Lancaster Success Programme
The Lancaster Success Programme (LSP) helps students from groups which are traditionally underrepresented at University to adapt to and flourish at Lancaster. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to expect from the LSP
Prepare for Lancaster
Prior to arrival, LSP members will receive tailored communications from the Student Success Team. They will also be invited to "Prepare for Lancaster", a taster day in September. This day will introduce students to the University, the LSP, their department and the range of services available to Lancaster University students. There will also be the chance for participants to get to know each other. Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, we are not currently able to confirm if this day will take place on campus or virtually; we will be in touch with further information closer to the time.
The feedback below is from LSP students who attended the 2019 on-campus visit day:
"I think that this was important for me as I was nervous about how different it would be from college and this part helped me a lot."
"It made me feel less anxious and that when I come to live here I will be supported."
"I feel the university is very welcoming and I cannot wait to get started. The activities were very useful and have benefitted me a lot."
Welcome to Lancaster
At the beginning of term, LSP students meet one-to-one with their personal Student Success Advisor, who will help them to settle in to life at Lancaster and set an action plan for their student journey. These meetings are usually face-to-face, but if this proves not to be possible due to the Covid-19 situation, we can carry out these meetings very effectively by video calls within Teams. They will also attend tailored workshops, and events run by current students designed to give new LSP members the benefit of their experiences and help them become part of the LSP community. Our Student Advocates are very active in developing connections between students on the programme through a student-only Facebook group and they regularly feedback student comments to staff.
The one-to-one meetings and workshops are designed to empower students to reflect on their current strengths and continuing development whilst at Lancaster. Students are empowered to develop core skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, planning for the future, resilience, managing new situations and communicating effectively.
We will also help participating students to make the most of the huge range of opportunities available such as global trips and career development activities
Success at Lancaster
This phase will support students to navigate and make the most of their student journey. During their time at Lancaster, they will continue to have one-to-one personal development sessions with their Success Advisor, benefit from a range of workshops and group events, and have access to global opportunities.
The LSP will also assist members to prepare for life after Lancaster, whether this is employment or further study; Lancaster is ranked number one in the North West for Graduate Prospects in the Complete University Guide 2020. Via one-to-one meetings, Student Success Advisors will help students to benefit fully from the range of opportunities offered by our Careers Service.
Students were asked about their experience of the LSP at the end of their first year and here is some of the feedback we received:
- You made me feel welcome at the university; I really enjoyed the Prepare for Lancaster day we were invited to over the holidays.
- The LSP has been a fantastic source of support since I started at Lancaster University. My Success Advisor has advised me brilliantly as to the avenues of support tailored to my personal situation.
- The one-to-one meetings are great, the enrichment fund is very helpful, the communication between the staff members and the students in the LSP through newsletter, social media or Microsoft Teams is great too.
- The LSP did well with the one-to-one meetings because they support the students. Also the prepare for Lancaster day was really good as it allowed me to know the University before coming to university.
- During meetings it helped me realise that I wasn’t alone in how I was feeling.
- Supporting, helped with the transition into university, informative.
Check if you are eligible/apply for a place on the Programme here.