Preston is home to the University of Central Lancashire (better known as UCLan) with a population of over 30,000 students. Don’t let its small size fool you, this city has plenty to offer no matter your interests and is possibly one of the most underrated student cities in the country.
With a lively atmosphere and bars and clubs to suit anyone’s taste, if you enjoy a night out, then this might be the city for you, many of the local pubs also play live music and showcase talented local bands and DJs.
If clubs and bars are not your thing, there’s plenty of other entertainment on offer. With museums and art galleries just a short walk from the university campus, if you’re looking for culture it’s not hard to find. There is also a theatre and guild hall, hosting live music and plays throughout the year.