Life at UCLan

SMALL CITY WITH A BIG PERSONALITY

Situated in the heart of the North West of England, the City of Preston is vibrant, cultural and friendly with plenty of activities and events to keep you entertained. 30,000 students live in Preston, making the city a lively, diverse and contemporary place to study.

At UCLan, you'll make friends for life, explore your potential and discover new passions. There are plenty more reasons why you'll love living in Preston too.

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Student Support

Explore our Student Support site to find out about how we can support and help you while you are a student with us.

Explore our Student Support site to find out about how we can support and help you while you are a student with us.

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Food City

You're never short of choice for a place to eat in Preston. The city centre is full of well-known and independent restaurants with a range of traditional and international menus to suit every taste.

You're never short of choice for a place to eat in Preston. The city centre is full of well-known and independent restaurants with a range of traditional and international menus to suit every taste.

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The Great Outdoors

In Preston you'll get the best of both worlds, a buzzing student city right on your doorstep as well as links to nature and the great outdoors. In the city centre you can discover some beautiful green spaces.

In Preston you'll get the best of both worlds, a buzzing student city right on your doorstep as well as links to nature and the great outdoors. In the city centre you can discover some beautiful green spaces.

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Sports and Activities

If it’s sports and activities outside of the classroom you are looking for, Preston has plenty of choice. You may want to take advantage of the free sports membership for access to our state-of-the-art Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre at UCLan or put your wits to the test and breakout of The Escape Room.

If it’s sports and activities outside of the classroom you are looking for, Preston has plenty of choice. You may want to take advantage of the free sports membership for access to our state-of-the-art Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre at UCLan or put your wits to the test and breakout of The Escape Room.

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Shopping and Culture

When it comes to shopping in Preston, you will never be stuck for choice from popular high street chains to alternative boutiques and independent shops, Preston has a little bit of everything for a contemporary and traditional shopping experience.

When it comes to shopping in Preston, you will never be stuck for choice from popular high street chains to alternative boutiques and independent shops, Preston has a little bit of everything for a contemporary and traditional shopping experience.

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Nightlife

Every night is a student night in Preston and with many clubs, bars and late night venues on offer just a short walk from campus, you’re guaranteed a memorable night out. 

Every night is a student night in Preston and with many clubs, bars and late night venues on offer just a short walk from campus, you’re guaranteed a memorable night out.