Student Accommodation

  • Living at UCLan

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Leaving home can be a daunting experience, so here is some useful information on what to bring, how the Halls run and what is expected from you.

Global Community

International students at UCLan contribute to the thriving global study programme the University enjoys. UCLan brings together students from different countries, backgrounds and circumstances who often forge lifelong friendships.

The University, Preston and the wider Lancashire population benefits from a multicultural society. Campus and City life reflects the rich cultural diversity with a variety of shops, restaurants, places of worship and festivals to cater to people from all backgrounds.

The cost of living in the Central Lancashire region is generally lower than in many other parts of the UK. All accommodation is self-catering and you will find very reasonably priced shops and food outlets on or close to the campus.

UCLan is committed to giving international students the best experience possible. Accommodation is allocated to encourage students to integrate with others from the UK and international countries.

When you are made an offer of an academic place at the University of Central Lancashire, the Admissions Office will provide you with information on how to apply for your accommodation. If you have particular preferences about sharing, it is important to make this request early.

For the rest of the year, every international student will be offered a choice of places to live. This accommodation is close to the campus and managed or registered by the University.

Temporary accommodation is available for the August international orientation as detailed below. Payment is not required in advance; we will send you a bill after you arrive at UCLan.

Contract Links

Code of Practice
Our commitment to you

Conditions of Residence
Your obligations to UCLan

Halls Handbooks
A brief guide to living in Halls

Halls Telephones

Each flat has a phone for emergency use 

Internet in Halls

Internet access is provided for UCLan students providing access to your UCLan area account

A Secure University

The University aims to provide a safe and secure environment for all staff, students and visitors and their property whilst at the same time providing a rapid response to emergency situations and incidents.

Accessible accommodation

We will make reasonable adjustments to make our services and accommodation accessible to all. The Universities facilities for students with disabilities are constantly improving. We welcome feedback so please let us know where we can improve.


UCLan has a number of specially adapted rooms on campus and you will be given extra consideration if you have a disability or medical condition that requires you to live on Campus.

A number of rooms in halls of residence offer one or more of the following:

  • Specially adapted bathroom
  • Emergency pull cord in bedroom
  • Red flashing lights for D/deaf students
  • Alerter systems for D/deaf students
  • Private shower
  • Kitchens designed for wheelchair users
  • If a Social Services assessment identifies you as needing assistance with daily living, personal assistants may be accommodated. If they are in University accommodation you must sign their contract on their behalf.
  • Assistance dogs can be accommodated.


You must declare your disability or medical condition in your UCAS application. You will be asked to provide testimony from your doctor or medical practitioner, confirming the disability or medical condition and whether it will impact on independent living in a residential hall environment.

Please ensure you send the testimony and a covering letter from yourself as soon as possible after submitting your application in order to avoid delays in processing.

Testimony does not need to be provided for UCAS codes 01/51 - Dyslexia/Dyspraxia/ADHD –applications.

For more information you can contact the Disability Advisory Service

Telephone/textphone: 01772 892593
Fax: 01772 892939

What to bring

Moving away from home involves a lot of planning and preparation. The transition from home life to University will be much easier if you bring all the appliances and home comforts you need with you.

Here is a list of all the essentials you will need to bring to UCLan.

Please note, your belongings will not be insured in UCLan accommodation. The Student Accommodation Service strongly recommends that you have adequate insurance for your belongings.



  • Bath mat
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Toilet roll
  • Toiletries

We advise that you leave items like toasters and kettles at home to avoid ending up with multiple items in your flat.

  • A small amount of cutlery and crockery
  • Pots, pans and basic utensils
  • Tea towels
  • Oven gloves
  • Washing-up liquid / Dishcloth / Scrubbing brush


  • Sheets
  • Duvet and duvet covers
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Mattress cover - goes between the mattress and the bottom sheet

Please leave items like these at home

  • Fires and heaters of any description; chip pans, and deep fat fryers are not permitted
  • Candles are forbidden