The city’s university has pledged to put Preston’s ‘economy and quality of life’ as one of its key priorities.Advertisement
The University of Central Lancashire has become the 50th academic institution to sign a new Civic University Agreement.
The document is a commitment from the university to play a role at the heart of the city and be a force for good.
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Joint institutional lead at UCLan Liz Bromley said: “We are delighted to be the fiftieth university to produce a Civic University Agreement which will reaffirm our full commitment to the City of Preston and the wider region. With a staff and student community of 35,000, indirectly contributing over £200 million to Preston and the North West economy every year, we are proud to play a major role in the economic, social and cultural development of our city.
“For UCLan, civic engagement is not a ‘nice to have’; or an ‘add-on’: genuine and meaningful relationships with the communities around us are vital if we’re to become the university we’ve said we want to be.”
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