Social Life at Lancaster University


There are plenty of opportunities to take a break from your studies and socialise in Graduate College, with weekly activities, and dedicated social space.

Social spaces

Our Social Hub on campus offers a selection of popular box games as well as pool, darts and table tennis (ping pong). Plenty of large tables where you can share meals as a group, and cosy sofa areas for informal and class gatherings. Lots of books have been donated by previous students, and you are welcome to read and borrow them from the shelves in the Hub. Academic books are available in the Quiet Study area.

We also have a new study and social area for student families in the Herdwick - with books and toys for children to enjoy while parents study or socialise.


The PGBoard and College Community Assistants organise regular events for students, which we advertise via social media and the weekly newsletter. Previous events include quiz nights, movie nights, a stress-buster evening, college breakfasts, and an outdoor summer party.

On the first Thursday of the month, the CCAs also host New Cafe - which is an opportunity for PGR Students to share their research, network with fellow postgraduates, and enjoy free pizza too!

Chocolate Fountain night at Graduate College