UCLan (University of Central Lancashire)
Samuel Lindow Building, Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Moor Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA24 3LY
Telephone: 01946 517204

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UCLan (University of Central Lancashire)


UCLan’s West Cumbrian Campus at Westlakes brings state of the art teaching facilities and global connectivity to Britain's Energy Coast, with particular emphasis on supporting the local skills agenda in the nuclear and health sectors. The widely acclaimed Nuclear Criticality Workshop developed in conjunction with Sellafield and the University of New Mexico is delivered at the Westlakes Campus. The campus offers incubation units for new businesses at a subsidised rent via the Northern Lights Project. 

UCLan also provides business support to Cumbrian SME's via projects funded by ERDF. 

As partners in Cumbria Business Growth Hub with Cumbria Chamber of Commerce UCLan provide a package of support which includes online resources, free events and workshops and 1 2 1 support. This package has been developed with Cumbrian businesses specifically in mind and is designed to help businesses grow. 

The Enhance Programme will help you by delivering practical solutions to key issues giving your business the best chance possible to grow quickly. Our team of advisers and specialist mentors will give you access to confidential advice, support and coaching. There is also access to regular workshops and events. 

The More Programme is an intensive, smart and useful business support initiative aimed at helping you grow your creative, digital or media business.Benefit by learning from the region’s most successful creative and innovative entrepreneurs


UCLan has strong roots in West Cumbria, not just because of the Westlakes Campus and it's strong history of nuclear and health provision, but as regular attendees at BEC Business Cluster. The University understands the necessity for strong links with the business community to support the skills agenda in West Cumbria and the important part business networking plays in that. 


UCLan’s Westlakes Campus provides University Education and business support to Britain’s Energy Coast. Courses include part time CPD, Foundation Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees and Post Graduate programmes in a range of nuclear and non-nuclear subjects. Business support is provided through our incubation programme, knowledge transfer partnerships, Cumbria Growth Hub, Enhance and More projects. 

We're here looking for:

To connect with businesses to ensure they are aware of our support packages if appropriate & to inform our future curriculum in facing the potential skills shortage in West Cumbria. 

We also love to have a cuppa & a chat so if you see us at the Cluster please say hello, we love meeting new people. 

Contact Name: Dr Rick Wylie

Telephone: 01946 517204


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