The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was involved in the OPAL project from 2007 to 2013, leading our engagement work in the north west of England.
About the university
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 has evolved over the years to become a world class institution, recognised with its inclusion in the 2010 QS World Rankings – the first Modern University in the UK to gain this status.
UCLan and OPAL
OPAL's North West team was based at UCLan. It worked in association with a wide range of regional partners to engage local communities in discovering nature and taking part in OPAL activities.