Graduate College panorama

Information for Students

If you are a current student in Graduate College you can find useful information by visiting the pages below.

Useful information

Want to find out how to get here? Read our travel advice and find out other important information such as your postal address, and tips on how to get on with your housemates. Useful Information.

Support and wellbeing

Lancaster University has a range of support services for students. As a College, we also offer additional support to students, via our Accommodation Team, College Manager, and our College Wellbeing Officer – all of whom are based near the Porters’ Lodge and can be contacted directly. Find out more about support and wellbeing.

The Buddy Programme

Each year we run the 'Buddy Programme' for new students, inviting our current students to be paired up with a newly arriving International student to help them settle in. It's great experience and also contributes 10 points towards the Lancaster Award. Find out more about the Buddy Programme.


We offer a range of grants and bursaries to help students during their studies. These include travel grants and hardship funds. Find out more about finance and funding.


Read about members of the Graduate College, from our Principal and Dean to the College Manager, Wellbeing Officer and Accommodation Team. Find out more about college staff...

Lancaster City Centre - Shopping Map

We have put together a map of the city centre with useful shops highlighted.

A map of Lancaster city centre with numbers to indicate the location of useful shops for new students to find.

Lancaster City Centre

Key to Places

1) Sainsbury’s - Cable Street, Lancaster, LA1 1HH.

Supermarket where you can buy groceries and household items. Visit Sainsbury's website

2) Lidl - Kingsway Retail Park, Kingsway, Lancaster LA1 1BS

Slightly out of the city centre, but still easy to access. A supermarket offering competitive prices for groceries and household items. Visit Lidl's website

3) Lancaster Bus Station - Damside Street, Lancaster LA1 1HH.

Local and National buses run from here to many local destinations including the University, Preston, Morecambe, Heysham, the Lake District, and further afield via National Express coaches.

4) Vue Cinema – Church Street, Lancaster, LA1 1LP.

Lancaster’s main cinema, showing major new releases. Visit the Vue website

5) The Storey Institute - Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TH

Where you can find dedicated postgraduate study space and the Print Room Café/Bar. Visit the Storey's website

6) Assembly Rooms – Assembly Rooms Emporium, King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JN.

A collection of stalls offering vintage clothing, handmade, and unusual items. Visit the Assembly Rooms' Facebook Page

7) Lancaster Railway Station - Station Road, LA1 5NL

Here you can catch trains to destinations all over the UK. Buses run direct to the railway station from the university.

8) Maje Stores - 39 Blades Street, Lancaster, LA1 1TT.

A store specialising in Halal foods, vegetables, and spices for cooking.

9) Wilkinson’s - 17-21 Penny Street Lancaster, LA1 1UA.

A general store where you can buy kitchen and homewares, bedding, toiletries, stationery, and more. Visit Willko's Website

10) Lancaster Charter Market at Dalton Square - opposite Lancaster Town Hall, LA1 1PJ.

on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visit the Charter Market website

11) K F Oriental Food Store - Common Garden Street, LA1 1XD

Supermarket selling delicious food, drinks and treats from China, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. Full House Noodle Bar & Restaurant is upstairs. Visit KF's Facebook page

12) Single Step - 78a Penny Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XN

Wholefoods and fairtrade store and a great place to buy staples such as rice, flour, dried fruit, lentils etc by weight. Visit Single Step's webpage

Whale Tail Café is upstairs - serving vegetarian and vegan food.

13) ALDI - 48 Aldcliffe Road, LA1 1UJ

A supermarket offering competitive prices for groceries and household items. Visit Aldi's website