Here at Let Pads, we are Preston’s leading student accommodation providers. And as such, we have developed a close professional relationship with UCLan over the years. As a result, we were delighted to find out that UCLan has once again climbed the league tables, ranking highly for a range of subject areas and courses.

Guardian University League Table

The recently published Guardian University League Table has seen UCLAn rise by four places overall, to place 72nd, out of a potential 121. But that’s not all. In a range of areas, including the all important university experience, and the crucial career after six months categories, UCLan has positioned highly. In fact, UCLan has risen a whopping 18 places in the future employability category!

Subject areas and rankings

In terms of subject areas, UCLan has ranked 2nd across the UK for chemistry, and fifth for social work. Other top twenty rankings for different subject areas include:

  • Architecture – 16/51
  • Art – 12/66
  • Drama and dance – 12/87
  • Fashion and textiles – 8/49
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology – 15/40

Speaking to Blog Preston, Liz Bromley, UCLan’s joint institutional lead said:

“Once again this table highlights the huge efforts we are making to improve our students’ employability prospects. At 56th overall, we are well above the national average for this factor.

“Our soon-to-be-opened £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre help ensure this trend continues; supporting new generations of creative talent and entrepreneurs and shaping the future of skills development in both Lancashire and the North West as a whole.”

Fellow joint institutional lead Dr Lynne Livesey said:

“To be ranked second in the UK for our chemistry provision and fifth for social work is a huge achievement but what I’m really pleased about is the wide variety of subjects represented in the top 20 list, as it highlights the breadth of excellence in our educational offer and ensures our course portfolio meets the demands of students and employers.

“This table also highlights that our retention initiatives are having a real impact, meaning students irrespective of their backgrounds are fulfilling their potential and taking advantage of the life-changing opportunities that a university education provides.”