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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a safe and friendly campus located on the outskirts of Preston City Centre. Student life at UCLan should be a great experience and students have access to a large number of social and dining spaces, excellent student support and learning facilities, and a large number of amenities including shops, on-campus medical centre and pharmacy, two sports centres, a pre-school centre, and a multi-faith centre.

Preston is a vibrant place with a number of online resources available to help you make the best of the city (About Preston, Visit Preston and Preston City Council) whilst enjoying the facilities on campus (see UCLan Campus Map). Our dedicated support teams can provide advice and guidance in many areas including, accommodation, travel (and car parking), places to eat, and places to shop. UCLan has a thriving community of undergraduate and postgraduate students and the university hosts many events throughout the year. For student communications, visit our dedicated news and events sections.


UCLan has a range of student support facilities on campus, including a Medical Centre and Pharmacy, an eye-clinic, a Pre-school centre and Multi-faith Centre.

The University has two excellent Sports Centres -  the UCLan Sports Arena and the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, offering free membership to all students at the Preston Campus.

Find out where to eat on campus - we have a variety of cafes, canteens and self catering social spaces.

We have a wide range of specialist teaching resources including digital cameras, DVD players, camcorders, data projectors, microphones, musical instruments and tripods.


Travel & Environment

The university is within easy reach of the M6 and has excellent local access. Campus is just a short walking distance from Preston City Centre, Preston Railway Station, and the main bus station. The university works closely with local transport providers to provide travel discounts to UCLan staff and students. Our sustainable travel information service provides details of the different ways of travelling to UCLan including public transport, cycling, walking, and car sharing.

Find out more about sustainable and active travel, bicycle storage facilities and lockers, car parking and applying for a student car parking permit.

UCLan is committed to reducing our environmental impact. Find out more about our environmental management system and how you can get involved on the environment and sustainability pages.

The UCLan Students' Union is at the centre of student life on campus. The SU represents the interests of all students at the University of Central Lancashire. Visit the SU website for further information (including details of current news and upcoming events, further support and advice options, and how UCLan SU can support your student experience).