Season's Greetings

To our students, staff, alumni and supporters

A reason to celebrate

Lancaster University has had a fantastic few years and 2017 has really shone as one to celebrate.

We are delighted to have been named University of the Year 2018 by The Times and Sunday Times and have achieved 6th place in their Good University Guide.

Our teaching has also been recognised as gold standard through the Teaching Excellence Framework.

These achievements wouldn't have been possible without our students, staff, alumni and supporters from around the world and we are immensely proud of being a diverse, global community.

Watch our short festive film about what this time of year means to the Lancaster community, from the UK and overseas. 

We asked staff, students and alumni what they love about this time of year…


Show us how you’re celebrating the festive season at Lancaster University for the chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher in our December Instagram competition.

Just use #LancsChristmas to enter.

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Celebrate the festive season with us

Events on campus and in the city.

There are events going on right through December, from the Lights Out! Climbing Party to the Students' Union's ever-popular Christmas Market, featuring stalls, student performances, hot street food and the chance for children to meet Santa and his reindeer. 

Find out more about all the events on campus and in the city on the student portal and events listings.

Student performances

Student performances

Christmas market

Christmas market

Meet the reindeer

Meet the reindeer