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Student Accommodation

  • University accommodation is guaranteed to first year undergraduates who make Lancaster their first choice university and who firmly accepted an offer via UCAS, and applied for accommodation by the relevant deadline.
  • The award-winning accommodation provides a range of residences on campus, including single rooms with en-suite options, studios and townhouses.
  • Rent includes high-speed Internet and access to the university network and Wi-Fi in all residences. Utility bills and contents insurance to the value of £5,000 is also included.
  • Average rent of shared houses off-campus is around £90 per person per week, inclusive of bills. The city centre also has numerous halls of residence to offer.

Accommodation Costs

Bailrigg Campus

Number of university/college beds 6,580
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,477–£5,114
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £4,320–£4,320

Living Here

  • City Population: 138,000
  • Student Population: 20,000
  • The historic city of Lancaster and town of Morecambe form a single conurbation bisected by the Lune Valley.
  • The county town of Lancashire, Lancaster's history can be traced back several thousand years. The small city has a cathedral and a medieval castle where the witches of Pendle were imprisoned, and has as its backcloth the beautiful countryside of the Lake District, the Forest of Bowland and the Lune Valley.
  • It is a student-friendly city packed with pubs, clubs, shops, markets and theatres.

Getting Around

  • Walking and cycling are strongly encouraged; Lancaster prides itself on its excellent network of cycle tracks, and most of the city centre is pedestrianised. 
  • Local bus services are efficient, and coach services operate to other UK destinations.
  • The West Coast railway line runs from London – 251 miles away – to Glasgow, stopping in Lancaster.
  • Road networks are good, with the major north–south motorway, the M6, running past the city.
  • The region's main airport is Manchester and there are smaller airports at Blackpool and Liverpool; and a ferry service runs to the Isle of Man from Heysham harbour.

Culture and Nightlife

  • There are many pubs in the city centre, some offering comedy nights, music events or discounts on food and drink; and a good selection of cafés and restaurants also. Lancaster has several nightclubs, including the Sugarhouse which is owned and operated by Lancaster University Students' Union.
  • The University also has its own theatre, art gallery and concert hall. Other theatres include Dukes Theatre and the Grand Theatre in Lancaster, and the Platform in Morecambe. Multi-screen cinemas operate in Lancaster and Morecambe and the Dukes Cinema offers independent films.
  • Lancaster Castle, the Cathedral, the Ruskin Library and St George's Quay with its award-winning Maritime Museum, are noteworthy visitor attractions. Since the prison wing closed in 2011, Lancaster Castle now offers extended tours of the building and courtyard, and runs themed events throughout the year.
  • Williamson Park, with its refurbished café and acres of beautiful parkland, and Happy Mount Park with traditional landscaping and summer attractions, are both popular places to visit. 
  • The countryside offers extensive leisure/sporting pursuits, including walking, cycling, and horse-riding; and there are sports centres in Lancaster and Morecambe.