Student city guide to Preston

A city dominated by its huge student population, Preston enjoys excellent amenities and beautiful surroundings. Our student accommodation is close to it all, including the university campus.

Preston is home to the University of Central Lancashire, the sixth-biggest uni in the country with over 33,000 students. With Preston'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.

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 Preston student accommodation is right next to the UCLan campus. Kopa has a range of student room and features a gym, social hub and an onsite shop.

Student city guide to Preston