Partner Universities

Preston College are proud to work in partnership with University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), an international, multi-campus university leading the way in modern learning today. UCLan believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life.

Innovative by nature, the courses on offer combine academic excellence with real-world teaching, ensuring that all students gain the skills and experience that industry needs. UCLan graduates are in high demand across the world, whilst UCLan staff are leaders in their fields, with expertise and industry knowledge.

UCLan are proud of their roots, right here in Preston, where their main campus is based. It’s been home since 1828, when the distant predecessor, the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, was born. Since then, UCLan has changed names several times over, modernised, expanded and developed state-of-the-art campuses. But one thing hasn’t changed: they still offering life-changing opportunities to our students.

Gaining university status in 1992, the university has grown to become one of the UK’s largest universities, with additional campuses in Burnley (UK), Cumbria (UK) and Cyprus.

Preparing all students to succeed in today’s global economy, the thriving community of around 38,000 students and staff is made up of over 100 nationalities, while the worldwide alumni network numbers more than 180,000 people.

UCLan deliver international impact through life-changing research and partnerships with more than 120 institutions based in China, the Middle East and other regions. In 2021-22, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) placed us in the top 7% of universities worldwide.

UCLan, where opportunity creates success.

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