Students' Union

The Students' Union are here for you. They can provide advice and support throughout your time at uni. There are lots of different clubs and societies where you can find your people and build a real community.

Who are the Students' Union?

The Students' Union are here to represent you and work with the university to improve the student experience. Every School has an elected official who can voice course concerns. There are representatives for Black, Asian, LGB, Trans, men and women students, to look after the interests of that demographic. They also host a whole range of societies where you can explore new interests and make new friends.

Join societies

The Students' Union are home to a range of clubs and societies. These include lots of different hobbies and interests, from K-Pop to knitting. There are course-related societies to build up your CV, to help you get ready for professional life. There are also religious and cultural societies to help you meet people with a shared experience. And if you can't find the society you're looking for, you can make one.

Societies
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Joining the Student Union opens a new window and is a brilliant opportunity for any student at UCLan, with the chance to mix with people from different backgrounds and make friends in the process.
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Jane Constance
Law, LLB (Hons)
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Sport and exercise

You don't need to be a professional athlete to get involved in sport at the Students' Union. They regularly host give-it-a-go sessions where you can try new sports. There's everything from football and netball, to dodgeball and wheelchair basketball. And for those who do take it more seriously, you can compete in a number of cups and championships. That includes BUCS fixtures across the UK.

Sport

Advice and support

The Students' Union are also on hand to provide advice and support. This is a free, confidential and independent service. They can help with academic issues, including advice on how to appeal or make a complaint. They can also advise on financial, housing and employment issues.

Advice and support

Lampworks

Lampworks is the Student Union's bar on campus, serving food, drinks and good vibes. Food is served until 3pm so you can fuel up before a full-day of studying. The bar is open until 11pm on weekdays, 8pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. It has darts and pool available, and regularly hosts karaoke and quiz nights. There is also a great loyalty scheme for clubs and societies who host their meetings there.

Where next?

  • Food and drink

    There are plenty of inviting restaurants and bars throughout the city for students on a budget. Try our student recipes or treat yourself to a meal out to discover tastes from around the world.

  • Sport and physical activity

    Whether you're a complete beginner, an elite performer, studying sport or just want to make the most of your gym membership, we have something for everyone at The University of Central Lancashire.

  • Nightlife

    When night falls, the city comes alive. Preston has a little bit of something for everybody, no matter what night of the week it is.