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Welcome and arrival information

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning students, and providing the best experience for you. Take a look at our checklist below to discover what you need to do before you start university.

Welcome information

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Everything you need to know

There’s a lot to remember when starting university, but we’re here to make the transition as smooth as possible. Use our checklist and take a look at the links below to make sure you have everything covered before you join us. 

Already studying with us?

For those already here, we hope you are settled into university life and enjoying your time with us. If you have any questions about timetabling, student finance or anything else, our team is here to help you. Call us on 01772 891828.

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How to find us

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

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  • Victoria Mill Burnley with canal in the foreground

    Our compact Burnley Campus is easily accessible by car or public transport. Here are some directions and travel advice to help you find us.

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  • Aerial view of Westlakes Campus and surroundings.

    Our picturesque Westlakes Campus in Cumbria is located near Whitehaven. Here are some directions and travel advice to help you find us.

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Students' Union

Beyond the lecture halls, libraries and seminar groups you'll have the opportunity to explore the other side of university life. Discover clubs, societies and make friends for life through the Students' Union.

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Useful links

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    UK Partner Students

    Whether you decide to start your Partner Student experience with a visit to our Preston Campus or not, you’ll find all the information you need right here.

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    Arriving in the UK

    We recommend that you read our arrival guidance before travelling to the UK. This includes advice on what to bring, what to expect at the airport, and traveling to campus.

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    Got a question?

    Browse our new students' most frequently asked questions. If you can't find an answer to your question here, then do please contact us and we will do our very best to help.