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News and information for the area known as the University ward in Preston, Lancs. This area is home to the main campus of the University of Central Lancashire and includes news about Friargate, one of the major shopping areas in the city and Plungington an area inhabited by thousands of students.

Friargate set to reopen as UCLan Masterplan enters next phase

Part of the new road layout at the UCLan Masterplan Highways scheme Roads including Friargate are set to reopen as the £200m UCLan Masterplan development enters its next phase. From mid October, a new east-west road in front of the new UCLan […]

16 hours ago
UClan Grenfell toxic soil research and refugee project shortlisted for awards

Anna Stec Two research projects at the University of Central Lancashire have been shortlisted for prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.  Research exposing contaminated soil around Grenfell Tower has been shortlisted for Research […]

3 days ago
Theatre returns to Preston after lockdown with socially distanced performance at the Ferret

Lee Mark Jones performing in A Rock 'N' Roll suicide. Rock-theatre show A Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide will make its return to Preston on Thursday 1 October at The Ferret. Lee Mark Jones brings his show to the city as […]

6 days ago
The areas of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley to have had positive coronavirus tests in the last week

The number of positive tests for coronavirus has risen across Preston, South Ribble and Chorley. Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to only obtain a test if they […]

1 week ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston university experts put blood pressure under the spotlight

Experts at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have received almost £250K of funding from the National Institute for Health Research to study how people with raised blood-pressure may be able to monitor their own blood pressur Experts at the University of Central Lancashire have received almost £250K of funding from the National Institute for Health Research. The money will fund a study how people with raised blood pressure may be […]

1 week ago
Free Preston events inviting locals to re-think their neighbourhoods

A free Expanded City book will be available for all those stopping by, and Olivia Keith's drawing of the edge of Preston In Certain Places, an artistic research project at the University of Central Lancashire, is inviting people to re-think the way their neighbourhoods are planned. A series of events called ‘Creative […]

1 week ago
High-flying UCLan tourism graduate scoops national award

Amelia Foster 24 won the prestigious award after receiving a first class degree from UCLan A high-flying tourism graduate from the University of Central Lancashire is going places after she scooped a prestigious national award. Amelia Foster, 24, from Warrington has been named ‘Best Undergraduate […]

1 week ago
UCLan fine art students go ‘viral’ with online show

Claire Hopwood's art work is on display at the virtual showcase Fine art students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are to go ‘viral’ as they stage their first online show in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

1 week ago
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