You are here: Home / News / Archive

News Archive

Advice for international students arriving in the UK

If you are returning to England from another country for the start of the new academic year, please read these frequently asked questions and check the rules and guidance as soon as possible before you travel.

24 Aug 2021

COVID-19 vaccination information for students

The COVID-19 vaccination is being offered to everyone aged 18 or over at local sites run by GPs or community pharmacies, at larger vaccination centres and in some areas at pop up temporary clinics. Here you can find out more about the vaccine in the frequently asked questions provided by the NHS. 

22 Jun 2021

LinkedIn Learning Summer of Learning

As a UCLan student, you get free unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning with some fantastic courses available over the summer to help prepare you for success in the next academic year or for when you graduate. 

28 May 2021

Return to Campus March 2021

Following the UK Prime Minister’s announcement about the Government roadmap to start the easing of current lockdown restrictions in England, further details on how this will affect students at UCLan can be found on this page. 

25 Feb 2021

Don’t fall foul of lockdown rules

It is extremely important that we all continue to follow the Government guidance and current lockdown restrictions to keep everyone safe and reduce the chances of spreading Covid-19. It may be tempting to go and see friends, family or gather in a group but you could end up facing a fine and quite a hefty one with fines recently increasing.

16 Feb 2021

Already thinking about where you’re going to live next year?

Whether you’re currently living in UCLan Halls or private accommodation, you may have already started to think about where you’re going to live next academic year and may be feeling overwhelmed by the decision. Well, don’t panic. 

08 Feb 2021

Take part in the National Student Survey 2021

All final year undergraduate students have been invited to reflect on your UCLan student experience and complete the National Student Survey (NSS).

26 Jan 2021

Student Covid Testing

How Covid-19 testing will work from September onwards. This page was last updated on 1 September 2021.

01 Sep 2021

Face Covering Exemptions

As you will be aware, we have asked everyone to wear face coverings when in buildings on our campuses or where social distancing might be compromised. 

26 Oct 2020

Our champion students put safety first

If you’ve been on campus recently you may have seen the University’s Campus Safety Champions who have volunteered to help protect you against the spread of coronavirus. 

15 Oct 2020

Taking care of yourself

Starting university can be a wonderful and exciting experience but it is a massive step at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. 

14 Oct 2020

Free food and drink for UCLan students and staff

You can now enjoy free food and drinks in the Preston Campus refectories every weekday evening and weekend mornings. 

12 Oct 2020

Make the most of your internet at home

We all know how frustrating it can be when your broadband, internet, or Wi-Fi isn’t working as well as you need it to be. 

07 Oct 2020

Take care of your eyes at the UCLan eye clinic

Looking after your eyes and your eyesight is extremely important and soon you will be able to take care of your eyes on the Preston Campus by visiting our brand-new eye clinic on the third floor in Harrington Building. 

28 Sep 2020

Welcome Week Recap

In case you missed it and didn’t manage to catch all the Welcome Week online sessions, don’t worry, we’ve got a recap right here with all the links, information, advice and support that you need. 

28 Sep 2020

Download the NHS COVID-19 app

The eagerly awaited NHS COVID-19 app is now ready to download, bringing together a number of important functions to help you protect yourself and others. You can see the six key functions of the app in the introduction video. 

24 Sep 2020

Accessing your online sessions

If you’re not yet familiar with how to access your online sessions or you’re not sure which sessions are online and which are face-to-face, we have a useful quick guide that can help. 

22 Sep 2020

New student telephone number for questions and queries

Whether you're a new or existing student, we've developed a new telephone hotline for any questions you may have. 

18 Sep 2020

Download SafeZone - your free UCLan safety app

UCLan is now offering you an added layer of safety and help when you may need it the most, through a new system called SafeZone.

03 Sep 2020

Return to Campus

Here you will find the most up-to-date information on our plans to welcome you back to campus in September 2020. This page was last updated on 17 September 2020.

17 Sep 2020

University Library

Although the government has announced that libraries can reopen from 4 July, the University Library will remain closed for the time being. 

29 Jun 2020

Security and support on campus

If you are still on campus because you have been unable to return home due to the international travel restrictions, the University’s security team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing help and support. 

29 Jun 2020

Black Lives Matter

As a University, we acknowledge that unfortunately race inequalities remain in our society, in our country and across the world and we all still have much to do to address this. The death of George Floyd and others has caused enormous shock and outrage around the world and we have seen and felt the pain and anger in many communities, including here at UCLan.

11 Jun 2020

New scam email warning

A new spam email is being sent to students across the University, so please be careful and do not click on any links that you are not expecting. 

11 Jun 2020

Free virtual fitness classes

Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and UCLan Sports Arena have teamed up to help keep us all fit, adapting some of their most popular activities to run remotely online. 

01 Jun 2020

Personal and professional development while in lockdown

If you want to take a break from studying or you find you have some spare time while in lockdown, you can access lots of webinars, workshops, sessions and resources from the University for free. 

15 May 2020

Help to improve your mental fitness

If you’re looking for extra help to stay motivated, productive, focused and connected during the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve teamed up with the mental fitness app, Fika, to support all our students at this challenging time. 

03 Nov 2020

New images show progress on student centre

New drone pictures of the Preston Campus show the progress that has been made on the Student Centre and Civic Square in recent weeks. Taken from above, the new images show how the building and surrounding landscape is taking shape to ensure it is ready for students to use from next year.

30 Apr 2020

Take part in our tributes to key workers

The university is recognising and supporting key workers in several ways and we’re inviting you to join in by taking part in our clap for carers video.

27 Apr 2020

How we’re supporting our wonderful NHS

As many of you know, the university works very closely with the NHS all-year round and now, more than ever, we are using our specialist skills and equipment to support and help the NHS wherever we can. 

23 Apr 2020

Plans for Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre to become temporary patient recovery centre

Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre has been identified as a location for a temporary patient recovery centre that can be activated if needed, and preparations have already begun.

15 Apr 2020

Be vigilant against Coronavirus scams

As we know, cyber security continues to be a hot topic, and unfortunately cyber criminals are now exploiting the current COVID-19 pandemic for their own objectives. It’s therefore important that you are aware of scams that are circulating and are extra cautious of emails and texts relating to coronavirus.

14 Apr 2020

Bank Holiday weekend advice

Ahead of the bank holiday weekend, we're once again reminding everyone about the important advice from Lancashire Police, who are working hard to ensure people stay in and stay safe. 

04 May 2020

Advice on revising and studying in challenging times

Many of you will have already begun revision or are working on your final assignments and you should continue with your preparation and work as planned. Taking exams and completing assignments will allow you to receive the credit for your learning and hard work this year but we obviously understand and appreciate the challenging times you are going through. To help you revise and study, we have produced some advice and tips.

01 Apr 2020

Managing your finances during the Coronavirus

If you are worried about your finances during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, there is support, help and advice available nationally and from the University.  Now, more than ever, it is important to manage your money and budget well and seek help or speak to someone if you are worried about money and getting into debt.

04 Jan 2021

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing during Coronavirus

Back in March when we first went into lockdown, we put together this useful page for those of you who may have concerns about your mental health and wellbeing during this challenging time. While some things may have changed, most of the advice and support on offer is still relevant and available.

10 Nov 2020

Tips to study well online

With all teaching and learning at the University going online, we recognise that for most of us, this is a completely new way of studying. Don’t worry, the University, your lecturers, course leaders, heads of schools and executive deans are all committed to ensuring that the high standards that you are used to will continue, and that learning is not disrupted, or grades affected. 

23 Mar 2020

Student Assessments Update

The University wants to keep you fully informed about the arrangements we are continuing to make to ensure that you are able to progress with your studies or complete your course at this time when we, along with the wider education sector and country, face challenges, which are unprecedented.

20 Mar 2020

Module Registration Options (MRO) forms now online

For the first time, you can now complete Module Registration Options (MRO) forms online, by choosing your modules for next year and submitting the forms via Blackboard by Friday 13 March.

09 Mar 2020

Advice on renting private accommodation

If you are looking for private accommodation, we always recommend that you search for accommodation that is managed by a landlord who is registered with the UCLan accommodation service. 

26 Feb 2020

Free health and nutrition advice service

If you feel like you need to change your diet or improve your health, the University offers free health and nutrition advice. Eat to win is a UCLan student-led service that offers students and University staff free advice in one-to-one sessions on nutrition and exercise.

18 Feb 2020

UCLan top of the league for student welfare

The University has been ranked first for the money we’re investing into student wellbeing services to ensure you have the best help, support and advice available.

07 Feb 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

UCLan is continuously monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic with your health and wellbeing our main priority.  All the latest updates will appear here, so please keep checking back and make sure you’re reading emails from UCLan and your lecturers. If you have enquiries that are not answered here or in the frequently asked questions (FAQs), then email:  This page was updated on 16 July 2021.

16 Jul 2021

Coronavirus News March 2020

Find the latest updates about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus News February 2020

Find the latest updates about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

25 Feb 2020

Coronavirus News January 2020

Find the latest updates about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

31 Jan 2020

Brexit advice for EU students

If you’re a student from a European Union country and are wondering what effect the UK’s departure from the EU will have on your family, your studies or your stay in the UK, the University can offer help and advice.  Here you can find out the most up-to-date information at this time.

26 May 2021

Are you protected against meningitis, measles and mumps?

Read the latest MMR and MenACWY vaccination advice

17 Feb 2020

Let's talk about money

While studying, there may be times that you need to access financial support but quite often it’s hard to talk about money with your friends and family. If you experiencing financial hardship or there has been a delay in receiving your student loan or for any other reason, please come and talk to us.

03 Jan 2020

Christmas on campus

For those of you who are staying on or near campus this Christmas holiday period, we’ve got some great activities for you to get involved in and we’ll also be here to help, advise and support you, if you need us.

02 Dec 2020

Stay safe at UCLan

Preston is a safe city but it’s still wise to take steps to make sure you’re safe at home and while out and about.

08 Jan 2020

Be part of the Rugby League World Cup

The largest-ever team of Rugby League volunteers will be out in force during Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) and organisers are inviting our students to register your interest and join the team.

31 Oct 2019

Looking after yourself

Starting University is a big transition, and whatever your situation you’ll have challenges unique to you. We have asked our team of wellbeing advisors to draw on the ideas and coping strategies they use to help students, to put together their top five tips for emotional wellbeing:

01 Oct 2019

Student Health Guide & Student Notebook– pick up yours during Welcome or view online

The Student Services team has produced updated versions of the ever-popular Student Health Guide and Student Notebook, ready to be given out at Welcome Week. Both are fantastic resources for students at any stage of University life, and are available for anyone to read or download online.

11 Sep 2019