Hear what some of our current staff have to offer as their top tips for new starters at Lancaster
Student Success Officer
"As a staff member at the University, on campus you get 10% off in Blackwell’s Bookshop on full priced items when you show your staff card. Also in term time on a Thursday, a farmers market is held in Alexandra Square. They always have a variety of stalls available selling fresh produce, food and baked goods!"
Development Programmes Administrative Assistant
"You can find which college you are with by logging into the staff intranet and looking to the top right corner"
IT Trainer and Support Advisor
“Want to get away from it all? Pizetta is often quieter than the square and serves great coffee”
"Undertake lots of additional training, your manager will usually, as business permits, want you to upskill, so ask about MS office qualifications, and definitely book on sessions about University systems to get the information first hand!"
“The Woodland Walk is beautiful – we really are very lucky to have such a wonderful campus – have a go at the Trim Trail too”
Training Assistant (Project Developer)
"The Deli is my favourite place to go for lunch - the soups are class, and they are great value too. Also, to dial an external number on the University phones you need to start with an 8"
Student Employability Officer
“Did you know there is a Women’s Network at Lancaster University? It is a great space for staff to support, encourage and inspire each other and everyone is welcome to join!”
Chair in Applied Data Science
"D floor is slang for the Senior Leadership team and their offices in University house!"
Head of Internal Communications
“If you want to see ducklings in the spring, have a look around the LICA building – the best time is when it gets quieter after 6pm.”
Digital Fluency Manager
"Spar does lovely jacket potatoes with beans and cheese, or cheese and beans!
Also, go to an Introduction to IT Services session to learn about key IT services at Lancaster and get set up. If you can’t make the session, there’s online guidance too.
Head of Procurement
“Keep an eye on what’s on at Lancaster Arts. There are often exhibitions and performances during the day which makes for a more interesting lunch break.”