Connect With Others

Staff and Students - finding your community

It's important to feel connected to people who share your values and experiences, whether you're new to the University or you've been here a while.

Come along to an event, join a student society and join a protest on campus.

Activism: Protests, Vigils and Rallies

LUREN members are often to be found at protests both on campus and in town, sometimes alongside Stand Up To Racism and the UCU which is committed to anti-racism. Do come along and join us.

Most recently LUREN members have been involved in the #BlackLivesMatter protests taking place in Dalton Square, Lancaster in June 2020, as an act of solidarity and to raise awareness about British racism.

Here is an informative Twitter thread by Professor Imogen Tyler at Lancaster Uni about Lancaster's slave trade connections.

We were also involved in the socially distanced line from the Slavery Memorial up the one way system in Lancaster.

These photos were taken at the White T-shirt Protest in November 2018, calling for an explicitly anti-racist stance from University Management.

Student Societies

Lancaster University has a diverse student body, including Black, Asian, Arabic and other minority ethnic students from various religious backgrounds.

Student societies are a great way for new students to connect to communities, meet friends and socialise.

More Society Links?

If you are involved in a student society and would like a link on this page, please do get in touch.

Events and Discussion Groups

Come along to a discussion event, held throughout the year. Staff and students are all welcome.

This one was during Black History Month 2019, with a staff-student-alumni panel discussing racism on UK Uni campuses.

To be added to the LUREN Mailing List and find out about upcoming events, email Nicola Marsden.