Lancaster University


What are the worst things about studying at your university?


"You have to buy an expensive gym membership to be able to join most sports societies."
"The students' union is awful, massively disorganised and takes forever to respond to your concerns."
"We don't have the best connections to professional work or internship opportunities."
"There are some construction works going on at the moment that have been quite disruptive to people while they try to get to lectures. However, the majority of the work will hopefully be finished soon and the disruption will be minimal."
"There are not enough seats in the library."
"The local parking is very limited."
"The only real negative would be the price of food in the campus supermarkets, which is quite expensive."
"The library gets very busy, the city doesn't have much in terms of shopping or entertainment and the car park is unfairly expensive."
"The nightlife is very basic with few options compared to other universities."
"While the counselling services offered are great, I think there should be far more attention drawn to them and more talk about how to access them. Too many students consider dropping out of university in their first year because they feel depressed."


"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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