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.

Preston’s bee population to rise thanks to UCLan rooftop hives

UCLan staff working the beehives currently kept at the Westleigh Conference Centre There’s a sweetener planned for Preston’s new university building dominating the city skyline. The University of Central Lancashire is to install three bee hives on the rooftop of the new […]

1 month ago
Paramedic students from UCLan join the fight against coronavirus pandemic

Paramedic students undertaking training Pic: UCLan More students studying health at the University of Central Lancashire are heading to the hospital front line in the battle against coronavirus. Paramedic students have been called up to work […]

1 month ago
These Preston designed adaptors could be vital in the fight against coronavirus

The adaptors are printed using a 3D printer Pic: UCLan Two Preston lecturers have been working to help make life-saving equipment for those battling coronavirus in hospital. Dr Steve Sigurnjak and Dr Matthew Dickinson combined to create three brackets that […]

1 month ago
Tenants looking for new homes as two Preston sheltered housing schemes set to close

Maudland House Pic: Google Maps Tenants at two sheltered housing schemes in Preston are looking for new homes after it was revealed the buildings are set to close. Maudland House near UCLan and Alexandra House […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Army helps transform UCLan sports centre into a coronavirus recovery site

Army personnel at UCLan The army has helped convert UCLan’s Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre in Marsh Lane into a coronavirus patient recovery facility. The extra bed capacity is a contingency to support the […]

2 months ago
Calls for Preston student flats to scrap final term rent fees

Trinity Student Village Pic: Google Preston’s university has written to many private halls of residence and landlords in the city urging them for leniency for students stuck in lockdown. A joint letter from the vice-chancellor […]

2 months ago
Preston Caribbean Carnival postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

One of Preston’s longest-running cultural events has been postponed due to coronavirus. Preston Caribbean Carnival was due to take place during the weekend of Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June. […]

2 months ago
Group of 19 men playing cricket in Moor Park spoken to by police

Any other Bank Holiday this wouldn't look out of place... Pic: Paul Winstanley A group of men were spoken to in a Preston park during Bank Holiday Monday after playing a game of cricket. Paul Winstanley was out walking in Moor Park when […]

2 months ago
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