First Few Days

Degree Apprentices - First Few Days

Be prepared when you arrive

Be prepared when you arrive

You'll have a busy timetable from day one of Welcome Week, so make sure you've checked your weekly timetable on the Student Portal. You'll need to confirm your ID as part of your student registration, so bring valid proof of ID such as passport, driving license or birth certificate.

Registration and Welcome Events

You can come along to The <I> in the UCLan Library to complete registration for your course. It’s essential that you register, as funds may be stalled if you have applied for them and you will not officially be a UCLan student. From 9am – 6pm the following services will be available:

  • Student Financial Support team will be here to help with any finance queries.
  • Pop up library will be on the ground floor (9am-4pm).
  • Library Tours are available and the team will offer a 20 minute building tour (starting from the pop-up) every half hour.
  • Cashiers – queries or payment of tuition fees
  • Registry – Student Registration – staff will be here to complete student registration/ ID checks
  • Online Enrolment – staff will be here to help students enrol online
  • UCLan Student Cards – production and collection
  • UCLan Print – for any queries regarding specialist printing

Keep checking back on the Students Union website, where various fun social activities are updated regularly throughout the year.

Student finance

Student finance

If you're expecting a student maintenance loan, it will be paid into your bank account a few days after you arrive on campus, as long as you have completed online enrolment and attended your scheduled registration event. Check your weekly timetable on the Student Portal to see when you should attend. If you're having difficulties with your funding or funding application contact our Student Financial Support Team.

Remember - you need a bank account to have your maintenance loan paid into. If you need an official letter confirming you are a UCLan student in order to open a Student Bank Account use our online request service once you've completed enrolment.

The Student Portal and Your Timetable

The Student Portal and Your Timetable

The UCLan Student Portal is your gateway to all your course information, advice and learning tools needed to support you in your studies. You can also access your personal timetable via the Student Portal, which will tell you what you’ll be doing during Welcome Week and beyond. Log-in and get started or access your timetable on your mobile.

Library & IT Induction

Library & IT Induction

The University library offers thousands of books, excellent computer facilities and staff support. It is also open 24/7 during term time to support you in your studies whether you’re an early bird or night owl. In your first few weeks you will have the opportunity to find out how things work in the Library by completing an online Library and IT Inductions.

Student Support

Student Support

While you are studying at our Preston Campus you will receive academic administrative support from one of our six support hubs. These hubs will allow you to access face-to-face help and guidance from anything from timetable and course enquiries to professional placements and module registration. Find your nearest Academic Support Hub.

If you have any other questions during Welcome Week or at any other time of the year about any subject not directly related to your academic study, you'll find our team of friendly, knowledgeable Student Advisors at The <i> Student Information Centre  on the ground floor of the Library.

Student Support

Key Information

Now that you’ve arrived on campus, there’s loads of information that you will need to get to grips with. Check out our Good To Know section to help get your first few weeks off to a flying start! From a handy campus map and academic calendar to study skills workshops and applying for your free sports membership – this section is your one stop shop to life at UCLan. 

Healthcare whilst at UCLan

Healthcare whilst at UCLan

We advise that you register with us, or a local NHS GP as soon as you arrive at UCLan, rather than waiting until you become ill. The University of Central Lancashire has its own on-campus Medical Centre located in Foster Building and you can register in person or by calling 01772 892598.

For dental treatment, you will need to register via the NHS Helpline or register with the UCLan Dental Clinic located in Allen Building.