3.87 / 5

3.87 / 5

University of Central Lancashire

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The campus is integrated with the city, so there is always a pub between your lectures for that desperately needed pint. The library is 24/7 and has plenty of quite and group study spaces. The buildings are well heated and most have been refurbed or due one soon. The university offers a great service for students in the PR1/2 post codes where they will take you home free of charge after dark, so late night study sessions in the library are good to go. Clubs and societies is an issue also linked with the union. The union has been a complete disappointment for me. They are poor communicators, have rubbish facilities and offer boring activities which only a small percentage of students engage in. People have little faith in uclan su, especially now that they're venue is totally rubbish and an absolutely rip off. Careers centre is great for CV support and student based jobs but there is not enough to go round. Probably not their fault! Internet is super fast and everywhere!

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By member116080
On 12th April 15

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The campus is integrated with the city, so there is always a pub between your lectures for that desperately needed pint. The library is 24/7 and has plenty of quite and group study spaces. The buildings are well heated and most have been refurbed or due one soon. The university offers a great service for students in the PR1/2 post codes where they will take you home free of charge after dark, so late night study sessions in the library are good to go. Clubs and societies is an issue also linked with the union. The union has been a complete disappointment for me. They are poor communicators, have rubbish facilities and offer boring activities which only a small percentage of students engage in. People have little faith in uclan su, especially now that they're venue is totally rubbish and an absolutely rip off. Careers centre is great for CV support and student based jobs but there is not enough to go round. Probably not their fault! Internet is super fast and everywhere!

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By member116080
On 12th April 15

Studying at University of Central Lancashire

Based in Preston and founded in 1828, the University of Central Lancashire seeks to equip students with knowledge and experience in order to given them a clear edge when they enter the world of work, something they call 'The UCLan Advantage'. All of the wide-ranging courses are delivered by experts and are founded by quality research.

For every student that desires it the university promises guaranteed work experience as it is believed that this element is essential for reaching potential. The university has extensive contacts around the globe and all placements are fully supported by trained staff before, during and after.

With all this opportunity to work and study abroad (you can even study your entire degree without being physically at the university) the university provide free access to learning foreign languages knowing that this investment is another way to give UCLan students a leg-up when it comes to being employed.

A full variety of facilities exists at the University of Central Lancashire including a school of dentistry, motorsport workshop, biomechanics labs, television production studios, forensic crime scene houses, a multi-million upgraded library and new £15m sports centre where all first year students receive a free membership with access to facilities, classes and sports coaches.

Just as popular as the Students' Union is 53 Degrees the clubbing and comedy central in the heart of Preston Campus hosting huge names such as Dizzee Rascal, Gomez and Calvin Harris. All tickets and information can be found in the bustling Students' Union where you can also access cheap printing, shops, cafés, advice, employment opportunities and a cinema.



The Students' Union has won several awards; The Sound Impact Award In 2008 for environmental contribution, the UK Live Award and the Investors in People Award.

As well as support throughout your degree, the university offers courses before students arrive on campus to help them be fully prepared for university life by introducing study skills, time management, an overview of the campus and what it has to offer and a guide to the available support systems.

In 2010 the University of Central Lancashire became the 1st modern university in this country to be included in the QS World Ranking. It has far reaching influence and has global partnerships with companies such as BAE Systems, is the home of the first ever International Fashion Institute and has built a new School of Dentistry, the first of its kind in more than 100 years.


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th April 15

The campus is integrated with the city, so there is always a pub between your lectures for that desperately needed pint. The library is 24/7 and has plenty of quite and group study spaces. The buildings are well heated and most have been refurbed or due one soon. The university offers a great service for students in the PR1/2 post codes where they will take you home free of charge after dark, so late night study sessions in the library are good to go. Clubs and societies is an issue also linked with the union. The union has been a complete disappointment for me. They are poor communicators, have rubbish facilities and offer boring activities which only a small percentage of students engage in. People have little faith in uclan su, especially now that they're venue is totally rubbish and an absolutely rip off. Careers centre is great for CV support and student based jobs but there is not enough to go round. Probably not their fault! Internet is super fast and everywhere!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th October 15

Really great computing department and specialised labs. Staff are friendly and approachable too!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th August 15

Completed my foundation degree and loved UCLan. The facilities and staff were excellent, all lecturers were approachable and helpful in all situations. My halls for both years were excellent condition and affordable

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th August 15

Great location, amazing nights out, brilliant people and generally a fantastic University. Wouldn't of chosen anywhere else!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th August 15

Amazing university with wonderful facilities! Staff are amazing and so supportive, plus there's so many societies you can join your never bored at uclan!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th August 15

Love everything about it! The fact that everything on campus is so close together is especially good for those in the first year and are wanting to go from their accommodation to their lectures quickly! The student union has everything you need and the staff in the centres are all really friendly. Joining a sports team is easy, you can be an amazing athlete or just someone wants to go for fun, everyone is included!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st July 15

I studied BSc Psychology at UCLan which was very satisfying. The staff is very helpful and you get a lot of support with whatever you need. I enjoyed it a lot which is why I'm returning for my Masters degree this September.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st July 15

A great uni full of friendly people. Close to the town centre but far enough away that you don't get the general public walking around. A large campus but everything within a 15 minute walk. Great night life all year round!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th July 15

During my time at Uclan I have meet so many amazing people, both student and staff! I have never had teachers help and guide me in the right way like I have at Uclan. I was down and feeling depressed for a while and everyone really help me get past it and I managed to finish my year with a first!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd November 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 16

I have zero complaints about my course or the university, i just want to warn people that IQ leaves me wondering if there were better choices with better beds.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th April 16

biggest mistake of my life studying at that place!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st February 16

The election system and the employed staff members at the students union are an absolute disgrace and they should all be struck off if the union is going to rebuild its relationship with the students. Careers service and wifi are thoroughly good.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th December 15

Good uni to be at

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd December 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th December 15

Love UCLan, free gym for students, plenty of things to do in the union. Good nightlife. Library is giant

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th December 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th December 15

Roeburn is the safest of all halls and stu and Steve the security guys are just the best

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th December 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th December 15

Enjoying my course and the experience so far! Such a good uni

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th December 15

Great uni, great experience so far

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st November 15

Internet goes down at least once a week when everyone needs to do work

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th September 15

Friendly university with helpful student union

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th August 15

Got me my dream job. Made great friends.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th August 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th August 15

Best decision I have ever made in my life . Great course and staff members

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd July 15

I love uni. The uni is fab and the lifestyle is fab couldn't ask for a better experience.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Great facilities, with lots of help and support to ensure you get the best grade possible

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Great campus 5 min from town, great work opportunities especially as an Ambassador, so many societies and clubs to join, staff are friendly and always willing to help, plenty of resources available.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th July 15

A bit old fashioned. Lots of 'older' students 20-25. More going on for the young boring club lovers

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th July 15

Awful university. My course lecturers were shockingly unpunctual and never turned up, when they did they cut 2 hour lectures by almost 1 hour every time, and we finished 1 hour lectures within the first half hour, it made me wonder what I was paying for. I lived with people who studied different courses and they had a similar issue within the physics and maths courses. Facilities are okay but very open to the public so if you like being asked by the homeless for money everyday this is the university for you.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 15

Amazing

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th July 15

Its okay but it has some issues with quality of staff. Some are really good but others are lazy and not up to date with current research. The library is excellent though.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th June 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th June 15

Good campus and student union

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th June 15

Love the atmosphere, close to shops and food places. Good transport links

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th June 15

The Students' Union needs serious reform can change, the campus generally is quite good, tutors are nice, halls are decent and the new master plan is great to improve the universities current facilities

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th June 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th May 15

Brilliant uni, no complaints at all, recommended to anyone.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st May 15

Teachers are fantastic and the facilities are modern. Campus us close to most Halls and the night life is cheap and cheerful

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st May 15

good uni to go to have a will again recommend it to my friends

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st May 15

Fresh modern campus with supportive staff, great facilities, resources and opportunities!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

great uni! Love it, don't like the city and my course leader but there's is plenty at the uni to do and it is well managed!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

Its good for science but I think it's terrible for creative students or people who are a little shy

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Very good facilities for science based degree. Great social side to uclan too

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Great university, great facilities and really look after students!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd April 15

Absolutely love Uclan. Whatever you need is here. No matter how big or small your problem is, there's plenty of people to help you and every single one of them is so enthusiastic! Would definitely recommend!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th February 15

Engineering Department is Fabulous

Lots of new equipment added, new building being built to increase the size of engineering department. Whole university being updated and expanded.

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Sports arena off campus and no transport for leasurly use.

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