University of Central Lancashire Foundation Campus

The University of Central Lancashire (or UC Lan) is a university based in Preston, Lancashire, England. The university is the fifth largest in the UK in terms of student numbers. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was founded in 1828 as the Institute for the Diffusion of Knowledge, based in Preston. ‘Ex solo ad solem’, or in translation, ‘From the Earth to the Sun’, has been its motto ever since – helping people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential is what UCLan’s all about – from ensuring the best facilities, teaching and support are in place to help undergraduate students succeed, to providing world-leading Astrophysics researchers with the opportunity to work with NASA and photograph the Sun.

UCLan has evolved over the years to become a world class institution, recognised with its inclusion in the 2010 QS World Rankings – the first Modern University in the UK to gain this status. With 11 areas of research judged ‘world leading’ in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, UCLan has the global recognition of its peers, with a focus on applied research.

Students who study at UCLAN Foundation Campus are able to progress to a range of degrees at University of Lancashir. Quality teaching, employable graduates, strong links with industry and an innovative and dynamic approach to learning. UCLAN Campus offers students a curriculum that is based on creating skilled, employable graduates through its expertise and an in-depth understanding of what today’s employers are looking for.



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