Lancaster University campus

Life on campus

We are open for living and learning

Last Updated: 24 July 2020

Lancaster’s campus provides a green backdrop to your studies, with parkland, woodland and outdoor sports facilities. We will ensure that whenever permitted you are able to enjoy the campus safely by making adaptations to comply with the latest UK government health advice. This means that we expect our library, cafés, sports facilities, galleries and student areas to be open. Food and drink provision on campus include major brands like Costa, Greggs and Subway as well as independent cafés and Indian, Italian, Chinese and Mexican restaurants. There is also a medical centre, dentist, a pharmacy, hairdressers, a post office and two convenience stores on campus. We expect these facilities to be open subject to there being no further restrictions imposed by the UK government, with adjustments made to ensure your safety and wellbeing. To find out more about our facilities, please visit our campus page.

We're open for sports

We offer extensive indoor and outdoor facilities, catering for a huge number of different sports. Our facilities, including our gyms and swimming pool are being adapted to comply with the latest UK government health advice. Subject to there being no further restrictions applied by the UK government, we expect to have a range of opportunities available to support student participation and wellbeing, including an online class timetable.

Sports Centre

Discover one of the loveliest parts of England

If you look at a map of the UK, Lancaster is located about halfway up on the left. It is two and half hours by train from London and about an hour from Manchester and Liverpool. A small but elegant city of 52,000 people, it dates from Roman times. Lancaster’s skyline is dominated by its 900-year-old castle that remains in active use today.

City of Lancaster

Wide open spaces to explore

If lots of fresh air and stunning countryside are your thing, then we can offer three of England’s most popular tourist attractions on your doorstep – the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the seaside resort of Blackpool – not to mention the beautiful Forest of Bowland and the Fylde and Morecambe coastline.

Visit Lancaster

An active Students' Union

The Students’ Union at Lancaster University plays a key part in student life, from promoting wellbeing and support services to supporting clubs and societies. You can be sure of a warm welcome this autumn.

Students' Union