Lancaster University Aims

Within its learning, teaching and assessment activities Lancaster University will:

  • provide a diverse range of flexible student-centred programmes, based on sound principles of design, which are responsive to student need and demand and are explicitly informed by, and benefit from, Lancaster's vibrant research culture
  • encourage students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding that promote personal development, make a positive contribution to society and are valued by external agencies including other universities and employers
  • provide a stimulating, challenging and attractive learning environment where students can grow personally and academically
  • communicate clearly and comprehensively to students what is required from them and what services are available to them to support their academic work
  • develop its teaching staff to enable them to deliver relevant, informed, engaging and innovative teaching, and reward them via the promotion and probation process for so doing
  • consider the diversity of students' backgrounds and experiences in curriculum development while not unfairly discriminating between students
  • offer constructive and timely academic and pastoral support which aids and encourages students to fulfil their academic and personal potential and benefit from university life