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Clubs and Societies, Get Involved, Overseas

The World at Lancaster

…s. Whether you want a short trip or to stay for a year, there are some great opportunities for you to spend time overseas. LUSU Overseas Programme Our Overseas programme is a great opportunity for you to travel abroad for 3 weeks to China, India, Ghana or Malaysia with other Lancaster University students. During the trip the key themes of business, politics, community and academia are explored. All students are encouraged to apply to participate;…


London Overseas Alumni Event

174 students from Lancaster University Students’ Union overseas programme visited London’s Skyloft at Milbank Tower for an evening event of networking,  part of the three week international student exchange programme that involves students visiting from the University’s overseas partners in India, Malaysia, China, Palestine and Pakistan. The programme aims to allow students to build their networks and cultural understanding through exposure to l…

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Clubs and Societies, Enterprise, Get Involved, Innovation, JCR, Overseas, PG Board, Student staff

LUSU Overseas applications open!

Applications for the annual LUSU Overseas programme have now officially opened! The Overseas Programme runs for three weeks in late August/early September 2014, visiting four different countries; China, Ghana, India and Malaysia, with our partner institutes, where students study Lancaster University degrees. Any student can participate, taking part in a schedule of exciting activities over three weeks; from visiting local businesses to taking pa…

Clubs and Societies, Environmental, Happening, Overseas, Student staff, Volunteering

The World at Lancaster Launch

In week 8, we will be officially launching our 2014 Overseas Programme as part of ‘The World at Lancaster’ event, taking place on Thursday 28th November in the Great Hall at 6pm. The World at Lancaster is a combination of all the fantastic cultural opportunities to get involved with right here on campus or on the other side of the world, such as travelling overseas, participating in cultural societies or learning a new language. We b…

Get Involved, Happening, My Union, Overseas

Find out more about going Overseas with LUSU

This year, you can travel to all corners of the globe with LUSU, as part of our three week overseas programme. Visit China, Ghana, India or Malaysia, taking part in a variety of different opportunities within each country such as teaching English, working for an NGO, cycling across the country, taking part in community projects and meeting local businesses. This is all part of a fantastic opportunity to experience new cultures, explore a vibrant…


Overseas Photo Competition

Have you traveled overseas with LUSU this summer? Lucky you! Tweet a photo of your favourite memory from your adventure to @LancasterSU for the chance to win £50 in the currency of your choice. Make sure you use the hashtag #LUSUOverseas! Terms and conditions: The Competition is only open to Twitter and Facebook users aged 18 years and over. The Competition is only open Lancaster University Students past or present. The Competition starts on Fr…

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LUSU Cultural Exchange 2014

…emories which we’re sure they’ll remember for years to come. “It’s hard to say goodbye when you have a very good programme like this. I know that when I go back to Ghana I will take a lot back with me, I will keep in touch with all the people I made friends with.” Ofoe, Lancaster University, Ghana Outbound Over the next week we will be waving off our own students as they begin their overseas experiences by travelling to one of our partner campuse…


Overseas photo competition

Have you traveled overseas with LUSU or are you going to this summer? Lucky you! Tweet a photo of your favourite memory or you getting ready to travel for the chance to win £50 in the currency of your choice to @LancasterSU or use #LoveLancaster #LoveOverseas Terms and conditions: The Competition is only open to Twitter and Face book users aged 18 years and over. The Competition is only open Lancaster University Students past or present. The Co…

Clubs and Societies, Get Involved

Our Activity Groups

***** Auto-generated Content From Template, below for Google Only ***** If you want to do something different, then look no further than where we are. We’ve got almost half the uni involved in sports teams and societies in Lancaster. There is almost certainly something for you. Join one or join twenty, it’s up to you, you’re almost guaranteed to meet some great, new people who like the same things you do and you might even learn some new skills,…


Friends Funding applications open

…ing Deadline Approaching Do you have an idea for an idea for a project or purchase?  Applications to the Friends Programme Funding are now open.   The Friends Programme is part of the University’s fundraising programme and the funds are made possible by donations from Lancaster alumni.  Most grants are made around £2000 to £3000.   If you’re interested in applying for Friends Programme funding, get in touch with Martin Ennis on  m.enn…

Clubs and Societies, Get Involved, Overseas, Student staff

New Media & Arts International Funding Launched

…rested in capturing unique, vibrant cultures through film, photography, voice and art as part of the established Overseas Programme, a fantastic opportunity for students to travel abroad for three weeks to China, Ghana, India or Malaysia with other Lancaster University students in late August/early September 2014. With this funding, students have the opportunity to demonstrate their passions and skills to capture both the trip itself and the surr…

Get Involved, Volunteering

Schools Volunteering

LUSU’s Schools Outreach activities celebrate the passion, diversity and enthusiasm of our students. We offer innovative and challenging opportunities within schools which actively encourage shared learning and present education as exciting and accessible to all. From the little ones at pre-school and primary to the heights of secondary school and college, we currently work in partnership with over 85 schools across the North West from Cumbria to…


I Will Lead The Way

NUS have launched a campaign this week called I will lead the way, aimed at women thinking of standing for a Full Time Executive Officer position. Nationally, women make up 56.4% of HE students, 55.3% of Postgraduates, 64% of Undergraduates and 46% of FE students. However, 45% of student officers are women and only 33% are presidents. NUS recognises that there is a large disparity between women and men in leadership positions. The I Will Lead th…

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Get Involved, Happening, LUSU, My Union, Represent

Our Strategic Direction

Over the past few weeks and months we have been asking you to let us know your thoughts on what your students’ union does and what we can do more of. Do you think we should adopt the proposed Strategic Direction to create our new strategic plan? The biggest vote of the last 3 years is upon us. Our job as a Students’ Union is to inspire you and support you to Love Lancaster; equipping you with skills and opportunities to develop yourselves…


We’re Going On A March

*TICKET SALES NOW CLOSED*  On the 19th November, thousands of students from Universities across the UK will assemble in London to march for Free Education. The Full Time Officers of the National Union of Students, whose purpose is to represent every student in the UK on a national scale, have utilised executive authority to withdraw any support for the demonstration on ropey and refuted health & safety grounds – overruling a democratic vote…

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Education, Represent

Our Opposition to the Immigration Bill – a Meeting with the Immigration Minister

Today I have witnessed the sad fact that many people on our campus may well be treated as second class citizens, thanks to yet another of the coalition Government’s damaging bills on students (and wider society) – this time on Immigration. On 21st November, I brought forward a motion to LUSU Council in order to combat proposed fees for International Students who use the National Health Service. We’ve been compiling petitions to send to our…

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Education, Get Involved, Volunteering

Schools Projects Prove Major Success

LUSU’s schools volunteering arm has had a busy week running creative arts projects with local schools, and the Friend’s of Chernobyl’s Children (FOCC) day on campus. Last week saw over eighty volunteers work with local schools for a week to help promote learning about the idea of community. The following week, those same schools then came onto the Lancaster University campus to participate in an ‘Inspiration Day’, designed to continue their comm…

Clubs and Societies, Get Involved, Happening, My Union, Overseas

Refreshers Week is back!

In Week 2 of Lent Term we see the return of Refreshers Week. Over the course of the week, we have a range of fantastic events and opportunities to get involved with so that you can Feel Good, Take Part and Make it Happen. As a students’ union, we believe that every student should leave university with an unforgettable student experience. Be that taking part in a society, starting your own volunteering project, travelling overseas or repres…

Advice and Support, Represent

Academic Advice

Everyone comes to Lancaster expecting to achieve a good degree but, it takes time and effort to succeed at University and we believe academic achievement at Lancaster should be based on merit. You and your teachers share responsibility for academic success. We work closely with the University to ensure that everything which underpins your learning experience is in place and up-to-scratch such as; teaching, facilities, well-being and learning sup…

Get Involved, Just Play

Just Play

SPORT ENGLAND PROJECT – JUST PLAY JUST PLAY is our new recreational sports project that has been created thanks to funding received from Sport England’s ‘University Sport Activation Fund’. The JUST PLAY programme consists of 18 different sports and physical activity sessions that are designed to make sure there is an offer for those of you that just want to play sport for fun, to keep fit and meet new friends. A timetable of events is available…

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Environmental, Volunteering

Environmental Volunteering

Our environmental volunteering projects exist to give you the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment and gain invaluable experience along the way. Through our regional and national partnerships, you can volunteer with environmental and conservation organisations to develop new skills, enhance your employability and turn passion into positive action both on campus and in the local area. Opportunities range from volunteer work wi…

Advice and Support, Education, Get Involved, Happening, LUSU, Represent, Volunteering

LUSU Reveals New Rep Development Scheme

LUSU introduces a new scheme to enhance the employability of Academic Representatives. Every year a number of students are appointed in their department to become Academic Representatives. You might know them as course reps, department reps, year reps, module reps, scheme of study reps, or class reps, but all of them have a common responsibility: providing a vital link of communication between students, departments, faculties and the Students’ U…


Paid teaching opportunities with LUSU

Are you an aspiring teacher or are you eager to work with young people? Do you think you have the passion and enthusiasm to inspire, enrich and positively affect the lives of young people? If so, we suggest you act fast, as there are a number of paid Student Facilitator posts available as part of LUSU’s Teach Week. Teach week will run from Monday 31st March until Friday 4th April, supporting you to explore teaching and build on your existing ski…

Enterprise, Innovation

LUSU works with local business Nu Blue

Web agency and hosting provider NuBlue, have been working closely with Lancaster University students as part of the enterprise programme in LUSU, who essentially help students with business and social enterprise ideas. Since the internet is a powerful tool, some students require a website for their project. NuBlue are providing free hosting for a year on their site and give a snappy workshop on the basics of creating a website. Ewan and Mike fro…

Enterprise, Environmental, Get Involved, Green Lancaster, Innovation, Volunteering

Green Thinking Students Attend Parliamentary Reception

The National Union of Students (NUS) held a parliamentary reception on Wednesday at the House of Lords to celebrate the positive impacts of its Students’ Green Fund across the movement. Representing LUSU and Lancaster University were LUSU Involve Manager Joe Bourne, Head of Service Delivery Lisa Williams, and LUSU VP for Welfare and Community Tom Fox. All three are pictured above alongside MP got Lancaster and Fleetwood, Eric Ollerenshaw. David…