Radio One to broadcast Welcome Week from UCLan campus

By Tim Aldred

21 Sep 2023

Radio One's Dean And Vicky

BBC Radio One will be broadcasting live from The University of Central Lancashire's Preston campus throughout its Welcome Week as new students arrive and settle in.

Presenters Dean McCullough, Vicky Hawkesworth and Nat O'Leary will broadcast their early afternoon show live on campus between 1pm and 3.30pm from Monday 25 September through to Thursday 28 September.

They will attend the Students’ Union Societies Fair, trying to convince UCLan students to join fake societies, or getting up on stage to perform a Beyonce classic during the Welcome Week karaoke event.

They will also host some of their regular on-air features which could include Monday Punday, The Review Game or Celebrity Storage Unit, and give them a UCLan/Preston twist.

The Radio One team will also be out and about during the week, photographing and filming content for their website and social media channels.

Ginette Unsworth, director of communications for the University of Central Lancashire, said: "We are very excited BBC Radio One are joining our Welcome Week celebrations. Having them here will create a real buzz on campus and a big warm welcome for our new and returning students.

"BBC Radio One coming to UCLan will also showcase the city of Preston which is a thriving city built on a rich history. Our university and the people of Preston will certainly give Dean McCullough and Vicky Hawkesworth a traditional friendly northern welcome.”

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