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Activities for schools and colleges

We offer many experiences to schools and colleges to inspire and educate students interested in the arts, humanities and social sciences. 

How we can work with you

On-campus events include subject taster days, student mentoring schemes, campus tours and bespoke programmes. There are opportunities to attend our events as either a school or college group, or independently. Additionally, we run a selection of teachers’ conferences and CPD sessions.

We can also bring Lancaster to you; academics from our broad range of subjects can deliver lectures or workshops at your school or college, as well as attending careers fairs or higher education events where possible. You can also get involved by downloading our online resources or taking part in one of our essay-writing competitions.

To find out more or to discuss a please get in touch.

Contact us

We'll come to you

We have a variety of fascinating and informative taster sessions and talks available from across our subjects and departments that we deliver in schools and colleges. Each session can be tailored to fit in with you and your curriculum.

Arts and Social Sciences Taster Week 2021

Arts and Social Sciences Taster Week 2021 took place 14th-18th June. The week featured a series of talks by our academic staff themed around 'Horizons'. If you would like to request a recording of a talk that occurred during the week, please contact

View our Arts and Social Sciences Taster Week reading lists below


If you have attended an event at Arts and Social Sciences Taster Week 2021, we want to hear from you! We'd like to invite you to take our short survey.

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Visiting campus

We welcome schools and colleges from across the country to visit us here on campus. Working in conjunction with teachers, we offer tailored experiences of Lancaster University that can include subject talks, taster sessions and campus tours, to give a rounded picture of university life.

Taster Days

School and college groups or individuals are invited to join us on campus to experience a taste of studying at Lancaster. The programme of events can vary from year to year so get in touch to find out more.


Summer Schools

We offer a range of exciting Summer School opportunities for Year 12 students, who meet two of our Widening Participation criteria. Subjects change from year-to-year but there is always a selection from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 

Summer Schools

Get involved with us

There are lots of ways you, your students and your school or college can get involved with us.

Each year, we run various competitions and welcome entries from groups or individuals at your school or college. In the 2018 – 2019 academic year, the departments of Languages and Cultures and English Literature and Creative Writing are both running essay prize competitions.

We also offer a number of free online courses on arts and social sciences topics as varied as Lancaster Castle, Wordsworth, and Gender and Celebrity Culture.