Life at Lancaster

Lancaster is a Top 10 university set in 560 acres of parkland. Since 2003 we have invested in excess of £450m in new college residential and social facilities, new and refurbished teaching spaces and new research facilities. Lancaster has a strong community feel which is shaped by our renowned collegiate system.

Information for Families

Pre-school Centre

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 thinking about 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.