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UCLan Praised for Its Commitment to Student Wellbeing

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The University of Central Lancashire has been ranked 1st for the money it invests into student wellbeing.

UCLan was awarded top spot of a national wellbeing league table, which analyses the amount of money higher education institutions put into their student wellbeing services.

In the 2018-19 academic year, UCLan spent £6.2 million on wellbeing services, almost £1 million more than the second placed institution.

Every student at the university has access to a team of trained counsellors, wellbeing advisors and mental health advisors. There is also a dedicated team that provides inclusivity advice and support to students with a disability or learning difficulty.

Dr Andrew Ireland, UCLan's Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students and Teaching), said: "We are absolutely delighted to be top of the 2020 Student Welfare League Table."

"At UCLan we take students' health and wellbeing extremely seriously and seek to provide our students with support in the most meaningful ways possible. Our aim is to create an inspirational student experience, enabling people, irrespective of their backgrounds, to fulfil their potential. Investment in student support services plays a key role in this aspiration."

"Our dedication to student support can be seen through the creation of our £60 million student centre and civic square project. This thriving, open space, which is being built with sustainability, accessibility and student wellbeing in mind, will help every student by providing easy access to an extensive network of support services, and a modern environment to work and play."

"Alongside communal areas and a rooftop garden, the welcoming landmark will house the full breadth of UCLan's vital student support services, from mental health provision and careers advice to course information and accommodation assistance."