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Accommodation

We want you to feel happy and safe during your time at the University in your accommodation. Our experienced and friendly team will help you settle in quickly and feel right at home - whether you're staying with us in Preston, Burnley or Westlakes.

We guarantee a room in halls, on campus, for all new full-time students at the Preston Campus.

We have a wide range of accommodation options available which offer great value for money in a safe, vibrant and inclusive halls community. We also offer guidance and support for students wishing to choose private student housing. Read on to discover your options and the benefits of living right on campus.

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Explore our accommodation virtually

If you'd like to explore our accommodation virtually, visit our Virtual Experience Platform. Complete with guided tours, a campus map, and virtual tours of our facilities - you'll get a good insight into what life is like at the University of Central Lancashire.

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Preston accommodation

Our Preston Campus boasts a wide range of student accommodation to choose from, all with modern comfortable living and within easy walking distance of your lectures and the city centre.

We offer a range of self-catering halls with a choice of en-suite flats or shared facilities. All bills for gas, electricity and water are included in the rent, plus free internet and Wi-Fi.

In addition, we provide a 24-hour security presence with CCTV and each hall has an on-site team that are on hand to help with queries arising out of hours.

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Sandygate hall living

Burnley halls

Our recently built hall of residence offers great value for money and is located in the heart of the town centre.

Sandygate is an 136-bed building with car parking which offers a safe and comfortable living environment and the best University halls experience. 

Friendly and helpful on-site staff are available to assist students who live in halls, and aim to create a vibrant and inclusive halls community. Our security team also provide a 24 hour, 7 days a week service, including CCTV monitoring of the hall to ensure everyone's safety and wellbeing.

Westlakes Campus Reception

Westlakes accommodation

Many students studying at our Westlakes Campus choose to stay at Summergrove Halls. This is private accommodation, offering en-suite rooms and self-catering facilities to our students. There is also an on-site restaurant, shop, launderette and gym. The hall is staffed 24 hours a day and is located in an attractive setting close to the Westlakes Campus.

Alternatively, if students wish to live more independently, there are rooms and flats to let via local letting agents in the areas around Whitehaven, Hensingham and Cleator Moor.

If you would like further advice, please email PrivateAccommodation@uclan.ac.uk

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Contact us

Got questions? Please get in contact with our team and we'll be able to answer any questions you many have.

Preston

Call us on +44 (0)1772 892529 or alternatively email us at studentaccommodation@uclan.ac.uk

Burnley

Email us at accommodationburnley@uclan.ac.uk

Westlakes

Contact Summergrove Halls on +44 (0)1946 813328 or email info@summergrovehalls.co.uk

Private accommodation

If you would prefer to live in a shared house or an apartment, the University manages a registration scheme for private landlords ranging from shared houses to large purpose-built halls of residence, all within walking distance to the campus. Accommodation staff have inspected many of these properties and the landlords must abide by the requirements of our scheme.