UCLan degree show opens to public for first time in three years

Posted on - 22nd June, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Education, Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
UCLan degree show 2022

The final year Undergraduate Degree Show exhibition for students at the University of Central Lancashire is open to the public for the first time in three years.


The exhibition which takes place annually showcases work created by students from different courses including architecture, art, design, fashion and media.

During the pandemic, the event has been held virtually, but this year returns as an in-person show.

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Visitors will be able to see a range of creations including architectural models, short-animated films, sculptures, handmade textile designs and more.

Highlights of the 2022 show include fashion collections fresh from the catwalk and graphic design projects nominated for prestigious industry D&AD (Design & Art Direction) Pencil awards.

In addition, six industry-sponsored awards were handed to students considered to be the very best in their fields.

Awards for Society and Sustainability, Craft, Insight, Enterprise and Technology Innovation sponsored by The Super Slow Way, Frontier IP Group PLC, Preen, Creative Lancashire and Skiddle respectively, were presented at the launch of the exhibition. All winners were rewarded with an exciting placement, mentoring or support opportunity from their sponsor. 

Maariyah Patel won The Super Slow Way Award for Society and Sustainability and will receive mentoring from the cultural development programme, which is based in Blackburn.

She said: “I am so excited and feel like all my efforts have been recognised. Being given an opportunity to work with industry experts and learn from fellow creatives will be fantastic.”

Jane Anthony, UCLan’s Executive Dean of the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries, said: “The whole Faculty is absolutely delighted to be able to show off the Degree Show in person once again.

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“The students work incredibly hard during their studies and this exhibition provides a platform for them to share their talents with the public and industry.

“As usual, the quality of work is exceptional and I’d encourage anyone to come along and see this quality for themselves.”

The free exhibition runs from 17 – 24 June and is open weekdays 10.00am – 5.00pm across three buildings; EIC, Hanover and Victoria. For more information, contact 01772 894443, email or visit the UCLan website –

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