We’ve got loads in store for new and returning students during Welcome Week 2019!


Whether you’re coming to Lancaster for the first time, returning from your summer break or continuing to postgraduate study, your union is here to make sure the 2019/20 academic year gets off to a great start.


Lancaster University Students’ Union is here to improve and enhance every aspect of your time as a student - helping you to find a sense of belonging, get actively involved in university life, succeed in your studies, explore the interests and causes you care about, and prepare for your life after university.


And we start straight away by bringing you amazing Welcome Week activities and events that will give you the chance to explore everything Lancaster has to offer.


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Students’ union Welcome Week highlights include:


Arrivals: A welcome on your arrival day from your union, your elected college officer team and your freshers’ reps

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Big Night Out: Join your college on a night out in town, ending at our Sugarhouse nightclub

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College events: Don't forget to check out the Welcome Week events organised by your college

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Farmers’ Market: Pick up great locally-sourced food in Alexandra Square on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday of Welcome Week

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Freshers’ Fair: We’ve got hundreds of clubs and societies you can join – meet them and find out more about your union at this massive event in the Great Hall Complex on Thursday

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Freebie Fair: Get loads of freebies and special offers from local and national companies at this popular fair in the Great Hall Complex on Friday

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Sports team trials: Try out for our sports clubs for the chance to represent the university as member of one of our teams

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IKEA trip: This is a great chance to pick up some cheap essentials for the year ahead

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Discover our services: Visit Central, our on-campus convenience store - with loads of great products, deals and Purple Card offers - and enjoy a night out at our famous Sugarhouse nightclub

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See the events calendar on our website or the iLancaster app to find out about everything that’s going on. We hope that Welcome Week gets your year off to a great start. We can't wait to see you!


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