Our Students

Meet the stars of the show! All of the people who feature in the photographs and videos across our website are real students here at our Preston Campus. Meet a few of them below and hear first-hand what life is really like as UCLan student! We asked them to share what they love most about student life and their top tips for new students!

Alimotu Sodiq

3rd Year (MPharm) Pharmacy

"My favourite aspect of the course has been dealing with real life patients from the beginning, patient contact at UCLan is great and cannot be undervalued - it’s a real valuable experience taught here."

Michael D’Este

Michael D'Este

3rd Year BA (Hons) Philosophy


How easy it was to find financial advice and how helpful it was to speak to student services.


Get to know your lecturers. They are your first port of call for any questions about your course.

Andrew Jones

2nd Year BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

"There’s no-one better to ask for advice and feedback than academics who have also worked in the industry. My marks improved significantly between 1st and 2nd year based on the feedback I received from my tutors. Often it's simple things like what to look for when sourcing a story, but they’re always there for you to go to.”


James Marsh

2nd Year BA (Hons) Film, Media and Popular Culture

“It’s a really enjoyable course. You don’t just learn about film, you learn about all forms of media; and all of the lecturers on the course will be more than happy to help you along the way.”

Sophie Ingram

Fourth Year (MPharm) Pharmacy

"The advice I would give to prospective students is If you would like to study pharmacy at a university where the lecturers are lovely, there are plenty of opportunities both national and international, and where you will receive lots of help with your career in an increasingly competitive profession, then UCLan is the place for you."

Daniel Carver

Daniel Carver

3rd Year BA (Hons) Film and Media Studies


Foundation entry is great for mature students who have been out of education for years. The staff are supportive and helpful, they want you to succeed!


Keep calm, put in as much hard work as you can, have fun.


Kristina Mavrangelidou

3rd Year BSc (Hons) Forensic Science & Criminal Investigation

"The highlight of my course is the support and the experience of our lecturers. They are always trying to provide us with the best experience in order to educate and give us as much knowledge as possible in order to be qualified in any future related work we might apply for after graduation. We have been to Wales for leadership and team working skills enhancement, there was a trip organised to Arizona and New Haven in different universities for a plethora of courses.”