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What's next

As well as making a good start to your academic studies, there is plenty more to do as a Lancaster student during your first term. Here are just a few ideas.

Work

Find opportunities for career development and part-time work.

You may want a part-time job alongside your studies. You can register with the Careers and Employability Service’s own Employment and Recruitment Service to help find employment on campus or in the local area that suits your hours, skills and interests. Students coming from overseas can also check our rights to work in the UK page for more information.

The Careers team works with a wide range of employers looking to recruit students and graduates to help you find relevant work experience and career opportunities. You can learn more about these by attending Careers Fairs and employer presentations, and enjoy developing a variety of skills through interactive, employer-led workshops, to get a head start on building your graduate career. You can find out more about these events, and book on to any you’d like to attend, through CareersConnect using your university username and password. You are advised to register with CareersConnect so you can access the wide range of careers services at any time, including all the jobs advertised to Lancaster University students and graduates.

There are also lots of volunteering opportunities available in everything from sustainability to teaching to enrich your career and university experience.

Find more information on the Careers webpages.

Study

Where and how to get the resources you need.

The Lancaster University Library provides access to a huge range of online and print resources and study space for a variety of needs. The Library and Learning Zone are both centrally located on Alexandra Square and are open 24/7 during term time.

The Library page on the Portal provides all the information you need to start using the Library. Explore the Developing your academic skills page for online resources to develop your study potential and information about support provided by Learning Development and Faculty Librarians.

Play

Societies and sports teams are a key part of life at Lancaster.

You may be interested in joining some of Lancaster's societies, student groups, clubs or sports teams - check the Lancaster University Students' Union website for a complete list. There is also a lot to discover about our campus, including its bars, restaurants and Sports Centre. You'll find plenty of the big high street retailers in our city centre, as well as lots of smaller, independent shops and restaurants. Find out more about our campus and then take a closer look at the City of Lancaster.

Lancaster is also home to our contemporary arts organisation Lancaster Arts, which presents performing and visual arts events for both the public and students during the Autumn and Spring terms.

International students interested in vacation travel while at Lancaster, can get more information here on our Vacation information page.