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Hi! I don't go to the uni but have attended a school in Lancaster for 7 years. It is very friendly, with lovely architecture and some nice places to eat, but I personally will go anywhere but here for uni after spending 7 years here. It's just SO small and boring. Town is tiny, always inundated with high school 'chavs' and there aren't many clubs here at all. But the uni is beautiful- I travel through the campus every day. I've studied in the uni library- again so great. There are many societies to get involved in and the sports centre is terrific. But it's pretty dead apart from that I must admit. But I prefer bigger cities, so if you like quiet little northern towns, Lancaster might just be the place for you. I hope this helps!
She lives in a townhouse which is about £135 per week for 43 weeks, but there are accommodations which are cheaper and have less week contracts (40 weeks). Friendly she has found it very friendly there. its down to making an effort socialising. So add yourself to facebook fresher group and from there chat on other platforms and make connections prior to starting uni. https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6904136 has some more info on there about uni and the city.
Part time jobs, that really has been down to covid atm. Its not been easy with things all being shut. When things are open again there might be opportunities and the uni can advertise on their website.
If you are a uk resident you can get student finance, and get a maintenance loan, so that will go towards the cost of living/food etc.
I hope you are well. I am a Final Year Student at Lancaster University and have really been enjoying my time studying here, I am sad I will soon be finishing! From my personal experience, Lancaster is really friendly. Have you heard about the collegiate system? You can find out more about this here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/about-us/colleges/. I feel like the colleges make Lancaster Uni a really friendly place, in my opinion they create a smaller community within the larger student population.
In terms of part time jobs, there are often plenty available. A lot of my friends have secured part time employment in bars, restaurants, shops etc both on campus and in the city centre which is about a 10/15 minute bus ride from campus. The University has its own employment site, which you can check for vacancies on campus here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/employme...tment-service/. I would also recommend checking out the vacancies sections on businesses websites to find more jobs in the city.
Due to Lancaster being located in the North West of England, a lot of things are cheaper than in some other areas of the UK. I have personally found the food and living costs both on campus and in the city to be affordable and if you are able to secure a part time job as well, that should help too.
Please let me know if you have any further questions, I would love to help .
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