Student life

Lancaster has so much to offer. Here you'll discover new experiences and make new memories.

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Your life at Lancaster

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  • Accommodation

    Our campus accommodation is located within our colleges. We offer almost 7,000 bed spaces for undergraduates, postgraduates and families within our colleges.

  • Food and drink on campus

    We have a wide range of cafes, bistros, takeaways and restaurants, all on campus.

  • Colleges

    Our colleges are at the heart of your Lancaster experience.

  • Explore the campus

    Discover what Lancaster's campus offers you, from accommodation, study spaces, shops, restaurants, sporting facilities and more.

A new adventure

At Lancaster, you'll discover new experiences and make new memories. You'll meet new people, from all walks of life, either pursuing your favourite pastimes or discovering new ones.

  • Sport and fitness

    Our extensive facilities give you access to a huge range of sports and fitness activities to choose from.

  • We have over 170 societies, offering you a choice from Harry Potter to K-Pop to Hiking or Fashion.

  • Culture and entertainment

    Lancaster has a thriving cultural scene. Get involved or come along and spectate.

  • Study abroad

    Follow in the footsteps of hundreds of Lancaster students and continue your university adventure overseas.

At the heart of the UK

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  • Getting around

    It's a short bus ride to the city centre, and we're located near to the M6 motorway.

  • The city and beyond

    Beyond Lancaster's campus, you can explore the historic city, stunning coastline, and picturesque Lake District.


Sometimes life can be overwhelming, and that's no different at university. If you're experiencing something that's affecting your studies or wellbeing, we are here to help.

  • Scholarships and bursaries

    We are investing in the future of our students by enabling access to a world-class education. We believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

  • Wellbeing and support

    Lancaster has a range of specialist support services that work in partnership with your academic department and your college to offer you the right support at the right time.

  • ܽƵ Students' Union is here to enhance every aspect of your time as a student, supporting your social life, your studies, your sporting activities, your hobbies and interests, and the causes you care about.

  • The Chaplaincy multi-faith centre

    Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none. It includes facilities for the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and a Muslim Prayer Room.

Why Lancaster?

We believe that Lancaster is everything a university should be. We support you through your studies, research and career.

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