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Life at University

Getting the balance right

You may be finding life at University more challenging than you expected. Living independently, looking after yourself, and learning how to balance study and socialising can take some getting used to. It is normal to feel as if you haven’t quite got the balance right, and we have lots of support available to help with this. 

Tab Content: Disability Support

If you have a disability it is important that you let us know by registering with the serviceYou will need to provide us with supporting evidence and we may invite you to participate in a Lancaster Support Review to discuss the most appropriate support. Once you have registered with us you might benefit from applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). 

Tab Content: Personal Care

If you require Personal Care, you must arrange this yourself as neither the University nor DSA can support you with Personal Care. If you are a UK student you may be able to arrange this through Social Services. If you have ongoing therapeutic support you will need to transfer this to the local area through your provider.  

Tab Content: Making Friends

If you are finding it hard to settle in and make friends, don’t worry – you are not alone. You might find it useful to speak to your College Advisory Team to find out about opportunities in your College.  

Lancaster University Transitions Team can support you in settling in, making the most of your time at University, and looking after your own wellbeing. If you are feeling isolated you might like to find out more about our Wellbeing Programme or Buddying schemes. 

Tab Content: Life skills

Learning to cook, clean, and look after yourself can be challenging. If you are finding this overwhelming you should contact your College Advisory Team or Counselling and Mental Health Team to see what support is available to help you learn these skills.  

Tab Content: Academic Support

Get familiar with the academic support available at Lancaster University. 

Disability Service, Student Wellbeing Services, University House, Lancaster, LA1 4YW - 01524 592111