Career development


There are many ways to develop the skills that employers seek. Make the most of your time at University and enjoy developing your full potential. 

Work Experience

Work experience can be invaluable in helping you to attain your career goals. For some careers it may be a pre-requisite for entry.


An opportunity to develop and implement networking skills with employers in an informal and friendly environment. Meetings will be held on a termly basis with food and refreshments provided.

FLUX 500

Lancaster University has acquired the licence to run FLUX, the largest student business competition in the country.

Officers' Training Corps

There are 19 University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) across the UK. Their principal task is to deliver a leadership development programme to selected undergraduates from across the regions they support.

University Air Squadrons

An opportunity to join students from other universities in the region at RAF Woodvale.

Career Mentoring

Mentoring can make a big difference to your life and your future career prospects. Applications for the academic year 2017/18 will open on 1st June

Employer Connect

Connecting students to professionals within our business networks.

Careers Fairs

Work experience, internships, graduate vacancies or just interested in finding out more about career prospects in general, attending the Fair will help you to increase your awareness about career opportunities.


Volunteering opportunities through the Students' Union offer a range of high quality projects that will benefit you and the community.

Insight into ...

'Insight into...' courses are your opportunity to find out more about a particular industry or area.

Focus on...

These workshops give you the chance to explore the skills that employers think are important and are Skills Bank options for the Lancaster Award.

Student Societies

The Students' Union have over 200 affiliated societies. Add another dimension to your student experience.

Overseas programme

Organised by the Students' Union this is a great opportunity for you to go abroad for three weeks to China, Ghana, India or Malaysia with other Lancaster University students.

Santander Internships

This programme provides students and graduates with the opportunity to secure a paid internship with a small to medium sized business.

Bright Futures

Engage with top graduate recruiters and find out first-hand about all the different industries out there. Develop your skills, commercial awareness, self confidence and raise your aspirations.


‌‌‌Frontrunner is a leadership course for students with a disability and students who face significant challenges or difficulties due to their health or wellbeing.

Camp America

Offering cultural exchange summer jobs in America for over 40 years! Camp America provides summer camp employment opportunities in the USA. 


Work and travel adventures on summer camps, working holidays, volunteer projects and internships in some of the world's most exciting locations.


A a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.


Whether you have been playing since childhood or just want to try something new, the Students' Union provide something for everyone.

Chamber of Commerce

Student membership scheme for the Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce.

Online Courses

There are a number of online courses and MOOCs available which can help your career development. These can be accessed free of charge.