Get to know your campus! The sooner you become familiar with the campus environment, the sooner you will feel comfortable and confident about where to go for classes, the library, meeting friends, etc, so get to know your campus - have a walk around, familiarise yourself with the local area, local shops, and places to eat and drink – check out our Google maps of transport options. The campus will have clear signage to guide you in maintaining a healthy social distance from others not in your household. Please take the opportunity of your first couple of days on campus to find the buildings listed on your timetable.
Visit the local tourist information websites for Carlisle and Lancaster for useful information about settling into your new city.
If you are staying in halls of residence, you can personalise your room and make it as comfortable as you can – but don’t bring any candles! For more information on university accommodation, visit the accommodation FAQ page.
Consider how you will travel to and from campus, if you aren’t living in halls. The current UK Government guidance about transport and travel is at this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers.
Get involved: visit the university’s Student Life webpages for information about the local area and environment, activities and events. Whilst you will be focused on your studies, there are also plenty of opportunities to try new things and develop new interests. It’s important to develop your social network; your flatmates and fellow students will become a source of friendship and support throughout your time at university. Get involved and take part in the organised activities.
There will be a range of online activities and events taking place during Welcome Week and throughout the term organised by the Students’ Union. The Chaplaincy will also be planning a range of activities during the term. We have many sport and recreation facilities available on all campuses, with extra measures in place to maintain the safest possible environment.