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Private Accommodation

Here at the University of Central Lancashire we work closely with registered landlords, making sure that there is a good supply of different types of affordable and suitable accommodation.

Finding the right student home for you can be a challenge, which is why the student accommodation service is here to help with queries you may have regarding private accommodation.

There are numerous types of private accommodation, ranging from large halls of residence and smaller residential blocks to shared houses, bedsits and flats.

We require private landlords who register with the University to abide by our Core Requirements and comply with Preston City Council standards.

Registered shared housing

The average cost of shared houses is £67.50 per student per week and contract lengths normally vary from 38 to 52 weeks. These details are only a guide and you should check the cost and contract length with your landlord.

Registered halls of residence

Students who enjoyed living in halls of residence during their first year may wish to apply to remain in University halls or move to private halls in their second and third years.

Information about vacancies in University and private registered accommodation can be found on Studentpad.


If you are looking for accommodation registered with us, you can search on Studentpad to find the right property for you. You will need a password for Studentpad. You can email with your student registration number to obtain this. If you're looking to secure accommodation in Burnley please email

Student guide to private accommodation

Our guide below contains lots of top tips and useful information on tenancy agreements and the questions you should ask landlords prior to signing up or paying any money. 

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