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Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation 2017

A warm welcome to the University of Central Lancashire and our degree ceremonies 2017. Our graduation ceremonies mark a special time when we celebrate and recognise the success and achievements of our graduates. It is also an important occasion for all those who have encouraged and supported our graduates during their time here and we are delighted to welcome our students' families and friends to our celebrations.

A huge congratulations to all our students who will be graduating this December on your outstanding individual achievements. We wish you every success for the future and hope that you have an enjoyable, happy and memorable day. View your ceremony dates and times and the timetable for morning and afternoon ceremonies.


The venue for UCLan’s graduation ceremonies is Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1HT. The ground floor is a shopping arcade with a range of coffee shops, restaurants and bars serving light refreshments.

On arrival, please proceed to the first floor where you will find the University's Reception and ticket collection desk. Gown collection and photography also takes place at the Guild Hall. Preston Guild Hall is wheelchair accessible and the Ceremony Hall is equipped with induction loop systems.  There is lift access to all floors.

Preston’s Guild Hall is easily accessible in the city centre and is close to Preston’s Bus Station and Railway Station. If you are arriving by car, the nearest multi-storey car park is next door at the adjacent Bus Station this can be found using PR1 1YT on your SatNav.  There are other car parks around the City Centre, and two Park and Ride facilities.

View our University Preston City Campus map

Celebrate with UCLan after your ceremony

Following your ceremony, we invite you and your guests to join us in honouring the class of 2017.

Our graduation celebration event will be held in Foster Building Refectory after each ceremony.  Here you are welcome to continue your celebrations with complimentary refreshments, live entertainment and much more.

No need to book, just turn up and continue your celebrations with friends, tutors and UCLan staff. More details will be in your graduation brochure.


Share your photos and videos on Twitter and Instagram using #UCLanGraduates and follow @UCLan

Alumni Network

Remember, you are always a part of UCLan. Our Alumni Network allows you to keep up to date with the latest news, events and opportunities from your university. Membership is free and automatic when you graduate. Just make sure you keep us updated with your contact details and we will be in touch. Email for more information.

You can also register with UCLan Connect, our online networking platform, and keep in touch with friends, tutors and other alumni from UCLan

Your journey beyond graduation

A postgraduate degree at UCLan can help you achieve your ambitions, whether that be enhancing your knowledge and skills in your degree subject or changing career direction in the future.

Don’t forget that as a UCLan graduate, you may be entitled to a discount on postgraduate course fees.

The UK Government postgraduate loan scheme of up to £10,280* will be available for the 2017/18 academic year. For more information visit

*conditions and eligibility criteria apply. Details can be found:

Graduation 2016