Introduction to university

Complete your online induction training

Before you start your programme you will be asked to complete Lancaster University’s pre-arrival induction courses online.

As part of becoming a registered student at the University, you are asked to complete a range of online courses. They reflect topics that are important to the University community and our core values.

How to access the courses

You will need to register with the University and receive your IT login details before you can access the courses. Once you have your login details, you can access the courses through the Portal or the student induction hub.

Priority courses for all students

Ready for University

Starting university can be a big change. Ready for University is an online course designed to help you prepare for your new life as a student at Lancaster University. The course is an introduction to life at Lancaster and includes information on making friends and settling in, academic skills, life skills, wellbeing and much more. It is your guide to life at Lancaster.

Lancaster Values and Behaviours

This Lancaster Values and Behaviours course explains what is expected from you as a Lancaster student.

The course consists of two modules:

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: This module explains Lancaster’s approach to creating an inclusive community where everyone can feel safe and happy.
  • Consent for Students: Covers the law, the gender norms, stereotypes and cultural factors which may affect people’s ability to consent. It also supports people to communicate about consent with their partners and improve their ability to have good sexual communication.

We are aware that some students may have concerns about the content of the Consent for Students module. You can find more information about the course content on the student induction hub.

Recommended courses for all students

Information Security

Access guidance on how to protect your personal information and data online and use University systems.

Digital Wellbeing

Access tips on how to encourage a healthy work/life balance and cope in a digital world.