Your Student Portal News tab is the place to go for all the latest news. Developed using student feedback, it gathers updates from right across the University and makes them available in one place. The content you receive is tailored to you and includes your college, department and faculty news. And preferences enable you to customise the type of information you receive. It won a Silver Heist Award in 2017 as one of the best new internal communications initiatives in higher education in the UK. The Portal also provides access to Moodle, email, Library information and course timetables. Visit the Student Portal.
My Lancaster is your student newsletter. It provides you with a quick, manageable news digest every week of term time. Think of it as your personal roundup, with targeted content based on your college, level of study and whether or not you are based on campus. Take a look each week to stay up to date with your college and University news, events and offers. My Lancaster was developed with student input.
iLancaster is the University’s free mobile application, offering useful information to staff and students. It can help you with everything from finding your way around campus and getting local bus times to planning which university events you’d like to attend. Either download the app or use the web version.
Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are used by departments and individuals across the University to connect with students and the wider public. See a directory of social media accounts.
Poster spaces and digital screens across campus deliver carry a wide range of news and announcements.
The Welcome guide is delivered to all new undergraduates each summer and Campus Life, a free newspaper developed by the Facilities team, is distributed on campus. Keep an eye out for leaflets, fliers and other printed information in the Base and Learning Zone.
Feedback and opportunities
Communications is a two-way street, and what you have to say makes a big difference to your university. If you want to suggest a student story, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to communicate feedback on any aspect of your university life, take a look at the different ways you can do that. And if you’d like to get involved in your Students’ Union media channels, take a look at media opportunities here.