JOIN THE UCLAN COMMUNITY

Join the UCLan Community

When thinking about studying for your degree whether it’s in Nursing, Forensics, Law or beyond, it’s important to strike a perfect balance between work and having fun too. 

Choosing to study at UCLan gives you the chance to be a part of our vibrant and supportive community. Around 30,000 students call Preston home, making the city a lively, diverse and contemporary place to study. You'll make friends for life, explore your potential and discover new passions. 

Clearing Virtual Open Day

Get to know our friendly University and find out what we have to offer. This year we are featuring a Clearing virtual open day, to bring to life all that you've read about in our prospectus and on our website. You'll be able to have your questions answered and get a feel for what it is like to study at UCLan.

Top reasons you'll love studying at UCLan

Guaranteed Accommodation

All new full-time students are guaranteed a room in one of our halls of residence. Our friendly Residences Team will provide advice and support as well as organising regular social activities, so you’ll get to meet new people and have fun. All our halls are within a few minutes’ walk of the campus, so you’ll never have to worry about being late for lectures!

Free Sports Centre membership

Get fit and have fun with free membership of our sports facilities, giving you access to our state-of-the-art Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and UCLan Sports Arena. Our outstanding facilities include a fully equipped gym and fitness suite, sports hall and outdoor sports pitches.

Our graduates are in high demand

At UCLan, you’ll benefit from our close industry links with over 1,000 leading employers offering invaluable work experience opportunities. UCLan graduates emerge career-ready and they’re in high demand - more than 95%^ are in employment or further study six months after graduating.

Learn a language for free

Learning a second language can open up amazing career opportunities all over the world. We offer all our students the chance to learn another language for free through our Worldwise Learning Centre. Take your pick from a huge number of languages including Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Korean and more.

We’re investing £200m in your campus

Our Preston campus is undergoing a radical transformation as our £200 million Campus Masterplan takes shape, blending our fantastic facilities with new buildings, social spaces and outdoor areas. Our vision is to create a world-class campus for the benefit of the whole community.

A safe city to live in

Preston is regarded as a safe city for students. If you’re on campus at night then our UCLan Safety Bus can get you home safely (runs 10pm-4.30am, PR1 and PR2 areas). It’s perfect for night owls studying in our Library, which is open 24/7 during term-time. Our Campus Security team can also be contacted 24 hours a day.

A LITTLE EXTRA FINANCIAL SUPPORT

If you’re in need of a little extra financial support to get you started, we have a range of bursaries and scholarships available to help you on your way. You can also apply for a student loan, irrespective of age, and you may also be eligible for a maintenance grant too.

Discover your new community

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Clearing live events

Have questions about clearing? Our friendly advisors will be available to answer your queries during our clearing live chats.

Have questions about clearing? Our friendly advisors will be available to answer your queries during our clearing live chats.

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Take a tour

Take a virtual trip around UCLan and explore your future surroundings.

Take a virtual trip around UCLan and explore your future surroundings.

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Facebook Groups

Make new friends from your course before you arrive.

Make new friends from your course before you arrive.

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Foundation Entry

Considering foundation entry? If you’ve been offered a place on a foundation entry course, find out more about why this is a great path to your chose degree.

Considering foundation entry? If you’ve been offered a place on a foundation entry course, find out more about why this is a great path to your chose degree.

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Why choose us

Take a look at these great reasons to study at UCLan.

Take a look at these great reasons to study at UCLan.

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Concerned about COVID?

View our frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and your studies.

View our frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and your studies.

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

You'll be in good company at UCLan. Our students are what make our community so vibrant, and they have many useful insights to share. Read and discover their experiences in our student blogs below.

Take your next steps

Time to choose

Choosing a university is a big decision, which is why we're here to help at every step. If you’re ready to accept your clearing offer from us, simply check your email (and junk folder) for all the information on next steps. In most cases you’ll need to logon on UCAS Track to accept your place.

Visit UCAS Track

Welcome to UCLan

Accepted Your Offer?

Get your UCLan experience off to the best start with our arrival and welcome advice and guidance.
 

Explore our Welcome portal