Calling All Lancaster Students! Fancy a Free Night Out?
This Summer, The Storey brings you a spectacular showcase of dance, theatre, kids entertainment and comedy as part of our Fringe Preview event – the first of its kind in Lancaster.
They have teamed up with three of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s best venues – Zoo, Sweet & Greenside – to bring the flavour of the world’s biggest arts and culture festival to new audiences across our City.
And the best part is … it’s all completely FREE!
Currently confirmed acts include:
Boxlit Theatre – Romeo and Juliet
Bubbles in concert
Ash Caton – The Rise of Donald in 40 Downfalls
Autin Dance Theatre – Queer Words
Laura Careless – She-Wolves
Michelle Zahner – A Modern Guide to Heroism & Sidekickery
The Sensemaker – Womens Move
Date & Directions:
June 29th, 2018 to July 1st, 2018
The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH
The spring bank holiday, also known as the late May bank holiday, is a time for people in the United Kingdom to have a day off work, university or school. It falls on the last Monday of May but it used to be on the Monday after Pentecost. Unipad Student Housing Lancaster has by hand, selected 3 top attractions in Lancaster to visit during the long Spring Bank Holiday Weekend!
1/. Lancaster Castle
Dating back 1,000 years, this hilltop grade I-listed fortress was a prison for centuries. Outside London, more people were hanged here than anywhere else in England, earning Lancaster the sobriquet of ‘the hanging town’.
You no longer need to be a criminal to visit Lancaster Castle. Since 2013, it’s been open to tourists.
2/. Coffee quarter
J.Atkinson & Co coffee roasters, established in 1837, claims to be the city’s oldest business. New owners are injecting the city with a caffeine buzz. With two cafes outlets n Lancaster; “The Hall” and “The Music Room”, The Hall won ‘best flat white in the UK’ in 2013.
3/. Lancaster Canal
With 43 miles of lock-free canal winding its way through Lancaster and the surrounding farmland. In the 19th century a horse-drawn passenger boat operated on the canal, Now visitors can take a diesel-powered pleasure cruise across an impressive Georgian aqueduct over the River Lune. A return trip of 4.2 miles takes nearly two hours and costs around £7.50
10 Reasons Why Lancaster University Is The Greatest University Of All Time.
Here are some of the reasons why Lancaster Uni is just the GREATEST. 1. If you’re into exotic birds!, You will find ducks waddling around all over the campus. 2. If you’re feeling hungry, there is a Greggs right in the centre of campus. 3. The notoriously infamous (debatable?) Student Union run Sugarhouse. 4. The library is open for access 24/7. A good place to visit after a late night at the Sugarhouse. 5. There is a collegiate system and college pride. 6. We are the victors when it comes to Roses. 7. Every college has their own bar and common rooms. 8. In your first year, you have the flexible option of taking up a minor. (Apart from your chosen major, why not take up something else that you’re interested in?) 9. Lancaster University is voted one of the most scenic universities in the UK. 10. They have a Woodland Trail that encompasses the outskirts of the University.
Maybe it’s the fact that Lancaster University happens to be ranked in the top 10 in all UK Major League Tables? Or perhaps it’s the fact that it’s one of the most vibrant urban centres in the UK? Well, here are what some of the critics have to say… “A Top 10 University.” – The Times/Sunday Times, The Guardian. “The best student experience possible.” – The Students. “The most capable and employable graduates.” – The Employers. “We simply cannot compete.” – York University.
Lancaster University Campus Tours are designed to acquaint you with our friendly campus and show you the facilities available to our students. The tour begins at 10.30am at the Welcome Centre
Current students will take you on a guided tour of the campus, showing you our award winning student accommodation, social venues, library and a lot more besides! The tour finishes at approximately 12.00pm. Please be aware that the route for the campus tour is outdoors and will take place whatever the weather.
If you are interested in the sports facilities at Lancaster you may wish to factor some time into your schedule to take the opportunity to visit our state of the art sports centre, which is located at the entrance to campus. Staff from the Sports Centre will show you the facilities and answer any questions you may have about sport at Lancaster.
You will receive an email approximately 1 week before the event with further information.
Please note that guests accompanying students are not required to register to attend.
Consider Other Housemates When Watching Netflix on the same shared WiFi Connection
Did You Know! Watching TV shows or movies on Netflix uses about 1 GB of data per hour for each stream of standard definition video, and up to 3 GB per hour for each stream of HD video. Downloading and streaming consume a similar amount of data. If you are concerned with congested and slow broadband speeds during peak times in your student share, you can adjust your data usage settings by following the steps below.
Adjust your data usage settings
1. Sign in to Netflix.com.
2. Select the profile you’d like to change your data usage settings for. Note:
Data usage settings cannot be adjusted from a Kids profile.
3. Select Account.
4. Under My Profile, select Playback Settings.
5. Select your desired data usage setting (please note that each estimate below is per stream, and that restricting data usage may affect video quality):
Low (0.3 GB per hour)
Medium (SD: 0.7 GB per hour) – Best Choice to use!
High (Best video quality, up to 3 GB per hour for HD and 7 GB per hour for Ultra HD)
Auto (Adjusts automatically to deliver the highest possible quality, based on your current Internet connection speed)
6. Select Save. Note:
It may take up to 8 hours for these changes to take effect.
Data usage settings only apply to the Netflix profile you set them from, meaning you can have different data usage settings for each profile. If you are concerned about the total amount of data that Netflix uses, make sure to change this setting for each profile.
Like many others you will be “So Excited” to start your course at Lancaster University?
So Unipad Luxury Student Housing Lancaster has put a few key things together to help you get ready before you head-off to Lancaster.
Just follow these simple steps to ensure you are prepared. 1. Pay your fees : Many students arrange for their fees to be financed by Student Finance. Ensure that you have completed and uploaded all your student finance applications in time.
You may be eligible to receive scholarships and bursaries depending on your family income and academic performance.
Check whether you are eligible to receive an award
Check the lancaster.ac.uk scholarships and bursaries page, this provides details of eligibility for a variety of funding opportunities as well as their cash value. See whether you are likely to receive a scholarship or bursary.
Find out more about how the system works
Get answers to all your questions at the lancaster.ac.uk scholarships and bursaries FAQ page. Topics include applications, eligibility, payments and what happens if your situation changes.
Find detailed instructions at lancaster.ac.uk/student-based-services/ on how to nominate a bank account to receive payments
2. Arrange accommodation : Before you arrive you will be invited to apply for accommodation on campus for your first year at Lancaster. Undergraduates will also be invited to apply to a college while all postgraduates become Grad College members. Alternatively you might want to consider living off campus in the heart of the City in a Studio, Apartment or House Share with friends.
If you decide to live on Campus for the first year and move off Campus for the second year; To avoid disappointment, be ready to start your hunt for accommodation in late October as this is when all the best private luxury student housing in Lancaster is snapped up.
3. Begin Registration : Registration is the process of becoming an official member of the University. Simply follow the steps.
Look out for the University registration email
Thirty days before the start of your course, the University will send you an email asking you to begin Registration online. A link in the email will take you to webpages where you will:
• Confirm personal and course details
• Agree to the rules of the University.
Make sure to check your junk email folder if you don’t receive this email.
If you are eligible to vote in local, national or European elections, you will also be given the opportunity to register as a voter.
Receive your University Account username, and set your password
Once you have completed step one, you will:
• Receive your University Account username – this will be based on your name
• Be directed to set a password for your University Account
• Confirm a personal email address if you want to be able to reset your password online.
Using your University Account username and password you can access University IT services and will be able to get online as soon as you arrive. Please note that some IT services may not be made available to you until after your course start date.
Attend your Registration event
You will complete the Registration in person at your Registration event once you arrive on campus.
4. Plan your journey and what to pack : Whether Lancaster is a short road trip or a long haul flight away, here is all the information you need to pack your suitcases and make your way to Lancaster
How to get to Lancaster
Information on how to get to the University campus is available on the university Maps and Travel page. It includes sections on road, air, rail, bus and cycle travel.
If you are an international student you can find information about immigration and how to travel between UK airports and campus on the university International webpages.
5. Download iLancaster : The free ‘iLancaster’ app will be an essential companion during your time at Lancaster
iLancaster is available as an app to download for Android and Apple devices. Alternatively, you can access it via a web browser.
In the build up to Welcome Week, iLancaster will contain handy tools for new students including a ‘Prepare for Lancaster’ checklist of things you need to do, a ‘Welcome Guide’ version of this website, and a Welcome Week schedule that you can personalise.
To get access to the full set of services you’ll want as a Lancaster student (including your personal course timetable, and an attendance check-in feature for undergraduates to automatically record your attendance at teaching sessions), log in with your University Account username and password then make sure you select the ‘Student/Staff User’ profile.
If you’ve already been using iLancaster (eg you’re currently using the ‘Visiting Lancaster’ or ‘Future Student’ profile) you’ll have to log out of iLancaster, then log back in with your University Account username and password and select the ‘Student/Staff User’ profile.
You’ll have your University Account username and password once you’ve done the online stage of registration.
Most of All; Make the Most of Your University Lifestyle and Enjoy Your Time Living and Studying in Lancaster.
Big bowls of pasta, stuffed peppers, jacket potatoes and mug cakes: these are just some of the perfect recipes to get you through your term at university!
Being at university can be daunting: meeting new people, living away from home and cooking for yourself for the first time. Unipad Student Housing Lancaster, have some easy recipes no student should be without.
Try this recipe for healthy, quick and tasty dinners that won’t cost you the earth – and are perfect for sharing with friends.
SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS
For the potato cakes:
• 5 potatoes/750g (I use maris piper potatoes)
• handful of fresh coriander (around 20g)
• 1 red chilli
• 1 tsp of cumin
• 1 tsp of paprika
• 1 tsp of turmeric
• 1 tsp of chili powder
• juice of 1 lemon
• 2 cloves of garlic
• salt and pepper
• 3 tbsp of olive oil
• flour (I use gram flour)
For the sauce:
• 750g cherry tomatoes
• 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
• 6 tbsp olive oil
• salt and pepper
For the sautéed greens:
• 1 large head of broccoli
• olive oil
• salt and pepper
• 400g spinach
• 1 lemon
Peel the potatoes and chop them in half, then place them in a saucepan of cold water.
Cook the potatoes for 30 to 40 minutes, until they’re really soft. At this point drain the water and place them in a mixing bowl.
Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.
Finely chop the coriander and the chilli.
Once the potatoes have cooled add all the remaining ingredients (except the flour and oil) and mash together until the potatoes are smooth and you have a delicious mix.
Drizzle olive oil on to a baking tray and then dust it with flour.
Shape the potato mix into four cakes on the tray, then place in the oven to cook for about 20 minutes, until the tops start to go golden brown.
Take the cakes out the oven, place them on the bed of sautéed greens and pour the garlic tomato sauce on the top to serve.
Chop the tomatoes into quarters and place them into a saucepan with the crushed garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Let the mix simmer for about 20 minutes, to coincide with the completion of the cakes.
Chop the broccoli into small pieces and place it in a frying pan with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
Sauté the broccoli for about five minutes, then slowly add the spinach until it has wilted.
Once all is cooked, drizzle the lemon juice on top.
Why not share a Video of you making your meal or a photo of the finished masterpiece?
Email this into Unipad Student Housing Lancaster on firstname.lastname@example.org along with any cooking tips, and we will share the best meals on our Facebook Page.
Carol Concerts at Ashton Memorial: 15th – 22nd December.
Ashton Memorial will play host to six carol concerts throughout December, featuring different local musicians. The concerts will take place in the beautiful setting between 15th December and 22nd December.
Fancy a Panto? Aladdin – Until 6th January.
This production of the panto Aladdin puts a different spin on the familiar story and will be running until 6th January. Pop along to The Dukes for a magical, festive performance.
Lancaster Festive Fun Run!
December 27th will see the start of the popular Annual Lancaster Christmas Festive Fun Run from the Lancaster & Morecambe AC club house on the athletics track at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, near Lancaster. Entries are welcome at any time.
Living Through Winter as a University Student in Lancaster.
Winter has arrived in Lancaster and it’s the magical time of year when the days are shorter and the sun has set before classes have finished, You might even struggle to stay warm even under a pile of blankets and you start telling yourself that today you’ll start to save money and work off those pounds gained over the Summer & Autumn.
We know you’re thinking of just calling it a season and hibernating until the springtime sun pops its head out, but don’t give in just yet! Pull your wool socks up, brush the frost off your shoulder and smash the winter blues.
Unipad’s Top Tips on How to Keep Warm, Stay Active & Save Energy.
Wrap up warm: Don’t be tempted to just crank up your heating when it gets cold, but taking a second to work out if you’d be more comfortable wearing an extra layer or two can go a long way.
If you walk around in a t-shirt and shorts mid-December, we can tell you now – you’re doing it wrong.
Hit The University Library: As well as being good for reading books and updating your social media status, the University Library can also offer you free heating and electricity to charge up your laptop, iPad or phone as well as keep you warm!
We do understand that the library can be used to study as well!!!
Consider using that underused Gym Membership: Nearly a third of students spend their student loans on shopping sprees, drinking and gym memberships.
As well as staying fit and keeping off the winter flab, the Gym will offer a warm inviting environment with most open 6am to 11pm – 7 days a week.
At Unipad our team have been busy searching for the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Students Living in Lancaster. By speaking to retailers and gathering tip offs we are able to list some of the biggest and best Black Friday deals for 2017!