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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.

UCLan gains prestigious national accreditation for archaeology courses

Student-archaeology The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has become one of the first universities in the country to receive national accreditation for its archaeology and anthropology courses.  The prestigious recognition has […]

2 months ago
Preston professor helps discover new type of star

pulsating-star A Preston professor is part of an international team that has discovered a new type of pulsating star. Professor Don Kurtz from the University of Central Lancashire co-authored the study […]

2 months ago
The Ferret launches funding campaign to escape permanent closure

Ivan Campo playing Glastonferret Preston live music venue The Ferret has launched a funding campaign after its long-term future became threatened by the coronavirus outbreak. The Fylde Road venue, best known for the Glastonferret […]

2 months ago
Success for UCLan’s School of Medicine

staff-and-students-from-uclan-school-of-medicine-celebrating-the-accreditation UCLan’s School of Medicine has received some positive news as they have been added to the General Medical Council’s list of bodies approved to award UK medical degrees. Following the […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement UCLan introduces all online teaching for students during coronavirus outbreak

UCLan's campus in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall The UCLan campus will look a lot quieter as all teaching moves online amid coronavirus fears. Students were informed last week that they would receive online teaching for all classes […]

2 months ago
Preston gym owner puts classes online to help herself – and others – survive the coronavirus crisis

Rachel Joyner with gym members A Preston gym owner is finding creative ways to keep her businesses going during the coronavirus crisis. Rachel Joyner owns The Red Kite School of Thai and Kickboxing in Fylde […]

3 months ago
Shocking theatre show set to rock Preston

Lee Mark Jones performing A Rock 'N' Roll Suicide Pic: Garry Cook This show has been postponed until Thursday 1 October due to the coronavirus pandemic. A shocking theatre show is set to rock Preston when it comes to The Ferret later this month. Lee Mark Jones’ autobiographical show, A Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide, is […]

3 months ago
Views sought on Preston rules around multiple occupancy houses

houses on avenham place Residents and landlords are being asked their views on the current rules about houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) in some areas of the city. Preston City Council is carrying out […]

3 months ago
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