Next Steps for Lancaster
This page provides useful information for undergraduate students who have made Lancaster their firm or insurance choice for 2020 entry. We want to ensure that your application progresses smoothly, so we're here to offer any help that we can between now and the start of term in October 2020.
Please read all of the information below, as it forms an important part of your application:
It is imperative that you read our Admissions Information page carefully. It contains important information about how we will process your application over the summer, what to do if you do not meet the requirements of your offer, and how to contact us should your circumstances change.
If you will be away from home in the second half of August, please make sure that your nominated representative on UCAS is up to date and inform them of the information below.
To a large extent, the information on this page is aimed at those who have applied through UCAS, however, it may also be applicable to those transferring to us through other routes.
Keeping your details up to date
If you change your postal address, phone number or email address you must let UCAS know immediately
You can do this on UCAS Track or by contacting the UCAS hotline on 0371 4680468 or +44 330 3330 230. The University will be kept updated via UCAS of any changes you make.
If you are at boarding school or studying away from home, please make sure that you change your postal address at the end of the summer term.
All applicants should ensure email address information is correct. Please be aware school/college email addresses may deactivate over the summer and it is your responsibility to provide a working email address. If the email address used on your application is a shared email address (for example, a family, counsellor or agent email address), we will require a unique email address to provide you with access to some of our services - including the iLancaster app, accommodation portal and online registration. Follow the instructions above to update your email address with UCAS, if you wish to continue to receive correspondence at the email address on your application, please email email@example.com with a unique email address so that we can update your account
Please email the Undergraduate Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) about:
- Any changes in your examination arrangements from those that appear on your UCAS form (if for example, you have discontinued an A level).
- Any accident, illness or personal problem which could affect your results. If we are to take account of such matters we must know about them before we get your results. You should send a supporting letter from your school/college and, in medical cases, from your doctor.
- If you wish to be considered for an alternative course (should your current application be unsuccessful) please let us know well before your examination results are published.
- Any queries about your admission to Lancaster.
Many qualifications are sent directly from UCAS to the University, including:
- A level
- International Baccalaureate
- Scottish Highers
However, if you are taking qualifications from a country other than the UK, or UK qualifications such as an Access to HE course or a foundation degree, we will NOT receive these results from UCAS. It is, therefore, your responsibility to ensure that your results are sent to us, and we ask you to please do this as soon as they are available via our dedicated results email address, email@example.com
The UCAS website has a comprehensive list of qualifications - please check this to see if your results will be sent directly to us.
Please note that GCSE and English Language requirements which are part of a conditional offer will not be sent to the University by UCAS. You will need to send these to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If on Results Day your status remains unchanged on UCAS Track, we may not have received your results. In these circumstances please send completed transcripts with your UCAS Personal ID to email@example.com. Please ensure you have sent a copy of your results by 31st August 2020 to guarantee your place.
Exceptional or Mitigating Circumstances
For any exceptional or mitigating circumstances that has affected your performance during your studies please ensure you or your school/college have contacted the exam board to make them aware as soon as possible so it can be taken account in your marks.
If you believe you have circumstances which you need to make us aware of, please email the admissions team firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 July 2020.
Colleges & Accommodation
Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. Each and every one of our students belongs to a college for the duration of their degree. Colleges are independent to a student's field of study, making for a lively, welcoming and diverse community where it's easy to make new friends with students of many nationalities. Now's the time to research our different colleges, and explore the different accommodation options that they offer. You can also find out more on the Accommodation Office's Facebook page.
You will receive an email from the Accommodation Office in early June, with details about the accommodation application process. After you have completed your accommodation application, you will be informed about your accommodation offer in August - although we can make no guarantees, we will try to allocate you to the college of your choice.
Please be sure to monitor your email account from mid-June onwards and inform the Admissions Office and UCAS of any change in your email address between when you made your original application and when you enter the University.
If you have a disability or medical condition and you need some additional support you now need to contact the Disability Service with a copy of your medical evidence, unless you have already done so. You also need to register and complete the applicant registration form to help them to prepare to support you. If you are in receipt of long term support from Social Services or the NHS (eg counselling services), you may need to make arrangements for this support to be transferred to where you will be studying. The Counselling and Mental Health team can liaise with relevant parties to assist a smooth transition. Please note that such transfers can take several months to arrange so it is important to start the process early.
Once the Disability Service receives your medical evidence and survey information they will prepare your Inclusive Learning and Support Plan (ILSP). This will outline the issues related to your disability and the reasonable adjustments required to support your studies to enable support to be implemented across the University. You will be able to review this document before it is made available to the relevant members of staff involved in supporting you. Your ILSP will be sent to you a few weeks before the start of term.
Under 18's policy
Fees and Finance
Tuition fee information can be found in our Fees & Funding section.
Over the summer, you will receive an email from us inviting you to access our ‘Welcome’ website for detailed information about how to prepare for your arrival. On this website, you will be able to find information about how to get to Lancaster and what will happen after your arrival. An International Student Orientation is typically held during Welcome Week. This page will also give you some information about documents you will need to register at the university, and some information about police registration (if applicable). More information about Welcome Week.
For further information, please view both the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) and the UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) websites. Both websites have lots of information on how to prepare for arrival in the UK.
Approximately 30 days before the start of the course, our Information Systems and Services (ISS) department will contact you by email, inviting you to do the first stage of registration online as a student at Lancaster, which will also enable you to obtain your Lancaster IT account and email address. You will complete the process during the Registration event on campus during Welcome Week.
Programme start date
Please note that you need to plan to arrive to start your academic programme at the beginning of Welcome Week, which begins on Monday 28th September 2020. It is essential that you arrive in time for Welcome Week and your registration session, as many activities that are foundational to the programme will be taking place during this period, as well as important enrolment activities. If you are hoping to make your travel arrangements early, please ensure that you plan to arrive over the weekend of Saturday 26th September - Sunday 27th September.
See our full term dates.
If you need to contact us, then you can email our Undergraduate Admissions Office via email@example.com or telephone us on +44 (0)1524 592028. For informal enquiries, you can also tweet us, or get in touch via Facebook.