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Visit Lancaster University for an Open Day or Campus Tour, or explore campus with our Virtual Open Day.

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Welcome to Lancaster

Congratulations to all our new students joining us this autumn! For advice on what to do now, just visit our Welcome Site.

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How do you identify a paedophile?

In this video for the BBC, our Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engagement Professor Dame Sue Black shows us how she secured enough evidence to convict a paedophile - by studying his hands.

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Students at Lancaster University

Top 10 and rising!

Top ten in all three UK league tables, we score particularly highly for student satisfaction and employability. Add in our unique colleges, community feel and international outlook, and you can see why our staff and students love being here.

Why Lancaster?