Manchester is only an hour away, and you'll be near the Lake District (half an hour away) and the coast. The campus is close to the A6 and the M6, just south of Lancaster, so there is easy access to the motorway. London is approx. 3 hours away by train.
Further information on the city of Lancaster and the surrounding area can be found here.
Travelling to the Campus
Bus services come onto the campus from Heysham, Morecambe and Lancaster. Car parking is available on campus for which annual fees are payable. There are Cycle routes from Lancaster to the Campus. Link to Further Details.
If you are being offered a post on a fixed term basis of 2 years or over, or an indefinite contract in grade 6 or above, you will be entitled to a relocation allowance of either 1/12 or 1/8 of your salary. Further details will be in the terms and conditions should you be offered a post.
Buying or Renting Accommodation
Inserting the University's post code (LA1 4YW) into a property search engine will provide you details of properties to rent or buy.
Alternatively see our accommodation page for more information.
Facilities available on Campus
Banks – Barclays and NatWest. See more information on banks and how to open a bank account if you are a non-British resident.
Catering - there are a range of snack and hot meal facilities across campus.
Chaplaincy Centre - A wide range of religious groups are based in the chaplaincy centre.
College Bars – The colleges run their own Bars.
Dentist – There is a private Dentist on campus, based in Bailrigg House
Doctors – There is an NHS doctor's surgery on the campus.
Garage - providing fuel, car servicing and sales.
Nurse Unit – Available 24 hrs during term time. Based in security reception.
Occupational health – A qualified occupational health advisor is present on campus.
Pharmacy – Currently located with the Dentist in Bailrigg House. Click here for more info.
Post Office - including international money transfer.
Shops – including Bookshop, Supermarket, Bakers, Newsagent, Hairdresser, Travel Agent etc.
Sports Centre – including swimming pool, gym, squash courts, indoor climbing wall, sauna, sun beds, tennis courts, football, rugby, netball, basketball, 5-a-side pitches. Reduced fees are available to staff and students. The centre is open to the public. Premier membership is available through flexible benefits.
You can find out more by looking at the Lancaster university website.
Originator: D Owen
Issued: November 2007
Updated: October 2008
Approved: V Walshe
Review Date: 2009