University of Central Lancashire
The University of Central Lancashire was first founded in 1828 as the Institute for the Diffusion of Knowledge. Today, the University has one of the largest student and staff communities in the country, of nearly 38,000. The University has gone from strength to strength in recent years and was the first UK modern Higher Education institution to appear in the QS World University Rankings in 2010.
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The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Central Lancashire.
The University is the second highest riser in the UK league table, now being ranked 75th out of 131 universities by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. It has risen 30 places on overall ranking, as well as rising 34 places when it comes to Student Experience, where it is now ranked 59th in the country.
The University recently ranked second in the UK for the number of graduate start-ups still running after 3 years. In addition to this, 95.5% of students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.
For undergraduate students from either the UK or EU, all courses have a fee of £9,250 per year on both the Preston and Burnley campuses. For international students, fees can cost a maximum of £40, 500 per year depending on the chosen course.
The University of Central Lancashire offers a number of bursaries for eligible students. These include financial bursaries, learning support funds, medicine scholarships, care leavers bursaries and sports scholarships.
The University of Central Lancashire aims to guarantee every resident with value for money accommodation, a safe and comfortable living environment and an inclusive community. All of the properties are self-catered, but there are choices on how many other students share a flat and communal spaces. Alternatively, head to the AFS page to view some private student accommodation options.
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The University of Central Lancashire Student’s Union is passionate about giving every student the opportunities they need to succeed and achieve their goals. The Union organises a range of events to keep students busy, as well as the many societies, sports clubs and student media clubs on offer.
The University of Central Lancashire is well known for being on the UK’s largest universities, offering 400 undergraduate courses and over 200 postgraduate courses across 20 academic schools.
The Student Centre is currently undergoing a huge £60 million development, which not only gives the building a more aesthetic look but also allowing it to become a more practical world-class facility for years to come.
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