All UCLan students are invited to get involved in one or more of our many student led groups. Joining a Sports Club, Society or taking part in Volunteering activities is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and be a part of the UCLan Students’ Union community.

At UCLan Students’ Union, we have over 150 Sports, Societies and other Volunteering opportunities for all students to get involved with. Check out our full list of student led groups here.

There's lots of amazing Society's with students from across the globe. Whether it's connecting people from your own country or culture, or exploring another - Societies are a great way to feel part of a community and have a home away from home. Our student groups put on lots of great activities and social events you'll be able to attend to make friends and have fun.

Not got a Society for you? Don't worry, we can help you create your own! Email us at and we'll help get you started.

Membership Benefits
If you’re a student at The University of Central Lancashire, you’re automatically a member of UCLan Students’ Union, which means you can start taking advantage of the benefits of being a member straight away.

As a UCLan Students’ Union member you can:


Oasis Centre
The Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre exists to encourage people in the pursuit and development of their faith, and to promote the understanding and respect of different faiths. It also offers a neutral space where the chaplaincy team offer pastoral and spiritual support for all, whether you have a faith allegiance or not.

No attempt is made to ‘convert’ people to a particular way of thinking or believing. Every effort is made to encourage people on their individual spiritual journeys.

The Oasis centre can offer advice and information about religious groups within the University, and places of worship in the Preston area.

The centre has a coffee lounge open every day during term where you can make yourself a hot drink, meet others and relax. There are also rooms for prayer, meditation, reading and quiet reflection.




  • Vote and run for a position in the Students’ Union Elections
  • Have your voice heard and represented
  • Submit ideas and campaigns for positive change
  • Access support from our free, independent and confidential Advice Centre
  • Join or start any UCLan Students’ Union Sports Clubs or Societies
  • Get involved in our volunteering projects
  • Socialise and relax in our Atrium or Source Bar
Welcome Meals
24th September 7pm - 1st October 7pm
1st floor of the Students Union Building
The Students Union will be hosting a number of Welcome Meals over the welcome period to give new students a chance to meet others and provide an introduction to the SU.
Accessible WCs | New Students | Freshers Preston New Students
International Student Drop In: Meet the Officers
29th September 10am - 11am
Head down to the new Student Centre to meet your Elected Officers!
Union | Accessible WCs | Freshers Preston | Freshers | New & Returning Students
Sports Fair
29th September 11am - 4pm
Interested in getting involved in sports this year? Great – we’ll see you at the Sports Fair!
Accessible WCs | Freshers Preston | Freshers
Basketball Give-it-a-Go
29th September 3pm - 5pm
Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre
Come and try Basketball with our Club Committee and Coaches
Sports | Give it a Go

To find more events click here here