Student Accommodation

Student Accommodation Lancaster

Tips for Finding Student Accommodation

Heading off to Lancaster University is a big step in any young person’s life, and for the vast majority of young people, going off to university is likely to be the first time they will move away from home to find student accommodation of their own.
Unipad Student Housing is going to make the whole process a little less stressful for you by providing some top tips for finding the best choice in luxury student accommodation. And to avoid some of the pitfalls and make finding your first student house, apartment, flat or studio a dream.

For 1st year students, the accommodation choice is easy, Lancaster University encourages first year (Fresher) student to stop on campus in halls, this allows the new student time to adjust themselves to student life and living away from home.

Find the Best Location

Once you have secured your place at Lancaster University; during your first year living on Campus, You need to start getting to know the area. Get to understand the transport links to and from the University to the City centre. Lancaster University is a short commute and located South of the City centre.

While it may seem that popular University Cities like Lancaster are swarming with students, there are still a large number of families and working professionals living in the residential area, who probably won’t have the same interests or needs as you!
Do some research on your University City and try to find out where the student hot-spots are. You don’t want to end up renting out a property in a suburban, family-focused area where your late-night antics will end up causing a rift with your neighbours. Plus you’ll want to be in an area with other students nearby.

Being First Will Get You the Best Choice!

The most common mistake that many students make is leaving their accommodation search for the second year until the very last moment. A lot of students will start booking up places during the first year whilst in halls, so if you have only just started to look for housing a few weeks before the new term starts,,, you’re going to struggle.
At Unipad we recommend that you start looking for your second, third or fourth-year student accommodation from October onwards to avoid any disappointment.

So there you have it, a quick selection of our top tips for finding student accommodation. We hope you found them useful and we wish you the best of luck in finding your perfect student home.

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Freshers Week 2018.

Welcome Week 2018 @ Lancaster University.

Lancaster University Welcome Week – sometimes known as freshers’ week – takes place on Monday 1st to Sunday 7th October 2018. It features a range of social and academic events designed to help ease you in to university life. You can find them all here in your Welcome Week schedule provided by Unipad Student Housing Lancaster.
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Grizedale Welcome Week 2018

Saturday, September 29th at 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Location: Grizedale College
Grizedale Welcome Week 2018 BOOK NOW TO BUY YOUR FRESHERS PACKS…
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Cartmel: Welcome Fair & BBQ

Saturday, September 29th at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come meet your new home! Throughout the day you will be able to: Collect your keys to move into your new flat. Meet your Fresher Reps & JCR. Get to find out all about the clubs and societies within Cartmel and the University and sign up for upcoming Sports Trials. Family-friendly BBQ to relax after all the hard work of moving in.
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Parents’ Talks and Reception

Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
An opportunity for parents and carers to find out about the University and its services. Talks take place at 12, 1 and 2pm in George Fox Lecture Theatre 1. Free tea and coffee is also available, with university staff and local organisations happy to answer questions in the reception area.
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Furness Freshers: BBQ and Music

Saturday, September 29th at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Furness Quad
Take a break from unpacking and head to Furness Quad for some BBQ food and music!
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College Welcome (Furness)

Saturday, September 29th at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: George Fox Lecture Theatre 1
Find out essential information and meet the College team.
This is an essential event for all new College members including those who will live on and off campus.
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College Welcome (Bowland)

Saturday, September 29th at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Great Hall
Find out essential information and meet the College team.
This is an essential event for all new College members including those who will live on and off campus.
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College Photo

Saturday, September 29th at 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Bonnington Steps
We’re heading to Bonnington Steps to get the first picture of new class of Furnessians!
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College Welcome (Grizedale)

Saturday, September 29th at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: George Fox Lecture Theatre 1
Find out essential information and meet the College team.
This is an essential event for all new College members including those who will live on and off campus.
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Curry Night

Saturday, September 29th at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Bowland College
Get your new flatmates together and come down to Bowland Junior Common Room for a free curry.
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College Welcome (Cartmel)

Saturday, September 29th at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Great Hall
Find out essential information and meet the College team.
This is an essential event for all new College members including those who will live on and off campus.
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Furness Freshers: Furst Food

Saturday, September 29th at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Furness Foyer
Head to Furness Foyer with your new flatmates for some free food…
Head to Furness Foyer with your new flatmates for some free food! Details TBC
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Hog Roast

Saturday, September 29th at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Grizedale College
Relax after your day of moving in by coming to the bar and enjoy a free hog roast, one of Grizedale’s many traditions!
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White T-Shirt Party

Saturday, September 29th at 9:00 pm – 3:00 am
ts your first party of welcome week! Grab your plain white t-shirt from your freshers packs and a pen and write your names on everyones t-shirts! A great way to see GZ Bar and meet loads of new people!
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Red&Black Party – Bowland and Luedms

Saturday, September 29th at 10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Location: Bowland JCR Room and Bar
Bowland and LUEDMS collab for an epic start to the week…
Bowland and LUEDMS collab for an epic start to the week. Freshers in Red, Reps in Black
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More events will be added to the schedule in the build up to Welcome Week and some details may change. Please check with Lancaster university before making any arrangements.

All information sourced and shared by Unipad Student Housing Lancaster.