Who we are and what we do
The University of Lancaster was established by Royal Charter in 1964.
The powers of Council are outlined in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances (see in particular Statute 10).
The Statement of Corporate Governance is available within the Financial Statements 2020/21.
How the institution is organised
The Governance page outlines responsibilities of Council (including Sub-Committees) and Senate (including Sub-Committees).
Officers of the University and the organogram of delegated authority.
Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system.
There are four main faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University Management School and Faculty of Science and Technology, which comprise of multiple departments, institutes and centres.
Lancaster's Professional Services are the administrative, technical and manual staff of the University.
Location and contact details
Contact details of the University.
How to find us by Rail, Bus, Air, Bicycle or Car. Campus & Local Area Maps.
It's a short ride from campus into the heart of historic Lancaster – a city full of character and culture.
There are opportunities to visit Lancaster University throughout the year on Open Days and Campus Tours.
Lists of and information relating to organisations which Lancaster has responsibility for, those it works in partnership with, those it sponsors and companies wholly or partially owned by it.
Wholly owned companies can be reviewed in the notes of the Financial Statements 2020/21.
Code of Practice between Lancaster University and Students' Union.
Learn more about our Global Partnerships.
Lancaster University Students’ Union offers clubs and societies, volunteering and sport activities. The Colleges also have opportunities to get involved.