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Preston Opens New Student Centre

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The University of Central Lancashire (Uclan) has recently opened its new £60m student centre and university square.

Designed to be the heart of the campus, the centre has spaces for students to work, socialise and access mental health support and careers advice.

The adjacent square will be used for large events like festivals and graduations.

Commenting on the centre, Vice-chancellor Graham Baldwin said: "We are committed to unlocking the potential of our students, in every aspect of their lives, and this step forward reflects that."

"The centre and square are the final stage of a six-year £200m transformation of Uclan's campus in the city."

The spokesman said the design of the spaces had focussed on "sustainability, accessibility and student wellbeing" and they were intended to be "the beating heart of the campus".

According to Pro-chancellor David Taylor, the site would act as a gateway to the university and the city and will play a significant role in strengthening its ties with Preston.