Campus and Community Life

Find out what's happening on campus including events, food and drink outlets, sports and Green Lancaster activities.  


What's on when

This webpage is being regularly updated to keep you up to date on all the activities and events available to you. The events below are just some of the things that are going on in and around the University and there's even more on the Student Portal too.

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Look after your health and wellbeing

Sport Lancaster is a partnership between Lancaster University & the Students’ Union bringing together all sporting opportunities on offer to you at Lancaster University.

Lancaster University Sports Centre with its top of the range facilities enable you to successfully engage in competitive sport, recreational sport and any health and wellbeing activities that you may wish to take part in.

Whether you have been playing since childhood or just want to try something new, we can provide you with the chance to play your sport, be it inter varsity, inter college or in local leagues, there really is something for everyone!

Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre includes facilities for the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.

Campus is also home to a dental practice, pharmacy and health centre, which is part of the city's Lancaster Medical Practice group.

  • Tai Chi

    Tai Chi classes every Tuesday between 12:15 and 1pm available on MS Teams courtesy of the Sport Lancaster team.

  • Woodland walk

    The Woodland Walk is a great way to get some fresh air on campus. The walk is a 2.6-mile route through beautiful woodlands, signposted with a choice of routes around campus.

  • Virtual Meditation Classes

    No experience necessary, everyone is welcome every Thursday from 1.15pm until 1.45pm. Email to receive an invitation.

Food & Drink Outlets

Here on campus we have a diverse range of dining options. 


Barker House Farm Food

From our very own bar and restaurant converted from an old farmhouse, to Greggs and even Juicafe, the go to spot for some smoothie goodness! Not to mention some great spots to pick up some home comforts and enjoy brunch with your new friends.

We understand that everyone is different, and has their own dietary requirements. At many of our eateries, we offer delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options to cater to all your foodie needs.

Explore more University run Bars, Cafes and Restaurants on campus.

Bars, Cafés & Restaurants

Bailrigg Food Co

Try our brand new Bailrigg Food Co grab and go sandwich range. Made on campus with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Available at the Deli, the Marketplace and the Hub.

Opening Times

You can check the opening times of all our campus outlets and services but to make this a little easier we've highlighted some key services below.

Up to speed with the new parcel collection system? A new system has been implemented that carefully follows Government guidelines to reduce contact between students and couriers.

Parcel Collection Point Times

Support services

Lancaster has a range of specialist support services that work in partnership with your academic department and your college to offer you the right support at the right time.

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More useful links

  • Green Lancaster

    Follow the Green Lancaster Facebook page for the latest ways you can get involved and help keep campus green.

  • Lancaster Arts

    Lancaster Arts are hosting a series of online exhibitions a displays.

  • The Students' Union

    Check out the Student Union website for loads of great online events and challenges and to find support available to you.

  • ASK - Advice, Support and Knowledge

    Search the ASK section of the portal for information, answers and support on a range of topics.

Latest update on Library Services

Book an individual study space in the Library via the booking system. You’ll need your Library card and a face mask. Click the link to find out more. 

Students working in the Library, there are green plants and spacious desks.