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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.


Find opportunities for career development and part-time work.

You may want a part-time job alongside your studies. You can register with Careers’ 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 invites a wide range of employers looking to recruit students and graduates on to campus to help you find relevant work experience and career opportunities. Visit the Careers Fairs, attend employer presentations, and enjoy developing a variety of skills through interactive, employer-led workshops, to get a head start on building your brilliant graduate career.

Find more information on the Careers webpages.


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, in normal circumstances, are open 24/7 during term time.

The Library Welcome Guide provides all the information you need to start using the Library. Explore the Learning Development webpages to find out more about workshops, one-to-ones and online resources to develop your study potential.

The Current Students page provides links to lots of useful resources and systems, including term dates, the Student Portal and information on how to provide your feedback.


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

You may be interested in joining some of Lancaster's societies, 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. Meanwhile, Lancaster city centre is home to the Students' Union's own Sugarhouse nightclub - the city's biggest club and host to big guest acts throughout the year. You'll also find plenty of the big high street retailers 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.