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Student Success

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Student Success Team

The Student Success Team offers a programme of activities to enable students from widening participation backgrounds to thrive during their studies and successfully progress into graduate employment or postgraduate study.

We work with other support services and departments to provide a full range of support to students. 

For more information please get in touch on or 01524 595232.

Meet The Team

Lancaster Success Programme (LSP)

The Lancaster Success Programme (LSP) helps students to adapt to and flourish at Lancaster. We want to ensure that all our students have the chance to benefit from a range of experiences available at Lancaster. We realise that students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented at university are not always aware of the breadth of support opportunities available to them. To qualify for a place on the LSP, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria. Click below for more information on the programme.

Lancaster Success Programme
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Other support available

Lancaster University offers a range of support for students, through the transition into university life and during their time spent studying with us here at Lancaster. See below for more details.


  • Prepare

    Once you join us at Lancaster we think it is important to help you feel at home right away. Our student support teams have developed a range of initiatives that students can access before they arrive to help them settle into life at University.


    New students can find advice on everything they need to know on our Welcome to Lancaster page.

    Transitions Team

    The Transitions Team provide students with a range of support to help with the transition to university and help you make the most of your time here.

    Smart Start Online has been developed as a replacement for the Smart Start Residential, which cannot run in 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation. It is a three day pre-entry transition programme for students on the autism spectrum. The programme is free to attend and it is designed to help new students to make the transition to living and studying independently at Lancaster University.

    For more information contact the Transitions Team on

  • Welcome

    We believe in offering a wide range of support to enable students to succeed. Below are some examples of the different support initiatives available to all students at Lancaster.

    Student and Education Services

    Student and Education Services provide help and support to all students throughout their time at Lancaster University.

    To find out more about the range of support available please see the Student and Education Services webpage.

    Learning Development

    The Learning Development team offer individual drop-in sessions and appointments, as well as mentoring schemes and workshops. They can advise on academic reading and writing, independent study, criticality, time management, maths and a range of other study areas.

    Further information is available on the Learning Development Study Blog, Digital Skills, Learning development and Learn independently pages.

    Details of the Academic Services available in each Faculty are available on the Library’s webpage.

    Enterprise Team

    The Enterprise Team are here to support students to develop their 21st century skills and transform their ideas into reality.


    There is a range of support available in your department. Contact your department or check their web pages to find out what student support is available.

  • Success

    As well as ensuring our students succeed in their studies during their time at Lancaster, we also aim to provide our students with various opportunities throughout their university experience to help them prepare for their lives after University. Below are some examples of the initiatives that students can access as they start to think about their future after University.

    Future Leader Experiences

    Future Leader Experiences is a free three day development programme available to 50 students at Lancaster University every year. The programme is delivered by ‘Common Purpose’ and provides students with the opportunity to build their confidence and explore the possibilities of leadership, by networking with inspirational leaders within the private, public and third sector.

    Capital Connections

    Each year, the University takes students on a free visit to London or Manchester for the Capital Connections programme. This is a chance to visit some great graduate employers, meet Lancaster graduates at a networking evening, and learn more about travelling and staying in the city.

    Travel2Interview Bursary

    The University provides a Travel2Interview bursary to qualifying students to allow them to attend interviews and assessment centres for graduate jobs, internship placements or further study. In order to apply for the travel bursary, a student must be in receipt of a Lancaster Bursary or disability allowance travel funds. For more information please see Financial Support.

    Careers Service

    Studying at Lancaster is about more than just a qualification. We want you to leave university with the skills and confidence you need for the future you want. For more information please visit our Careers pages.

    Global Experiences

    The Global Experiences Team offers Lancaster University students opportunities to connect globally both on campus and through worldwide travel.