We have a great selection of student accommodation right in the heart of Preston, ideal for those studying at UCLan, making it a convenient choice no matter where you study. Whether you are looking for a budget option leaving you with more money to enjoy yourself or something a little more luxurious, we have the perfect student room for you.

All our rooms come complete with a comfy bed as well as a study area and plenty of storage space.

By choosing to live with us, you’re guaranteed to find a welcoming, friendly team, great facilities and a jam-packed events calendar so you can make friends and settle in quickly.


You can arrange a viewing or, if you are passing by Moor Lane Halls, you can always ask directly at our reception.

Moor Lane Halls
Moor Lane Halls
140-142 Moor Lane, Preston, PR1 1JW
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Walker Street
12-16 Walker Street, Preston, PR1 2RN
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Student life in Preston FAQs

Why Preston?

Preston is the perfect place to enjoy all that student life has to offer with everything you need in close proximity. It was also named as the cheapest student city in the UK, in 2015.

Read our article for more information on the Student Cost of Living in Preston.

When is the best time to book Preston student accommodation?

We recommend booking your Preston student accommodation as soon as your place has been confirmed. Most students begin looking in late September or early October, so the earlier you can begin your search, the higher your chance of securing a spot.

Where is your Preston student accommodation located?

We have two buildings in Preston. One on Moor Lane and the other on Walker Street. Both are close to the University of Central Lancashire, Cardinal Newman College and the town centre.

They are also close to road links, shops, cafés, bars, pubs and everything that’s going on in Preston.

How much are bills in Preston student flats?

There are no bills in our Preston student flats! All rents are fully inclusive. That means no paying for heating, hot water, electricity, broadband, Wi-Fi, building maintenance or security. You even get contents insurance as part of the rent!

Can I stay with friends at my student accommodation in Preston?

Yes, you can stay with friends! As long as you book early and each of you mentions the other in their application, we’ll do our very best to put you all together. We can’t make any promises, though, as we’re very popular!

Can I view my Preston student accommodation before I book?

You can certainly view your future Preston student accommodation before booking. You should see an ‘Arrange viewing’ button on the accommodation page. Select that, fill in the form, give us three dates and we’ll handle the rest.

We’ll show you the building and the room. If we can’t show you the exact room you’ll be staying in, we’ll show you the next best thing

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Our Preston student accommodation is fully furnished and equipped. That means you don’t need to bring furniture, an ironing board, kettle or other appliances. All you’ll need are your clothes, towels, bedding and anything you need to make your life with us more comfortable.

How do I pay for my Preston student accommodation?

You pay for your accommodation using your Sanctuary Students account. You can use recurring card payments to pay using instalments.

International students can use Convera payment portal. It supports a number of international payment methods. You can pay rent in your home currency or have your family pay it for you.

What's included

Just so you know, our Preston student properties come with 250MB Wi-Fi, contents Insurance, on-site laundry, security and maintenance as standard. The weekly rent covers all bills and students staying at either of our Preston properties can make use of the free on-site gym at Moor Lane Halls.


Building-wide Wi-Fi and Ethernet broadband service are included in your rent and offer you a reliable and secure internet connection suitable for all your academic and personal needs, including browsing the internet, sending emails, downloading and streaming.

The broadband service is provided by Glide, a leading provider of managed internet services to student accommodation.

There are 35,000 students studying at UCLan and more than 650 of them live with Sanctuary Students. Join the huge student community in Preston at one of our properties.

Useful links

We thought you might find these links useful during your stay in Preston:

  • Information about UK Border Agency
    UK Border Agency

  • Information about UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)  

  • Your guide to culture shock
    Culture shock

  • Information about the National Union of Students (NHS)

There are 35,000 students studying at UCLan and more than 650 of them live with Sanctuary Students. Join the huge student community in Preston at one of our properties.

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