Pint in the Ashton Arms? University creates new street for students to film in

Posted on - 7th February, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, University campus
UCLan's very own 'Rovers Return'

UCLan’s very own ‘Rovers Return’

A fake boozer, newsagents and houses have been built for a new filming set at Preston’s university.


The University of Central Lancashire has built an outdoor set near its Media Factory building.

Complete with the Ashton Arms, a shop called M K Newsagents and two houses it also has pavement and a road.

It will allow students to experience what it’s like filming on an outdoor set.

Dr Andrew Ireland, executive dean of the college of culture and the creative industries, said: “This is a fantastic initiative and one we believe is crucial to the development of our creative students.

“We are passionate about giving our students the best chance of gaining a job in the media industry once they graduate. Our industry contacts have told us there are skills’ gaps in the television production industry.

“By having this television set on campus it means our students will work in an environment similar to a television production company and they will develop the required level of technical skills. The University’s motto is innovative thinking for the real-world and this is a prime example of that in action.”

Later in February the media students are due to be joined by cast and crew members of Coronation Street and Emmerdale to put the ‘new street’ through its paces.

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