Life in Preston
Wondering what life in Preston will be like? Look no further. Preston is a vibrant, multicultural city in the heart of the North West, making it the perfect place to live, work and play.
Get to know the city from the people who matter the most - our students. This guide to Preston will help you make the most of your time in our incredible city.
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Enjoy the best of both worlds – a buzzing student city right on your doorstep, together with beautiful green spaces to relax and unwind in. Preston’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.
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Life in Preston
Where is Preston?
Preston is a vibrant, multicultural city in the heart of the North West, making it the perfect place to live, work and play.Explore our campus and city
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Whilst Preston is a lively and modern city, we’re also proud of our heritage. Over 70 buildings and structures around Preston are listed by English Heritage.
Preston has all the perfect locations you are looking for in a student city. The charming Georgian setting of Winckley Square is the ideal place to escape from the crowds and enjoy a quiet lunch.
Preston railway station is only a 10-minute walk from our campus. The Bus Station offers local and national bus and coach services. So getting around Preston couldn’t be easier.
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