University of Central Lancashire

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Student Accommodation

  • There is a plentiful supply of accommodation available for students in UCLan halls of residence, located on the campus. The university guarantees accommodation for all first year students, and students may stay in UCLan halls for all years of study.
  • Students live in flats that include a kitchen diner and, in some halls, a communal area with sofas and TVs. Room options include economy, standard, premium-standard or en-suite bedrooms, priced accordingly. Adapted rooms are available in halls for those students with disabilities.
  • All UCLan halls are self-catered, inclusive of all bills, with free Internet access and 24-hour security.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £75 to £115 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2018/19

Student Life

  • Preston is a small city with a huge personality. Vibrant, cultural and friendly, it is traditional yet has a young and lively atmosphere.
  • The large student population has turned the city into an energetic metropolis with a buzzing nightlife and a growing arts scene, surrounded by pubs and clubs, and eateries that provide worldwide cuisine catering for every palate.
  • Preston is the best city in North West England in which to live and work, according to a 2017 report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the think tank, Demo. It's also been rated the most affordable student city or town in the UK in recent years.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Warehouse, Evoque, Popworld, Roper Hall, The Adelphi and Ships & Giggles are among the city's most popular venues, and Preston attracts household names to perform in the city's Guild Hall and Charter Theatre. It is also home to five museums including the Harris Museum.
  • The city's football team, Preston North End Football Club, was one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. They currently play in the Championship.
  • Cyclists and walkers can enjoy the Guild Wheel, a 21 mile 'greenway' which encircles the city, linking it to the countryside.


  • The city-centre campus is compact and central, 10 minutes' walk from the city centre, with a variety of shops, bars and restaurants right on the doorstep. There are designated cycle lanes around the campus and the city.
  • The nearby train station is a major transport hub with quick links to London, Manchester, Liverpool, the Lake District, Glasgow and beyond. Preston is also home to one of the largest bus stations in Europe.
  • The university runs the following transport: a safety bus to get students home safely after a night out; subsidised term-time daily buses from Blackpool and East Lancashire; and regular buses to the UCLan Sports Arena, allowing students to take full advantage of their free sports membership.