Schools and Colleges

Here at the University of Central Lancashire, we’re committed to supporting pupils of schools, colleges, sixth forms and other further education institutions progress into studying in Higher Education. The Lancashire Arts Festival provides a perfect opportunity for students interested in a career in the creative industries, to immerse themselves in wide range of exhibitions, live performances and fashion shows and indulge their chosen passion.

You can also find out more about how UCLan can help you and support your students on the journey into Higher Education. Discover our other great range of events hosted throughout the year – many of which are free to attend.


Guided by our student ambassadors, the school and college group visited a mixture of the Degree Show exhibitions in Victoria, Hanover, Harris and Edward Buildings.

Some also attended special performances in Theatre, Dance and Music, along with interactive workshops in TV Production and Music Production. On the Thursday, most of the groups saw the Fashion Show choreography rehearsal, which was very well received.

During the school and college visits in 2017 we welcomed 382 pupils and 57 influencers.

If you’re interested in attending our Lancashire Arts Festival in 2018 with a group of students, please get in touch.

Great Northern Creative Festival

Part of the Lancashire Arts Festival, we are calling ALL creative talent to action for UCLan’s Great Northern Creative Festival Competition.

 We want to hear from your talented students between 16-19 years old are invited to submit for:

  • The UCLan Animation Competition:
    The Great Northern Creative Festival LogoYou have 20 seconds – now get creative!
  • The UCLan Documentary Competition:
    In four minutes – what subject are you going to highlight?
  • The UCLan Fiction Film Competition:
    You have one minute – now tell me a story!
  • The UCLan Song Competition:
    It’s all about the music!

For more information about the competition and The Great Northern Creative Festival, please visit:

The dates of the festival run from 13 November – 18 November, with the deadline for competition submissions, at midnight on September 30th 2017.