If you’ve just graduated from college or sixth form, you may be ready to move to Preston for university at the end of summer. The city is home to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) which is now the sixth largest university in the country, with over 33,000 students. This makes Preston a great student city, and we are sure that you will love living there – especially since Preston was recently voted the 8th happiest place to live in the UK!
One out of five Preston inhabitants is a student, so you will be surrounded by like-minded people of a similar age. The dynamic city offers a variety of things to do, no matter what your passions. There are two large shopping malls within walking distance of the university, plenty of sports facilities, and numerous independent coffee shops to be found down cobbled streets, ideal for finishing course assignments in peace! The Grade I listed Harris Museum and Library, Museum of Lancashire and St. Walburge’s Church are also nearby if you fancy some culture. Alternatively there are a number of parks which are brilliant for outdoor activities. We particularly recommend Avenham Park, which marks the start of the Guild Wheel, a popular scenic cycle route around the city.
If your studies are getting on top of you, and you need to get away, Preston is ideally located close to the coast (Blackpool is just a short bus or train ride away), the Forest of Bowland, and the Lake District. The vibrant cities of Liverpool and Manchester can also be reached by train from Preston’s historic station.
We know that moving to a new city can be as stressful as it is exciting, especially if it’s your first time away from home. But whether you’re a soon-to-be Fresher looking for an alternative to halls of residence, or a second or third year moving on to a student house, our Preston letting agents can help find the right accommodation for you. Our properties are provided fully furnished and inclusive of all bills so all you need to worry about is enjoying your new place! Find out more about Mistoria Estate Agents by calling us on 0800 500 3015 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – and don’t forget to download our guide to your first student house!