Lancaster University

Lancaster | North West England

Varied union activities Sporty City Campus Collegiate Rural

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.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 874 comments (237 students)
    • Student Union

      always chances to volunteer and travel

      2014, 2nd year, Physical Geography

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    • Academic Experience

      First year geography is a varied course giving students an overview of many different human and physical topics, enabling us to...

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      2013, 1st year, Human & Social Geography By Topic

      Academic Experience

      First year geography is a varied course giving students an overview of many different human and physical topics, enabling us to make informed choices for our year 2 subjects. On average there was around 10 hours contact time per week which is supplemented by private study. This included teaching for your minor subject, an additional subject you take in year one but can continue in year two if wanted. The course was a mix of end of year exam and coursework throughout the year, which had comprehensive feedback so you can improve next time. Geography is taught in different lecture theatres but the department is housed in the new Lancaster Environment Centre and makes use of the environmental sciences lab.

      2013, 1st year, Human & Social Geography By Topic

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    • The downside

      Teaching

      2013, 2nd year

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    • Accommodation

      Bowland Halls- Very old and needs modernizing, but have massive rooms and storage space. Having an en-suite is good. Share a...

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      2013, 1st year, Engineering Design

      Accommodation

      Bowland Halls- Very old and needs modernizing, but have massive rooms and storage space. Having an en-suite is good. Share a kitchen with 3 others. Quiet part of campus. You can hear doors slamming and people in the kitchen though. Furness Standard rooms- Recently refurbished, modern rooms. Not especially large, but good accommodation. Can hear the M6 motorway, but you do get used to it. Share a kitchen and toilet and shower with 4 others. County accommodation- generally very good, very modern. Cartmel, Lonsdale, Grad colleges- good accommodation, but a trek up to the main campus every day (at least 10-15 minutes). Would recommend bringing a pushbike if in one of these colleges.

      2013, 1st year, Engineering Design

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    • Political scene

      Very strong political scene with many organised debates and various propaganda spinning around campus.

      2014, 2nd year, Applied Physics

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    • The upside

      Academic quality; friendly people and campus

      2013, 3rd year, Uk Legal Systems

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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.

Sporty

74%

HIGH

Creative

59%

MED

Varied union activities

79%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

51%

LOW

Political

56%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 82% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

12,740

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

72%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

12%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

31%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

72%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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