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Small City with a big personality

Situated in the heart of the North West of England, the City of Preston is vibrant, cultural and friendly with plenty of activities and events to keep you entertained. 30,000 students live in Preston, making the city a lively, diverse and contemporary place to study.

If you’re interested in studying at UCLan, there’s lots going on and you’ll find Preston is a bustling city, traditional yet with a young and lively atmosphere. Located a short distance from the coastline, the Lake District, and the larger cities of Manchester and Liverpool, both of which have international airports; Preston is also one of the most networked cities in the country. The railway station is just a 10-minute walk away from campus. With so much to offer, there’s something for everyone…

 

 


NETWORKED CITY
Preston is one of the best networked cities in the country, boasting fantastic transport links

 

CHEAPEST STUDENT CITY
It's official Preston is the cheapest city overall for students to live in the UK

BEST PLACE TO LIVE
Preston was named the best city to live and work in the North West

HOME TO PRESTON NORTH END FC
Founding member of the original football league in 1888

SAFE CITY
Preston was awarded Purple Flag status for the safety and diversity of its nightlife

GROWING CITY
Preston is committed to a major transformation of the city and surrounding area*

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Food City

You’re never short of choice for a place to eat in Preston. The city centre is full of well-known and independent restaurants with a range of traditional and international menus to suit every taste. Find out more about our Food City.

You’re never short of choice for a place to eat in Preston. The city centre is full of well-known and independent restaurants with a range of traditional and international menus to suit every taste. Find out more about our Food City.

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The Great Outdoors

In Preston you’ll get the best of both worlds, a buzzing student city right on your doorstep as well as links to nature and the great outdoors. In the city centre you can discover some beautiful green spaces. Find out more about our Green City.

In Preston you’ll get the best of both worlds, a buzzing student city right on your doorstep as well as links to nature and the great outdoors. In the city centre you can discover some beautiful green spaces. Find out more about our Green City.

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Sports and Activities

If it’s sports and activities outside of the classroom you are looking for, Preston has plenty of choice. Find out more about our Active City.

If it’s sports and activities outside of the classroom you are looking for, Preston has plenty of choice. Find out more about our Active City.

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Shopping and Culture

When it comes to shopping in Preston, you'll never be stuck for choice from popular high street chains to alternatives boutiques and independent shops, along with plenty of culture to soak up. Find out more about our Shopping City.

When it comes to shopping in Preston, you'll never be stuck for choice from popular high street chains to alternatives boutiques and independent shops, along with plenty of culture to soak up. Find out more about our Shopping City.

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Nightlife

Every night is a student night in Preston, with many clubs, bars and late night venues on offer you’re guaranteed a memorable night out. Find out more about our Entertaining City.

Every night is a student night in Preston, with many clubs, bars and late night venues on offer you’re guaranteed a memorable night out. Find out more about our Entertaining City.

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Social life - Alcohol free

One in five 16-24 year olds don’t drink alcohol, so you won’t be alone if you’re coming to University seeking an alcohol free social life. Find out more about our Sober City.

One in five 16-24 year olds don’t drink alcohol, so you won’t be alone if you’re coming to University seeking an alcohol free social life. Find out more about our Sober City.

 

 

Student voices

Abbie Tutt

3rd Year BSc (Hons) Neuroscience

Favourite thing about UCLan

Vibrant town and a friendly campus. The best student experience you can have!

Top Tip

Don’t bring Ikea with you. The less you bring, the less you wash up.

 

Michael D'Este

2nd Year BA (Hons) Philosophy

FAVOURITE THING ABOUT UCLAN

How easy it was to find financial advice and how helpful it was to speak to student services.

TOP TIP

Get to know your lecturers. They are your first port of call for any questions about your course.

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Living and Working in Preston

 


*Sources:Parcelhero Cost of Student Living Index, 2015. Good Growth for Cities index. Association of Town and City Management. Preston City Council; City Deal.