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.

Emmerdale has a new ‘bad guy’ and he has Preston connections

Jordan Reece is 'Max' in Emmerdale Emmerdale has a new ‘bad guy’ and it’s a UCLan student making his big break. Jordan Reece who graduated from the Preston-based university in 2015 plays the role of Max. […]

5 months ago
Travellers site near Preston’s university could be sold off

The travellers site sits behind the Leighton Street car park close to the university campus Pic: Google A traveller site near Preston’s university could be sold off. Lancashire County Council is consulting on the future of the Leighton Street site close to the University of Central Lancashire […]

5 months ago
UCLan is suspending more students for racist or explicit posts online than other UK universities

The Media Factory at the University of Central Lancashire campus Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s university is taking action against racist or explicit posts on social media more than any other UK university bar one. A Freedom of Information request by The Guardian showed […]

5 months ago
Preston’s university pledges to put city at its heart

UCLan's Media Factory within the Preston city centre campus Pic: Tony Worrall The city’s university has pledged to put Preston’s ‘economy and quality of life’ as one of its key priorities. The University of Central Lancashire has become the 50th academic institution […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement What’s on in Preston over May Bank Holiday weekend 2019

An aerial view of Hoghton Tower Pic: Skytech Imagery It’s not long since Preston enjoyed the long Easter weekend with plenty of activities, most notably the record-breaking Easter egg rolling event. We haven’t had to wait long for another […]

6 months ago
Preston’s university enjoys rapid rise up latest UK uni rankings

UCLan's Engineering Innovation Centre on the Adelphi roundabout Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s university has enjoyed a surge in its position in a latest ranking of UK universities. The University of Lancashire is up to 75th out of 131 academic institutions. A […]

6 months ago
UCLan applies to demolish part of wall near former church in latest campus masterplan work

The former St Peter's Church is now an arts centre for the university Pic: Tony Worrall Work near the former St Peter’s Church in the heart of Preston’s university campus looks set to take place. The University of Central Lancashire has applied for planning permission to […]

6 months ago
Review: How the The Moorbrook is getting it right for pizza and pints

One of the wood-fired pizzas at The Moorbrook An outwardly unassuming pub on North Road in Preston isn’t a place where out-of-towners might expect to find an authentic selection of wood-fired pizzas. However, Prestonians have discovered that The […]

6 months ago
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