Christmas events in Preston

The Best Christmas Events in Preston

The party season is almost upon us, this year’s work will soon be done and it will be time to relax, maybe head home for the holidays but most definitely get out there and get festive with friends. Deck the student halls with coats and brollies, brave the cold and get out there to our pick of some of the best Christmas events in Preston, this year, for students. And if there’s something fabulous that you’re heading to that we’ve missed, please add it to the comments section.

Student Wednesdays at Evoque

You can relax; everybody’s favourite student night is set to continue right throughout December and into the new year. It’s almost guaranteed that Student Wednesdays at Evoque will get increasingly festive, the closer we get to the big day, so you can pretty much do what you do every week, head down to Church Street, and get your Christmas fix that way.

December’s Wednesdays include 1st, 5th and 12th but the 19th will be the last session before Christmas Day and most definitely the biggest pre-Christmas student bash. If you stay in Preston over the holidays, you can also head down to Student Wednesdays on Boxing Day, when drinks will be there usual £1 all night! You can’t do better than that for a big Boxing day party!

From 11pm every Wednesday at Evoque, Church Street.

Bad Manners and Ska Face Christmas Party

Preston Guild Hall has one of the biggest Christmas parties of 2018 happening Friday 14th. Ska legends Bad Manners will be live on stage with Ska Face, a ten piece ska band with a combined age of over 450.

This event is not to be missed and has even been upgraded to a larger venue, due to demand. Tickets are priced from £22 and available from Get ’em while you can!

S2S Clubland Boxing Day

Everyone needs a good plan of action for Boxing Day. Preston Guild Hall has you covered this year as a night of Clubland dance music comes to get you. Can you keep it moving for a full 10 hours of dancing?! We’ll soon find out.

With three rooms of top tunes, tickets are on sale now with prices from £22 for standard and £27 for VIP. Book now via

6pm – 4am, Boxing Day at Preston Guild Hall

Disco Mofo

Last but not least, we thought we’d include the first event that we can technically call a Christmas party, because it’s on 1st December. If you favour a spot of disco and a helping of house music, get yourself to Disco Mofo at fancy cocktail bar Fives on Guildhall Street. Just £6 in. Tickets on sale now from Skiddle.

The best Christmas events in Preston, perfect for students!

And there you have it, your Christmas festivities sorted thanks to Brunel Court!

The Best Student Deals in Preston

The Best Student Deals in Preston

Welcome freshers and welcome back everyone else!

Brunel Court is home to 400 students, so we know a few things about student life in our city. Here is our guide to the best student deals we know of, running in Preston for 2018.

Food and Drink

Pizza student deals

Let’s start with what we know is important to you – getting fed and watered with the best of what’s on offer at the lowest possible price. We know our audience! Here are the best of the best student deals in Preston on food and drink this year.

25% off food at Prezzo

Prezzo Italian restaurant offers 25% off your food bill for tables of up to 4 people with valid NUS cards, Sunday – Thursday.


Continuing the Italian theme, get a whopping 35% off your Domino’s pizza order when you spend £25 or more! Must be registered with Student Beans.

Things to do

Escape Room Preston

There is plenty to do here in Preston, when you’re not studying hard, and with a whole load of student discounts on some great activities you can save money on lots of them too. Here are a few of the best deals for students in Preston that we have found.

Escape Room Preston

Work as a team and test your problem solving skills at this quirky night, or day out with a difference. Get 15% off the price of Escape Room Preston with your student card.

Odeon Cinemas

With money off 2D, 3D, food, drink and more, the student discounts at Preston’s Odeon Cinema are too wide and varied to list but, if you fancy the flicks, you can find out what’s on, discover the associated discount on their website.


travel student deals Preston

Going out to eat, drink and be merry is important but how you get there is just as important. Here are a few discounts on travelling in our city.

TransPennine Express

If you’re under 26, or a mature student in full-time education you can get yourself a student railcard that will get you great savings on most train travel throughout the country, including a whopping 50% off when you buy Transpennine Express tickets in advance of your journey (rather than at the station).

Student Driving School

With a great team of male and female instructors and a free introductory hour’s lesson for just £10, lots of local Preston students learn to drive with Student Driving School. You can check out their current offers on their website.


beauty deals Preston

Away from home, with all of these nights out and new people to meet, university is a time of reinvention, when looking your best is important. Thankfully, there are plenty of great deals out there to help you save a few pounds while you do.


Going for the chop or just keeping on top of your roots? Get yourself 10% off the already very reasonable prices at Supercuts with your NUS card.

Elements Hair and Beauty Training School

Preston’s College is home to its own hair and beauty training school and while it doesn’t offer a student discount, as such, you can get yourself a cut and blow dry from a supervised student hairdresser for just £5! You can’t say fairer than that!


Take Advantage of These Student Deals in Preston

Of course, with students now making up a huge proportion of Preston’s residents you’d be hard pushed to find a business in this city that doesn’t offer you a discount! If you find any particularly good ones that you’d like to share, please add it as a comment below, we’d love to hear them! 

Things to do in Preston for students

Things to do in Preston for Students

Moving to a new city to study can be daunting but finding things to do to socialise with your new friends makes this transition a lot easier. Preston has a whole host of  attractions, many of which are free so you’ll never be stuck for ideas. If you do get some free time from studying make sure you visit these top things to do in Preston, plus Brunel Court is ideally located close to many of these attractions so you won’t have to travel far.


Inspiration at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Harris Museum Preston

When studying and living in a new city it’s important to get a sense of the history and culture, and if you’re looking for some intellectual inspiration museums are always a good place to start. The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is full of Preston’s history and culture and is a space to be creative. If you’re studying a creative subject this museum will offer lots of FREE inspiration with its many exhibitions and activities that you can get involved in.


Entertainment at Preston Guild Hall

Preston Guild Hall

If you’re looking for things to do in Preston that involve drinking, dining, dancing and drama then look no further than Preston Guild Hall. This venue is home to many, many events, shows and restaurants including comedy shows, live music, sport and much more! Visiting Preston Guild Hall is a great relief from studying and will provide an evening of memories and well earned fun!


Unwind at Preston Docks and Marina

Preston docks

Preston docks is the perfect place to unwind and gather your thoughts. University life can be a bit overwhelming at times but when you have beautiful scenery a stone’s throw away from your accommodation it can be a real stress reliever. The marina is often full of yachts and barges and is the perfect setting to stroll and dine.


Meet Friends at Fishergate Shopping Centre

Fishergate Shopping Centre

When starting university you need a fresh wardrobe for the term ahead and where better to spend your student loan in Preston than at Fishergate Shopping Centre. Not only can you get the latest fashions from the fantastic range of shops, it’s also a great meeting place for friends as there are many places to eat and drink.


Experience Preston’s Nightlife

Evoque nightclub

A city’s nightlife is a big part of university life and Preston has lots of popular clubs and bars including the famous nightclub, The Warehouse, Evoque and the Adelphi which is a popular student bar in the heart of the university campus offering live music, karaoke, quizzes and events.   


There are plenty of things to do in Preston!

The benefits of being based in Brunel Court is that we have all of these attractions on our doorstep. Brunel Court has everything you need on site with many facilities, a common room and garden area but if you want to branch out there is so much to see in Preston.

If you’re studying in Preston and need accommodation, Brunel Court is the number one choice so get in touch with us today by calling 01772 886675 to book a viewing and see for yourself what this area has to offer.