Head of Department
Hospitality leads the food service across campus and has achieved the best ‘Food For Life’ performance of any University in the UK. In addition to operating a number of outlets the team also supports retail outlets and provides catered accommodation and catering for conferences, meetings and events. The main University Kitchens are based in County South, behind the Marketplace.
We have multiple bars, cafés and restaurants operated by the University and approximately 15 external tenants that give the University amongst the most diverse food and retail offer on a campus in the UK. The University also operates the Post Office and provides University Merchandise.
Lancaster University is one of the North West’s most prestigious conference and events venues. We have a variety of versatile venues across campus including our purpose-built Conference Centre attached to the Lancaster House Hotel and we can hold meetings for as few as 12, an event to seat 800, or anything in between. We also have 3-star accredited guest rooms available all year round, both individually and for residential conferences. In 2016 the University bought Forrest Hills which added ‘the hobbit house’ from which we also operate events, awaydays and weddings – there’s also an 11-hole golf course in 189 acres of land. The Conference team are based in Bowland Hall.
Design, Print & Photography
DPP provide specialist print and design services for Facilities and the wider University. They also undertake video, photography and drone work. DPP also carry out the annual Graduation photography.
The Ofsted Outstanding Pre-School provides an educational and high regarded pre-school service for over 200 children of staff, students and the local community.
Sport is an integral part of life at Lancaster, our 560-acre parkland campus and state of the art Sports Centre provide many facilities for sport and keeping fit. The Sports Centre offers preferential membership rates for staff and spouses and free health and wellbeing activities. The team of over 80 staff run the Sports Centre 7 days a week, if you want to find out more a member of staff will show you round and answer any questions.