We’ve always believed in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life.
We’re proud of our mission and we take it seriously. With our universal, second to none support, whatever your goal, together we’ll make it happen. We’re innovative by nature, offering more choices and creating more possibilities.
Combining academic excellence and real-world teaching, we give our people the skills and experience industry needs. That’s why our talented graduates are in such high demand in the world.
Whoever you are, wherever you are in life, there’s always a way.
Where opportunity creates success.
Today we’re one of the UK’s largest universities with a staff and student community approaching 38,000.
Our employment-focused course portfolio with over 350 undergraduate programmes, nearly 200+ postgraduate courses and rich array of CPD courses means we offer you the skills and experience that industry needs.
Building on last year’s impressive rise of 27 places, we’ve climbed a further 5 places in the Complete University Guide 2021 and are now ranked 70th out of 130 institutions.
And we’ve been ranked first for the money invested into student wellbeing services according to the 2020 Student Welfare League Table.
Our community is made up of students from more than 100 countries around the world. And we are partnered with 125 institutions across the globe making us a truly international University.
We are ranked in the top 6.5% Centre for World University Rankings 2020-21 and we hold the maximum 5 QS stars for the quality of our teaching.
We started life in Preston and have since grown the number our UK campuses. As well as Preston, we are also based in Burnley (East Lancashire) and Westlakes (West Cumbria).
We were honoured to establish the first British University in Cyprus in 2012 having been granted an academic license by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.