The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) tries to offer something for everyone, with a wide range of English language programmes, international foundation programmes, foundation entry degrees, undergraduate degrees and top-up programmes - with more than 230 undergraduate courses to choose from. UCLan is a friendly, campus-based university. International students are welcomed with a free airport collection service and orientation programme, as well as a buddy system to help students settle in. All students are fully supported throughout their study. All undergraduate courses have a strong focus on students’ future employability taught across a wide subject area including architecture, business and management, creative industries, dentistry, law, medicine, and the sciences. More information on courses can be found on the university website. More than £100 million has recently been invested in teaching, learning and leisure facilities, including new buildings, improved learning technology and the very best sporting facilities with plans already underway to build a new state-of-the-art £30m Engineering Innovation Centre that will open in 2018.
UCLan has one of the largest undergraduate research internship schemes of any University in the UK. UCLan was a founder member of the British Conference of Undergraduate Research and in 2011 hosted the first ever British undergraduate research conference. Its internship scheme has enabled more than 450 UCLan students to work alongside staff and make major contributions to high-quality research projects in areas such as type-two diabetes, wind power and smart bandage development.
The University’s state-of-the-art facilities include a disaster management training simulator, the most sophisticated of any UK university, which is helping to prepare UCLan’s policing students for life after graduation, forensic crime scene houses, biomechanic and clinical skills laboratories, motorsports workshop, moot court room, plus much more. Students have 24/7 access to University library and computers, with many resources accessible online from home. The campus has free WI-FI, as does all University student accommodation. All students have access to the full range of Students’ Union societies, covering religious, sporting, social and cultural interests. Staff will also help students to find work experience, and the University operates a ‘job shop’ to links students with employers for part-time work.