Welcome to Lancaster

Jamie HarperLancaster Student Life

Lancaster is home to one of the top universities in England, and the student population is thriving more than ever. For new students arriving in Lancaster, it can be a daunting experience; from moving into your first student property in Lancaster, to starting your first lectures and familiarising yourself with the city, but it won’t be long before you feel right at home.

Student life in Lancaster is bustling and offers everything from great shopping and restaurants, to lively student nightclubs in. Whether you have student accommodation on Lancaster campus or live in the city, shops in Lancaster are all within a beautiful pedestrian zone. You’ll find high street shops with student discounts, such as River Island, TK Maxx and Primark, to independent artisan stores, offering gorgeous gifts and items to furnish your new Lancaster student home.

When you fancy changing your environment, head over to The Hall, for the most delicious coffee and great workspace. The Hall also doubles as a popular venue for regular live music too! It’s sister coffee house, The Music Rooms, is just around the corner, hidden within a beautiful historic courtyard and the perfect location for quiet study space in Lancaster.

If you’re lucky enough to live in student accommodation in Lancaster, there is an abundance of great places to visit in Lancaster for students, where you can relax whilst learning more about the history of Lancaster city. Williamson Park is a popular spot in the heart of Lancaster, with breath-taking views across Morecambe Bay. On the other side of the city, you’ll find the famous Lancaster Castle, with regular tours available for the perfect rainy day!

With great public transport links across Lancaster, it’s easier than ever to hop on a train or bus and be in the Lake District or Manchester in less than an hour. And if you prefer two wheels, there are plenty of cycle routes in Lancaster, allowing you to enjoy the Lancashire countryside, just moments outside of the city. The millennium path, is a very popular route for both walkers and cyclists, taking you right into Glasson Dock.

How ever you choose to spend your time whilst studying in Lancaster, you can be sure to have the best experience and be part of the history of the city. Like many students before you, you may not want to leave! Welcome to Lancaster and good luck with your studies!