Student Accommodation in Preston

We have a great selection of student accommodation right in the heart of Preston, ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from both the UCLan campus and the city centre. 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.

Take a look at our affordable student housing in Preston:

Secure your room today for only £1*.

Moor Lane Halls
All inclusive bills
Common room with Sky TV
Free broadband and Wi-Fi throughout
On-site laundry
Free contents insurance
On-site security and CCTV
24-hour maintenance
On-site gym

140-142 Moor Lane, Preston, PR1 1JW

By choosing Moor Lane Halls student accommodation in Preston, you are right in the centre with everything you need on your doorstep including the UCLan university campus, just a few minutes’ walk away.

Our student rooms are fully furnished and weekly rent includes your bills, contents insurance and free WiFi so you don’t have to worry about additional costs. Moor Lane Halls offer a free on-site gym, 24 hour security and maintenance support should you need it.

We have a great selection of rooms to suit all budgets, so secure your room today for just £1*

Walker Street
All inclusive bills
Common room
Free broadband and Wi-Fi throughout
On-site laundry
Free contents insurance
Security patrols and CCTV
En-suite double bedrooms
24-hour maintenance

12-16 Walker Street, Preston, PR1 2RN

Walker Street offers purpose-built student accommodation in Preston. Our student flats are furnished to a very high standard, with double en-suite rooms throughout. Walker Street is adjacent to the UCLan university campus and just around the corner from Sanctuary Students' Moor Lane Halls, where you will have free access to the on-site gym. All bills are included in the weekly rent and free 250MB Wi-Fi is available in every room.

Discover the full range of room types and book your room.


Student life in Preston FAQs

Preston is a great location to make the most of your time as a student, from nightlife to shopping and fun days out, Preston has it all. Here are a few tips to help get you started.

Preston is home to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) which is conveniently located less than a 5 minute walk from our two student properties. That means extra time in bed before lectures!

Even though most things are in walking distance it’s easy to get around Preston with an extensive bus network running regularly throughout the city. If you are wanting to travel further afield the train station at Fishergate is well connected to the rest of the UK and is only a 15-minute walk from us.

There are plenty of options when it comes to eating out in Preston including Chinese, Indian, Caribbean, American and Mediterranean restaurants. The Preston Sanctuary team recommends the authentic Chinese restaurant Tangs.

Preston is a student-orientated city which is reflected in its exciting and varied nightlife. Whether you are looking for nightclubs, live music or relaxed pubs, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

With St George’s Shopping Centre nearby and home to 80 shops over two floors, as well as Fishergate Shopping Centre a little further away, you can shop to your heart's content.

If you’re looking for something different, the Harris Museum & Art Gallery will provide a unique and cultured experience, it’s also renowned for its innovative and elegant sights.

From Preston you’re only a 20-minute bus ride from Brockholes Nature Reserve, home to a diverse range of wildlife as well as a unique floating visitor village.

You can also take part in a range of activities from organised walks to jewellery making. 

The stunning Beacon Fell County Park is located 10 miles from the city and boasts nearly 300 acres of magnificent woodland to explore.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Staying with Sanctuary Students is about much more than just a room too!

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!

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.

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.

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.

You can find out even more in our handy Preston City Guide.


Living with Sanctuary Students

Sanctuary Students gives you extra help and support, whether that’s by giving you money in your pocket through our exclusive discount website with StudentBeans or providing confidential care through our Student advice line with Health Assured. 

You can find out more on our More than just a room page.

With Sanctuary Students you’re guaranteed to find a friendly, welcoming team, well-maintained facilities and a great range of social opportunities to help you make friends and settle in quickly.

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.

Local Rooms: Preston Student Halls

Local Universities: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Local Accommodation: Moor Lane Halls | Walker Street