We’re here to fight your corner and make sure you get all the support you need while you’re at Lancaster.
Membership of the union means you have chance to elect officers to represent you in every aspect of student life from academic matters to welfare issues.
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. There's also a team of Part-Time Officers elected to represent members of our liberation groups.
Pictured above is your Full-Time Officer team for 2019-20 - Vice-President (Education) Bee Morgan, President George Nuttall, Vice-President (Union Development) Hannah Prydderch, Vice-President (Campaigns & Communications) Lewis Marriott, Vice-President (Welfare & Community) Grishma Bijukumar and Vice-President (Activities) Ben Evans.
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.
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 in the undergraduate colleges and the Postgraduate Board in Graduate College 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.
We’re here to fight your corner and make sure you get everything you need while you’re at Lancaster. If you need support during your time here and need help working out what to do next, your students’ union's Advice is by your side to help you through it. We can support you through whatever may happen – just ask us how we can help.
Our Advice service is a free, non-judgemental and confidential support service, and we’re on your side. Our team of professional advisors can support any registered students at Lancaster University.
What makes us different to other support providers? We are an independent organisation and separate from the university, so we are best placed to provide you with impartial advice - so if you are in dispute with the university you will always have someone to turn to.
At Lancaster, Academic Reps make change possible. They work to improve the experience of students by campaigning for change and passing students’ thoughts, ideas, feedback and requests on to the departments and university. The students’ union plays a crucial role in empowering and supporting reps to campaign for change.
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!