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The University of Central Lancashire was founded on 7 October 1828 in Preston, as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. Whilst our name has changed several times since then, our original mission to enable people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential has remained the same.

Sharing stories is a central theme of our history and we plan to build a collection of personal narratives that will really bring the history of our University to life. We’d like to hear your stories. Perhaps you set out on a life-changing career path through the University; maybe your children studied here and found their vocation; or maybe you have enjoyed one of our events. Personal or professional, serious or downright silly – we’d love to hear your stories.

If you want to share your story and contribute to the collective memories we are seeking to create then please complete the form below.

Your Details

UCLan GraduateUCLan Member of StaffFriend of UCLanCurrent StudentRetired Member of StaffOther (Please Specify)

If you are a UCLan Graduate, when did you study here?

What course(s)/subject(s) did you study?

Terms and conditions – please read

Please note by submitting this form you are agreeing that your story and images can be used by the University in photographic and film format and/or content from your story about you may be used in any type of marketing materials including (but not limited to) University websites, on and offline publications, public relations messages and other advertising, such as social media, brochures, information leaflets and other formats to promote the University. You agree that the photographs and/or stories may be used in this way without payment or further contact from the University in perpetuity and will be added to the University’s Archive. Please note that your photographs/story may be used together or may appear individually. Personal data will be held in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

If you wish for the University to stop using the images, please contact: In this case, they will not be used in future publications but may continue to appear in publications already in circulation.

Please add your story in the box below. You can use a maximum of 500 words.


If you have an image you would like to share please only upload these in the following formats: PNG, GIF or JPEG up to 30 MB. Images must be of as high a quality as possible. You can upload up to three images to go with your story.