Information for Offer Holders


Arrival in the UK

We recommend that you fly to Manchester Airport as this has easy access to Lancaster University. You can then travel to Lancaster on the Coach Transfer Service from Manchester Airport which operates at the beginning of the academic year (October) and in January for the start of the Lent term. This Service also runs for ISP in August and EAP / SSP in September. 

If you would like to use this service you must book and pay for a place on the coach in advance of your arrival in the UK and you will be notified when you can do this.

Enquiries about this can be made to visitus@lancaster.ac.uk

If you do not use the Coach Transfer Service from Manchester Airport, you can travel to Lancaster by train, coach or taxi.

Whether you arrive on campus during office hours or not, you should go directly to the Porters’ Lodge in your College. Do not go to the main Security/Reception office on campus as you will be directed to your College and you will have to walk there with your luggage!

Pre-arrival information and details of the Orientation Programme will be sent to you before you arrive at Lancaster. You will also receive an Orientation Pack when you arrive at your College.

Immigration

It is important that you obtain the correct visa or entry clearance to study in the UK. You will be sent detailed information about visas and immigration when you have accepted your offer to study at Lancaster University.

If you have questions or need help regarding immigration matters when you are at Lancaster, you can contact the Visa and Immigration team which can give you advice and guidance about these matters.

Accommodation

Information on how to apply for your accommodation will be sent to you once you accept your offer to study at Lancaster.

Term Dates

 

2017/18

Michaelmas Term

  • Arrival:      Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October 2017
  • Welcome:  Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October 2017
  • Teaching:  Monday 9th October -  Friday 15th December 2017

Lent Term

  • Arrival:      Tuesday 9th January 2018
  • Welcome:  Wednesday 10th January – Friday 12th January 2018
  • Teaching:  Monday 15th January -  Friday 23rd March 2018

Summer Term

  • Teaching:  Monday 23rd April – Friday 29th June 2018

 

2018/19

Michaelmas Term

  • Arrival:      Saturday 29th September and Sunday 30th September 2018
  • Welcome:  Monday 1st October – Friday 5th October 2018
  • Teaching:  Monday 8th October -  Friday 14th December 2018

Lent Term

  • Arrival:      Tuesday 8th January 2019
  • Welcome:  Wednesday 9th January – Friday 11th January 2019
  • Teaching:  Monday 14th January -  Friday 22nd March 2019

Summer Term

  • Teaching:  Week 1: Monday 25th March 2019 Week2: Monday 29th April 2019 - Friday 28th June 2019

 

Welcome Programme

Welcome Week is specifically for Study Abroad, Exchange and Erasmus+ students and takes place the week before term starts. The programme will include:

  • Welcome Talk
  • Guide to teaching and learning in UK Universities & understanding the Lancaster system
  • Sessions on the university’s facilities
  • Module Enrolment
  • Campus Tours
  • Social events