Lancaster University


What are the worst things about studying at your university?


"The cost of accommodation is high and there's a lack of study space."
"It's very business orientated and there are a lot of added extra costs, printing for example."
"The impact of the recent strikes has been disruptive and my course has an intense workload."
"It is located in the countryside, which is good for peace and quiet but is isolating at times as it is far away from any other major towns and there isn't always a lot going on locally. There's not much in the way of bars or clubs if that is important to someone."
"The constant redesign of the spine (main thoroughfare) leads to frustrating diversions and has been going on for years."
"Construction work can often be annoying and disruptive because the campus is constantly being developed."
"Using the facilities, such as with a gym membership, can be expensive and the accommodation could be improved with better refrigerators and freezers."
"I find the campus distance from the city to be quite inconvenient. It can be quite time consuming to pop to the shops as you can't just go and browse with friends for fun without making plans in advance and I find my weekly shop challenging. I wish the on-campus shops were cheaper and larger to try and mitigate this."


"Lancaster is far away from places that have live music that I want to see. Manchester is accessible yet the only way to get home after a gig in time for lectures the next day is to get a megabus at 1.30 am!"
"Living in town in second year – it's a great experience, but the journey to university every day is a bit of a trek."
"Not that many geology modules. Parking on campus is difficult/requires a permit. There's not a healthy eating outlet on campus."
"The actual city of Lancaster isn't very big so there isn't that much to do outside of university. There are still a few good places to eat/drink/go out though."
"The off campus accommodation is more expensive and it costs a lot of money for the bus to get to campus."
"Location is quite awkward, especially with train travel across the Pennines."
"The collegiate system may bring you closer to the people in your college, but I do feel at times it restricts the amount of people you actually socialise with. There are major advantages and disadvantages to the collegiate system."
"Library gets packed really quickly, could do with more seats in the library and an area where off-campus students could eat perhaps."
"Not a massive nightlife. Library's always packed, massive struggle to find a seat during exam season."
"As my lectures are not recorded it can be challenging to keep up if I'm ill."

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