DIFFUSION - The UCLan Journal of Undergraduate Research (HSS)l

Mission Statement

When it was established in 1828, the institution now called the University of Central Lancashire was entitled the Preston Institute for the Diffusion of Knowledge. This original commitment to the Diffusion of knowledge remains a central part of the University’s mission to link teaching and research in a shared community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. 180 years later, we paid homage to this mission in the title of the journal: Diffusion. The first issue was released in 2008 and included work from departments across the university. 

Diffusion relaunched in 2018 as a student project (Live Literature Project). The students form the Diffusion Team and effectively run the journal for a year, under the academic lead of Helen Day. They are supported by a full Editorial Board consisting of staff and students from all areas of Humanities and Social Sciences. The journal is now focused on publishing work by students from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Current Issue

The School of Humanities and Social Science at UCLan is pleased to announce the very first edition of Diffusion (HSS), the re-launch of one of the first journals for undergraduate research.

We actively encourage research at undergraduate level, showcasing outstanding work in Diffusion (HSS) and promoting the journal as a means of sharing undergraduate research across our disciplines and the wider community.

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