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Official UCLan 2024 Applicant thread

Welcome! :hello:

This is the official University of Central Lancashire 2024 Applicant thread! A great space to ask questions and to discover more about what it is like to study here.

You can also find some really useful information about UCLan here:
. How to apply - https://www.uclan.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply
. Open days - https://www.uclan.ac.uk/open-days
. Accommodation - https://www.uclan.ac.uk/accommodation
. Student life here at UCLan - https://www.uclan.ac.uk/student-life

We look forward to hearing from you. :smile:

UCLan TSR team
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Hi there,

Welcome to the official University of Central Lancashire Applicant Thread for 2024! Here, you have the opportunity to meet and chat with fellow applicants and ask any questions you want regarding applying to University of Central Lancashire.

Below are some icebreaker questions to help you get started:

“What course are you applying for?”
“Will you be attending any Open Days?”
“How are you feeling about starting University?”


Get involved in more conversations by visiting our directory here and join in with the Yr 13 Chat thread here.

Good luck and happy posting!
Dental Students, University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Lancashire
Preston
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Hi everyone! I'm Rebecca, one of the 4th years at UCLan and I'm currently studying medicine! If you have any questions about UCLan, welcome week or anything inbetween, let me know below!
Hi everyone! I'm Rebecca, one of the 4th years at UCLan and I'm currently studying medicine! If you have any questions about UCLan, welcome week or anything in between, let me know below!
Hi! I'm Kitty and I recently applied for Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at UCLan :smile: I'm really anxious to hear back about an interview but I've been told I'd likely hear back in December so I'll just have to wait hahaha. I understand it's different from Vet Med, but what was a typical week like in first year? Was it full days every day of the week? What areas do you recommend for socialising and studying? Do you use Canvas for online things? Thanks!
Original post by itsablandlife
Hi! I'm Kitty and I recently applied for Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at UCLan :smile: I'm really anxious to hear back about an interview but I've been told I'd likely hear back in December so I'll just have to wait hahaha. I understand it's different from Vet Med, but what was a typical week like in first year? Was it full days every day of the week? What areas do you recommend for socialising and studying? Do you use Canvas for online things? Thanks!

Hi Kitty!

The first week is welcome week so this is a great opportunity for you to meet your lecturers, your course mates and get to know the university more! It is a bit more relaxed than your normal weeks will be!

For socialising and studying, we have our student centre which is great if you want to sit down with your friends for a coffee but we also have our 24/7 library as well!

We currently use blackboard for online things!

I hope this helps,

Rebecca - 4th Year
Interesting in studying here at the University of Central Lancashire? 🌹 Come along to one of our Open Days to get a taste of university life! 🤩

You’ll have the opportunity to:

- Speak to expert subject tutors and friendly current students
- Chat to our specialist teams in careers and student support
- Get expert advice on your personal statement
- Explore campus and its state-of-the-art facilities on student led tours
- Visit our accommodations
- Join a walking tour walking tour around Preston City Centre

With less than a week until our October Open Day, we're excited to welcome visitors to our Preston Campus soon!

🗓️ Sun 8 October
🕘 9am - 3pm


Book your place here. We hope to see you there! :smile:

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hello! I am an international student applying to UCLan for 2024 entry medicine. i will be applying from the private portal and there is a limit of 20,000 characters for the personal statement. Is it necessary for me to write the complete 20,000 characters or is less than that is okay and if it is then what is the minimum character count required for it? one more query, when is the international medicine deadline? thank you so much!!
Original post by rb00625
hello! I am an international student applying to UCLan for 2024 entry medicine. i will be applying from the private portal and there is a limit of 20,000 characters for the personal statement. Is it necessary for me to write the complete 20,000 characters or is less than that is okay and if it is then what is the minimum character count required for it? one more query, when is the international medicine deadline? thank you so much!!

Hi there @rb00625,

How are you? :smile:

It's great to hear that you are interested in applying for our MBBS Medicine & Surgery course. The MBBS application deadline for international students is 15 July 2024 if you apply direct through our website. When writing your personal statement it is important that you include your relevant experience and show what you have gained from it. If you do need further support and confirmation on the length of your personal statement, you can email our admissions team at [email protected]. There is some great advice on writing your personal statement on our website which you can find here.

I hope this helps, do let me know if you have any other questions. :smile:

Best wishes,
Sarah
Next month we are hosting an Open Day at our Burnley Campus!

Come along to discover our state-of-the-art facilities on a student led campus tour. View our accomodation and get all the information you may need. Have your chance to speak to expert subject tutors and ask any questions to our current students.

🗓️ Saturday 4 November
🕘 10am - 2pm GMT

📍 Victoria Mill, Trafalgar Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1RA

Interested? Register here, we hope to see you there! :smile:

Let us tell you about what it's like to study in Burnley. 👇

Original post by UCLan Ambassador
Next month we are hosting an Open Day at our Burnley Campus!

Come along to discover our state-of-the-art facilities on a student led campus tour. View our accomodation and get all the information you may need. Have your chance to speak to expert subject tutors and ask any questions to our current students.

🗓️ Saturday 4 November
🕘 10am - 2pm GMT

📍 Victoria Mill, Trafalgar Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1RA

Interested? Register here, we hope to see you there! :smile:

Let us tell you about what it's like to study in Burnley. 👇


Hello everyone,

My name is Haya, and I am one of the international final year medical students in UCLan. I am happy to answer any of your medicine related questions.

I am also a student ambassador, so feel free to ask me about anything UCLAN.

I am based in Burnley Campus for my clinical placements, so feel free to ask me about any queries.

Best wishes,
Haya MBBS 5
Hello everyone,

My name is Haya, and I am one of the international final year medical students in UCLan. I am happy to answer any of your medicine related questions.

I am also a student ambassador, so feel free to ask me about anything UCLAN.

I am based in Burnley Campus for my clinical placements, so feel free to ask me about any queries.

Best wishes,
Haya - MBBS 5
Autumn Open Days 🍂

If you're thinking about University, our Open Days provide the ideal opportunity to explore one of our friendly campuses while discovering what UCLan life is like. 🤩

Here's what's coming up over the next month.

📍Book for Preston Campus:
Undergraduate Open Day - Saturday 18 November
Postgraduate Advice Event - Wednesday 22 November

📍Book for Burnley or Westlakes:
Westlakes Open Evening - Thursday 2 November
Burnley Open Day - Saturday 4 November


If you have any questions about these events or life here at the University of Central Lancashire, we'd be more than happy to help. 😊
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Original post by UCLan Ambassador
Autumn Open Days 🍂

If you're thinking about University, our Open Days provide the ideal opportunity to explore one of our friendly campuses while discovering what UCLan life is like. 🤩

Here's what's coming up over the next month.

📍Book for Preston Campus:
Undergraduate Open Day - Saturday 18 November
Postgraduate Advice Event - Wednesday 22 November

📍Book for Burnley or Westlakes:
Westlakes Open Evening - Thursday 2 November
Burnley Open Day - Saturday 4 November


If you have any questions about these events or life here at the University of Central Lancashire, we'd be more than happy to help. 😊


Original post by UCLan Student
Hello everyone,

My name is Haya, and I am one of the international final year medical students in UCLan. I am happy to answer any of your medicine related questions.

I am also a student ambassador, so feel free to ask me about anything UCLAN.

I am based in Burnley Campus for my clinical placements, so feel free to ask me about any queries.

Best wishes,
Haya MBBS 5

Hi, I applied to medicine as a home student. I would just like to know when will we get the transferable skills statement for this year and the weighting of UCAT, GCSEs, A-levels and the transferable skills statement for the selection for an interview. Thanks!
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Original post by Mell111
Hi, I applied to medicine as a home student. I would just like to know when will we get the transferable skills statement for this year and the weighting of UCAT, GCSEs, A-levels and the transferable skills statement for the selection for an interview. Thanks!

Hi there @Mell111,

Thank you for your message, it's great to hear that you have applied to study MBBS Medicine & Surgery here at UCLan. 😊

For this course, UK applicants for 2024 entry onwards are required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) before applying. Your UCAT score will be used as part of the selection process prior to interview.

In terms of your question above, here in the social media team don't have access to information around the weighting of UCAT. But you could contact our friendly Admissions team with your questions and they can help support you. You can contact the team by emailing [email protected].

All the best, 😊
Sarah
hello, im mohana in y13, and i loved uclan so much i applied to D100 veterinary medicine and surgery and my 5th option pharmacology !!
i got my offer to study pharmacology a few weeks ago , which is great, so now its fingers crossed that im accepted into veterinary medicine :smile:
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Original post by momo_basket
hello, im mohana in y13, and i loved uclan so much i applied to D100 veterinary medicine and surgery and my 5th option pharmacology !!
i got my offer to study pharmacology a few weeks ago , which is great, so now its fingers crossed that im accepted into veterinary medicine :smile:

Hi there @momo_basket, :smile:

It's lovely to read your message and great to hear that you have applied to study here at UCLan. 🌹

If you have any questions about the course or life here at UCLan, I'd be happy to help.

All the best, :smile:
Sarah
Are you interest in studying at UCLan? 🌹

Our upcoming Preston Open Day is ideal for exploring our campus and is the perfect opportunity for you to talk to tutors, current students and visit accomodation options.

📅 Saturday 18 November
9am 3pm GMT
📍 Preston campus

Book your place: Undergraduate Open Day at Preston Campus - Nov 2023 - UCLan

Any question, do let us know! 😊
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Original post by UCLan Student
Hello everyone,

My name is Haya, and I am one of the international final year medical students in UCLan. I am happy to answer any of your medicine related questions.

I am also a student ambassador, so feel free to ask me about anything UCLAN.

I am based in Burnley Campus for my clinical placements, so feel free to ask me about any queries.

Best wishes,
Haya - MBBS 5

Hello, I applied around to UCLan at the start of this month, just wanted to ask, approximately when will I be hearing back from them ? Thank you for your help :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
Hello, I applied around to UCLan at the start of this month, just wanted to ask, approximately when will I be hearing back from them ? Thank you for your help :smile:

Hi there, 😊

Thanks for getting in touch with your question. It's great to hear that you have applied to study here at UCLan. 🌹

Please be assured that our admissions team are working hard to process applications and will be in touch as soon as possible with an update. If you would like to send to us a direct message through any of our social media channels with some further information and I'd be happy to look into this for you.

Within your message please include your:
-Full name
-Application ID
-Course name
-Date of birth

Best wishes,
Sarah
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