For student accommodation in Preston TJ Thomas are #1

For student accommodation in Preston TJ Thomas are #1

This is how close we are to your university

If you’re on the lookout for student accommodation, Preston has no shortage but if you’re looking for the best equipped and located student accommodation Preston has to offer then Brunel Court has to rank right up there with the best.

The main university that we service is University of Central Lancashire based right here in Preston. Right over the road from us in fact. We really couldn’t be closer. Preston isn’t a huge city and we have only one university. That’s great because it means the chances are everyone you live with will be at the same uni as you, plugged into the same student nights and the same academic calendar. It also means that your commute to uni couldn’t be easier!

The most convenient student accommodation in Preston

Just a five minute walk from the University of Central Lancashire’s main campus and a stone’s throw from the city centre and train station, we couldn’t be better placed for the students of Preston, or better equipped. 370 students from all over the world call Brunel Court home every year.

Big plans for UCLAN

University of Central Lancashire is undergoing a big transformation at the moment, with £200 million of expansions happening as we speak, right over the road from Brunel Court! By 2020 there will be a number of new student services buildings and social spaces right on our doorstep. As the city’s university grows and the opportunities here grow with it the student accommodation Preston has to offer is bound to increase but you just won’t get any building as close or as vibrant and well equipped as we are.

Our facilities

Right over the road from your university you’ll find us here at Brunel Court. One site we’ve got a well equipped gym that’s completely free for our tenants to use, as well as cycle storage for those of you who prefer getting your exercise out and about. We’ve got an on-site laundrette and a great study room, so you don’t need to shut yourself up in your room to work but can head out to your own purpose built classroom.

While city centre living is great, it also comes with an increased need for two things – security and nature. We cater to both. There’s CCTV throughout the site and a 24 hour security presence, to keep you as safe as houses. We also have a large landscaped garden, so city life doesn’t have to mean you’re stuck indoors. On a sunny day you’re bound to meet all your neighbours out on the grass in this great social and study space.

So you don’t have to wander far from your room for anything when you move to Brunel Court. We’re so close to UCLAN that you could almost roll out of bed and be there and for everything that you need outside of uni, we have you covered. Fancy visiting your friends at their universities elsewhere in the country? Hop on the train within minutes.

To guarantee you get the best, most convenient and well equipped student accommodation Preston has available, complete our application form now.

How to arrange student accommodation from TJ Thomas Estates

How to arrange student accommodation from TJ Thomas Estates

How to arrange student accommodation – the FAQs

Nobody tells you how to arrange student accommodation but we think that they should! University is when most people move into a place of their own for the first time and it can be pretty daunting, with lots to learn and lots to remember. We keep our process pretty simple but, naturally, there are questions that come up year after year when people are wondering how to arrange student accommodation. For that reason we thought we’d take some time to prepare this guide for you.

The following is, first and foremost, a guide for how to arrange your student accommodation when you’re planning to life in Brunel Court BUT most of these points are applicable wherever you decide to live, so well worth a read even if you haven’t made your mind up yet. We hope it’s a help.

The Brunel Court guide on how to arrange student accommodation

Do I have to pay my rent for the whole term up front?

No, the vast majority of people pay their rent in instalments. Here at Brunel Court our terms are 44 or 51 weeks and we know that would be a lot of rent money to pay upfront. Instead we ask that you appoint a guarantor on your behalf. A guarantor is someone who agrees to pay the rent money if you are unable to and appointing one means we can be confident that your side of the contract will be kept up, even if university life takes its toll on your finances. Most of our tenants use their parents as their guarantor but you don’t have to.

Your guarantor must be based in the UK, so the only time someone would be asked to pay their rent upfront is if they are unable to find a guarantor living in the UK. This sometimes happens in the case of overseas students.

Are there any additional bills I need to consider?

If you’re wondering how to arrange student accommodation, one thing to be aware of is that most student specific letting agents provide a ‘bills included’ rental price. Brunel Court is no exception. There are no set bills that you have to pay over and above the price of your rent.

This said, there are two exceptions to consider. If you watch TV, live on any channel or streamed from the BBC, then you need your own television licence. This is not included in your rent. You may also wish to consider student contents insurance. You might be covered on your parents home contents insurance but it is certainly worth checking.

How do I actually go about arranging my accommodation?

First work out your budget and where you would like to live. If you see a room of ours that is within your budget get in touch with your details via the ‘book your room’ section of our website. The form on that page will guide you through all of the information that you need to submit and we will get in touch with you as quickly as we can, to talk you through your options.