University of Central Lancashire Students' Union

University of Central Lancashire Students' Union

Preston Campus
Students' Union, Fylde Road

The Students' Union building is located in the centre of the UCLan Preston campus, between Adelphi Building and Fylde Road

Union Facts

Number of students

  • Total: 23,160
  • Full time: 15,525
  • Part time: 1,980
  • Postgraduates: 5,655

UCLan Students' Union is one of the largest in the country with approximately 35,000 members.

The Union building is in the heart of the campus and features Essentials, a convenience store and Source our safe, friendly and always free to get in student-only bar.

With dozens of clubs and societies to join you'll never be bored and there's now also a host of new opportunities with our Give It A Go programme. Our Advice Centre team will ensure you receive accurate, confidential and  independent advice about your life at University and the Bridge, our student Job Shop will do its best to find you work alongside your studies.

It's home to the award-winning 53 Degrees ( a 1,200 and 400 capacity venue, which has seen the likes of Kasabian, Scouting For Girls, Dizzee Rascal, Ian Brown and The Hoosiers headline.

It also hosts Preston's biggest student club night, Promo and the North-West’s premier comedy night, Stand and Deliver.

The Union achieved a silver standard in the NUS Sound Impact Environment Awards in 2007 and 2008 and finall achieved Gold Status in 2009. 

We were ranked fifth in the 2010 Times Student Experience Awards- the best in the north west and the highest ranked modern University