Plan your Open Day

Our next Preston Open Day is in June 2023. 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.

Please note, the information on this page will be updated closer to our next Open Day in June 2023.

Key steps to getting the most out of your Open Day

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Meet our Student Support teams

Want to find out more about how our Student Support services can help you get the most out of University life?

Our friendly teams are available to meet you all day in our Student Centre. They’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

We also have talks and tours going on throughout the day. Our talks are packed with lots of useful advice. This includes tips on writing your personal statement and submitting your application. You can also find out about student finance and our accommodation.

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Discover our accommodation

There’s something special about coming to stay in university accommodation, especially if it’s your first time away from home. As well as the convenience of living on campus, you'll be part of a welcoming halls community. You’ll meet new friends and socialise together– sharing experiences and making memories. It’s important to us that it feels like your home from home.

We guarantee all new, full-time students a place in halls on Preston Campus.

Find the course that's right for YOU

Our subject talks, facilities tours, Q&A panels and taster sessions will give you everything you need to know about your course.

Subject talks

You’ll get an overview of the subject and courses from our teaching staff. This includes course content, entry requirements, placement options and career destinations.

Subject tours

Some subjects offer a tour of the facilities you’ll use on the course, a tour of the department or a tour of student work. You’ll find the meeting point in the subject listings.

Taster sessions

Join an interactive taster session to experience what it’s like to study at UCLan. All available taster sessions are displayed in the subject listings.

Q&A panels

Get answers to your most burning questions. Join one of our Q&A panels to hear from our alumni, expert tutors or students. Find all available Q&A panels in the subject listings.

Choosing your Preston Campus accommodation

Students in Preston City Centre

Welcome to Preston

The place we’re proud to call our home.

A vibrant, bustling and multicultural city in the heart of the North West, home to a thriving community of thousands of students, making it the perfect place to live, work and play.

Here you get to enjoy the best of both worlds – a buzzing student city right on your doorstep, together with beautiful green spaces to relax and unwind in. It’s small enough to get around on foot and to get to know. But it has a big personality and its own unique character. Whatever you’re looking for in a student city, you’ll find it in Preston.

Discover Preston City Centre with our exclusive Open Day offers. These can be redeemed in local restaurants, cafés and hotels. Please note these offers have now expired, check back in June 2023 for more information.

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Proud Preston

We’re so proud of our northern home. It’s officially the best city in North West England to live and work. (Demos-PWC Good Growth for Cities Index, 2021)


Choose to study here and you’ll benefit from £200m of improvements including a new University Square and Student Centre.

Live well

Preston stands out for jobs, the environment, work-life balance and affordable housing. (Demos-PWC Good Growth for Cities Index, 2021)

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.

Travelling to campus

It’s easy to reach our Preston Campus by rail, bus or car. We’re located in the heart of the city centre, just a 10 minute walk from Preston Railway Station and Preston Bus Station.

If you’re travelling by car, you can park for free on any of our University Car Parks. The closest to the Student Centre are listed below.

Fair at Students Union

Welcome to your Students' Union

University life isn’t only about your studies. The Students' Union is here to make life better for students. Get involved in all sorts of activities, opportunities and social events, as well as student representation. With over 100 sports clubs and societies to join, there's something for everyone. Visit the Student Centre any time during our Open Day to learn more about the vast opportunities on offer.

Vist the SU website

Useful links

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    There’s something special about living in university accommodation, especially if it’s your first time away from home. With a wide range of accommodation options, we'll help you find the right place for you.

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    Ask a student

    Need advice on course choices or which accommodation to choose when you study with us? Our friendly student ambassadors are ready to share their experiences. Simply register and start chatting to our current students.

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    Student support

    We pride ourselves on our excellent student support services, we offer expert advice and support with health and wellbeing, inclusive support, financial advice and much more.

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