Student support

At the University of Central Lancashire, we’ll be here for you no matter what. We pride ourselves on our excellent, second-to-none student support services.

From asking where to find information to dealing with personal difficulties we’ve got you covered. Our range of support services will provide you with the help you need throughout your time here and beyond. Our dedicated teams are here to help with every aspect of student life. From financial matters, health and wellbeing, inclusive support, visas, whatever you need help with, we're here for you.

Where to find our student support teams

Our student support teams operate across our Preston, Burnley and Westlakes campuses. If you're a current student, visit our student support site to find out opening hours.

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Student support in Preston

The student support team is located on the lower ground floor of the Student Centre.

43 Adelphi St, Fylde Rd, Preston PR1 7DP
Student support in Burnley
The student support team is located on the first floor of Victoria Mill. Trafalgar St, Burnley BB11 1RA
Student support in Westlakes

The student support team is located next to the reception desk in the Samuel Lindow Building.

Samuel Lindow Building, Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Moor Row CA24 3JY

Student living costs

Thinking about applying to university and wondering how you’ll afford it? We can help you understand how to manage your finances. Find out what support is available during your time at university.

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We came third in the UK for mental health support

You'll be in safe hands. In the first ever University Mental Health League Table, we were placed in the top three. We prioritise your mental health.

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Mature student support

Considering starting university as a mature student? Everyone has the potential to study at university. We’ll help you make the step up to university-level study and develop the core skills you need.

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Study support

We’ll always be here to help you build the skills and confidence you need to succeed, we will be on hand to guide you throughout your studies, with academic support and resources to help you reach your full potential.

Student support, guidance and information 

We are dedicated to supporting you with all aspects of university life. Information and advice is available at all campuses, Preston, Burnley and Westlakes. Our experienced Student Support Team are available to answer any queries you have and guide you in the right direction. 


Support for students with parental responsibilities

Our professionally run pre-school (situated at our Preston Campus) offers a nurturing and high-quality environment for children aged 6 months to 4 years. For more details, including opening times, please visit our pre-school centre page.

If you have financially dependent children you may be eligible for a bursary, visit our scholarships and bursaries page to find out more. 

All our senior staff have been supported to undertake specific training in order to support students who are feeding their babies, we also feature dedicated breastfeeding facilities across the campus.

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Life on campus

Our main campus is a safe and friendly environment located on the outskirts of Preston City Centre. Across the campus you’ll have access to a host of social, dining and learning spaces, as well as many amenities including shops, on-campus medical centre and pharmacy, two sports centres, a pre-school centre, and a multi-faith centre.

Inclusive wellbeing support

Starting University can be a life-changing experience where you will make new friends and learn new skills. As you will be studying with us for several years, you are bound to experience some challenges along the way, often not even related to your studies. We will be with you all the way to provide key information and support on managing your money, dealing with homesickness, being a carer, estranged student or care leaver, LGBTQ+, exam stress, anxiety, sexual assault, domestic violence, homelessness and much more.

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