Living at UCLan

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.

We guarantee a room in halls, on campus, for every new full-time student on our Preston Campus

Benefits of living in University Owned Halls

  • University contract - peace of mind
  • 24/7 Access to University Security
  • No commuting. All of our halls are within walking distance of the campus
  • Easy access to all campus resources such as the library, social spaces, faculty offices and recreational facilities
  • Your electricity, water, heating, gas, and Wi-Fi bills are all included in the one price you see
  • There are unlimited opportunities to meet and make friends
  • Recreational, social and cultural activities managed by the University Residences Team
  • Mixed/single gender flats available
  • Option to live with us for all years of study

What to Bring

  • Duvet and sheets
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Washing basket
  • Toiletries
  • A small amount of cutlery and crockery
  • Basic utensils
  • Items to make it homely

Please refer to the handbook to find out what items are not allowed in halls.

Adapted Accommodation

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 Inclusive Support Team

Telephone/textphone: 01772 892593
Fax: 01772 892939