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UCLan top of the league for student welfare

07 Feb 2020

four students walking across UCLan campus

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.

The 2020 Student Welfare League Table, which analyses the amount of money higher education institutions put into their student wellbeing services, has ranked UCLan in first position for the wide range of services we offer to students.

Some of the highlighted services that you have access to, include:

  • Trained counsellors and mental health advisors, plus a dedicated team that provides inclusivity advice and support if you have a disability or learning difficulty.
  • Additional financial support such as hardship loans and several bursaries, depending on your circumstances.
  • A dedicated Welcome Team to ensure new starters have all the relevant support and information they need, including for those leaving home for the first time or for mature students returning to education.
  • A Pre-School Centre, allowing students with young children to attend academic sessions
  • A one-stop shop to help you to progress to your chosen career
  • A free late-night bus if you live in the vicinity of the Preston Campus while the Safety and Security Team are also available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Free sports membership of the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, one of the region's best multi-sport facilities, and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Dr Andrew Ireland, UCLan’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students and Teaching), said: “We are absolutely delighted to be top of the 2020 Student Welfare League Table.

“At UCLan we take students’ health and wellbeing extremely seriously and seek to provide our students with support in the most meaningful ways possible. Our aim is to create an inspirational student experience, enabling people, irrespective of their backgrounds, to fulfil their potential. Investment in student support services plays a key role in this aspiration.

“Our dedication to student support can be seen through the creation of our £60 million student centre and civic square project. This thriving, open space, which is being built with sustainability, accessibility and student wellbeing in mind, will help every student by providing easy access to an extensive network of support services, and a modern environment to work and play.

“Alongside communal areas and a rooftop garden, the welcoming landmark will house the full breadth of UCLan’s vital student support services, from mental health provision and careers advice to course information and accommodation assistance.”

If you need help, advice or support you can find out more about the services available to you by visiting our Student Support pages.