LUSU is Lancaster's Students' Union, an organisation independent of the University, here to represent the student body. Collectively we choose fellow students to represent our views, expectations and needs within the University and the wider community. These students are known as officers and it is their job to see that their needs are met and hopefully exceeded.
With the support of a 50 strong professional staff team, student staff and a set of student volunteers, we also run activities and essential services which enhance the academic, social and support services of the University.
Love Socialising? LUSU puts on a wide range of activities and events throughout the year, such as our annual Christmas Market with fairground rides and live entertainment, Campus festival with live music food and fireworks and the all important Graduation ball. LUSU also runs the Sugarhouse, Lancaster’s largest nightclub; with a student only door policy it is the safest and most popular nightclub in the city.
Love sport? If you want to play sport at Lancaster, there are loads of different ways you can get involved. We have clubs playing a wide variety of sports each week and the pinnacle of the sporting calendar is the annual Roses tournament, where Lancaster’s finest take on York University.
Love doing your own thing? LUSU has almost 200 activity groups that you can be part of; it’s a great way to find people of similar interests to yourself. Our societies cover interests such as baking, free running, sky diving and ballroom dancing and causes such as Oxfam. If we don’t have a society for your interest, we can help you set up your own group.
Love volunteering in your spare time? LUSU is here to provide you with opportunities to gain new skills that will make you stand out from the crowd. We have a fantastic range of volunteering projects for anyone interested in developing new talents, meeting new people or just making friends. If you’re interested in the environment, our environmental volunteering opportunities provide students with the chance to get involved in a wide range of environmental projects and campaigns, both on campus and in the local area. LUSU doesn’t stop at volunteering either, every year we help hundreds of students learn useful skills in setting up their own business or social enterprise.
As well as providing all these opportunities, LUSU is here to support you through your study. LUSU Education and Support offers advice and information separate to the university about your studies, housing, wellbeing or finances. We also run two shops on campus for your convenience, both of which run regular offers and promotions with our Purple card.