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Care and Community

Let’s change more than policies. Let’s change lives.

We’re proud of our national reputation for delivering high quality education for social care, the children and young people’s workforce, and community leadership and engagement.

Working closely with a wide range of stakeholders, the University of Central Lancashire is premised upon supporting and embedding the principles of social justice across all activities and making a significant contribution to ‘Creating Better Futures’. We aim to be recognised as a world-class provider of innovative, real-world education and research that is underpinned by a commitment to social justice. We’ll work closely with you to help you develop your potential and actively make a positive difference in the community. We deliver a wide portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as offering a broad range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for professionals working within care and community fields.

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Why choose us?

  • Our strong industry links help you gain practical experience through undertaking placements, work experience and volunteering.

  • You can travel and study abroad to learn about care and community in other countries.

  • We have five research centres focusing on Social Work, Care and Community which means our teaching is research informed.
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Future careers and opportunities

We have long standing relationships with a wide range of agencies across the North West who provide and support work-based opportunities and placements for our students. These include community mental health and learning disability services, services working with offenders, domestic violence centres, homeless services, housing projects, women’s centres, youth centres and services, and older person services. These placements provide the springboard for your career to develop in these areas after graduation.

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Our Open Days are designed to give you a taste of what it's like to study with us and explore the very facilities you will be making use of during your studies.

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