Lancaster Applicant Visit Day

18 March 2020 10:30 - 15:00

Lancaster campus

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  • How to get here
  • Things to do in the area
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We'd like to invite you to begin your journey with UoC at our Applicant Visit Day event.

This is a fantastic opportunity to further investigate your course choice through hands-on interactive sessions with our academics, whilst also exploring the highlights and best bits of the town or city you will be studying in. There'll be opportunities to speak to our support services and chat to many students currently studying at the University of Cumbria. We look forward to seeing you there!

Programme for the day

TimeActivity
10.30 - 11.00 Registration
11.00 - 12.00 Your taster lecture
12.00 - 14.00 Student life zone and support services drop-in
- Money advice talks
- Your first week at university - What do I do?
12.15 - 12.45 Optional course talk
12.45 - 13.15 Q&A with your course tutor and current students

Tours

TimeTour
12.00-14.00 Campus tour (every half hour)
13.00-13.45 City tour
13.45-14.30 City tour

 

How to get here

Driving

Our Lancaster campus is on the edge of Lancaster city centre. The postcode for satnavs is LA1 3JD.

From the North:

Leaving the M6 at junction 34, take the A683 towards Lancaster/Morecambe. Turn left onto the Lune Valley interchange/A683. Continue slightly left at the next traffic lights onto Caton Road. At the second set of traffic lights turn left and follow the one-way system through the city centre up to Pointer roundabout (just past the Royal Lancaster infirmary). Here, take the first exit onto Bowerham Road. The campus entrance is located on your left. 

From the South:

Leaving the M6 at junction 33, take the A6 to Lancaster (South). At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Lancaster Road/A6. Continue towards the city centre. Turn right onto Barton Road just after the BP garage. Follow this road and continue onto Bowerham Road. Go straight across the mini roundabout and follow Bowerham Road down to the campus entrance, which is on your right hand side.

Train

Lancaster railway station is approximately a 25-minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available at the station.

Bus

There is a regular bus service to and from the city centre which stops outside the campus. Take bus numbers 2, 2A or 4.

Lancaster is a vibrant and historic city, home to two universities and around 15,000 students from all over the world. Located just south of the Lake District and close to the Morecambe Bay coastline, it is just over an hour’s train journey away from Manchester and Liverpool.  Lancaster is the archetypal university city, with friendly pubs and a lively music scene.

Cafés and Restaurants

  • Merchants 1688 – historic restaurant and bar set in 300-year-old wine cellars. An annual beer and pie fest is held there in April
  • The Borough – a traditional pub in the city centre with a great selection of food and beer
  • Pizza Margherita – great Italian food. Try the cobbles!
  • The Whaletail Café – Bohemian, vegetarian café

Entertainment

  • Williamson Park – this lovely park is on our campus doorstep. With views over Morecambe Bay and beyond, it’s great for a picnic on a sunny day
  • Lancaster Castle – an imposing, impressive and impenetrable historic landmark in the centre of Lancaster, prison of the infamous Pendle witches. Tours, seasonal events and activities are available
  • The Dukes – An independent cinema and theatre which offers an outdoor production in Williamson Park throughout the summer
  • Light up Lancaster – Annual light festival which takes place in November including music, dance, performance and arts installations

Things to do nearby

  • Have a day out at the seaside for stunning estuary views and dramatic sunsets
  • Take a leisurely boat trip on the canal
  • Visit the beautiful trough of Bowland – moorland and forest on your doorstep
  • Shop til you drop in Manchester or Liverpool – only an hour away by train
  • Enjoy a homemade ice-cream at Wallings in Cockerham or a smoked treat from the smokehouse at Glasson Dock