University of Central Lancashire

Located in the centre of Preston, the University of Central Lancashire (normally known as UCLan) is attended by more than 30,000 full and part time students. One of the largest universities in the UK, UCLan is ranked in the top 20 universities in the country for more than 15 subject areas.

The University of Central Lancashire is Preston's only university, and is conveniently located in the very heart of Preston. With a walk of less than ten minutes between iQ Kopa and the University of Central Lancashire, it isn't hard to see why Kopa remains a popular choice of accommodation for UCLan students. Based in the centre of Preston, both UCLan and Kopa have easy access to the city's shops, restaurants, and nightlife, letting our tenants enjoy the student lifestyle to the full!


  Distance Car / taxi Walk Cycle
UCLan 0.3 miles 3 minutes 7 minutes 2 minutes


How to reach UCLan from iQ Kopa
Kopa is just 0.3 miles away from the University of Central Lancashire's campus in Preston, meaning students living with us as iQ Student Accommodation can roll out of bed and get to uni in no time. Great stuff!
And there's no need to use public transport from Kopa, as you can walk to UCLAN in approximately 7 minutes. Simply head down Moor Lane and you'll be there in no time. To get there even quicker, consider cycling - it'll only take you two minutes and you can store your bike in the secure onsite cycle storage at Kopa. Or, if you're feeling incredibly lazy, driving to uni will take approximately three minutes! That means you can get there very quickly (and cheaply) in a taxi - perfect if you've got loads of textbooks to cart to campus.

UCLan Contact Details

General Enquiries

  • 01772 201 201

International Office

  • 01772 895024

Students' Union

  • 01772 89 3000


Did you know...

  • The University of Central Lancashire is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide for the number of international students that it educates.
  • UCLan offers more than 500 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate courses.
  • With more than 30,000 full and part time students studying in Preston, UCLAN is one of the UK's biggest universities in terms of the number of students.