University life lessons

Student life

Moving to uni may be the first time you've lived on your own. But don't worry, the University of Central Lancashire provide a wide range of support to help you with the transition into university life.

Applying to university

The application process can feel shrouded with uncertainty and doubt. We're here to make applying to university clear and simple. Check out some of our handy guides below, covering everything from how to choose a degree to writing your personal statement.

University Open Days

Sign up for a University of Central Lancashire Open Day event today to chat to our students and discover your future.

Explore our subjects

We have a broad range of subjects and courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Whether you’re just starting your journey, or about to commence your research degree, we have something to suit everyone.

Why choose us?

Find out more about why you belong at The University of Central Lancashire – with insight from our current students.

Moving out

Packing up and moving out can be an emotional process. It may even be your first time leaving home. We have a great estates team who will make moving in to your new accommodation as easy as possible. Check out some of our student stories, where they share their tips for moving out.

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Preparing for university

Making friends

We know a lot of students worry about making friends at uni. UCLan do everything we can to facilitate opportunities to meet new people. We host a range of welcome events to help break the ice. The Student's Union also have lots of clubs and societies, covering a range of interests and hobbies. These can be a great way to meet new people and strike up friendships. 

Cost of living

We understand that money is a real concern for our students. That's why we've set up our cost of living hub. If finances become a serious concern, then Student Support can help. We also have a range of bursaries and scholarships available. Check out some of our student tips on how to budget and save money.

Cost of living support

Preston is the most affordable student city (The Times, 2023). There are lots of things that we do to help students with the cost of living, including financial support. Check out our cost of living support hub for more advice.

Cost of living support hub

Support services

If you are struggling with the transition to university, our Student Support services are here to help. We have a great team who can help with everything from mental health and wellbeing issues, to applying for visas. If you're having financial problems, we also have specialist support to assist including emergency food vouchers.

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Angelika from Poland talks about the support at UCLan

Ask a student

Are you thinking about studying with us or wondering what student life is really like? Our friendly Ambassadors are ready to share their experiences.