Values and initiatives

We aim to create positive change in our students, staff, business partners and wider communities. Find out about our values and initiatives below.

Our values

Our values reflect who we are as a university and what we stand for. They define the things that are most important to us and nurture a sense of shared purpose.

They reflect our ambitious nature, inspire us to constantly improve and to enrich the lives of our students, our colleagues and the communities we serve.

  • Achieving Together

    We achieve our ambitions through teamwork and collaboration.
  • Being Proud

    We take responsibility for and professional pride in the quality of our work.
  • Creating Opportunity

    We proactively create and seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life.
  • Supporting All

    Everyone matters. We show support, respect and compassion for our students, colleagues and communities.

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About us

The University of Central Lancashire is the international, multi-campus university tracing its roots back to 1828 and leading the way in modern learning today. Read about our history, mission and strategy, and view our academic calendar.

Our History

We have a long and proud history, which can be traced back to 1828. We believe in the spirit of opportunity for all, which is the same motto and ethos as when we were created as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge.

Schools and colleges liaison

We provide activities for school and college students of all ages. We can also provide teacher training, and a dedicated contact to help you work through the year to build up a tailored programme of engagement to support you and your students.

Young Scientist Centre

The Young Scientist Centre (YSC) is a partnership between the University and the Royal Institution (Ri). Our engaging and practical workshops aim to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future.