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ONCAMPUS UK North has quickly built an outstanding reputation for quality of teaching, quality of service and positive student experience. This reputation is borne out of our simple focus to deliver the best student support that we possibly can. Through our partnership with UCLan, we are proud to prepare international students for success in their chosen degrees at UCLan or at other leading UK universities.

UCLan is a modern University with a strong tradition and a truly international focus. Its Preston campus is a modern green oasis in the heart of England’s newest city.

Granted university status in 1992, UCLan’s roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the ‘Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge’. It has now established an international reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative universities.

Download our student handbook for more information.

Living in Preston

All ONCAMPUS students are offered safe and secure accommodation close to where they are studying.

There are around 2,200 rooms available in UCLan halls of residence for first-year students. The halls are either owned or leased by UCLan, and are located within or very close to the heart of the main campus.

All University halls are self-catering and the prices include all fuel and water bills. Students will receive free internet access in all halls owned or leased by UCLan.

Every bedroom in UCLan’s accommodation also has a study desk and chair, chest of drawers, wardrobe
and wash basin.

Rent for university accommodation is among the cheapest in the country. Prices per week range from £89 to £99. Students are entitled to subsidised bus travel to get into and around Preston.

Find out more about accommodation options at UCLan

Average rent in UCLan University halls of residence: £79 per week
Internet access in halls: FREE
Personal possessions insurance included as
part of the accommodation package:
FREE
Annual Citi Bus Travel: £160
Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre membership: £130 per year
NUS extra discount card: £12
Cinema ticket (with Student card): £6.15

Clubs and Societies

UCLan Student Union run many different sports clubs and societies. As an ONCAMPUS student, you are able to join these clubs and societies while you study with us.

African & Caribbean // Ahlul Bayt // Amnesty International // Anime & Manga // Archaeology // Architecture // Burlesque  //  Business Society // Catholic Society // Chinese Society // Christian Union // Cult Film Society // Darts // Debating // Drama // Duke of Edinburgh // Fashion Society // Film // First Aid // Forensic Science  //  French Society // Gaming // Geography Society // Grub Club // Headspace // Hellenic Society // Indian Society // International Students Association // Islamic // Japanese Society // Labour Students // Law Society // LGBT // Mauritian // Musical Theatre // Nigerian Society // Nursing // Pagan // Philosophy // Poker // Right to Play // Rock Soc // Russian Humour “Snurki” // Sci-Fi and Comic Book // Student Left Network // Table-Top Gaming // American Football - UCLan Rams // Athletics // Badminton // Basketball // Canoe & Kayak // Cheerleading // Cricket // Cycling // Dance // Equestrian // Fencing // Football - Men // Football - Women // Gaelic Football // Golf // Handball // Hockey // Jiu Jitsu // Karate // Kung Fu // Mountaineering // Netball // Rugby League // Rugby Union - Men // Rugby Union - Women // Snowsports // Squash // Swimming // Table Tennis // Tae Kwon Do // Tennis // Trampolining // Ultimate Frisbee // Volleyball

Students’ Union

The Students’ Union has many services on offer to all students. These include:

  • Headroom - Headroom gives you practical advice on where to go in the Students’ Union and UCLan services and other organisations.
  • The Bridge - an employment agency run on your behalf by the Union.
  • Printshop - You can find all the necessary tools and services for your essay, assignments and art designs in the Print Shop. With services ranging from large format to laminating or binding, we can output your work at top speed.
  • Print Studio - Print Studio is where you need to come to buy all the stationery and art materials you need for your course. Here you will also find specialist art materials like mount board, sketch books, paint and brushes.
  • Essentials - Student Supermarket, located in the heart of the SU building, provides everything you need to cook a great meal.
  • Factory - Factory is the online shop for the University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union.
  • NUS Extra - The NUS Extra card is the nationally recognised discount card that every student should have! For just £12 you’ll get great discounts not only on your day-to-day essentials but also huge savings of life’s little luxuries.
  • Opportunities Centre - The Union has now built the Opportunities Centre your one stop shop for part time jobs, volunteering opportunities, society information and Give It A Go activity.

Trips and Activities at ONCAMPUS UK North:

Find out about International Students' Trips more by visiting the ONCAMPUS Facebook page

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