Student life

Student Life is a resource covering useful, but often random subjects, including town and city guides, ideas for summer break, adjusting to being a student, managing coursework, saying goodbye to parents, living away from home for the first time, and a lot more besides.

This is where to look for general advice, news, ideas and information on being a student.

9 things you didn’t know about Preston

Preston is a vibrant and ambitious city that attracts over 35,000 students each year. Located on the north bank of the River Ribble in the North West of England, this welcoming city hosts one of the UK’s largest universities, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), plus Preston College, Cardinal Newman College and the Royal Preston teaching hospital.

What NOT to pack when you move to student accommodation

Before packing your bags to venture out into the world of university, it’s important to consider what you are and aren’t going to take with you to uni. We have compiled a handy guide of items that you should definitely be putting in the ‘no’ pile.

New Year's resolutions for students in 2016

The New Year is here! Have you thought about all the changes you’d like to make in 2016 yet? We’ve put together some resolutions for our students to try and keep. Why not give them a go?

Five interesting things about Manchester

As well as being the UK’s third largest city, Manchester has some very interesting and possibly unknown features to it! We’ve put together five fascinating facts for students living in the area that you might not know.