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UCLan Partnership

Myerscough College is an Associate School of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), a dynamic, vibrant and contemporary university located in Preston city centre. UCLan is one of the largest universities in the UK with world-leading and internationally excellent research areas. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

In recent years UCLan has invested more than £120 million into new buildings, facilities and resources to support teaching, learning and leisure activities at the University. This includes the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, a dedicated laboratory complex, a state-of-the art Media Factory offering cutting edge facilities, an award winning Students’ Union, world-class sports facilities, a School of Dentistry and the new UCLan Dental Clinic that offers first-rate dental services at the Preston Campus.

The large population of UCLan students has turned the city of Preston into an energetic metropolis with a buzzing nightlife and a growing arts scene, surrounded by pubs, clubs and eateries that provide worldwide cuisine to cater for every palette.

There are a range of entertainment venues, including the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, providing year-round entertainment, such as major sporting events, ballet, drama, concerts and much, much more. Preston also has plenty of museums and cultural attractions, as well as being a great place to shop with several shopping centres and retail outlets housing many of the big name shops. So as a student of nearby Myerscough, you will not be far from all the action in Preston.

Myerscough and UCLan

As Myerscough higher education students are enrolled at both the College and the University, they are able to access a wide range of the facilities and services at UCLan's campus in Preston. College based courses therefore have the same entry requirements, regulations and awards.

Student benefits

  • Access to and membership of the UCLan Library, including the Virtual Academic Library of the North West (VALNOW) and the Skills and Learning Resources System. Students can search the University library’s catalogue of around 500,000 items and access a range of online databases, journals and e-books.
  • Access to a range of Student Services, including the Student centre that provides information and help on all aspects of student life, employability, enterprise and career planning.
  • Full membership of the Students’ Union, with its state-of-the art £6.5 million building in Preston. This features some of the best facilities in the country, including retail and catering outlets, a printshop, The Bridge student employment agency, more than 60 clubs and societies and its very own radio station and magazine. For more information on these services visit www.uclansu.co.uk
  • Full use of the Students' Union entertainments venue, voted Students’ Union of the Year by the British Entertainments and Disco Association (BEDA).