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Venue and travel options

Venue Information

The venue for the Graduation ceremonies is Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre. Graduate gowning will take place in another building close by and you will be sent further information about the process in due course. From there you will be guided through the ceremony experience, from beginning to end.

How to Find Us

There are a number of different ways to travel to your Graduation. For more detailed travel information visit our how to find us page.

By Bus

Preston Bus Station is 5-10 minutes walk or a short taxi ride to the Foster Building, PR1 2HE.

Park and Ride

The service operates from Walton-le-Dale and Portway locations and is easily accessible from the M6 and M65. The bus service stops in the town centre and is approximately a 10 minute walk from UCLan's campus. Further information can be found on the Lancashire County Council website.

Car Parking

City Centre Car Parks

Blue Badge Holders (Disabled)

There will be a limited number of blue badge parking spaces on Leighton Car Park

By Taxi

To pre-book
  • Millers Citax (273 Brook Street) 01772 884000
  • New City VIP (Moor Lane) 01772 556655
  • Eagle Taxis (Fox Street) 01772 200300
  • A1 City Taxis (London Road) 01772 561616/17
Taxi drop off/collection point Kirkham Street, PR1 2XY

By Train

Preston Railway Station is 5-10 minutes walk to the Foster Building, PR1 2HE

By Foot

Pedestrian drop off/collection point on Kirkham Street, PR1 2XY



Please find further information on hotels local to Preston here. Please note that the University cannot be held liable for the cost of any travel arrangements or accommodation made by you or your guests.