Key Information

Key information


University Terminology

You’ll have heard lots of new words since applying to university. Find out what they mean here.

Key Dates

Key Academic Dates

Important dates for your diary, including the start of term, results day and graduation.

Campus Signage

Getting Around Campus

Our compact city campus means that everything is within a short walking distance – find out where you need to be with our campus map.

UCLan Freshers

UCLan Freshers

Find out more about the Freshers' activities and events we’ve got planned to help you settle in.

Students Union

Students’ Union

UCLan SU represents you and provides sports clubs, societies, volunteering and job opportunities.

Social Campus

Social Campus

Join our Facebook community and start making friends before you arrive in September.

Study Skills

Study Skills

Our WISER workshops can help you learn how to study and communicate more effectively.

IT and Library

IT & Library

Our 24/7 library offers thousands of books, excellent computer facilities and staff support.

Medical Centre

If you’re moving away from home, you can register with our on-campus medical centre for advice on all aspects of your health and wellbeing – and of course to help should you fall ill.

UCLan dentistry

Dental Centre

We’re one of a handful of universities nationally to have our own dental clinic on campus and you can register here for first class dental care.

Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Familiarise yourself with our online services including the Student Portal and your online timetable.

Mentoring Buddy

Your Mentoring Buddy

If you’d like to be paired up with a 2nd or 3rd year student mentor to help you find your feet during those important first few weeks, then we can help!

Counselling Services

Counselling Services

Whatever you need to talk to us about, our friendly and professional counselling staff are here to help – our free, confidential service is available to all students.

Sports at UCLan

Sports at UCLan

Stay fit and healthy with a free membership to the state-of-the-art Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre. While UCLan Sports Arena provides facilities for a wide range of sports.

Student Charter

Student Charter

This is a two-way commitment between you and the University to give you the best student experience.


Advice and Representation Centre

All students have access to the Advice and Representation Centre with professionally-trained staff who can provide you with free, independent and confidential advice on issues including housing matters, course problems and money worries.

Student representatives

The Students’ Union works to represent your views on academic issues to ensure that your opinions are included in decisions made about the modules you study, your course and your student experience. 

Opportunities Centre

Our Opportunities Centre is also here to help you gain new skills whether that is developing your employability skills, creating or joining a student-led society as well as finding volunteering opportunities around the local area.