Plan your Open Day

Our next Preston Open Day is on Sunday 8 October 2023 from 9.00am to 3.00pm. We look forward to welcoming you to our Preston Campus.

Before you visit, it's important to prepare for your Open Day so you can get the most out of your experience. Take a look at the information below to help you plan your day.

Key steps to getting the most out of your Open Day

Student living costs

Thinking about applying to university and wondering how you’ll afford it? We can help you understand how to manage your finances. Find out what support is available during your time at university.

Visit our cost of living support hub

Why choose Preston

Proud Preston

We’re so proud of our northern home. It’s officially the best city in North England to live and work. (Demos-PWC Good Growth for Cities Index, 2023)

Low cost of living

Renting in Preston is around 20% cheaper than Manchester. Eating out in Preston is 25% cheaper than in Liverpool. (Numbeo, 2023)

Live well

Preston stands out for jobs, housing and safety. It also has good income distribution and transport. (Demos-PWC Good Growth for Cities Index, 2023)

Safe city

Preston has a reputation as one of the safest cities to live in. It holds Purple Flag status, awarded for its low crime rates, nightlife and visitor attractions.

Any questions?

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We're excited to see you

If you've got questions before or after attending our Open Day, we have an Open Day frequently asked questions page. Alternatively, please free to get in touch with our friendly team.

Interested in the arts?

View our Degree Show showcasing the creative work of our students from the School of Arts and Media

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Useful links

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    Student support

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    Life in Preston

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