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Frequently asked questions about student life in Lancaster

Thinking about making the move to Lancaster? Starting your higher education journey is an exciting time, and we’re sure you probably have lots of questions you’d like answered.

Luckily, you’re in the right place! Yugo has put together some of the most frequently asked questions about student life at Cable Street, to help you decide if it’s the right location for you.

What other UK cities are easy to travel to from Lancaster?

Lancaster is located in the northwest of England and is one of its heritage cities – meaning it is rich in history and culture. Surrounded by local towns, coastal gems, and stunning areas of natural beauty, locals are privy to great city locations within an arm’s reach. From Lancaster, you can visit the iconic seaside town of Blackpool in just a 40-minute drive. You can also travel to the home of the first ever English football league champions, Preston, in a short 30-minute drive.

What are the best student activities in Lancaster?

Lancaster is a great city for students, as it is filled with fun, food, and great local attractions. Take in the city’s history at Lancaster Castle, have a laugh at the local comedy club, discover your new favourite tipple at the world-famous Lancaster Brewery, and party the night away at Lancaster’s biggest student night out at SugarHouse…and that’s just to get you started!

Where are the best places to eat in Lancaster?

Whether you’re an adventurous eater or prefer a more traditional fish and chips – Lancaster has no end of mouth-watering eateries to satisfy your cravings. Check out The Study Room for student-budget-friendly dishes, KoKo for a unique Japanese Hawaiian fusion, and The Water Witch for the ultimate pub grub (with a spectacular canal-side view).

How big is Lancaster?

Lancaster is a bustling city with a diverse population of 60,000 – covering around seven square miles in total. With great local rail and bus options, Lancaster city is easy to get around – so you don’t need to worry about digging out those hiking boots!

How frequent are the transport links to campus?

Lancaster Uni is at the end of a short bus ride, and Cumbria Uni just a 20-minute walk from Cable Street. Lancaster University offers at least 14 buses an hour between campus and the city during term-time day times – so you’re sure to find one that suits your timetable!

What appliances are included in your flat when you arrive?

When you arrive at your accommodation, you will find all flats fully furnished – including a kitchen space with a hob, oven, fridge, and freezer. Private laundry facilities are also included. Ooo la la, indeed.

Are internet and utilities included in the rent at Cable Street? 

Yes, you can rest assured that high-speed Wi-Fi and all bills are included within your rent price – so there are no nasty surprise fees waiting for you!

Do students pay council tax?

One huge benefit of student living is that you are exempt from paying council tax. As long as you are in full-time education, you do not need to pay council tax. If for any reason you receive a letter, don’t fret - all you need to do is apply for an exemption.

Is there a car park available?

Yes, we have limited on-site spaces for parking and bike storage. Please get in touch with our friendly team to reserve your space.

So, there you have it! Our top FAQs about life at Cable Street. We hope you found the answer you were looking for – but if you didn’t, please check out our UK FAQs or simply get in touch.