Lancaster | North West England
Ucas code: L14
What students say about this university1274 comments (320 students)
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the content of the course is interesting, with varied topics. It allows you take a minor subject which isnt linked to your...
the content of the course is interesting, with varied topics. It allows you take a minor subject which isnt linked to your major so you get some variation.Good variety of work including independent and group workRequirements is essays, which can be challanging but are fully managable with the time given if you mange your time well. Exams occur through out the year so you are expected to do your own independent study and revision.Facilities include access to computers which are available across the campus.Feedback from tutors is recieved on paper copies of your essay, not always to beneficial.×
University accommodation has definitely exceeded my expectations. In first year I lived in Bowland Tower - this was ensuite and...
University accommodation has definitely exceeded my expectations. In first year I lived in Bowland Tower - this was ensuite and lovely and bright, right in the centre of the university, and I had an amazing view of the campus from the 7th floor. The kitchen was shared between 5 people, with 2 cupboards and a shelf in the fridge and freezer each. It was fairly expensive, though, and a bit of a pain during a fire alarm (especially as the fire alarm system was connected to hundreds of other rooms!). This year I live in Chancellor's Wharf, which is in a lovely location by the canal in the centre of town. It's aimed at upper year students. It's not ensuite so I'm sharing a bathroom, but honestly that's not as bad as I thought it would be, especially since we have a cleaning service. Most of the halls are very similar to each other. They're divied up by college. I can't recommend Cartmel or Lonsdale, or even Pendle, as they're so far away from the rest of the university (unless you like a 15 minute walk every morning or really hate noise!). Bowland and Furness are probably the closest colleges to the centre. Don't choose your accommodation based on where your department is - the majority of your lectures probably won't actually be there. Instead aim for the centre (near Alexandra square) if you don't mind the occasional bit of rowdiness outside at night.×
Not as many active societies as I would likeReport
I, as a law student, actually have little contact hours and instead am given lots of reading, and this is especially...
I, as a law student, actually have little contact hours and instead am given lots of reading, and this is especially challenging for contract law, where the language is very complex! I would advise doing some pre reading around the subject before arriving at university. The content is mainly interesting, other than contract, and its good how you can see everything relating back to the world you live in. We are given a mixture of essays and exams, exams mostly at the end of the year. The feedback from tutors is not always helpful I must admit, but generally they try and point out the main parts you did wrong.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction91%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students12,965
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate71%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time12%
of students are part-time
Male / Female51%
of students are female
Young / Mature10%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK34%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction70%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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