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The University will issue you with an Agreement letter confirming the dates of your visit. Please ensure that you have returned your acceptance to the University as described in the letter.
You will need this Agreement when you are applying for your Visa (if you require one). UK Government advice on applying for a UK Visa is available on the gov.uk Website.
There are several options for visiting academics on campus or in Lancaster city centre. These include:
Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council provide advice to visitors who may need to arrange childcare or a school place during longer visits:-
The closest UK airport to reach Lancaster is Manchester Airport (MCR), less than 70 miles away by road or rail. Lancaster is located on the Western Mainline rail network, with direct service links to London, Manchester Airport, Glasgow and other major UK cities. You can find detailed advice on reaching Lancaster city and campus via the University website.
On your first day, please report to the named contact in your department.
As you are not a paid member of staff, you will not be required to complete ‘eligibility to work’ checks, but if you are from outside the UK do bring along your passport and visa (if you have one). If you are sponsored on a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange) visa, you will need also to report to the HR Building where we will take a copy of your passport and visa; in other cases, your department may need to keep a copy. Also, bring along a copy of your Agreement letter.
You will be set up on the University’s HR system as a visiting academic (with a title such as Visiting Professor or Visiting Researcher, for example) and this will enable you to be issued with a University card (which also serves as your Library card) and an IT account with an email address. You will need your University card to access some buildings and to enable you to print on the University’s systems.
If you have any problems, staff in your department will be able to assist.
Travel from Lancaster city centre and its suburbs to the heart of the Bailrigg campus is straightforward by bus. If you do need to drive in, there is pay and display car parking available, including a guest car park at £3 per day.
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.
Commuting to Campus information page includes useful information on cycling routes, bus travel, electric vehicle charging points and more.
Appointees will have free use of Library facilities, an email account and access to appropriate IT facilities. Space and equipment needs are the responsibility of the host Department.
Appointees are required to observe University Rules and Regulations, including those relating to professional conduct.
Finally, may we take this opportunity to wish you well for your visit and trust that you will find it productive and enjoyable.
If you should have any further questions, please contact your host department or you can reach the HR Department via email@example.com.