Lancaster University

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2017

"The chilled out campus life, great opportunities to study abroad, friendly city atmosphere and great links to the Lake District/Manchester/Glasgow. The student university facilities are fantastic and so is the teaching."
"My department was incredibly supportive and I found the course really interesting. The support for mental health issues is great and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. There is a huge number of societies to join and the students are generally really friendly. It's a small town so not too overwhelming for someone who isn't used to big cities and struggles with noise. Lecturers are friendly and supportive and generally easy to contact when necessary."
"The campus is very spacious with modern facilities and great staff. The societies and sports teams are fantastic ways to be involved, get to know people and keep busy."
"We have a collegiate system as well as passionate staff and students. There's a community feel as everything is on campus and only a few minutes away. There's also a fantastic sports centre."
"There's excellent research being done at the university. Professors are quite good and helpful and there's international diversity."
"The campus is quite compact so it is easy to find your way around. The facilities such as the library and other study areas are excellent and there are plenty of spaces to relax either by yourself or with friends. The services for mental health and support from tutors is also very good."
"The campus and collegiate system allows you to feel at home and meet new people straight away. All the staff are approachable so no problem is too big or too small. There are a wide variety of sports and societies open for all to join and participate in, promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle (all students are given Wednesday afternoons off in order to allow participation in BUCS). Mental health services are also at your disposal 24/7, meaning you feel like you always have someone to talk to and approach with personal issues and problems."
"The quality of teaching, friendly atmosphere on campus, contemporary approach to the subject, careers service and counselling service."
"I am really enjoying my modules as the lecturers are very good and I'm finding it really interesting. The campus has a really pleasant and safe atmosphere and there are many lovely and convenient places here to eat, drink and shop."
"Everything is very close by due to it being a campus. There are good support systems in place by the university as well as numerous facilities."

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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