University of Central Lancashire

Preston, United Kingdom

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University of Central Lancashire - Overview & Background

Former Names

Harris Art College, Preston Polytechnic, Lancashire Polytechnic


1828 - Institution for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
re-established 1992 (University status granted)


Joseph Livesey's Temperance Society

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

From the Earth to the Sun

University City

Preston (Main)
Westlakes, Cumbria
Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio


Campus Size

37 acres (Preston)

Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Official Website Link

University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom 

Contact Details

 +44 1772 201201

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USPs of University

  • list items Diverse  and exhaustive range of unique courses available
  • list items Courses with a professional placement available
  • list items Exciting range of Continuing professional development courses (CPD) available
  • list items Extensive research-oriented, up-to-date, and innovative training programmes
  • list items Vast international strategic partnership network with 125 institutions
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    Jobs and Placements

  • list items Employment rate over 93% for graduates in first 6 months against an industry average of 73%
  • list items Over 100 recruiters participate in the university’s career fair
  • list items The employer’s directory includes BBC, BAE systems, Camp America, and the like
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    Infrastructural Facilities

  • list items The university has its campuses located at Preston, Burnley, Westlakes, and Cyprus. The main campus at Preston, situated in the middle of the city, is a compact building based on modern architectural designs and houses various facilities like studios, theatres, specialist laboratories, and social spaces.
  • list items The campus is well connected with the other parts of the city through transport links.
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  • list items The residence team at UCLan guarantees accommodation for all new full-time students.
  • list items Halls owned or leased by the university provide 24-hour access to security and dispute resolution services to students, in addition to several recreational facilities and social events. Some of the accommodation options are:
  • En-suite Accommodation

  • list items Roeburn Hall - 60 Flats With Maximum 7 Students Per Flat - £111.30 Per Week
  • list items IQ KOPA - 118 Flats With Total With Maximum 6 Students Per Flat - £103.81 Per Week
  • list items Moor Lane Halls - 156 Rooms in Total With Maximum 6 Students Per Flat - Starting From £101.29 Per Week
  • Premium Standard Accommodation

  • list items Whitendale Hall - 50 Flats With Maximum of 4 Students Per Flat - £92.26 Per Week
  • list items Ribble Hall - 20 Premium Flats With Maximum of 5 Students Per Flat - £92.26 Per Week
  • Economy Standard Accommodation

  • list items Derwent Hall - 16 Flats in Total With 5-6 Persons Per Flat - £79.45 Per Person Per Week
  • list items Douglas Hall - 7 Flats With 6 Students Per Flat - £79.45 Per Person Per Week
  • list items Ribble Hall - 16 Standard Flats with 5-6 Persons Per Flat - £79.45 Per Person Per Week
  • list items Whitendale Hall - Economy Flats Available - £79.45 Per Week 
  • 1 & 2-Bedroom Self-Contained Flats 

  • list items Pendle Hall - 50 Flats With 1/2/3 Persons Per Flat - £100.52 - £128.38 Per Week
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    Notable Alumni

    Some famous alumni from University of Central Lancashire include

  • list items Estelle Asmodelle, Estelle Maria Croot, is a polymath. She is an Australian model, actress, belly dancer, musician, activist, abstract artist and physicist
  • list items Gary Jones, British journalist who became editor of the Daily Express 
  • list items Graham Peter Jones, British Labour Party politician, and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Hyndburn.
  • list items Lee Ridley, The Lost Voice Guy, is an English stand-up comedian
  • list items Maria "Miza" Tavares, Portuguese artist and art teacher
  • list items Andrew Steele, Astrobiologist at the Geophysical Laboratory at Carnegie Institution for Science
  • list items Reni Eddo-Lodge, British journalist and author, whose writing primarily focuses on feminism and exposing structural racism
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    University of Central Lancashire Location


  • list items Fylde Road, Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom
  • Bus Services

  • list items UCLan Super Bus service is available for the Accrington - Blackburn - Preston two- way route and Blackpool-Preston two-way route. The number 31 bus service runs every 15 minutes. Weekly, monthly or family pass facility is also available for buses.
  • Train Services

  • list items The university is proximate to the Preston Railway station that is directly connected to London, Glasgow, and Manchester airport. The online ticket-vending facility is readily available on the official National Rail website and Trainline portal.
  • Nearest Airport 

  • list items Manchester International Airport ( 50 minutes away by rail)
  • list items Liverpool Airport (50 minutes by car)
  • Nearest Hospital

  • list items Larnaca General Hospital, Makarios III, United Nations
  • Recreational Sites

  • list items Preston Bend, a campground near Lake Texoma with 22 campsites and outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing.
  • list items Wide range of restaurants and eateries in Preston
  • list items Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre at UCLan
  • list items Brockhole Nature Reserve
  • list items Over 100 sports clubs with a free membership
  • University of Central Lancashire Map Location

    Address: Fylde Rd, Preston PR1 2HE, United Kingdom