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University of Central Lancashire

Preston | North West England

City Campus Rural

Ucas code: C30

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. Since those early days it has grown into one of the UK’s largest universities with a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and an employment-focused course portfolio containing over 350 undergraduate programmes and nearly 250 postgraduate courses. The University has an established research reputation with world-leading or internationally excellent work (Research Excellence Framework 2014) taking place within the areas of Business, Health, Humanities and Science. As a truly global institution with an established campus in Cyprus, UCLan’s student body includes 120 nationalities and its partnership network extends to 125 countries. The University has a strong focus on continually improving the student experience and is currently in the middle of a 5-year, £200 million plan to redevelop its Preston Campus to create an attractive and inviting environment helping to create jobs, kick-start regeneration and attract inward investment into the City.
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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

65%

MED

Political

52%

MED

Varied union activities

69%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

64%

MED

Sporty

68%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £18.5k LOW
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student satisfaction score 75% MED

Number of students

23,002

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

23%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

42%

of students are male

Young / Mature

21%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

10%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

Dialog 397 comments (125 students)
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