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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. We offer expert advice and support with financial matters, health and wellbeing, inclusive support, visas and much more.

From finding a book in the Library 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, always ready to guide, advise and encourage you on your journey to success.


We're top of the league for student wellbeing

You'll be in safe hands, we recently came top of a national student wellbeing league table.

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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 advice and guidance

We are dedicated to supporting you with all aspects of university life. With plenty of information and advice available at both our Preston and Burnley campuses, no matter how big or small the question, our experienced student advisers will put you on the right track.


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 advice 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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