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Studying at Lancaster University?

Lancaster University offers a great university experience.  Find out why our Caton Court residents love studying there.

University experience

Lancaster University opened in doors in 1964 and since then has developed into a well renowned global institution. It is one of the few universities in the UK that have adopted a colligate system, where students belong to a particular college within university, each with its own vibrant community. Around 15,000 students study at the university from 142 countries who benefit from expert staff and a welcoming community.

Lancaster University is a quick commute from the city centre in its own separate hub of activity. The campus is situated on a beautiful 560-acre parkland site with extensive libraries, study spaces and a museum and research centre. There is also a conference and events centre to house a variety of events and meetings. On campus you can find everything you need from banks, bookshops, hairdressers, supermarkets, charity shop and loads of places to eat and drink. You can even do a picturesque Woodland walk around campus if you feel like getting active!

As a highly ranked global university, Lancaster has some impressive achievements. It is ranked 10th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and was named International University of the Year 2020.  Lancaster University also has a Gold award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework.

Notable alumni include Sam Hodges, Head of Communications for Twitter, TV presenter and journalist James May (best known for his role in TV series Top Gear) and Ranvir Singh TV presenter and journalist who is best known for news bulletins on ITV.

Student life at Lancaster University

Get involved at the student’s union where you can join clubs and take part in activities and events.

There are more than 175 societies covering a huge range of activities, hobbies and causes. From belly dancing, baking, football, volunteering and student media there is tons to get involved in.

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Lancaster University is located close to the city centre via a short bus journey. The journey time from aparto Caton Court, which is located right next to the city centre, is around 30 minutes.

In the city centre there is also a train station with a regular train service to other areas of the UK.

    Your home in Lancaster

    Experience stylish and modern student accommodation. Caton Court Lancaster lets you take in superb views from the sky lounge, relax in an ultra-modern student setup, and get to know like-minded people from around the globe.

    Caton Court

    5-15 Bulk Road, Lancaster, LA1 1DN

    Benefit from a fully equipment gym, cinema room and loads of social and study spaces. Meet new residents via our full events programme featuring cooking classes, cocktail nights, yoga classes and more!

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