Life at UCLan

Life at UCLan

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), strives to ensure that all employees feel they are valued and important members of the wider UCLan community. Our employees play a crucial role in allowing the University to fulfil its goals, and we aim to provide a satisfying working environment - in which people are happy and motivated.

The UCLan Values

The UCLan Values define a framework for the decisions, action and behaviour and they are a promise to people about how they will be treated.

  • Common Sense
    We are empowered to use judgement to do the right thing.
  • Compassion
    We treat students, staff and the wider community with consideration, care and honesty.
  • Teamwork
    We think and act together, valuing collective as highly as individual achievements.
  • Attention to Detail
    We take personal and professional pride in the quality of our work.
  • Trust
    We rely on each other, showing respect and integrity in all our activities.


Whilst working at UCLan, you will enjoy a number of excellent rewards and benefits, as well as the support to ensure you progress and develop in your role.


Flexible Working

We operate a flexible working hour's scheme for most support roles, as well as generous annual leave.


Training and Development

We deliver many learning and development opportunities and encourage staff progression.


Pension Scheme

You'll be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme or the Teachers' Pension Scheme.


Discounted Travel

We offer a range of travel discounts to staff to reduce your travel costs. We also work in conjunction with CycleScheme.


Pre-School Centre

You'll have access to our high quality, Ofsted regulated pre-school and nursery, to help with childcare.


Staff network groups

We have supported the establishment of four Staff Network Groups concerned with equality and diversity.


Staff Stories

"UCLan continues to offer me the same development opportunities as an employee as it did as a student."


Jennifer Deighton, Staff member and current student

"I am eternally grateful to this institution for what it has provided for myself and my family over many years and hope that in some small way I have been able to give something back during my time here."

Paul Critchley, Staff member

Our facilities

Oasis, multi-faith and spirituality centre
Provides a space for religious and non-religious groups and individuals to come together in a spirit of community, wellbeing and faith.

Oasis Multi-Faith Centre

Oasis Multi-Faith Centre

UCLan Pre-School Centre
The Centre, looks after the children of staff and students of the University, it was awarded the coveted ‘Outstanding’ mark in its latest Ofsted inspection.

Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (STFSC)
Our state-of-the-art, indoor sports facility on the main University Campus, is open to all employees with a competitive membership package.