Study & Play

Voted best city in the UK for quality of life on 5 separate occasions


Established in 1828, UCLan has cultivated a prestigious reputation and boasts an exceptional campus.

With an employment base of approximately 38,000 individuals and catalysing further regeneration and advancement in the University Quarter, UCLan stands at the centre of Preston’s economic growth as the largest employer in Preston.

UCLAN in Preston


Top in the North West for entrepreneurship


The Times North West’s leading university for student experience for the fifth consecutive year


Number 1 top modern university in the North West for the 5th year running


Top 6% of universities in the world


Largest university in the UK


Students and staff


Explore Preston’s charm starting at Winckley Square, a cozy, historic spot perfect for strolls and dining.

The Harris Quarter, soon to feature a rejuvenated museum and the Guild Hall reopening as a historic music hall, promises enriching experiences. Avenham and Miller Parks provide tranquil green spaces for relaxation, while the Phoenix Park project will add a ski slope, sailing lake, new sports facilities, and more.


Building with listed building status


Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library refurbishment


Cinema and leisure scheme


Budget for a new sports hub

250 HC

Brockholes nature reserve

500 HA

Green spaces in the city