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.
Source:Lancaster University Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 874 comments (237 students)
    • The downside

      Some on campus architecture needs a modern update

      2013, 2nd year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      There are nine colleges at Lancaster University, eight for Undergraduates and one for graduate students each with their own...

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      2013, 1st year, Spanish Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Facilities

      There are nine colleges at Lancaster University, eight for Undergraduates and one for graduate students each with their own bar, although undergraduates are welcome to use the graduate bar. each bar has its own theme, for example, Fylde bar has a sporty theme, whereas Furness' bar has more of a pub feel to it. The student union is spread out throughout the campus and most student union activities take place in each of the college bars as Lancaster operates on a collegiate system. Lancaster has many grassy outdoorsy spaces where people can gather for barbeques during the summer without having to purchase anything and each of the colleges has its own common room which can be booked out for no fee, these common rooms usually each contain a piano as well. I like the fact that Lancaster University operates using the collegiate system as it makes it easier to meet people and make friends as it breaks people down into smaller groups and makes it easier to interact with people.

      2013, 1st year, Spanish Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      Easy to manage money, shopping is easy, and buses to time are cheap.

      2012, 1st year, Mechanics

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    • The upside

      Sporting facilities and the organization of sports events

      2012, 2nd year, Biology

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    • The downside

      Variety of fast food, quality of communication between students and department members

      2013, 3rd year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      For law at Lancaster University, there are no course-specific facilities. Generally, each week there is no more 10 contact...

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      2013, 3rd year, Uk Legal Systems

      Academic Experience

      For law at Lancaster University, there are no course-specific facilities. Generally, each week there is no more 10 contact hours. Alongside the 9 compulsory modules studied, there is a varied option of around 20 modules that can be chosen. Almost all of the modules are taught well and made interesting. Modules are assessed usually by a mixture of an exam and a piece of coursework, for which you receive feedback from the relevant lecturer,

      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

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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