Applicant Days

Applicant Days

Have you received an offer to study at UCLan? Congratulations. An Applicant Day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your chosen subject and give you a detailed insight into life as a UCLan student.

Once you have been given an offer we will invite you to attend an Applicant Day via email. For some courses an interview or audition is compulsory, therefore applicants to these courses will not be invited to an Applicant Day. However applicants who attend an interview or audition will still have the opportunity to experience campus tours and meet with UCLan staff to get answers to any questions they may have.

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Please note, bookings for the Forensic Science applicant day are now closed. Why not join a Campus Tour Extra?

Applicant Days give you the opportunity to:

  • Delve deeper into your chosen subject and get a real feel for your course content in interactive course taster sessions
  • Meet our academics, current students and fellow applicants of your course
  • Speak to our friendly support staff to get advice on admissions, finance, student support and more
  • Explore our campus, city and accommodation on our student led tours

Even if you have previously attended an Open Day, we recommend attending an Applicant Day, as they provide a subject tailored experience allowing you to make the right decision on University. Take a look at our handy step-by-step Applicant Portal to help you navigate your UCLan journey or chat to a student if you have any questions – they’d love to hear from you and share their advice.

Applicant day

Applicant day

Applicant day

Top tips to get the most out of your Applicant Day

  1. Make sure you register to attend so we can send you your subject specific programme
  2. Join one of the UCLan Facebook groups for your subject, or check out our Student Room forum, and chat to potential peers who are attending too
  3. Invite someone to come along with you who can offer help and advice on your University decision. We are pleased to extend our invitation to parents, family and friends
  4. Bring a list of questions – our expert team will be happy to help
  5. Make the most of your day by talking to the current students too – they’ll give you a real feel for what it’s like to study the course
  6. Find out about the exciting activities you get do around your studies. We have a range of sports clubs and the many other clubs/societies run by the Students’ Union from Disney Appreciation to Quidditch
  7. Get a feel for the city of Preston – you’ll love how friendly we are
  8. Check out the gym facilities which are free to UCLan students
  9. Explore your new home from home and get a tour of our accommodation
  10. Discover how you can see the world, experience different cultures and enhance your careers prospects with our international exchange programme

Can’t attend an Applicant Day?

We’d highly recommend joining us for an Applicant Day, but If you can’t attend don’t worry we run weekly campus tours in which we can arrange talk to a tutor sessions.

Having trouble registering for an Applicant Day?

If you are a UCLan applicant and haven’t received an invitation or you are experiencing issues with registering, please email the team on or call us 01772 892400.