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Overall Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 119 reviews
4.2 / 119 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 44 reviews
4.0 / 44 reviews
Location
Location
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 36 reviews
4.1 / 36 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.8 / 19 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 36 reviews
4.1 / 36 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.1 / 10 reviews
Central Lancashire University

About University of Central Lancashire

Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been committed to educating people from all walks of life since its foundation. With 400 undergraduate and over 200 postgraduate courses, the University has something to offer students of any level.

Campus

UCLan’s main campus is located in Preston, Lancashire. The university has recently launched a £200 million campaign to modernise the campus and integrate it with the city around it. This initiative will add an Engineering Innovation Centre, a Student Support Centre and new landscape developments.

Student Life

1 in 5 people in Preston are students so it’s no surprise that the city enjoys a lively and like-minded community for undergraduates and postgraduates alike. With numerous historic buildings, parks, cafes and clubs, there’s no shortage of things to see and do. The Student’s Union has an event and live music venue with a capacity of up to 1,750 people.

Student Stats

Number of students26585
Male : Female46 : 54
Fulltime : Part time68 : 32
UK : International89 : 11

Awards

Clubs & Societies
Top 20 University for Clubs & Societies

Reviews

The University of Central Lancashire Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars based on 119 reviews
4.2 / 119 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Campus/University buildings
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 76 reviews
Learning facilities
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 76 reviews
Sports facilities
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 76 reviews
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 76 reviews
Careers service
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 76 reviews
Organisation
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 76 reviews
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th July 2018
Absolutely love this university. I wasn’t a fan about coming to uni, but now I’ve been I couldn’t imagine being without it. The friends I’ve made and people I’ve met have been amazing and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Campus / University buildings
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and wellbeing services
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support for international students
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th July 2018
The University of Central lancashire granted me the best three years of my life. I lived with amazing people from many diverse places in campus which had everything I needed and more in such a close space, nothing was out of reach. My course and tutors are incredible and do not get enough credit for the above and beyond service they deliever. They are the Universities biggest credit. Although, there is spacing issue in the building my course takes place in and the students union requires a revamp to be geared towards all students rather than a select few there are very new negatives as a whole with the uni. I would highly recommend to anyone applying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 12/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Photography
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

The modules are really great and help you learn and improve your photography skills. The lecturers are brilliant and help so much, they are easy to talk to and you can go to them with any problems you have.

Course review , 25/04/2016

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BSc (Hons) Health Psychology
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

There is a broad content of information in the course in third year; less so in second and first year but this is because of BPS guidelines. However, I don't think there is as much choice of modules going into third year, as you are led to believe. Academic advisors are only there to see you if you have a problem; I believe that it would be more beneficial if they arranged to meet you semester-ly or monthly to discuss how you are getting on. You are expected to do everything for yourself, and often assignment topics haven't even been covered in lecture.

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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Roeburn Hall
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
3.9 / 20 reviews
2 Whitendale Hall
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.4 / 8 reviews
3 IQ Kopa
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
3.9 / 9 reviews
4 Ribble Hall
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
3.8 / 5 reviews
5 Douglas Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Derwent Hall
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
2.0 / 1 review
7 Boatmans Court
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8 Bowran House
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9 Eden Hall
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10 Lawson Hall
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Rank City Student Rating
30 Aberystwyth
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.5 / 19 reviews
31 Chester
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 25 reviews
4.3 / 25 reviews
32 Aberdeen
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews
4.1 / 50 reviews
33 Reading
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 45 reviews
4.1 / 45 reviews
34 Preston
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 36 reviews
4.1 / 36 reviews
35 Southampton
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 97 reviews
3.9 / 97 reviews
36 Poole
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 28 reviews
4.2 / 28 reviews
37 Guildford
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
4.0 / 56 reviews
38 Hull
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 34 reviews
4.1 / 34 reviews
39 Winchester City
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
3.9 / 35 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Anime & Manga
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Musical Theatre
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 Pole Fitness
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
4 Quidditch
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
5 Badminton
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Doctor Who Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Engineering
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Entrepreneurial Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Korean Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Law Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Warehouse
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 42 reviews
4.5 / 42 reviews
2 Source Bar
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
4.2 / 9 reviews
3 53 Degrees
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
5.0 / 3 reviews
4 Greyfriars
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
5 Reflex
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.3 / 3 reviews
6 Roper Hall
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.3 / 3 reviews
7 Lamb and Packet
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Mad Ferret
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Squires
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Lava and Ignite
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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1 Central Lancashire, University of
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.1 / 10 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom