Welcome to Lancaster

Lancaster University is an internationally highly-ranked leader in the provision of teaching and research.

Aerial photograph of the University campus.

A great place to work

Working at Lancaster University as a temporary staff member can be a rewarding and stimulating experience, giving you a taste of working in Higher Education while playing a vital role in ensuring the day-to-day activity of the university continues through busy times or covering periods of absence.

Lancaster University is proud of its 2018 staff survey results, and responses state that 90% of staff would recommend our University to a friend as a place to work (84% in 2016). Furthermore, 94% of staff would recommend our University to a friend as a place to study (89% in 2016). We think this cements our position as an employer of choice, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Lancaster University campus is set in 560 acres of parkland with views of the Lake District and coast. Since 2003 we have invested over £500m in new college residential and social facilities, new and refurbished teaching spaces, a new sports centre and new research facilities.

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. Highly ranked in the three main UK league tables, and we're highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. In addition, we're proud to have been named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Lancaster University is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best staff.  Our People Strategy 2020 clearly articulates that the core strength of our university is our people. Attracting the best staff to work for Lancaster University, and within our international partnerships, will assist us in delivering our strategic priorities in research, teaching and engagement. We value all our staff and their contribution to University life, no matter if you are here for one day or forever.

Working at Lancaster

Find out more about what staff say about working at Lancaster University.

About Our Campus

The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster City Centre.

You can find out more about the construction of the campus on our history pages or watch early videos from the 1960s on our YouTube channel.

Since then, Lancaster University has risen to become one of Britain's top universities, with over 13,000 students and over 4000 employees within the Bailrigg campus that is now almost a small town in its own right. See our Campus Map.

In 2018 Lancaster University's campus was voted third in the Student Crowd's Top 20 University Campus Awards in a public vote by 7,849 UK students.

About Our Campus