Find information on our relation scheme and area information on our relocation pages.
Travelling to Lancaster
Our travel to campus page provides you with information on how to get to the University, as well as campus maps and local area maps.
There are a number of services available for new staff moving to Lancaster who require accommodation:
Campus Guest Rooms:
A bed and breakfast service is provided by the Conference Centre and is designed for short-term occupancy. The majority of rooms offer en-suite facilities on a single or twin basis, family rooms are not offered. There is also the option for room only where the use of a shared kitchen is available.
Longer term accommodation on campus:
The University has a number on one, two and three bedroom self-contained flats on campus. These are let, primarily, to postgraduate students with families, but we can also sometimes accommodate staff on short or longer term residence contracts (minimum one term).
Lancaster University Homes:
If you’re looking for private rented accommodation, the University offers a service aimed at matching landlords and agents. Our service is also available to staff. You can search for University approved properties via our website or contact us by email.
Local Estate Agents:
Inserting the University’s postcode (LA1 4YW) into a property search engine will provide you details of properties to rent or buy. The local area newspaper, Lancaster Guardian, also has weekly property listings.
Local Area Information
Lancaster City Council:
The City Council website is a very good source of information for a wide variety of queries. The main City Council offices are at the Town Hall in Dalton Square. Offices are open from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
The City of Lancaster has a lot to offer. You can take a tour of Lancaster Castle, walk along the River Lune, take a visit to Williamson Park to see the Ashton Memorial and Butterfly House, amongst many other local attractions. Visit Lancashire is a useful website which has information about things to do in Lancaster and the surrounding area.
Information for Families
Lancaster University Pre-school Centre is situated in a purpose-built building on the University campus. It offers unrivalled childcare facilities for students and staff of the University and caters for children between the ages of three months to five years.
If you are bringing your family to Lancaster, you may need to look for places in schools for your children. To find out more information about local schools, OFSTED reports, holiday dates and admissions, please use the A-Z to find ‘Schools’ on the Lancaster City Council website or call them on 01524 582000.
Lancaster University is one of the largest employers in the area. Our vacancies are posted on the Lancaster University Jobs Website, where it is also possible to sign-up for email job alerts.
Temporary and casual opportunities can also be found through the Employment & Recruitment Service (ERS).
Lancaster Jobcentre is situated in Mitre House on Church Street and provides a range of vacancies in the area at a variety of different levels. Tel: 0845 604 3719
The local area newspaper, Lancaster Guardian, also has weekly job listings.
See the Health Services webpage for information on emergency procedures, doctor's practice, dental services and more