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.

New novel by Preston author A.J. Hartley to be released by UCLan publishing

A J Hartley speaking at the launch of Cold Bath Street Preston Author A.J. Hartley’s newest novel is set to launch in the UK in summer 2020. The rights to Hartley’s newest novel, Impervious, have been acquired by the university’s publishing […]

11 hours ago
Watch as UCLan’s new Student Centre takes shape

The changing face of the Adelphi Quarter as the steelwork is put in place for the UCLan Student Centre Construction of UCLan’s new Student Centre is underway. The building is set to be the showpiece of the university’s £200 million Masterplan. The framework of the £60 million structure will be made from 450 […]

16 hours ago
Documentary to inspire women in the animation industry to be screened at UCLan

Sarah-Ann-Kennedy UCLan is to screen a documentary ‘British Animation Women Breaking The Mold’ aimed at inspiring women at a career in the animation sector. The documentary was produced by UCLan lecturer […]

3 days ago
Free healthy eating event coming to Preston

Fruit salad Pic: silviarita from Pixabay A free event promoting healthy eating is taking place at UCLan. The interactive event will see an array of experts presenting the latest thinking on four topics – diet and […]

6 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Struggling Friargate businesses offered lifeline by local businessman

Friargate businesses impacted by UCLan Masterplan roadworks have been offered a lifeline by a local businessman. Shops and services on the usually bustling street have seen business drop off since it […]

7 days ago
Preston to join worldwide campaign to end violence against women

Participants in last year’s One Billion and Rising event at UCLan An event in Preston is set to help make a stand on violence against women as part of a worldwide campaign on the issue. The University of Central Lancashire is […]

1 week ago
Funk, disco and northern soul night coming to Preston

Chris Holt DJing at Beatherder A new night celebrating funk, disco and northern soul is coming to Preston. Feel The Need is on at the Adelphi this Friday (7 February). The event has been created […]

2 weeks ago
There’s something for everyone at this Preston activity taster day

Worldwise Samba Drummers Fancy trying something a bit different? If so, an upcoming activity day at UCLan could be for you. The Something for Everyone taster day will provide opportunities to have a go at drumming, singing, […]

2 weeks ago
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