Lancaster University

Lancaster | North West England

Varied union activities Rural Collegiate Campus City

Ucas code: L14

Collegiate, local, global: Lancaster is the ultimate university community. Whoever you are, you're bound to feel at home. At Lancaster you won't just be coming to a top 10 university, you'll be coming to a world of opportunity - Lancaster students can volunteer in Malaysia, India and China. We've had the best uni halls for three years running, according to the National Student Housing Survey.
Source:Lancaster University Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 874 comments (237 students)
    • The upside

      Education, support

      2013, 2nd year, Pure Mathematics

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    • The downside

      LUSU the student union does not support its students. Its a tick boxes exercise. Poorly ran and does not portray the student...

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      2013, 3rd year, Geomorphology

      The downside

      LUSU the student union does not support its students. Its a tick boxes exercise. Poorly ran and does not portray the student voice, only those who slime their way into the system. Having a snotty Management school. No idea why they think their department is any better than the others... Places for people to eat packed lunch on. Rather than expecting us to spend a fortune everyday on Subway or Greggs. I'm sure Jamie Oliver would love to make a tv program on that. The rip of that is the Sports Centre - fair enough it looks good but once again its there as a marketing tool rather than to accommodate the students. Prices for pay and play are stupid.

      2013, 3rd year, Geomorphology

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    • Facilities

      I have found all the facilities were good except the sailing sports facilities were not that great.

      2012, 1st year, Mechanical Engineering

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    • The upside

      some of the lecturers are very good

      2012, 1st year, Social Work

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    • Nightlife

      Lancaster offers a good variety of nightlife arenas.

      2014, 2nd year, Pure Mathematics

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    • Academic Experience

      Geography at Lancaster has quite a lot of contact hours, with about 15hours per week, and covers many different and diverse...

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      2013, 1st year, Physical Geography

      Academic Experience

      Geography at Lancaster has quite a lot of contact hours, with about 15hours per week, and covers many different and diverse topics with something for everyone. There is a lot of coursework and a high standard is expected but tutorial sessions help explain what is needed and the facilities and labs are great.

      2013, 1st year, Physical Geography

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

79%

HIGH

Political

56%

MED

Creative

59%

MED

Sporty

74%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

51%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 82% MED
% of graduates in work or further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

12,315

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

73%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

16%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

54%

of students are female

Young / Mature

26%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

22%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

72%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Students in a campus pod

    Students in a campus pod

  • Student at work

    Student at work

  • Student Accommodation

    Student Accommodation

  • Learning zone

    Learning zone

  • Outside Bowland Hall

    Outside Bowland Hall

  • Library

    Library

  • The uni is set in 360 acres of parkland

    The uni is set in 360 acres of parkland

  • Winter in Lancaster

    Winter in Lancaster

  • Students play on the rugby pitch

    Students play on the rugby pitch

League table rankings

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Where it's located

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