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.

  • Forces veteran Simon Jones in his graduation robes

    Armed Forces

    We provide a full support service for armed forces personnel; from course funding and settling into university life to finding suitable training, careers advice, and making the step into civilian life.

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    Athena Swan

    The Athena SWAN project aims to address issues around gender and diversity within Higher Education.

  • students working together

    Community Engagement and Service User Support (Comensus)

    We work in partnership with academic colleagues to include service users and carers in the design and delivery of courses and modules.

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    Widening Participation

    We have been transforming lives since 1828 and have always been committed to access and widening participation. We pride ourselves on being an open and accessible institution for people from all backgrounds.

  • Four students enjoying the new Student Centre building

    Equality, diversity and inclusion

    We recognise that our diversity is our strength and work hard to ensure that equality, diversity, and inclusion are part of everything we do.

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    Equality Colleague Networks

    We support an array of colleague groups and networks with the aim to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within their specific areas of expertise.

  • Crowd watching the Insectopolis event at Lancashire Science Festival

    Public Engagement

    From local events to global projects, engaging with communities is a core part of our work. We're committed to being an open and accessible university with a civic purpose.

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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.

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.

Student Charter

The Student Charter has been developed by your university and your Students’ Union. It outlines our academic community culture and the principles we uphold.