All full-time and part-time students registered to study degrees or diplomas at Lancaster University and who are receiving regular tuition or supervision in Lancaster are automatically full members of our union. You do not need a Purple card to be a member of the union.

If you are a student studying at one of our partner institutions such as Sunway or the Goenka World Institute you are an associate member. As are staff of the union and the university

The main difference between a full and associate member is how far we can go in representing you and it sometimes impacts on your ability to participate in elections for student officers positions at Lancaster.