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I recently studied the BSc Hons in Health and Social Care at Burnley and in my opinion the support was terrible, teachers gave me extremely low marks for good work, emails were ignored and it resulted in me being unable to find a job and not having a grade high enough for entry on to a Masters degree.

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On 7th August 18

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Roeburn #1
Whitendale #2
Derwent #3
Ribble #4
Boatmans Court / Bowran House #5
Douglas #6
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I recently studied the BSc Hons in Health and Social Care at Burnley and in my opinion the support was terrible, teachers gave me extremely low marks for good work, emails were ignored and it resulted in me being unable to find a job and not having a grade high enough for entry on to a Masters degree.

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By member733368
On 7th August 18

University of Central Lancashire Reputation

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is located in South West England. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 24,160 students are enrolled at UCLan:

- 21,680 of these students come from the UK.
- 605 come from other EU countries.
- And 1,875 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2016/17)

The graduate outcomes for UCLan show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving UCLan, is £18,500 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)


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Just been offered a place to study sport and physical education, two questions really is this a good choice of uni and as I really want to go here what accommodation is best value for money and closest to main campus
By member1335106 On 29th November 18
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I got admitted to the mba offer, how hard is it ti get a part time job there?
By member933875 On 17th September 18
There are plenty of part-time jobs available in Preston- what sort of role are you looking for?
By member734724 On 2nd November 18
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I was thinking of applying to study Asian Pacific Studies or Modern Languages(Korean/Japanese). I'm wondering what it's like, especially the tutors.
By member430631 On 1st March 18
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I have got an offer for Bachelors in Medical Sciences (Foundation Entry), starting from september 2018. It would be very helpful if someone could tell me about what to expect and what not to, about the course and the university too. I plan to work hard and enter the MBBS course after the completion of my first year.
By member529604 On 9th January 18
What is your offer?? I was thinking of extra to do the same
By member1130615 On 1st March 18
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th August 18

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 7th August 18

No support from tutors on the BSc Hons in Health and Social Care. Shocked that they were so harsh at marking.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th August 18

I recently studied the BSc Hons in Health and Social Care at Burnley and in my opinion the support was terrible, teachers gave me extremely low marks for good work, emails were ignored and it resulted in me being unable to find a job and not having a grade high enough for entry on to a Masters degree.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 3rd July 18

I undertook my degree in English Literature and the tutor Dr Richard Walker was hardly ever there. It is absolutely disgusting the amount of money I now owe to SLC when my teacher was always off sick; often only learning this after trudging across campus to find a pathetic note on a door. Now, ten years later, I am hugely indebted and without employment. I wonder if it has anything to do with such disgraceful treatment at the hands of my university.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th February 18

The uni has 2 different free WiFi’s, so when one drops out (which they do) you can switch to the other and not waste your data. There are plenty of shops and places to buy lunch, however they can be expensive for what you end up getting. The library is brilliant, with bookable group study rooms so you can discuss the course content with friends. All the study rooms have whiteboards, computers and screens but you have to buy your own pen. Don’t buy it from the library, the price is ridiculous for a single whiteboard pen. The student union is good, it has a cafe and several shops, and also an amazon locker.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th January 18

Fairly good uni, SU isnt the best ive seen but its decent enough, loads of societies not sure what most of them even do as i never hear anything but maybe thats my fault. Library is great especially as its open 24 hours

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd December 17

I hated it, lecturers were a waste of time

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th November 17

My daughter took the creative writing and literature course. Some lecturers were good, some were utterly disinterested. My daughter's class were told not to write any fantasy because their tutor doesn't like it, even though that's what some of them wanted to specialize in. About 70% of the class dropped out before finishing their degree because they felt so hopeless and demoralized with the standard of the teaching

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd November 17

Absolute nightmare. Poorly trained staff (bachelor students) why would you have a university with students teaching students. I asked for time with my tutors and all they could spare with 5 minutes on a Friday. Ridiculous, I quit sooner than a year.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 27th September 17

Started at UCLan in september 2017 and realised it wasn't for me and that I'd rather drop out early and take a gap year and work my ass off. Then found out I have to pay 2,500 gbp to UCLan (out of the 9,000 for an entire year) for the 2 weeks I went there..? Turns out this is hidden in the t&c's and I even looked around and no other uni does this?! So basically if you go to UCLan and want to drop out do it in the first week lol - which is before you can see if you like the course. A complete scam.

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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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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 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 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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

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

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: 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: 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 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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