Cost-of-Living support:

In direct respond to the cost-of-living crisis the Students’ Union have created a page on the Students’ Union website with support available to everyone in the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area. This webpage will receive regular updates, so make sure to keep checking back.

Upcoming events:

      LGBT+ History Month Disco

On Wednesday, February 22, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, the LGBT+ Society will proudly hold their first disco in the Theatre at UC in celebration of LGBT history month. Everyone is welcome!

To learn more about LGBT+ History Month visit the Students’ Union website..

      Creative Pioneers Night

The Students' Union is organising a Creative Pioneers Night at the University Centre on March 1st as a wrap-up to our creative writing classes with Nathan Parker, where individuals involved can highlight their incredible accomplishments. We are making this available to other B&FC students who want to show off their artistic abilities as well. If you would like to perform, please let us know what makes you a creative pioneer.

If you'd prefer to take a seat in the audience and show your support tickets are available via the Students’ Union website.

Enrichment Updates:

      British Sign Language – Sign up via our website.

Ever fancied learning British Sign Language? Now you can!

BSL is used mainly by people who are Deaf or to support those who have a hearing loss and now B&FC are bringing basic BSL workshops to College.

      Writers Society – Sign up via our website.

Are you a writer? Looking to link up with other writers' in the B&FC community? Join the Writers' Society!

The Writers' Society is welcoming of everyone and we aim to help you make new friends with other writers'. Need someone to bounce ideas off? Hitting writers block? Whether you're looking for relaxed chat or regular meet ups - if you are a writer, this is the society for you!

      Girl Zone (This Girl Can) – Sign up via our website.

B&FC are partnering up with This Girl Can to bring Girl Zone to B&FC.

Launched in 2015, the This Girl Can campaign research shows that many women are put off taking part in physical activity due to a fear of judgement – this might be about the way they look when they exercise, that they’re not good enough to join in or they should be spending more time on their families, studies or other priorities.

Girl Zone is a space for female and non-binary students to come together and have an area where they can feel comfortable to come together and have fun. As well as having an online discussion board via the Enrichment @B&FC Teams area, members will have a space on site to visit for Girl Zone only sessions.


Wellbeing Information:

Visit your February Mental Wealth Newsletter to find out all support available to you from B&FC.


To help with the cost-of-living crisis B&FC Students’ Union have set up a Budget Busters Group. You can join the Budget Busters group to get information on affordable and easy recipes, food banks, community grocery, citizens advice, sharing budget calendars and LOTS MORE! Sign up via the Students’ Union website.

External Offers:

            The Old Electric:

Blackpool’s newest community arts space, providing a unique location for creativity just a stone’s throw from the town’s iconic promenade. Offering shows to enjoy, activities to take part in, opportunities to learn, develop and grow, plus many more experiences besides, our purpose is to ensure that arts and creativity is accessible for all Blackpool communities. So why not join in?

Find out what opportunities are available at The Old Electric via their website.