University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000.  Internationally, UCLan has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognised.

In 2010, UCLan became the first UK modern university to appear in the QS World University Rankings. In 2015 the Centre for World University Rankings placed UCLan in the top 3.8 percent of all worldwide universities, highlighting the progress it has made in providing students with real-world learning experiences and reflecting the institution’s broad pool of
academic talent.

Amongst the University’s programme portfolio of some 230 undergraduate and nearly 200 postgraduate courses. UCLan has been at the forefront of developing degrees in emerging disciplines as well as those where there is an identified skills gap - including a £30m-plus state-of-the-art Engineering Innovation Centre, opening in 2018.

The University has a £200-million campus masterplan which over the next 10 years will create a world-class educational environment that blends new facilities with the creation of public, green spaces to benefit the University, the City of Preston, and the economy of the North West. UCLan’s plans are being informed by the local, regional, business and civic
communities, with whom it continues to build close relationships.

Business support

We believe in establishing collaborative partnerships with our business customers. What sets us apart is our strong reputation for applied business research, entrepreneurship, innovation and bringing academic excellence to life.

Innovation is part of our culture and we work hard to establish links with local, regional, national and international businesses, sharing and exchanging our expertise and research to help give that competitive edge.

Access our Expertise - Access world-leading expertise through our academics, researchers and facilities to help your business innovate.

Develop your Workforce- Develop the talent within your organisation though our range of professional qualifications and short courses.

Recruit our Talent - Utilise our student and graduate community to access up-to-date knowledge innovation and enterprise and recruit the leaders of the future.

Grow Your Business- Tap into a wide range of specialist business support aimed at helping the region’s SMEs grow.

Find out more

Get in touch or attend one of our networking events

01772 895500



Day Open Open time Close time
Sunday Closed
Monday Open 9:00am 5:00pm
Tuesday Open 9:00am 5:00pm
Wednesday Open 9:00am 5:00pm
Thursday Open 9:00am 5:00pm
Friday Open 9:00am 5:00pm
Saturday Closed


Events (8)

Leading Lancashire: Leading for success - Personal leadership through MBTI – 19 & 20 November, UCLan Burnley

Date: 19/11/2019 - 20/11/2019

Address: Victoria Mill, UCLan Burnley Campus, Trafalgar Street, Burnley, BB11 1RA

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

Do you want to enhance your capability to lead successfully? Do you want to increase awareness of your impact on...

Lancashire Forum Creative Think Tank: Reflection, assertiveness and resilience – 26 November 2019, UCLan

Date: 26/11/2019

Address: Creative Innovation Zone (ME414), UCLan Media Factory, Kirkham Street, Preston, PR1 2XQ

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

For our autumn time Think Tank, the Lancashire Forum Creative Team is pleased to welcome back Andrew 'Bernie' Bernard from...

cJam Law: Industry guests – Friday 29 November 2019, UCLan

Date: 29/11/2019

Address: Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory, ME414, University of Central Lancashire, Kirkham Street, Preston, PR1 1JN

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

cJAM: Law is an exciting showcase event which enables our talented law students to meet face-to-face with senior people from...

Investment Readiness Programme: Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs – Preston 5 December 2019, UCLan

Date: 05/12/2019

Address: UCLan Preston, Engineering Innovation Centre, Corporation Street, Preston, PR1 2XS

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a free investor led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is...

UCLan Centre for SME Development Business Breakfast – 12 December 2019

Date: 12/12/2019

Address: Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory (4th Floor), Kirkham Street, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 1JN

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the next UCLan Centre for SME Development Business Breakfast. Breakfast...

Funding (4)

Making Carbon Work (MaCaW)

Type: Business

Expires: 31/10/2020

Total funding: £15,000

Individual funding: £15,000

Minimum company size: 1

Accommodation   Business services   Finance   Industry   Tradesmen and Construction Services  

What is MaCaW? We are here to help Lancashire SMEs to reduce their carbon footprint, save money on energy costs...

UpSkilling Lancashire

Type: Business

Expires: 01/03/2021

Total funding: £0

Individual funding: £0

Minimum company size: 1

The UpSkilling Lancashire project is part funded by the European Social Fund. The project supports Lancashire based SMEs and micro...


Type: Business

Expires: 01/03/2022

Total funding: £0

Individual funding: £0

Minimum company size: 1

Who is it for? The DigitME2 project aims to assist manufacturing companies throughout Lancashire in a bid to help them...

Investment Readiness

Type: Business

Expires: 30/09/2022

Total funding: £0

Individual funding: £0

Minimum company size: 1

Lancashire’s investment programme is a coherent, structured programme of investor-led input, investment readiness guidance and support activities, where the objective...

Training (1)

University of Central Lancashire

Posted: 07/11/2018

Type: Business

Training , CPD, Personal Development, Business Support

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We have worked with many departments at UCLAN over the years both faculty & students on conservation volunteering and they have also recently used our fabulous meeting rooms at Brockholes. We look forward to welcoming them again soon & can recommend the whole organisation as professional and friendly