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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 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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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.

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.

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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

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Price per person, per week

Number of people per flat

Whitendale Hall

Economy Standard


4 or 5

Premium Standard



Ribble Hall

Economy Standard



Premium Standard



Douglas Hall

Economy Standard



Derwent Hall

Economy Standard



Roeburn Hall



5, 6 or 7

Pendle Hall

1 and 2 bedroom self-contained flats

From £99.61 to £127.26

1, 2 or 3

Sandygate Hall (Burnley)



3, 4 or 5

When you accept a room offer with us, you need to agree to a legally binding contract for a period of time, the standard dates for these contracts are shown below.

When you receive your room offer the dates of the contract, along with the full price will be clearly displayed to you before you decide whether to accept the room offer.

  • UK Students – 26/09/2021 to 02/07/2022 inclusive – (40 weeks)
  • EU/International Students – 22/09/2021 to 02/07/2022 inclusive (40 weeks and 2 nights)

Longer term contracts are available for students who are studying specific courses, ie Dentistry/Dental Hygiene and MBBS – please contact us for details.

We also offer contracts for students who are only studying at the University for a single Semester; the dates for these are as follows:

  • Semester 1 dates – 22/09/2021 to 13/01/2022 inclusive
  • Semester 2 dates – 12/01/2021 to 02/07/2022 inclusive

The Conditions of Residence form part of a contractual agreement between UCLan and the student. It is important you read this so you are aware of what the University expects of you whilst you are living in our halls.

If you fail to comply with the conditions of residence you can be fined, transferred to other accommodation or even have your accommodation contract terminated.

Please note, any accommodation offers are separate to your study offers, and additional fees apply.

We have 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.

We have a number of rooms on campus which are adapted for students with additional needs.

Our adaptations include;

  • Specially adapted bathroom
  • Emergency pull cord in bedroom
  • Red flashing lights for D/deaf students
  • Alerter systems for D/deaf students
  • 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.

The accommodation team work closely with our colleagues in the Inclusive Support team to ensure that your on campus experience is adapted to suit your needs.

Contact us

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


Call us on +44 (0)1772 892529 or alternatively email us at


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Contact Summer Grove Halls on +44 (0)1946 813328 or email

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.