Arrivals guidance for students. Detailed information for autumn 2024 arrivals will be provided here once it is available.
Travelling and moving in
You should regularly check the 'Plan your journey' page for the latest travel advice and updates. Your college will contact you with details about the arrangements for your arrival. When you get here you will be greeted by college staff. We aim to give every new student a very warm welcome to Lancaster and make sure you feel comfortable, settled and supported.
Please visit the University's guide on travelling to and arriving in the UK.
- Getting around
Do I have to pay Council Tax?
If you live in campus accommodation you do not have to pay Council Tax.
If you are privately renting and everyone who lives in the house is a full-time student, you do not have to pay Council Tax.
If someone lives in your house who is not a full-time student, then you may still qualify for a 25% discount off your Council Tax.
How does the Council know whether to charge me?
At the start of each academic year Lancaster University gives the Council a list of all the current full-time students living off-campus.
It is your responsibility to tell the University and the Council your correct term-time address - the easiest way to do this is when you complete registration (or re-registration if you are a continuing student).
If you will be living outside of Lancaster, you will need a Registration Certificate. You can order this from the Document Ordering section within your Student Portal after you have registered with the University.
How can I find out more?
For more information about Council Tax in Lancaster please visit the Lancaster City Council website.
For general information about Council Tax in the UK visit GOV.UK