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Life at Lancaster

Excited to get here? Let’s take a look at what awaits you as a Lancaster student.

Straight from our students

We have a team of Lancaster students who share their experiences through videos, blogs and photos. Learn more about Lancaster from those who know it best.

Student life

Take a virtual tour

Enjoy a virtual trip around our campus.

Virtual tour

Colleges and societies

Colleges are central to the Lancaster University experience. Many students live in their college, but more than that, it's a place to socialise and a support network too. Our Students' Union supports the student executive groups (known as JCRs) who help lead the colleges, as well as more than 160 student societies. They offer you the chance to pursue your interests and build a community here at Lancaster.

Our Colleges

A place to study

Our campus is made for learning. Our library, in the heart of campus, is built around a central atrium filled with natural light - home to our library's indoor tree.


Sports facilities

Find out about our campus sports facilities, including a swimming pool, gym, climbing wall, and outdoor courts and pitches.


Meet, eat and drink

Discover our campus bars and restaurants.


Our city and beyond

We're proud to call the city of Lancaster our home. Find out what makes it special - a city full of character and culture.

The city and beyond


Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do here - from renewable energy on campus to growing vegetables on our campus allotment. Discover all the ways that you can get involved in sustainability at Lancaster.

Get Involved