We’ve got loads in store for new and returning students during Welcome Week 2018!


Whether you’re coming to Lancaster for the first time or returning from your summer break, your union is here to make sure the 2018/19 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 - supporting you in your studies, your sporting activities, your hobbies and interests and the causes you care about.


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.


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
  • Big Night Out: Join your college on a night out in town, ending at our Sugarhouse nightclub
  • College events: Don't forget to check out the Welcome Week events organised by your college
  • Farmers’ Market: Pick up great locally-sourced food in Alexandra Square on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday of Welcome Week
  • 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
  • Freebie Fair: Get loads of freebies and special offers from local and national companies at our commercial fair in the Great Hall Complex on Friday
  • Discover our services: Visit Central, our on-campus convenience store, with loads of great products, deals and Purple Card offers


Join the Welcome Week Facebook event


See the events calendar on our website or the iLancaster app to find out about everything that’s going on. 


Discover the latest updates


There are loads of ways to stay in touch with all the latest updates from your union:




About your union

Lancaster University Students’ Union is yours! As well as electing officers to represent you in every aspect of student life from academic matters to welfare issues, you can also get your voice heard via the ideas section of our website.


If you’ve got a big idea that can benefit our members, we want to hear it!


Your clubs and societies

Your activity groups are at the heart of life at Lancaster. With more than 200 clubs and societies covering a huge range of sports, activities, hobbies and causes, there really is something for everyone. And if you can’t find the group you want we’ll give you the support you need to set it up. Whether it’s an existing interest something completely new, our clubs and societies are a great way to get the most of out your time at uni.


Find out more on our webpages for sports and societies. Once you've found the groups you're interested in you can even sign up online.


Your opportunities

Interested in volunteering? We offer loads of amazing opportunities to get involved in brilliant projects on campus and out in the community - be part of the Green Lancaster sustainability project, get teaching experience with our Schools Team, and discover loads of volunteering opportunieis from one-off projects to long-term placements. 


We’re here to make sure you get the most out of university - there’s so much to do, so find out more on our opportunities webpages.


Your voice

We’re here to fight your corner and make sure you get all the support you need while you’re at Lancaster.


Each year students elect six Full-Time Officers - the President and five Vice-Presidents - the most senior elected officers in the union. They work directly with the university to make sure your voice is heard and that students have a say in how the institution is run. Other part-time elected student officers cover all aspects of student life.


And 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.


Your college reps

Each year the undergraduate colleges and the Graduate College elect student representatives to represent them at college level.


The eight Junior Common Room (or JCR) execs and the PG Board are part of the students’ union and a crucial part of the Lancaster experience - we support these groups as they work to bring your college communities to life.


Have a great year

We hope that Welcome Week gets your year off to a great start. We can't wait to see you!