Lancaster University

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2018

"The campus has fantastic facilities and is beautifully designed. Staff are always willing to go the extra step to help students out by creating a really supportive community."
"The college system at Lancaster feels like a little community, it's great for making new friends and feeling like a part of the university. The number of societies and sports clubs provides a great opportunity to get involved and the varsity with York is always the highlight of the year."
"The campus is a lovely and safe place to be with really great facilities. There are loads of places to eat and drink including bars and social spaces as well as places to study and the library is a fantastic space. The college system is excellent in first year and there are always plenty of things going on. The Sugarhouse nightclub is great and feels very safe as only students are allowed in. There are loads of sports groups and societies to get involved in and there are many different routes of getting help when you need it. The university is a vibrant and happy place and I love attending it."
"There are supportive staff members and some lecturers are of great quality. There are a variety of extracurricular activities provided and there's a very high tolerance and understanding of mental health issues so we have adequate mental health and well-being services on campus."
"The community feel. Everyone is so welcoming and there is always support available if you need it."
"It's handy that everything is in one place. We have good facilities and departmental buildings for STEM subjects especially and we're in a nice rural location."
"The quality of teaching and resources available really pushes you to excel and challenge yourself academically. The opportunity to engage in industry dissertation projects is great and our careers service and IT training opportunities are excellent. There's also the Lancaster Award Scheme and we all get help with improving job opportunities post qualification."
"I like the social aspect, the freedom and the fact that there are opportunities to progress academically if you are aware of them. I can also work part time while studying for my degree, which allows me to live more comfortably."

2016

"The department is really supportive. There are loads of events such as plays, musicians etc to go and see at the theatre. It has a beautiful forest trail, the counselling and support services are really good. A lot of effort is put into making everything inclusive and raising awareness about social and environmental issues. The new library is great."
"Community feel. Campus location. High standard of accommodation. The college system gives everything more of a family feel. Brilliant facilities in IT and for my course. Great access to Lancaster centre with bus transport."
"The campus, the new facilities like the library and the chemistry building. The course itself and helpfulness of teaching staff."
"The academic staff are supportive and provide excellent feedback. The college system is a fantastic way of creating a sense of community within the university."
"Living on campus was great for first year; the lecturers are active in their fields and really know what they're talking about; Lancaster is a beautiful city; house prices for moving off campus are quite cheap; buses are really frequent to campus making it very easy to get into town; each subject has a really helpful careers advisor; new library is amazing."
"The fact that it is a campus uni is a huge plus, because living on campus in the first year really brings a sense of 'togetherness' and helps form friendships. As does the collegiate system, people really get behind their colleges with tournaments in everything from rugby to debates!"
"The best thing about my university is the Dual Degree programme that it offers. This is where I can study at home and still have the same standard of education that is provided at the university."
"The Lancaster collegiate system is brilliant as it breaks the university down into smaller colleges that make it feel similar to a tight-knit community. The student support is brilliant, if I ever have any issues that need resolving, I am guaranteed to have it sorted quickly and efficiently which I think is fantastic. While there are not a large amount of clubs to choose from, the nightlife at Lancaster is still a brilliant one, cheap and cheerful!"
"Top 10 university. Lots of academic and personal support. Interesting course."
"Lancaster University is a campus university, and everything can be found within its boundaries. It is a safe environment where, I believe, everything is devoted to study and to bettering the experience of students. There is also a big international community."

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