University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (or UCLan) is a university based in Preston, Lancashire, England. It has its roots in The Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge which was founded in 1828. In 1992 it was granted University status by the Privy Council. The university is the ninth largest in the UK in terms of undergraduate student numbers.

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The long history of students leaving their home town to go to university is beginning to erode. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock

A brief history of why students go away to university

In many countries, students go to their nearest institution, but in England in particular, there is a strong historical precedent for going away to university.
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The science of naked attraction

Channel 4's new programme took dating shows in a 'bold' new direction. But what can nakedness reveal about a potential partner?
Une application pour s’occuper de ses animaux de compagnie à distance. Petcube.com

Nouvelles technologies, les animaux aussi

Des caméras pour protéger les rhinos, des programmes interactifs pour chiens, des gilets pour câliner les poulets via Internet… Les innovations technologiques se penchent sur le bien-être animal.
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The economic case for Brexit

Brexit would be the beginning of the process of Britain's economic transformation – giving it the potential to be better off.

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