Past Events and Programmes


 

LUGFL recognises outstanding performances

The Lancaster University Ghana Football League (LUGFL) was founded two years ago with the aim of fostering relationships between staff and students and encouraging professionalism and discipline amongst the University’s sports clubs and students in general. Staff members are actively involved in the league, with some them serving as managers of some clubs. Read more
 
Lancaster Provost and Community Awards Night
The inaugural edition of the Lancaster Provost and Community Awards Night was debuted on Saturday, 15th October 2016. 
The event brought together faculty, administrative staff, and students to celebrate the academic, civic and sports achievements of Lancaster University Ghana foundation and undergraduate students. The Student Affairs Department organised the event on behalf of the Office of the Provost. The night began with a welcome address by the Provost, Professor. John Grainger who thanked the community for coming together to celebrate the event. He outlined the new Provost Award which would recognise undergraduate students achieving an aggregate 18 or above for the 2015/2016 academic year. He also spoke on leadership and citizenship as attributes to be emulated and hence awarded at Lancaster University Ghana. Read more 

Lancaster International Cultural Exchange Programme 2016
Every summer, students from Lancaster University Ghana (LUG) visit Lancaster University (UK) for the International Cultural Exchange Programme. This year, 23 students and a faculty member are participating in this cultural exchange. The International Cultural Exchange is an exciting programme that Lancaster University Students Union (LUSU) delivers on behalf of Lancaster University. The exchange involves students from the UK, China, Ghana, Nigeria, India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Palestine, Singapore etc. Read more
 
PlayStation connecting campuses
Vice-President Education, Ben Harper and LUSU Overseas International Programme Coordinator, Tom Fox travelled to Lancaster University Ghana to deliver a PlayStation so students from both campuses can connect and play online. The project was made possible by funding from Santander Universities, with the remit of creating digital connections between the two campuses, sees a digital link between the two campuses and is all about bringing students from the Lancaster University Ghana campus and the Lancaster University Bailrigg campus together to socialise and share experiences. Tom Fox said, “This will hopefully be the start of LUSU and LUG creating more projects to bring students with similar interests together to communicate globally.” Read more
 
Cultural Day 2016
"We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams". - Jimmy Carter - Former US President
To celebrate cultural diversity at Lancaster University Ghana (LUG), the Community Engagement Office and the Students’ Council united the community in an evening of cultural representation from Africa and beyond.LUG as an institution offers a welcoming and diverse community with a global perspective on life and learning. With the theme Cultural Diversity, the organising committee sought to ensure that the 26 nationalities on campus were physically represented and felt right at home. Read more

A
utism Awareness Marathon
Lancaster University Ghana, through the LUG Olympic Club and the Community Engagement Office, launched an Autism Awareness Marathon dubbed “Run for Autism” in March 2016. Students and staff came together to raise awareness on Autism as well as raise funds. The project involved education on autism, fundraising, the marathon and finally a donation to the Autism Action Ghana organisation. The marathon drew participants from local universities, the Ghana Triathlon Association and other curious and health conscious individuals. It was a competitive one with winners in each category walking away with prize money. Those in second and third places received medals for their effort. All participants received certificates and refreshments were served. Read more
 
In the Pursuit of Justice - LUG Law Society celebrates Law Week 2016
The Lancaster University Ghana (LUG) Law Society has celebrated its Law Week 2016. The week-long event, on the theme: 'In the Pursuit of Justice,' had activities that stimulated intellectual legal discussions and visits to the law courts with a view to having a practical understanding of the legal system in Ghana. The students also had an opportunity to reach out to the less privileged within the community and to network with prominent players within the Ghanaian legal sphere. The Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood, ably represented by Justice Joseph B. Akamba of the Supreme Court of Ghana, during the opening ceremony, admonished the law students to develop high ethical standards and a genuine love for justice delivery. Read more
 
Lancaster University Ghana cleans up the Jungle Avenue
As part of the LUG Cares initiative, students and staff of TNE/LUG supported by Zoomlion Ghana Ltd and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleaned up Jungle Avenue from A & C Mall, through to the LUG Foundation campus up to American Intl School. Gutters were desilted; as well the collection of waste materials were carried out by students and staff of the University together with the staff of Zoomlion Ghana Limited. Community Engagement Office in partnership with Jackson 5 Plus 1 (a project management group) organised this cleanup exercise which took place on the 26th February 2016. Read more
 
Environmental Sustainability - The Great Debate
On the 24th of February, as part of the Love Your Environment month campaign by the Community Engagement Office, Lancaster University Ghana students hosted Ashesi University College students and debated together on the motion: Environmental Destruction and Climate Change Issues Will Be Solved Through Individual Action. These students, owing to ideological differences formed joint team dependent on those for or against the motion. Read more
 
LUG students share insights into environmental destruction and climate change issues in Ghana
On Wednesday 10th February, students at Lancaster University Ghana were a voice for the environment. Students from the Environmental Law class, Emmanuel Danquah, Titilayo Bodunrin and Bassey Akpanika enlightened the audience on the international laws and treaties related to the environment, the state of the environment in Ghana and sustainable development respectively.
It was evident that the students believed that environmental destruction and climate change issues will not only be solved through individual action but also collective action as nations.
Foundation students’ project management group lead by Oprah Ojukwu also had the opportunity to launch their “Clean Up The Jungle” sanitation project and called upon staff and students to join them on the 26th of February as they clean up Jungle Road, where the school is situated.
 
Lancaster University Ghana supports Girls Education Initiative Ghana fundraising fashion show
On Saturday 6th February 2016, members of the Ladies Lunch Box Club and the Media Club hosted a Charity Fashion Show, Arts and Culture Expo to ensure that 13 girls less privileged pupils secured a place at securing a bright future. The night was full of pomp and colour as models ( LUG students) took to the runway. A jazz saxophonist entertained the audience, a dance troop showcased the evolution of dance in Ghana and several art pieces were auctioned. Funds raised from the auction goes to support GIEG students in their education journey. Read more
 
Lancaster University Ghana first annual HIV/AIDS Awareness concert
Students and Staff of Lancaster University Ghana held an HIV/AIDS awareness concert aimed at students from neighbouring universities and the East Legon residents.The event, which falls under the Universities Community Engagement Office, promoted the education and reduction of stigma around HIV and AIDS patients. The concert helped educate people about HIV and AIDS as well as reinforcing the message that everyone is entitled to a healthy and positive lifestyle, society needs to do away with the stigma associated with HIV. The students were reminded that there are 3 approaches to staying HIV free: abstinence, being faithful and using protection. Read more
 
First ever Students Representative Council (SRC) Inaugurated
History was made on 22nd May 2015 when Lancaster University Ghana’s student body elected their first ever Student Representative Council (SRC). The eight executives were elected to serve on the SRC for the 2015/16 academic year. The new student leadership was inaugurated into office on 9th October 2015   and as part of the inauguration, all the new leaders had to pledge to uphold the constitution and conduct their term of office with integrity, transparency and dedication. Read more
 
Lancaster University Students Union (LUSU) visit 2015
Each year, Lancaster University Ghana (LUG) has the pleasure of opening its doors to a delegation of students and staff from the home campus in the UK.  This year was no exception.  This year’s Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU) delegation saw a total of 13 students and 2 staff immersed in the cultural experience of a lifetime.  In an activity packed three weeks the group had a range of enriching cultural, political, business, educational and social experiences. Read more
 
The 3rd Annual Inter-university Debate
The University of Ghana Debate Society on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, hosted students and officials from Lancaster University Ghana and Lancaster University UK in the 3rd edition of the inter-university debate competition at the Yiri Lodge. This is an event which seeks to bring together students from Lancaster University UK, Lancaster University Ghana and University of Ghana to deliberate on global issues using debate and to create and foster good relations and network among the three universities. Read more
 
African Women in Leadership Seminar
The seminar on “African Women in Leadership” was held on 9 September 2015 as part of the Lancaster University Students Union (LUSU)’s annual visit to Ghana. The seminar, was organized to contribute to efforts to bring about change in Africa with a focus on leadership, and its impact on the development situations in which women find themselves such as women’s access to resources and power; the dominance of men in leadership and decision making etc. and also to inspire the young ladies who participated in the seminar. Read more
 
Lancaster University Ghana elects Student Representative Council Executives
History was made on 22nd May 2015 when Lancaster University Ghana’s student body elected their first ever Student Representative Council (SRC). The eight executives will serve on the SRC for the 2015/16 academic year. President John Sylvester Ennin and Vice-President Jason Mills Lamptey were unopposed through a vote of confidence. Read more
 
Law Society Week Celebration
The Law Week, which commenced on the 23rd of March and ended on the 29th, was organised by the Lancaster Law Society to foster greater fellowship between the members of the legal fraternity at the Law department of LUG. It also strives to build an affinity between the LUG's Law programme and that of its parent campus Lancaster University UK and other universities within Ghana. The theme for the week was "Igniting The Spirit Of The Law". It was a unique celebration in the sense that the opening ceremony for the Law Week was held simultaneously with the welcome ceremony for the delegation from Lancaster UK’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). Read more
 
Look-Alike Day
The Student Life Office organised its first dress day on campus for the semester dubbed Look - Alike Day. This is one among many special dress days on campus for students.  Students and staff on this day had to dress alike to be part of the competition. They just had to get creative with looking alike. The most liked picture uploaded on Instagram won a 100gh voucher. Our undergraduate students Amanda and Andrea emerged winners in this competition. 
 
ChocRed Day
Students who wanted to deliver gifts secretly to their friends and loved ones on campus signed up and place an order for a  gift at the Student Life Office. Students also had the option to bring the own items for  SLO  to be delivered on their behalf. Delivery to the respective recipients was done by student volunteers.
Students were treated to an after party later that evening at the Sliver bird Cinema to watch any one of two selected movies that were showing that evening. Students were really excited and cannot wait for the next movie night.
 
Foundation Orientation Programme
Orientation is a well-known tradition across the globe as that time of welcoming a new and fresh breed of students on to various campuses. Lancaster University Ghana being one of such places, it was not exempted from the joy and fun of officially initiating its most recently admitted students into the LUG family. With a full day of activities, students were introduced to the Lancaster way of doing things, available facilities and the large community available to support their stay on the LUG campus. Students had an opportunity to meet all the members of staff who will support their studies while they are at Lancaster University Ghana as well as a welcome tour through their immediate surroundings.
 
Pink Moments: Lancaster University Breast Cancer Awareness Week
The month of October reflected on breast cancer awareness; all over the world, people wear pink to show support. So popular has the idea become, that landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and Constantine’s Arch have been covered in pink. The Student Life Office decided to use the final week of October to host the school’s very first Breast cancer awareness week. As part of the awareness week, there were a series of back-to-back events taking place. These were dubbed PINK MOMENTS.
During this week, Lancaster University hosted an all-day pink tie and dressing event on campus. All students were encouraged to participate and there was the prize for the student who wore the best tie. Lancaster University also hosted a breast cancer awareness day, featuring a talk from various guests on how breast cancer can be prevented and held free breast cancer self-test examinations and tutorials.  To end the week on a positive note, the Student Life Office hosted a Halloween party at the “Halloween Cave”. The themes for the event were black, to represent Halloween, and pink, to support breast cancer awareness. 
 
Open Mic Night
In November, Lancaster University Ghana saw the display of talent in the annual Open Mic event. Our students were really excited to show off their talents. Students came forward to display their talent ranging from musical performances, poetry and comedy sketches. This was Lancaster University Ghana`s second Open Mic event. The event was hosted at the Royal Richester Hotel in Accra.