Life at Lancaster

There are many reasons to choose Lancaster beyond the academic. Here's some of the things you can enjoy whilst you're here.

Colleges

Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a college system. When at Lancaster, your college is like an extended family and support group. Each college hosts their own social events and student bar.

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Campus

Our campus occupies a beautiful parkland site, three miles from Lancaster City Centre. With 24 hours on-site security, miles of woodland footpaths, outdoor sports areas and barbeque sites there is plenty to explore.

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Accommodation

Our student accommodation has been named 'Best University Halls' more times than any other UK university. The quality of our accommodation is matched by the quality of our service to students.

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Students' Union

Lancaster University Students' Union, is an independent organisation for students. The Students' Union represents student views, expectations and needs to the University and the wider community. The Students' Union also organises many social and sporting events across the year.

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Meet, Eat and Drink

We have no shortage of opportunities to allow you to meet, eat and drink with your fellow students. There are restaurants, college bars and many other dining options all across the campus.

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Stay Healthy

Lancaster University encourages you to stay healthy and active. Our £20m Sports Centre features the very latest in top-of-the-range sporting facilities.

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Sustainability

We have committed ourselves to creating a sustainable, living environment. We source locally grown food, develop sustainable buildings and are the only UK university to have our own wind turbine.

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City of Lancaster

The historic City of Lancaster is fifteen minutes away from campus by bus. With over 100 shops, dozens of pubs, cinemas, theatres and a castle dating back almost 1,000 years.

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The Lake District

Lancaster University is on the doorstep of the Lake District, England's largest National Park. It is home to Scafell - England's highest mountain, and Wastwater, it's deepest lake. There are also thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.

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