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 (10)

UCLan Centre for SME Development: Twilight Business Networking Event – 27 June 2019

Date: 27/06/2019

Address: Westleigh, Lea Road, Preston, PR4 0RB

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

This free session will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest business news from UCLan and promises to...

Centre for SME Development: Business Twilight Networking Event – 27 June 2019, UCLan

Date: 27/06/2019

Address: Westleigh Conference Centre, Lea Road, Preston, PR4 0RB

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

This free session will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest business news from UCLan and promises to...

UpSkilling Lancashire (UCLan) & The Business Clinic: Making Connections – 2 July 2019

Date: 02/07/2019

Address: The Business Clinic, 1 Lockside Office Park, Lockside Road, Preston, PR2 2YS

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

Network, connect and hear from experts who can support your business and its future direction. The University of Central Lancashire,...

Investment Readiness Programme: Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs – Preston 4 July 2019, UCLan

Date: 04/07/2019

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...

Innovation & Enterprise Showcase event – 9 July 2019, UCLan

Date: 09/07/2019

Address: Creative Innovation Zone (ME414), Media factory 4th floor, Kirkham Street, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2XQ

Hosted by: University of Central Lancashire

Innovation & Enterprise, at the University of Central Lancashire, provides funded business support for SMEs (small/medium enterprises). Working with local...

Funding (1)

Making Carbon Work (MaCaW)

Type: Business

Expires: 31/10/2020

Total funding: £8,000

Individual funding: £8,000

Minimum company size: 1

MaCaW helps Electropak to engineer a low-carbon solution Lancashire engineering business Electropak is benefitting from a greener, lower-cost future thanks...

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