Lancaster University campus

Life on campus

This page was last updated on 17 September 2021.

We are open for living and learning

Lancaster's campus provides a green backdrop to your studies, with parkland, woodland and outdoor sports facilities. There is plenty of space both indoors and outdoors for you to enjoy socialising, playing sport and relaxing. We will ensure that whenever possible you can enjoy the full range of campus facilities.

This means that we expect our library, cafés, sports facilities, galleries and student areas to be open.

Food and drink provision on campus includes major brands like Costa, Greggs and Subway, and independent cafés and Indian, Italian, Chinese, and Mexican restaurants. There is also a medical centre, dentist, 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.


The Library is open

Our library is located at the heart of the campus and is usually open on a 24/7 basis in term-time. It provides space for individual and group study, and a host of resources including a digital library. Library staff are available to answer your enquiries via an online Chat service, and you can attend study-focused webinars, one-to-ones and training sessions. We’ve adapted the Library building to ensure we comply with the latest UK government health advice.

Lancaster University Library

Discover one of the loveliest parts of England

If you look at a map of the UK, Lancaster is about halfway up on the left. It's 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, Lancaster's skyline is dominated by its 900-year-old castle that remains in use today. If fresh air and stunning countryside is your thing, we can offer three of England's most popular green spaces on your doorstep - the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland.

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