Lancaster University Students' Union

About your students' union

Lancaster University Students’ Union is committed to ensuring you have a fulfilling student life.

And we work towards that goal by getting involved in every bit of the life of the university, providing a huge number of services designed to make your time here as fun, fulfilling and fantastic as it can be.

What we do

Every student automatically becomes a member of the union and we’re here to support you in every aspect of student life.

We support our student clubs and societies, provide recreational and competitive sporting opportunities, co-ordinate volunteering projects, run environmental and sustainability projects and so much more.

Above all, our elected student officers and dedicated staff team are here to stand up for you and make sure your academic and extra-curricular experience is everything it should be. If you need support during your time with us, our advice service is here to help with all aspects of student life – including your course, exams, disciplinaries, budgeting, health & wellbeing, and more.

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Student life

On top of all the services we provide to help you get the most out of uni life, we also provide a selection of commercial services tailored to our students. They are:

  • PURPLE: Lancaster’s essential and exclusive student discount card
  • LIVING: Our student lettings agency
  • CENTRAL: Our on-campus supermarket
  • THE SUGARHOUSE: The union-run student nightclub in Lancaster city centre

All our profits go straight back into running the rest of the union’s activities!

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Where to find us:

You can find us in Bowland Main West Wing, right between the learning zone and University House. We are number 28 on this map.

The Welcome Desk team offers general information about the union and the university. They also handle sales of Unirider Bus passes, event tickets and Purple cards and offers fax, thermal binding, laminating, and photocopying services.

Opening times:
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (term time)
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm (vacation time)

Contact details:
Tel: 01524 5-93765

Our charity number is 1172269 and our company registration number is 10464111. Vat No GB 154 6363 61.

LUSU Services Co Ltd

Company registration number 03411073

Vat No GB 628 9782 80


LUSU Housing Ltd

Company registration number 07358617

Vat No GB 117 4265 26