Lancaster University

Lancaster | North West England

Varied union activities 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)
    • Everyday expenses

      The university has its own website called the LUSU jobshop where you can search for jobs on campus, in lancaster and even for...

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      2013, 1st year, Law By Area Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      The university has its own website called the LUSU jobshop where you can search for jobs on campus, in lancaster and even for jobs over the summer term. There are also a lot of employer held fairs for job information and help. Value on campus is reasonable. You can buy items for cheaper in town, theres a free bus to sainsbury's on Wednesdays. You can also shop online for groceries with your housemates and get it delivered to save costs. The university also provides free transport to a number of clubs on nights out, there and back. Costs for courses can turn out pricey for printing fees and textbooks. I'd definitely recommend that you take your own printer and buy books from 2nd or 3rd years or online instead of the bookstore on campus. It will save you a lot of money by doing this. The key thing money wise is to have a budget and stick to it. That way you don't overspend and you know what you can and can't afford so you'll never be in any bother. I think a weekly budget is best to have.

      2013, 1st year, Law By Area Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Seminars- first years seminars are conducted by postgraduate students rather than actual lecturers. They are still useful and...

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      2013, 1st year, Modern History

      The downside

      Seminars- first years seminars are conducted by postgraduate students rather than actual lecturers. They are still useful and productive, but it doesn't seem great value for money.

      2013, 1st year, Modern History

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    • The upside

      clubs

      2013, 2nd year, Cell Biology

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    • Everyday expenses

      Costs are pretty good and you get vans from ASDA for exampl for student to purchase food etc

      2012, 1st year, Others In Architecture, Building & Planning

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    • Facilities

      There is a variety of bars on campus so you'll never be bored of going to the same place when you don't fancy venturing into...

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      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

      Facilities

      There is a variety of bars on campus so you'll never be bored of going to the same place when you don't fancy venturing into town. There is a variety of places to eat with a newly built Subway on campus, prices vary from 3-5 for a meal and are not bad

      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Course inc seminars, lectures, good online communication, through emails, moodle, student portal to admit attendance, results etc

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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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%

MED

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 97% HIGH
Student score 82% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

13,080

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

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

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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