Equality, diversity and inclusion

Values and initiatives

We welcome and celebrate the rich diversity of our students, staff, and our community partners.

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

We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive environment. Where everybody is treated equally, has equality of opportunity and feels as though they belong within the University.

Our equality, diversity and inclusion statement

We believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life. Find out more about our ambitions and plans.

Read our statement

An inclusive campus community

We are proud of our diverse, inclusive, and cohesive campus community. We are passionate about breaking down barriers and committed to providing an inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and that they belong.

Explore our inclusive community

Widening Participation

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

Our commitment to Widening Participation

Charter marks, awards and accreditations

Charter marks provide a public opportunity for us to focus on equality strands, to celebrate successes and stretch our ambitions. 

Discover our current accreditations

Strategies, policies and reports

 The University of Central Lancashire is committed to delivering a welcoming and inclusive culture that promotes equality and values diversity within our community. We will provide a safe working, learning, and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all our colleagues and students are respected, and where they can be authentic, valued, and supported.

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. They provide support, signposting, networking opportunities and increase colleague awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion activities. 


  • We’ve been awarded the maximum 5 QS Stars (Excellent) for inclusiveness (2022). We believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life. Throughout our history we’ve always championed social mobility, working with underrepresented groups to ensure that everyone who has the potential to succeed at university is able to do so. Our 5 QS Stars reflects our pride in being a diverse, inclusive and multicultural institution which transforms people’s lives for the better. It reflects the outstanding support we provide to help students with disabilities, those with specific learning needs, people from low-income households, and others who need our help to overcome barriers which could prevent them from realising their potential. We ensure that nothing stands in the way of their success.

Contact us

For further information on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University please email the team at editeam@uclan.ac.uk

Alternatively, contact us on +44 (0)1772 89 4123 or +44 (0)1772 89 4967