The Student Portal is an online hub that gives you access to your student email, timetable, learning spaces (via Moodle or Sakai) and a number of student services. It can be accessed by going to lancaster.ac.uk/portal.




Frequently Asked Questions

 How do I find a Moodle course on the Student Portal?
  1. Navigate to lancaster.ac.uk/portal.

  2. Click on the Modules tab.

  3. You will see a list of your modules listed, by clicking on any of them you will be taken to its Moodle space.


    Modules Tab on Moodle




 Can I view my marks on the Student Portal?

Marks are displayed in the Interactive Transcript.

A link to the Interactive Transcript is in the Student Services links on the right hand side of the portal or on the Modules tab. 

Student services highlighted in top right of screen




 How can I mark absences on Student Portal?
  1. Login to the Student Portal at: https://lancaster.ac.uk/portal.

  2. Click the Absence Notification link in the Online Student Services section of the page.

    Click the Absence Notification link

  3. Click the Submit Absence Details link.



 How do I open the Development Needs Analysis (DNA) system for Postgraduate Research Students?

A link to the Development Needs Analysis site is found in the Student Portal. 

It is found under Student Services on the right hand side of the portal.

Student services highlighted in top right of screen

When you click on Student Services, the list of services will displayed. Click Needs Analysis.

Once you have entered the Needs Analysis site, follow the on-line instructions to complete your needs analysis request.




 What can postgraduate students use the Student Portal and web boards for?

Student Portal

The Student Portal is an online resource that you will have access to once you hold an offer of postgraduate study at Lancaster University. From the Student Portal, you can:

  • View useful information about how to prepare for your studies.

  • Read profiles of some of our postgraduate students.

  • Access your postgraduate applications.

About six months before your programme starts, we’ll normally give you a web board. This will let you learn more about your programme and ask any questions you may have on a discussion forum.

Web boards

On your web board you can:

  • Read announcements and information from your programme team and academic department.

  • Discover what your programme team recommends that you do in order to prepare for your postgraduate studies.

  • Ask questions or introduce yourself to other new students using the social area.

Download the Web Boards guide to learn how to access and use your web board.




 Where can I view past papers on the Student Portal?

The Student Portal currently includes links to the past papers section of the Student Registry website from the Modules tab, under Additional Module Information.

 Where can I see my exam timetable online?

Your personal exam timetable is available from the following:

  • Student Portal 
    • The Exam timetable can be found in your timetable tab on the Student Portal - make sure you have the "Exams" option ticked.


In LUSI online, you can also find exam timetables by:

  • Date/time
  • Room
  • Department
  • Module
  • Staff member
  • Student