Things to know before you come to Lancaster University

Things to know before you come to Lancaster University

October 15, 2019 8 By Stanley Isaacs


Hey, I’m Digital Content Ambassador Abbie,
and in this video I’m going to be showing you a few things I think are important to know
before you come to Lancaster University Your life shouldn’t change
too drastically when you come here but moving out can be a bit confusing at first. When you arrive you’ll be taken to your accommodation. Try not to worry too much about which college you want to live in and give a good look at all of them online some things to consider when choosing
your college are: how close it is to your subject department, what’s located around it and what kind of social space it has this can help give you a better feel of what to expect. Different accommodation will have different facilities which you can find from the university’s website but your room will definitely have a desk, bin, bed,
a wardrobe and some storage Kitchen facilities are provided so you won’t need to bring your kettle, iron or a vacuum and instead, bring your bedding, some
cutlery and some towels some of the things I recommend bringing are: toilet paper, obviously some easy to cook food for late-night studying
and some cooking supplies like pans and plates and stuff like that When I came to Lancaster I brought two plates,
two mugs and two glasses this is pretty helpful
if you’ve forgotten your mug in your room or if you’re like me, hoping you’ll make a friend
who’ll drink some tea with you this worked for me so maybe you should consider it. Your mail gets delivered to the Porters Lodge which each College has And your laundry can be done at the college launderette. To do this you’ll have to get a laundry card which you can get when you’re in there and top it up as you go. I recommend bringing laundry pods for
these machines and don’t worry if you’ve never done laundry in your life. There are some helpful instructions inside. You can track the status of your laundry on the iLancaster app to save you waiting around. Lancaster University is highly inclusive if you’re thinking about practising your religion while you’re staying here Our Chaplaincy Center is multi-faith and includes facilities for everybody including a Muslim prayer room. If you need advice with getting a job, finance issues, mental health and other things similar to that you can do that at the Base
which is located just next to reception. Campus has a variety of shops, places to eat and drink as well as banks, a post office and
some places that you can get your hair cut. You can find everything within a short walk from your accommodation and every college has a bar where you can eat,
drink and socialise. Campus also has a weekly market where you can find everything from vintage clothes to doughnuts to eggs laid by local chickens. Campus also has a doctor’s surgery and a
pharmacy keep you in good shape while you’re here If you find yourself in Lancaster town centre, there’s a variety of places to visit. You can typically expect to find everything here that you would normally find in the city centre with the inclusion of, you know, the castle Town also includes our students’ union club the Sugarhouse if you’re into partying and there’s a bus directly there so you won’t need to worry about travelling too much During the rest of the week, buses are regular
in the underpass. If you’re thinking about travelling fairly regularly you may want to consider getting your bus pass. Parking facilities are also available on campus but you’ll have to pay per hour and the train station is located just in the town centre You can also bring your bicycle if you’d like and we have a bunch of different bike sheds on campus to keep you safe. We’re just a short train ride away from the Lake District, Manchester and Liverpool if you fancy a day trip. Our sports centre has a lot of different
facilities you can use and spaces to practice your sport
are also available on campus. If you take your sport seriously don’t worry,
so does Lancaster with over 35 individual sports clubs and a massive yearly War of the Roses tournament There are many places to study on campus, though the most popular are the learning zone and the library. Our library has three floors and private parts available to book for group work. The library’s online system makes it easy to locate a book and it’s super simple to check out If you want to use a computer but don’t have one,
you can use a public computer in the library or we offer a laptop loan service using your library card You’ll likely have different types of classes when you come here but the most common are seminars and lectures. Seminars run out of a classroom while lectures are typically larger and take place in a lecture theatre. you’ll have to sign in to your class using the iLancaster app where you can register your attendance using Bluetooth oh and one more thing There are lots of ducks, and they will try and take your food. Okay. Thank you