The University of Central Lancashire is the international, multi-campus University tracing its roots back to 1828 and leading the way in modern learning today. It is one of the UK’s largest universities with a staff and student community approaching 38,000.

The University of Central Lancashire was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. University's motto ‘Ex solo ad solem’ means ‘from the earth to the sun’ and remains an important part of who we are today. UCLan helps people from all walks of life to achieve their potential. In UCLan we believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life. Through the combination of academic excellence and real-world teaching, the university inspires people to transform their lives by seizing opportunities and achieving things they never thought possible.

Graduates of The University of Central Lancashire achieve outstanding results and are highly employable. Over 69% of UCLan's students graduate with a First or 2:1 while 95.5% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduating.

UCLan offers truly international experience, with student community coming from more than 100 countries around the world. UCLan is ranked in the top 7% of universities worldwide (Centre for World University Rankings 2021-22).

The University has recently refreshed its Strategic Plan to further recognise that sustaining and enhancing the wellbeing of people, places and the planet are amongst the most important challenges we face today.