There’s something special about living in university accommodation, especially if it’s your first time away from home.

Making you feel right at home

We guarantee a room in halls, on campus, for all new full-time students at our Preston Campus. Our average monthly rent is the 3rd cheapest in the UK and the cheapest in the North West (Save the Student, 2023).

  1. We have a wide range of accommodation options at our Preston Campus. Whichever hall you choose to live in you’ll be right in the heart of campus. You'll be close to your lectures, our on-campus gym and the city centre.

    We guarantee a place in halls for all new full-time students studying in Preston.

  2. Our recently built hall of residence in Burnley offers great value for money and is located in the heart of the town centre. Sandygate Hall is owned by Burnley Borough Council, with the University providing the day-to-day services.

  3. Many students studying at our Westlakes Campus choose to stay at Summergrove Hall. This accommodation offers en-suite rooms with catered accommodation. A limited number of en-suite self-catering rooms are available.

Our halls

With a wide range of affordable accommodation options, we'll help find the right place for you.

Included in all our halls

  • Bills
  • Wi-Fi / Ethernet ports
  • Single bed
  • 24/7 security
  • Oven/cooker
  • White goods
  • Launderette
  • Residential team on-site

Find the accommodation that's right for you

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How much does our uni accommodation cost?

Our average monthly rent is the 3rd cheapest in the UK and the cheapest in the North West (Save the Student, 2023). And we're the most affordable uni in the country according to The Times (2023). 

Life in uni halls

Living on campus means joining a thriving community, with a range of events in halls from the moment you move in. You’ll feel at home from day one with our friendly on-site Residences Team on hand to help you settle into your new home.

You’ll also enjoy a wide range of activities and extra support, including:

Where are our halls?

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You'll never be late for a lecture

All of our halls are a short walk from main campus buildings, the library and study spots. Check out the interactive maps to see how close everything is.

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Burnley student accommodation tour with Abygail

Student stories

Hear from our students

Top tips for living with other people at uni

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Living in university accommodation as a first-year student

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My guide to living in uni accommodation

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Student life

Make friends for life, explore your potential and discover new passions. Find out what to expect from your student experience.

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Next steps

Social campus

Want to say hello to your future course mates before you join the University of Central Lancashire? Our closed Facebook groups give you the opportunity to get to know each other before you start.

Cost of living support hub

We're the most affordable uni in the country according to The Times (2023). Discover how to manage your finances and explore the support available.

How to apply for accommodation

Need help on your application for university accommodation? Our team are here to support you every step of the way.

Get in touch

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Accommodation support

If you've got questions about living in halls or private accommodation, get in touch with our teams and we'll be able to help.