welcome burnley

Welcome to the University of Central Lancashire's Burnley Campus. You're just a few steps away from starting your university career and our handy pre-arrival checklist is designed to answer some of those questions and queries you may have. Read on below for further information on starting your UCLan experience.


Campus Tours

If you’re starting with us in September, we recommend you visit the campus beforehand, where you can have a guided Campus tour and possibly speak to staff and students from the course. Get in touch and we will arrange a mutually convenient time!

Campus tours last approximately one hour and can be held at any time during the week between 10:00 am- 4:00 pm Monday – Thursdays and between 10:00am-3:00 pm Fridays. The tours are delivered by dedicated staff and student ambassadors currently studying at the Campus, so you can find out first-hand about the benefits of studying at UCLan Burnley.

We will endeavour to answer any academic queries you have on the day, however please note that we are not able to guarantee lecturers are available to discuss all course-related requirements in detail. If you need to meet an academic to discuss a specific course please ensure you email the campus

For further information or to register your interest in visiting UCLan Burnley, please contact Sameeha Raja, who is based at the Burnley campus, on 01772 896055, or email

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UCLan’s registered landlord scheme has extended to Burnley Campus. There is now some accommodation available for UCLan Burnley students in shared houses which are within walking distance of the Burnley Campus. If you have not already applied for accommodation, we advise you start this process as soon as possible.

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Money Matters

Going to University can be a costly option, so it’s best to start thinking about financing your studies as early possible.

For information on applying for your student loan, visit Direct Gov website. You can also contact our Student Financial Support Team on 01772 892583 if you require any assistance.

While if you apply for a student bank account before you arrive at university, you could take advantage of incentives such as free gifts and an interest-free overdraft.


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Discover Burnley

Burnley is a small town bursting with history and there's plenty to see and do in between your studies. Historic attractions include Towneley Hall Art Gallery, Gawthorpe Hall and the Queen Street Mill. For the keen cyclists, see the beautiful landscapes of Burnley on the Burnley Heritage Cycle Trail. If shopping is more your thing, the Charter Walk Shopping Centre in Market Square offers up the big name high street stores and more for your shopping pleasure!


Proof of ID and entry qualifications

You’ll need to bring proof of ID which needs to be one of the following: Birth certificate - Passport - Driving licence.

We’ll also need to see proof of the qualifications that were a condition of entry on to your course – these should be the highest qualification you’ve gained.

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Network account username and password

You should have received an email from us which will allow you to validate your personal email address if that is the one you've provided. If you have not received this email, and it's not lurking in your junk mail, please email

Once we've validated your personal email we'll set up your own personal account on our University network, and email you with your username and password. This will allow you to access course information, resources, campus Wi-Fi and a range of facilities to support you during your studies.

You'll also notice that your username forms part of your UCLan email address which is: Your University email account is provided through Microsoft 365 service. You will benefit from a large mailbox, OneDrive and access to online Office applications, all of which you can access from anywhere with an internet connection.

Get started and log in to your email account using your username and password.

Discover the full range of study support on the university network.

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Welcome week timetable

The UCLan Student Portal is your gateway to course information, advice and learning tools needed to support you in your studies. You can also access your personal timetable via the Student Portal, which will tell you what you'll be doing during Welcome Week and beyond.

Your first week’s timetable will be slightly different to your teaching timetable. You can now log in to your personalised online portal via MyUCLan.

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Online enrolment

Enrolment is the formal process which will confirm your status as a student at the University of Central Lancashire. Once you have received your username and password you should use these to enrol on your course as soon as possible, so as not to delay any student finance or access to other University services. Online enrolment is a simple process which should take no longer than 10 minute to complete. Read more about course enrolment.

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Apply now for your NUS card and take advantage of over 200 UK student discounts. These include popular shops and restaurants like Warehouse, Frankie and Benny's and Pizza Hut. Also, days out at Warwick Castle, Thorpe Park, Virgin Experience Days and beyond! You can choose 1, 2 or 3 year cards, 1 year costing £12, 2 years £22 while 3 years is only £32.