Student support

At the University of Central Lancashire, we’ll be here for you no matter what. We pride ourselves on our excellent, second-to-none student support services.

Already studying with us?

Our Student Hub has more information about the support you can get based on your personal needs and circumstances.

Student support at university

From asking where to find information to dealing with personal difficulties, we’ve got you covered. Our dedicated teams are here to help with every aspect of student life. This could be anything from cost of living, health and wellbeing, disability or dyslexia support. Whatever you need help with, we're here for you.

Discover our support

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We're here to help

As you'll be studying with us for several years, you may face occasional challenges. Often this may not even relate to your studies. We'll be with you all the way to provide key information and support.

Take a tour of our Student Centre

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Hear from our students

I’ve always found support easy to access whenever I have needed it. The new Student Centre makes it even easier, as it acts like a central hub where all the services are under one roof.
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Become a volunteer

Volunteering is a great way for you to get real-world experience, build skills, and boost your chances of getting a job. Volunteering is accessible and can fit into your schedule, and you don't always need specific skills - just a positive attitude. Our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) can help you get volunteering experience during your studies.

Find out more about volunteering

We're here for you

We believe everyone should be able to access university study. No matter your background, we’re always here to help you build the skills and confidence you need to succeed. 

Library services

Our library services provide an inspirational and diverse learning environment. Our library teams will support you through online and physical environments.

Discover our library services

Life on campus

Whether you are living in university accommodation, or travelling from home, we're here to support you.
  • Accommodation

    There’s something special about living in university accommodation, especially if it’s your first time away from home. With a wide range of accommodation options, we'll help you find the right place for you.

  • Student life

    Make friends for life, explore your potential and discover new passions. Find out what to expect from your student experience and why you'll love living in the North West.

  • Getting to Preston Campus

    With fantastic transport links, visiting our Preston Campus is a simple and stress-free experience. Here are some directions to help you find us.

Keeping you safe on campus

While you’re studying with us, we want you to feel safe and secure at all times. The Security Team watch over our Preston Campus to make it a safe place for all students. They are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Care leavers, estranged students and carers

We have dedicated support available if you're a care leaver, estranged from your family or have caring responsibilities.
  • Care leavers support

    For our care leaver students we have support available from before your first day, through to graduation and beyond.

  • Estranged students support

    Choosing to go university can be a huge change. For our estranged students, we want to make the transition to university life as easy as possible.

  • Student carers support

    Do you provide unpaid support for a friend or family member due to illness, disability or an addiction? We have a number of options available to help support you.