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…
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
Preston was awarded Purple Flag status for the safety and diversity of its nightlife
Preston is committed to a major transformation of the city and surrounding area*
3rd Year BSc (Hons) Neuroscience
Vibrant town and a friendly campus. The best student experience you can have!
Don’t bring Ikea with you. The less you bring, the less you wash up.
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.
Get to know your lecturers. They are your first port of call for any questions about your course.
*Sources:Parcelhero Cost of Student Living Index, 2015. Good Growth for Cities index. Association of Town and City Management. Preston City Council; City Deal.