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Student Support, Health and Wellbeing

As a UCLan student, your health and wellbeing is very important to us. Alongside our on-campus medical centre and pharmacy, you have access to trained counsellors and mental health advisors.

We also have an on-campus Multi-Faith Centre (Oasis) and Pre-School Centre. Our Financial Support Team provides advice and guidance to students in relation to financial matters. The team also manages the Access to Learning Fund and several bursaries that are open to students, for example, student carers, care leavers and estranged students. Our Safety and Security Team are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

All our teams are here to support you throughout your time at uni.

Careers

At UCLan Careers we offer a one stop service to help you progress to a successful future. Whatever stage of study you are at, or whatever your future aspirations are, we can help.

Carers

Students who declare their caring responsibilities to Student Services will be supported in a number of ways. For Care Leavers, please see Estranged students below.

Childcare

Our Pre-School Centre offers a high quality, professionally run nursery and welcomes children from age 6 months – 4 years and facilitates up to 90 children.

Counselling, Mental Health & Wellbeing service

The Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing service can help students experiencing a range of difficulties that are affecting their wellbeing. If you feel overwhelmed, stressed, experience difficulties with your health, personal life, or studies, please access confidential support and advice as early as possible from the CMHW team.

Estranged students and care leavers

UCLan has one of the highest number of estranged students in all UK HEIs. The decision to attend university is a big one for anyone – more so if you don’t have family support. We provide specialist support and guidance throughout your studies.

Student Information Centre - the i

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Disability (inclusivity) advice and support

We are fully committed to enabling access to all individuals who seek to benefit from our educational activities. We strive to remove any barriers for those with disabilities as far as possible, to ensure that we provide an inclusive environment.

Medical Centre

Whether you are feeling ill, want contraception advice, are concerned about your sexual health, or need information on vaccinations for a trip abroad, the staff at the University Medical Centre provide you with a caring and confidential service on these and a wide range of medical matters.

Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre

The Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre exists to encourage people in the pursuit and development of their faith, and to promote understanding and respect amongst members of different faiths. It also offers a neutral space where the chaplaincy team offer pastoral and spiritual support for all.

Report & Support

UCLan has a zero tolerance policy towards bullying, harassment, sexual assault and harassment, domestic abuse, hate crime and discrimination. If you, or someone you know, would like to report any issues, please visit our site, which also has a range of resources to help advice and support all our students.

Safety and Security

Our Safety and Security team provide support for students 365 days a year and 24 hours a day. Our supportive team offer immediate (sometimes emergency) support and can signpost to professional student support colleagues in Student Services.

Sport and Fitness

UCLan have two key sports facilities - the multi-million pound Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, and one of the region's best multi-sport facilities, the UCLan Sports Arena. UCLan students based at the main Preston campus are entitled to free sports membership to these excellent facilities.

Student Financial Support Team

Our Student Financial Support Team provides advice and guidance to students in relation to financial matters. The team also manages the Access to Learning Fund and several bursaries that are open to students, for example, care leavers.

Students' Union

The SU can offer a range of information and advice on general health, mental health, sexual health, drugs and alcohol and personal safety.