.

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    Why choose us?

    Take your opportunity with a degree from the University of Central Lancashire and find out more about why you belong with us.

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    There’s something special about living in university accommodation, especially if it’s your first time away from home. With a wide range of accommodation options, we'll help you find the right place for you.