Welcome and arrival information

Starting university soon? We look forward to welcoming new and returning students to our campuses. Take a look at our welcome pages and discover what you need to do before starting university.

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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. 

Students' Union

Beyond lectures and seminars 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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Worried about making friends at uni?

We've teamed up with Umii, an app which matches you with other UCLan students based on your interests, course and societies. It makes it super easy to connect, start conversations and develop friendships together.

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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

Our student support

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We're here for you

From asking where to find information to dealing with personal difficulties, we’ve got you covered. Our dedicated teams are here to help. If you're a current student, visit our Student Support Hub.

Student living costs

Considering university and concerned about finances? We're the most affordable uni in the country according to The Times (2023). Discover how to manage your finances and explore the support available.

Visit our cost of living support hub

How to find us

Directions and travel advice to help you find our campuses.

Discover Preston city centre

Explore Preston with our exclusive discounts that can be redeemed in local restaurants, cafés and hotels.

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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.

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.

Information for partner students

On this page, you'll find a variety of information that will help you to make the most of your time studying with us. From information on how to register right through to welcome week.