The campus and the city
Lancaster has so much to offer. Discover new experiences and make new memories. Meet new people from all walks of life. Find your place on our campus, in our city and in our community.
Our campus is the complete setting for your life and your studies, with sports facilities, shops, places to relax and socialise and study spaces to suit your mood.
A place to live
Award-winning campus accommodation
Make your home on campus in our award-winning accommodation. Take your pick from en suite rooms, standard rooms, townhouses, studios and family flats. Whichever you choose, you'll be welcomed into one of our friendly colleges.
Picture yourself in our award-winning accommodation
Our student ambassador Maria takes a look at how different students have decorated their campus rooms and made themselves a home away from home.
A place to study
Our campus is made for learning. Our library, in the heart of campus, has 1,300 technology-enabled workspaces and is built around a central atrium filled with natural light - home to our library's indoor tree.
As well as our library, you can head to the Learning Zone for relaxed group working spaces available 24/7, a learning lab for computers and printers, or to our woodland pods when you feel like a calm space away from it all.
Places to study and relax on campus
Becky, Charlotte and their friends take you round places you can study and relax on campus.
Tom's favourite places
Second-year Geography student and Digital Content Ambassador Tom, tells us how he has made Lancaster his home. In this blog, he describes the places on campus and in the city have become his favourites for studying and socialising, in his time at Lancaster.My Favourite Places
Places to study off campus
Sometimes it's nice to have a change of scene to do your work. Ditte, Zhara and ML explore places to study in the city centre.
A place to make friends and relax
However you like to take time-out from your studies, Lancaster has you covered with lots of facilities and opportunities to help you socialise, chill and keep fit.
Our Sports Centre recently doubled its capacity with a brand new, pupose-built extension. We now have four sports halls, an Olympic-size swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, climbing wall, and all-weather pitches for football, netball and more.Sport
Cafés and restaurants
Lancaster houses many cafés, takeaways and restaurants where you can grab everything from a cake and coffee to a full meal. From high-street names, through independent restaurants and to our own eateries, there is something to suit any tastes.Bars, Cafés & Restaurants
Each of Lancaster's nine colleges has a bar, providing a social hub for you and everyone else in your college. These bars often serve food as well as drink, and host many social events including sports tournaments.Bars, Cafés & Restaurants
The campus parkland
The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg. With it's own lake, woodlands and rolling green lawns, the campus is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a picnic with friends.
The Chaplaincy Centre
The Chaplaiancy Centre a welcoming and engaging place for people of all faiths, and for people with none. The Centre offers pastoral support, space to ask the big questions, and a quiet space to reflect or just be still.Chaplaincy
The city of Lancaster
Lancaster is an ancient city with a modern outlook and a great place to make your home. It's a friendly city with lots to explore and enjoy and a great base from which to explore the rest of the UK. Find out what our city has to offer, and how you can make it your home from home.The city on your doorstep
Maps and travel
Lancaster University lies approximately 3 miles south of the City of Lancaster. The city is within 70 miles of Manchester’s International Airport and well served by road and public transport links.Maps and directions