UCLan students head to Preston campus and resume face-to-face learning

Posted on - 29th September, 2021 - 9:45am | Author - | Posted in - Education, Preston News, UCLan
Students arriving on campus. Pic: UCLan

Face-to-face teaching at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has started again as thousands of students have returned to university.


New students arriving on campus for the first time were greeted by stilt walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, DJs and the UCLan Samba Drummers as they collected their keys and moved into their halls of residence.

Help to move the students into their new surroundings was provided by UCLan’s Student Wellbeing Ambassadors, Students Union (SU) and members of various University sports teams, including trampolining, American football and cheerleading.

Juggling was part of the entertainment provided for new students. Pic: UCLan

A Welcome BBQ took place on the first evening on the new multi-million-pound University Square, offering the newcomers an opportunity to make new friends while enjoying live music and games.

Read more: Adelphi Square and new UCLan student centre officially opens 

Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice-Chancellor, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming new and returning students to our fantastic Preston Campus.

“Welcome Week signifies the start of a new chapter in our students’ lives and we know, after the past 18 months, they are more excited than ever to be here in person.”

Activities during Welcome Week include the popular Freshers Fair, Societies Fair, Sports Fair and Craft and Food Fair. Teaching starts on 4 October.

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