We’ve got loads in store for students new and returning students during Welcome Week 2017!

Whether you’re coming to Lancaster for the first time or returning from your summer break, your union is here to make sure the 2017/18 academic year gets off to a great start.

Lancaster University Students’ Union is here to fulfil one big vision: Inspiring & Supporting You to Love Lancaster.

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 elected college officer team and freshers’ reps
  • Farmers’ market: Pick up great locally-sourced food in Alexandra Square on Thursday & Friday
  • Big Night Out: Join your college on a night out in town, ending at our Sugarhouse nightclub
  • Freshers’ Fair Part 1: We’ve got hundreds of clubs and societies you can join – meet them at this massive event on Thursday
  • Freshers’ Fair Part 2: Get loads of freebies at our commercial fair and find out about how to get involved in your students’ union
  • Visit Central, our on-campus convenience store, with loads of great products, deals and offers from our exclusive Purple Card discount scheme

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

And don't forget to check out our official Freshers Facebook page and follow us on Twitter or Instagram. You'll also find us on Snapchat - search for 'lususnaps'.

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, we’ve also made it easier than ever to 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 opportunities

Want to volunteer? Want to start a business? Want to teach? We can help! 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 clubs and societies

Your activity groups are at the heart of life at Lancaster. With nearly 300 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 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.

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 and we support these groups as they work to bring your college communities to life.

Find your college groups, pages and events below:

Bowland College    

Cartmel College  

County College and their Flat mate finder page 

Furness College  

Fylde College  

Graduate College  

Grizedale College  

Lonsdale College  

Pendle College  



Have a great year

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