UCLan Through The Ages Project

Welcome to UCLan Through the Ages!

The aim of the project is to make in the invisible history of UCLan and Preston visible to students. By engaging students in heritage events and activities, it will explore UCLan’s history and connection to the city, the local community and the wider Lancashire area.

The project started through an expression of interest from students to understand the place where they are studying and to feel connected with their adopted home. The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots programme.

The project was launched in February 2016 and over the next 18 months will create fun, free events and activities exploring the history of the institution with deep roots within its city.

As a student at UCLan, you are adding to the heritage of the institution and how it is shaped. You are becoming the history of the future. By learning about the past, we can help shape our futures and those of others.

UCLan Through the Ages is here to support student ideas on how to discover and explore the heritage. Your ideas for activities and events are important in engaging others and helping create ways of sharing the past. As students, you are the experts in what students want to see. We know that YOU have GREAT IDEAS and we want to make those happen!

What’s in it for me?

Through the UCLan Through the Ages project, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain new skills and knowledge by attending or helping with a range of activities, including tours and trips, Give It A Go events, volunteering on campus and working with local community.
  • To attend training workshops in different areas such as local history, activism, using archives, using historical photographs etc.
  • To work towards the Student Union Livesey Award, which is a great way to get recognition for your volunteering. All hours spent volunteering on the project will count.
  • To improve your employability and make your CV look great! Employers are increasingly looking for graduates who have engaged with projects away from their university courses.

However you get involved, you will get to meet new people, enjoy social events and be involved in fun stuff.

Please get in touch to find out how you can get involved! How can the past help mould your future?