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Uni students given town centre taste at exclusive ‘Welcome to Burnley’ night

Cocktails from Illuminati

University students from UCLan and Burnley College University Courses (BCUC) attended an exclusive student night on Friday 1st October in celebration of the new academic year.

The ‘Welcome to Burnley’ night, organised by burnley.social in collaboration with UCLan and BCUC, was held at Illuminati Bar and Restaurant on Hammerton Street. Thrilled students enjoyed a free cocktail or mocktail upon entry and a large free buffet for them to tuck in to.

This 9pm event was the finale to UCLan Burnley’s Welcome Week which took place between 26th September and 1st October.  burnley.social had its own stand during the Friday day-time which promoted the towns benefits to new students.

Event organiser Luke Pollard said,

“This event was to celebrate Burnley’s growing student numbers and we absolutely succeeded in doing that. It was originally going to be exclusively for new students but we decided to make it open to all years as previous years had missed out on their own freshers night.”

“UCLan has targets of 4000 students by 2025, a target which they are well track of achieving.  Friday’s student night was a clear example of how Burnley is transforming into a university town.”