Student life

Find out what student life is like at the University of Central Lancashire. Make new friends, explore your interests and discover new passions.


You will be taught by academic staff who are leading experts in their field. Our courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to take your next steps in life. Our state-of-the-art facilities and excellent academic support will help you achieve your goals.

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Get a feel for our campus and meet current students and staff. It's the perfect way to get a taste of university life.

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University is a unique time in your life when you get to meet new people and experience new things. At UCLan, we have lots of exciting social events and clubs to enrich your time here. And there's lots to do around the city, whether you fancy a shopping trip or a night out.

Preston ranked in the Top 20 of 'Best Student Cities in the UK 2023'

Students from StudentCrowd reviewed cost of living, eating out, night life, shopping and public transport in their cities.

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Hear from our students

I always felt completely supported on the course and every tutor was always so approachable and friendly.
Amy Flute
MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)
United Kingdom

Cost of living support

Preston is the most affordable student city (The Times, 2023). There are lots of things that we do to help students with the cost of living, including financial support. Check out our cost of living support hub for more advice.

Cost of living support hub


There are times when we could all do with a helping hand. Our student support team provide mental health and wellbeing support, as well as a whole host of other services. We have drop-in sessions every weekday, with no appointment needed.

Our campuses

Students walking outside the front of the Student Centre

We've got campuses in Preston and Burnley. Find out what it's like to live in both, with student tips on the best places to study, eat and go out.