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Preston’s university pledges to put city at its heart

Posted on - 7th May, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Politics, Preston News, UCLan, University
UCLan's Media Factory within the Preston city centre campus Pic: Tony Worrall
UCLan’s Media Factory within the Preston city centre campus Pic: Tony Worrall

The city’s university has pledged to put Preston’s ‘economy and quality of life’ as one of its key priorities.

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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.

UCLan’s Lancashire Science Festival is referenced as an excellent way of a university giving back to a community.

The four-day festival introduces science as a fun subject for schools and includes a public open-day attracting thousands of visitors.

Read more: Lancashire Science Festival confirms public day for 2019

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.”

Read more: UCLan enjoys rapid rise up latest university rankings

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