Student Societies

Find new friends, discover new hobbies or take your passion to the next level.
There are over 200 very different and welcoming student led societies out there for you to discover; learn how to dance, experience a different culture, get fit, dabble in Medieval combat or simply find others to talk about your favourite things with. There’s bound to be something out there for everyone so Give it a Go! 
Alternatively, you can start your own society: Gain valuable skills while providing the opportunity for others do to what they enjoy. At the Students’ Union we will provide the support you need so if you’ve got an idea we’d love to hear it and help make that happen.
Find out everything you need know about Societies here.


Whether you’re representing the university in national competitions, finding a new hobby or making new friends through some of our pop up sports events around campus there are lots of opportunities to get involved in sport during your time at Lancaster:  
•    Represent the university in British University and College Sport (BUCS). 
•    Represent your college in college leagues and competitions. 
•    ‘Give it a Go’ and try a new sport with our different clubs who offer taster sessions
Find a new hobby or continue with existing interests within our recreational activities and leagues.

Green Lancaster

As a collaborative initiative of Lancaster University and Lancaster University Students’ Union, Green Lancaster creates environmental change on campus by encouraging sustainable behaviours and providing opportunities to make positive environmental choices. Whether you have a love for food and gardening, recycling, or cycling, there are many ways to get involved with Green Lancaster and sustainability on campus.
For more information check out the Green Lancaster page, sign Up to the weekly Green Lancaster e-newsletter and follow the Green Lancaster Social Media Channels…

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Schools Volunteering

Each year hundreds of students make a difference to the lives of local young people through schools volunteering; building their own skills and experience for the future as well. 
These opportunities provide invaluable experience for students looking to work with children, maybe those looking to pursue a career in teaching or those looking to give back to the local community. We have something for everyone, whether you just want to volunteer for a day on campus or would like to commit to a regular placement in a local school.

Volunteer in the local community

On and off campus there are charities and groups within making incredible changes to the community in which we live. They need people who care, people who can support them, people who have the drive and ability to make change, and contribute to making Lancaster an amazing place to study and live.
Lancaster Students have a great reputation for making positive change in our community. You’re bright, you’re enthusiastic and you can make a difference. 
Whether you want to volunteer from home, on campus or off campus; with children, animals, the elderly or people in need, we’ll have a role to suit you. No matter what your previous experience, you can be the change.
All you need to do is register, and when you have the availability to give some time, look at the opportunities available.