Please be aware that the information in these pages relates to entry for the 2020-21 academic year. New information for students joining us for 2021-22 is currently being prepared.


How to officially become a member of Lancaster University by registering online.

1. Look out for our email

About a month before the start of your course, we will send you an email asking you to register online. A link in the email will take you to webpages where you will:

  • Confirm personal and course details
  • Opt whether you would like to receive a University Card
  • Accept the terms and conditions of the University.

Make sure to check your junk email folder if you don’t receive this email.

2. Receive your University Account username, and set your password

Once you have completed step one, you will:

  • Confirm a personal email address so you will be able to reset your University Account password online.
  • Receive your University Account username - this will be based on your name.
  • Be directed to set a password for your University Account.

This will complete your Lancaster University Registration.

3. Access your University Account

Using your University Account username and password you can access University IT services, but please note that some IT services may not be made available to you until after your course start date.

For an introduction to essential IT services, see: Connect to IT