What's Next?

What's Next?

As well as making a good start to your academic studies, there is plenty more to do as a Lancaster student during your first term. Here are just a few ideas


Whether you are planning your career or simply looking for a term-time job, the Careers team is here to help. Drop in to the Careers desk at The Base, which opens on to Alexandra Square, to speak to an adviser.

The team offers a wide range of services, from introducing you to graduate employers and industry mentors to providing CV tips and interview support. They will also run a Part Time Jobs Fair in The Base on Wednesday 21st October from 12-2pm. First year students keen to work while they study are encouraged to attend.

The team is responsible for Lancaster's own recruitment service, which helps students find employment before and after graduation, and administer the Lancaster Award.

All Lancaster students have the option to sign up for the Lancaster Award, which is designed to show employers that you have made the most of your time at university and developed a range of skills. 

Visit the Careers website for more information.


Lancaster University Library provides access to a huge range of online and print resources and study space for a variety of needs. The Library and Learning Zone are both centrally located on Alexandra Square.

The Library Welcome Guide provides all the information you need to start using the Library. Explore the Library website to discover subject specific resources for your studies, information on referencing, and how to book study space and borrow books and laptops. 


You may be interested in joining some of Lancaster's societies, clubs or sports teams - check the Lancaster University Students' Union website for a complete list. There is also a lot to discover about our campus, including its bars, restaurants and sports centre, and our city and local area. You can start by reading about our campus then head to the City of Lancaster.

Lancaster is also home to our contemporary arts organisation Lancaster Arts, which presents performing and visual arts events for both the public and students during the Autumn and Spring terms.