The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. ‘Ex solo ad solem’, or in translation, ‘From the Earth to the Sun’, has been its motto ever since – helping people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential is what UCLan is all about.
UCLan have developed a leading position in the United Kingdom and overseas with respect to the delivery of taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Fire Safety Engineering, Management and Leadership Studies. The fire programmes are delivered at UCLan’s Preston Campus and at various partner institutions including, Hong Kong City University, International College of Engineering and Management, Oman and Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College, Qatar.
The curricula of the fire courses have been successfully designed and developed in effective collaboration with appropriate employers and professional bodies, such as, the Institution of Fire Engineers, Energy Institute and Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Benefiting from extensive research funding, Fire and Safety Engineering at UCLan has an enviable reputation for the quality of its teaching and research activities. All fire courses are underpinned by the Research Centre for Fire and Hazards Science and benefit from the dedicated fire laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.