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Intro Week

If you are going to study a taught programme that begins in October, the week before your course starts will be Intro Week. There will be lots of opportunities to join clubs and societies and meet other students and staff.


International Students Evening, Wednesday 1st October 2014

19:30-22:30 in The Great Hall. Welcome speeches from University Leadership followed by entertaining demonstrations from some of the University’s clubs and societies


International Orientation Thursday 2nd October 2014

09:15-13:00 in the George Fox Foyer and Lecture Theatre.
There will be a variety of exhibition stands in the foyer, and plenty of sessions presented from many staff from across the University to give a wide range of talks specifically aimed at international students.

Topics include health service and wellbeing, visas, UK culture from staff and students' perspectives and other practical advice



Registration is the process by which an applicant who has accepted an offer of a place formally becomes a student at Lancaster University.
The Registration process at Lancaster University comprises two stages:

  • Pre-Registration (actions to be taken online);
  • Registration (actions to be completed when you start at the University)

Registration must be completed to receive full access to IT and Library resources.

You will receive an email containing more information about registration and the login details you need to complete  online pre-registration at If you don’t receive this you can complete it at the registration event when you arrive. There is a schedule of registration events during intro-week depending on your course of study. Check the schedule in The Guide (link to The Guide pdf) for when you should register.


It is especially important to register if you are an international student, because if you don’t register we will report this to the Home Office and they will curtail (cancel) your leave to remain and you will have to leave the UK.

When you go to register, take the following with you:

To order letters proving that you are a student go to the student portal


Police Registration

If you are a national of one of the countries listed below you will need to register with the police when you arrive at the UK.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen

For your convenience we have invited the police to your registration event so that you can register with the police when you register with the University. You will need to bring with you:

  • Police registration fee of £34
  • Passport and visa/biometric residence permit
  • One passport sized photograph
  • Photocopy of main passport page and either the entry clearance/visa page or your biometric residence permit
  • If you have previously studied in the UK and already have a Police registration Certificate you do not need to pay for a new one – please take your existing certificate to the Police registration session to have your information update

If you are unable to attend your scheduled session you  must register with the police at the local police station within 7 days of your arrival in the UK. Please note that if you change your address during your studies, you need to inform the police of this. The location of the nearest police station is in Thurnham Street in the city centre. Postcode for online map or satellite navigation purposes is LA1 1YB.


Download the police registration form here






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