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Latest news and information about the University of Central Lancashire, known as UCLan. The university has its main campus in Preston and is one of the largest university’s in the UK based on student numbers.

Preston festival to act as launch pad for new live performances

Plant Club will perform at MAYHEM A free short festival with a line-up of the ‘shows of tomorrow’ is coming to Preston. Derelict MAYHEM will see artists performing new and emerging material in a welcoming and […]

4 months ago
How this Preston student’s necklace design will raise money for mental health

Tabassum with her designs A Preston student who won a jewellery design competition will see her necklace go on sale to raise money for mental health. Tabassum Dasu, who studies Fashion Design at UCLan, […]

4 months ago
Preston astronomer reveals how he helped take first-ever picture of a black hole

Never before seen first images of the black hole A Preston-based astronomer has revealed what it took to capture the historic first-ever picture of a black hole. Professor Derek Ward-Thomson shared the techniques during the annual Jeremiah Horrocks Lecture […]

4 months ago
UCLan’s new vice chancellor has been announced – and he’s a familiar face

A new vice chancellor has been appointed to step into the role at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the new academic year. Professor Graham Baldwin, currently Vice-Chancellor and […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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. […]

4 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
Preston’s university enjoys rapid rise up latest UK uni rankings

UCLan's new engineering 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 […]

5 months ago
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