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 (6)

Engineering Apprenticeship event – 30 April 2019, UCLan Burnley

Date: 30/04/2019

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

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

The event is to highlight to benefits of degree level Engineering Apprenticeships to businesses in East Lancashire. Find out how...

UCLan Innovation Clinic: Developing a new product workshop – 30 April & 1 May 2019

Date: 30/04/2019 - 01/05/2019

Address: The Whitaker, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 6RE

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

The Innovation Clinic are supporting local SME’s by offering a FREE 2-day workshop on ‘Developing a new product’ at The...

Personal Productivity: A UCLan Masterclass – 9 May 2019

Date: 09/05/2019

Address: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE. Specific room to be confirmed.

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

Personal Productivity: A UCLan Masterclass – 9 May 2019 Learn the Routes to Higher Productivity Time is our most precious...

Investment Readiness Programme: Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs – Preston 9 May 2019, UCLan

Date: 09/05/2019

Address: UCLan Preston, Greenbank Building, Victoria Street, Preston, PR1 7DR

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...

Lancashire Forum Creative Think Tank – #LAUNCH your resilience: 21 May 2019, UCLan

Date: 21/05/2019

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

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

For our spring time Think Tank #LAUNCH your Resilience, the Lancashire Forum Creative Team is pleased to welcome Andrew Bernard...

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