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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 this period of digital work and study, we’ve teamed up with the mental fitness app, Fika, to support all our students during this challenging time. 

04 May 2020

Ramadan Mubarak to all who are celebrating

As students and staff from a Muslim faith observe the month of Ramadan, we appreciate this period of fasting is going to be very different with routines being adapted for the current circumstances we are facing.

30 Apr 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. Although most services are now online or over the phone, it is still 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.

26 Mar 2020

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing during Coronavirus

While teaching and learning is now online and there is reduced access to some buildings on campus, you may have some concerns about your mental health and wellbeing during this time and we can still help to advise and support you.

23 Mar 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

Row Britannia - do your bit and row for Sport Relief

If you see some rowing machines around the Preston Campus, please jump on board and take part in the Row Britannia challenge to raise money for Sport Relief and raise awareness of mental health. 

04 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 situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). All teaching is currently online and 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 latest frequently asked questions (FAQs), then email:  This page was updated on 13 May 2020.

13 May 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.

11 Feb 2020

The National Student Survey - Time to Look Back

Each year final year undergraduates are asked to reflect upon and share your experiences of your time here at UCLan by completing the National Student Survey (NSS).  The simple online survey is about student satisfaction and is completely anonymous. It will provide us with information about where we do well and where we need to improve.

28 Feb 2020

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

Help shape your Students' Union

Every four years the Students’ Union reviews and refreshes its plans for the future and they are looking for your help and opinions.

16 Dec 2019

Stay safe during the festive period

University is an exciting time. You’ll have experiences you’ll remember for the rest of your life, especially in the run up to seasonal celebrations, like Christmas. As we approach Christmas and the festive season, we want you to have an enjoyable time but also wanted to remind you to be safe and look after yourself and your friends.

04 Dec 2019

Christmas on campus

While many of you travel away during the holiday period, we know that some of you choose to stay on or near the Preston campus. If you are staying this year, there are plenty of University services still available plus the Students’ Union will be hosting their annual Christmas Day lunch.

03 Dec 2019

Support with essay writing and assignments

If you’re finding you need extra support and guidance with your studies, we want to remind you that you have access to lots of services and people at UCLan that can help.

28 Nov 2019

Runaway success for UCLan student

We are extremely proud of all of our students and like to shout about your successes to inspire others, share experiences and celebrate your hard work together. So when we heard that a pair of trainers designed by a UCLan student are set to hit the high street in 2020, we hit the ground running to find out more.

20 Nov 2019

Nominate a member of staff for a University Star Award

Does your lecturer, an academic or a member of campus staff go out of their way to make a difference to you and your fellow students? Give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a University Star Award.

11 Nov 2019

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

Keep calm, we can help

You’re a few weeks into semester one and are hopefully settling in well. Whether or not you’re a new student or not, you may be feeling overwhelmed with your studies or university life and we want you to know this is completely normal and you are not alone.

31 Oct 2019

Register to vote

If you haven’t already, make sure you’ve registered to vote in Preston as well as at your home address.  The deadline for registering to vote in the General Election on 12 December has now closed but you can still register to vote for future elections.

30 Oct 2019

Help shape the future of UCLan

We have started work on developing a unique and compelling brand narrative for the University and would like to know what our brand means to you.

23 Oct 2019

Find your ideal job at the Careers Festival 4 - 5 November 2019

Whether you’ve only just started your studies at UCLan or you’re about to graduate, don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet hundreds of employers, recruiters and voluntary organisations at the Careers Festival 2019 on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November.

18 Oct 2019

Hate Crime Awareness Week 12 - 19 October

It’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week (12 – 19 October) and we want to remind all students that if you ever witness or experience a hate crime or incident, you can report it and find help and support at UCLan.

15 Oct 2019

Graduation arrangements 9 - 11 December

Find out the arrangements and details for this year's winter graduation ceremonies.

14 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

A reminder of the three words that could save lives

This month as part of Welcome Week all universities are being asked by the Department for Education and Counter Terrorism Police to remind you of the three words that could save lives – Run, Hide and Tell.

19 Sep 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

A new student’s guide to Welcome Week at UCLan

If you’re new to University life, you’ve probably already heard about Welcome Week, or Freshers’ as it’s sometimes called. It starts next week and is a weeklong programme of events to help you get settled here, register for clubs and societies and meet new friends. It’s got an iconic reputation as being the fun bit before the hard work really starts, but it’s also a chance to do the less exciting but necessary bits of admin needed.

11 Sep 2019

Final year students – find your voice

 It’s time to complete the 2019 National Student Survey

30 Jan 2019

Times Higher Education - free institutional subscription

Did you know that every UCLan student can get free access to Times Higher Education? With our institutional subscription, you can read online articles and digital editions for free.

23 Jan 2019

Travel and vaccination service available at UCLan Medical Centre

There can be health and safety risks associated with travel overseas and if you’re off on your travels – a study trip or a placement abroad - the University Medical Centre offers advice and a full travel vaccination programme.

01 May 2019

Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre – your invitation

The Oasis centre welcomes all from the UCLan Community - find out about the range of wellbeing sessions and regular faith events on offer, so you can enjoy some time out in a relaxed and safe environment. 

20 Nov 2018

Novelist AJ Hartley collaborates with UCLan Publishing students

UCLan works with New York Times best selling author to produce supernatural novel set in Preston

24 Apr 2018

Warning: Scam calls

There has been a number of reports regarding fraud calls to international students demanding money for a number of reasons, including supposed immigration matters such as not registering with the police or documentation issues.

05 Apr 2018

Enjoy exclusive discounts with an NUS Extra Card

The NUS Extra card is the nationally recognised discount card that no student should be without.

14 Jan 2018