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Student accommodation in Preston

At Student.com we have some great student accommodation options available in Preston. We currently list several expertly picked properties across the city. So whether you’re looking for private student flats or a room in student halls for a more community feel, you can definitely find it at Student.com. Have a look at the map to see what properties are located close to your university or in the area of Preston you would like to live in. You’re most likely heading off to the University of Central Lancashire which means you’re in luck! Most of our student accommodation for Preston is located nearby. 

If you are undecided on a property and need more information, our team of expert booking consultants are available 24/7 via phone and webchat to help you choose your perfect home. We recommend you know your location of interest, have a good idea of your accommodation budget and feel ready to put down a deposit. With all of this, rest assured you’ll be in your new home in no time. 

Get to know Preston

Preston is rich in history and serves as the heart of the county of Lancashire. With nearly 1,000 years of history behind it, Preston's origins can be traced back to the Roman period with evidence of a Roman road running through the town. Preston also proved as an integral player in driving the Industrial Revolution and still remains at the forefront of UK business growth to this day with its thriving economy. Filled with unique architecture, vibrant parklands and a rich sporting heritage, there are plenty of things to discover in this charming city. 

In addition, there are a variety of exciting venues and events to experience: from exhibitions to street theatre, live music and poetry nights, there is always something new to do. In addition to the array of lively events Preston is heralded as Lancashire’s top shopping destination. Walk the bustling streets of Fishergate high street, explore the range of bohemian independent stores and visit the Preston Markets, which offer fresh Lancashire produce, a variety of tasty lunch options and much more.

Preston also has many claims to fame, from being home to the tallest spire of any parish church in England to having the longest continuous row of red telephone boxes. The city hides an abundance of quirky and interesting features to explore.

Student life in Preston

Whatever your future career aspirations, Preston is a great place to study. The City of Preston is a vibrant, cultural and sociable place with plenty of activities available to keep you entertained. An enormous 30,000 students live in Preston which makes the city so lively, diverse and a great place to study and find community while studying. 

If you get home-sick easily then worry not. Preston has excellent transport links and is one of the most networked cities in the UK. The railway station is also only a 10-minute walk away from the University of Central Lancashire's campus, one of the top 4% of all universities in the world! If you also want to explore surrounding areas, Preston is located a short distance from the coastline and the Lake District. As well as this, it is close to the large metropolitan cities of Manchester and Liverpool, both of which have international airports.

Where to study in Preston?

Preston is home to the University of Central Lancashire, formerly known as The Harris Institute. UCLAN (it’s abbreviation) is now the sixth largest university in the United Kingdom, with over 33,000 students. It offers world-class educational facilities and a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and spanning 120 nationalities, making it easy to see why so many choose here to study.

Frequently asked questions about student housing in Preston

How do I apply for a student flat on Student.com?

The application process is simple and straight-forward. First, go on to our website and find the best student properties that suit your needs. You can choose from different room types at your preferred price.

Once you’ve narrowed it down to your favourite property, you can make a request to ‘Book Now’. One of our expert booking consultants will then call you (at zero cost) to guide you through the next steps. We will guide you through the entire process, discuss your options and talk through any questions and issues you may have. When you find the perfect place for you, all you need to do is sign your contract and pay the deposit and the room is yours! 

What are the different room types you offer?

There are two different room types on offer in the city of Preston.

1. A Private Room in which you have a private bedroom just for yourself, while your other facilities, like bathroom and kitchen, are shared with other rooms in a communal property.

2.The Entire Place, in which you get a fully self-contained studio. Therefore, your bedroom and all other facilities in your flat are at your leisure - this room type will set you up for ultimate privacy.

For more information on room types, have a look at this handy guide

Can you arrange a viewing for me?

Viewing a property and getting a feel of it can be useful when deciding what property to choose. To book a viewing at Student.com, just contact one of our booking consultants and we can sort it for you.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes. To secure your booking you’ll need to pay the landlord a deposit. Your booking consultant will provide more information on this when you are finalising the booking.

How do I pay my rent?

The rent is paid directly to the landlord. You don’t have to pay Student.com. We will provide you with all the needed payment details once you’ve signed the contract and finalised the booking. Normally, you can pay your rent to the landlord via bank transfer or with a credit or debit card.