University Progression Support Resources

Resources to help people with the application process, what to expect at university and life as a student.

Online Talks

All talks and workshops available for students, parents/carers and teachers/advisers are currently being held online and can be found on Connect with Lancaster.

Please check our Schools Brochure.

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Additional support for student parents, carers and those with disabilities

Lancaster Universities offers support to care leavers, student carers, parents, independent students and students with disabilities

Please click below to view how we can support you at Lancaster University.

UCAS also provides guidance for students. The links below take you to their website.


Prospects - Career Planner

The Career Planner at matches your skills, motivations and desires to a career that's perfect for you. This can help when deciding what courses are best for certain careers, or may help you in deciding what type of course you would enjoy and be successful in.

You may find careers you would be well suited to that you have never even heard of!

Please visit Prospects to register and take the quiz.

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Information to support before starting the application process


Information to support during university applications


Information to support the stages after completing applying to university


  • Student Life

    Ideal for Year 13 students

    Talk Length: 45 minutes

    Starting university can be one of the biggest changes in a young person’s life. This talk provides information about the student experience at Lancaster and other universities.

    • Studying in Higher Education
    • Living at university: accommodation, welcome week and budgeting
    • The importance of work experience
    • Getting involved: students' union, sports, societies and support


    Online: Lancaster University - Life at LancasterProspects - University Life

    Worksheet Activity:‌

    Contact to book this session for your school or college.

  • Student Finance and Budgeting

    Ideal for Year 13 students

    Talk Length: 45 minutes

    Student finance can often be a confusing topic for students. This talk aims to simplify the student finance process from the initial application up to graduation and beyond, including ways for students to successfully budget whilst at university.

    • What are student loans and how do they work?
    • Scholarships and bursaries
    • Ways to save and manage a budget
    • The repayment process

    This session is also available as a classroom-based workshop for groups of up to 40. In the workshop option, students will have the opportunity to create their own budget in an interactive activity designed to encourage them to start thinking realistically about budgeting for university.


    Online: UCAS - Undergraduate Student Finance, Which University? - The Average Cost of Living at University

    Worksheet Activity: Budgeting Task

    Contact to book this session for your school or college.

Resources to support mentoring students in soft skills needed for university.