We have a number of Open Days taking place throughout the year. If you can't make one of these dates you can book onto our Campus Tour Extra or one of our standard Campus Tours – find out more about other great ways to visit our campus.
We recommend that you pre-register for the Open Day, as this will enable us to send you relevant information in advance. You can then plan your day to make the most of your time, and we will be able to plan for your arrival. Although we prefer that you pre-register for the event, you will still be welcome to attend on the day.
When we have an upcoming Open Day, you can book via our Online Form.
You will receive an email confirming that you have registered, with a link to the programme enabling you to plan your day. This email will contain your Fast Track check-in form; please check the details, print this out and bring along with you as it will speed up your check-in on arrival. We’ll also send you travel and direction information along with contact information for on the day.
Whoever you like! We know choosing a university isn’t easy and you’ll be looking to family and friends to help you decide, so please feel free to bring them along on the day. (No pets though, except guide dogs!)
If you require assistance, we ask that you call us on +44 (0)1772 892400 to discuss your needs. If you require a BSL interpreter, it is important that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can ensure an interpreter is booked for you on the day.
Open Days usually run from 9am to 3pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays but please check individual event information. We strongly advise that you arrive in good time, preferably before 12 noon, so that you are able to do all of the things that are important to you. Therefore, we recommend that you take a look at the programme before you come and spend a few moments planning your day.
All the car parks are shown on the inside front cover of the programme; we advise that you head for Victoria or Fylde car parks as attendants will be there to help you find a parking space. Parking on all University car parks will be free of charge at the Open Days.
When you arrive at Preston railway station, look out for the University Student Ambassadors – you will recognise them by their red t-shirts. They will be able to direct you on to a shuttle bus that will take you to the University. Alternatively, you can ask a Student Ambassador for directions as the University is only a 10-minute walk from the station.
From the bus station, the number 31 bus service runs every 15 minutes and stops outside C&T Building, which is opposite the Students' Union.
We ask that all visitors report to the check-in desk in the Atrium (Students' Union). This enables us to confirm your registration, update you with any changes, help you plan your day and give you one of our free goodie bags!
There is complimentary wifi on campus – simply select UCLan Open.
Yes, there will be a talk discussing the various types of accommodation UCLan has to offer. Should you miss the talk, there will also be an information stand where you can obtain the relevant accommodation details. A range of different types of accommodation will be available to view and our accommodation staff will be in the flats to provide further information.
A number of student finance talks will take place throughout the day. Please see your Open Day programme for times and venues. Additionally, a team of student advisors will be on hand to talk to you on a one-to-one basis on the day.
UCLan Students’ Union will be open for you to take a look around, and Students’ Union representatives can give you information on what the SU can provide for you if you decide to study at UCLan. You can also ask any of our students working on the day about the social life in Preston.