Student city guide to Preston

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Preston is home to the University of Central Lancashire, the sixth-biggest uni in the country with over 33,000 students. With the city’s total population only four times that big, it really offers a great student experience. In town you’ll find excellent entertainment options, including three cinemas, a virtual reality attraction and escape rooms.
Shopping spots include the Miller Arcade, a listed building that houses a clutch of specialist shops. The arts and culture scene is bustling too, with a range of city spaces including the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and several theatre and music venues.

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"The arts and culture scene is bustling, with a range of exhibitions across city spaces"

The great outdoors is on Preston’s doorstep, with nearby excursions including Beacon Fell Country Park, Bowland Wild Boar Park and Turbary Woods Owl & Bird of Prey Sanctuary. There are also many beautiful walks and cycling routes in the area.

Our Kopa student accommodation is right next to the UCLan campus and features a gym, social hub and an onsite shop.


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