Early last week, Mr. Govind Singh Bisht, Regional Manager of University of Central Lancashire, South Asian Operations, visited our New Delhi office.The week concluded with Ms. Anjali Kapoor from UCLAN visiting our Chennai office and spending some time with the overseas education counsellors. She spoke to the counsellors and shared information on how UCLAN has become a popular study abroad destination for students from India and other South Asian countries.
Key Highlights of Anjali’s Chat with the Counsellors:
Subha - Hi Anjali, give us a brief overview about UCLAN?
Anjali - Hi Subha, The University of Central Lancashire in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. From state-of-the-art facilities and world class teaching and support to help undergraduate students succeed, to providing world-leading Astrophysics researchers with the opportunity to work with NASA and photograph the Sun, UCLAN has it all. UCLAN’s phenomenal rise asa global leader in education was affirmed with its inclusion in the 2010 QS World Rankings.UCLAN holds the distinction of being the ‘first modern university’ in the UK to gain this status.
Kanimozhi - What are the key USPs that set UCLAN apart from other universities in the UK?
Anjali - That’s a good question! Firstly, we are leaders in many subjects in the UK and have a legacy of over 186 years of top quality higher education in the UK at an affordable cost. UCLAN is well-connected by road and rail to other parts of the UK and is just two hours from London. A strong career support team helps students find a relevant job and the living costs are considerably lesser than in London. Some key subject rankings are listed below:
- 1st in the UK for the MPharm programme
- 3rd in the UK for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism
- 3rd in the UK for number of graduate start ups
- 3rdin the UK for Philosophy
- 5th in the UK for Microbiology
Lavanya- What are some of your most popular courses?
Anjali - Programmes in Electronic Engineering, Computing, Business and Management, the MBA, MBBS, Journalism and Film Production are quite popular. We also offer courses with ‘Professional Placement’; these are offered in the areas of IT Security and Database Management, Renewable Energy and Fire Safety Engineering, Building and Construction and Digital Image Processing. UCLAN is a great place for Indian students to study!
Subha -Are scholarships available for Indian students?
Anjali - Yes, students from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka are eligible for a country bursary of £1,000. UCLAN offers a scholarship to students in India commencing postgraduate taught programmes at UCLAN in September 2015. The scholarships are in the form of a reduction in the tuition fee, to the value of £3750 per student.
The Lancashire Business School offers five MBA scholarships for international students worth £5000 each.The Dean’s bursary of £3,000 is available to all applicants for the MBA programme for 2015.The Vice Chancellor’s International Award worth £1500 is given to students in recognition of their academic results.
UCLAN offers students a great environment to study, which helps them achieve their academic and professional goals.
Contact your dedicated overseas education counsellors on 1-800-103-9634 or 1-800-103-2581 for more information on studying at UCLAN.