The perception of UCLAN amongst Preston’s Local residents aged 18-25.

Doyle, G (2007) The perception of UCLAN amongst Preston’s Local residents aged 18-25. [Dissertation]

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The rapid expansion of universities in England’s towns and cities is an interesting
topic for discussion. With further education after schooling and college being a
relatively new and increasing phenomenon, it is important to consider the attitudes of
local people towards incoming students and the widespread accommodation required
to house them within an area. Realising the opinions of residents could help towards a
better collaborative relationship in university towns and cities. Often with large scale
developments, there is little emphasis on local people and this may be represented
through resentment towards a student population and institution. This paper looks at
the ‘town and gown’ concept in Preston. The paper looks at the relationship between
residents and students at the University of Central Lancashire, and feelings towards
the presence of the university, from the perspective of Preston’s local population aged
between 18 and 25. In terms of research, data collected is of a qualitative nature,
based on peoples opinions gathered from two areas of the city of Preston, through
semi structured interviews on the subject.

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