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UCLan Announces Expansion of Burnley Provision

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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston has announced plans to increase its provision of students in Burnley.

The plans will see the university increase the number of university students in the town from under 400 to 2,000 by 2021 and 4,000 by 2025.

The university will work in collaboration with its partners including Burnley Borough Council and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, to meet the existing and future needs of Burnley and East Lancashire.

The subjects to be offered will include a range of business and professional disciplines, health and social care, and digital and technical provision.

Commenting on the announcement, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University Board David Taylor, said: "This investment in Burnley is an exciting development which demonstrates our commitment as a University to Burnley and Pennine Lancashire and to helping to be a force for economic growth and social mobility across the county and beyond."

The implementation of the expansion will be overseen by UCLan's recently appointed Provost for Burnley, Dr Ebrahim Adia.