Undergraduate Students

We take great pride in all our students and we consistently aim to provide the best possible education, irrespective of your background, learning approaches or support needs.

We strive to exercise total impartiality in our admissions and assessment practices and go the extra mile in providing academic and pastoral support to our students.

Inclusive Teaching and Culture

Our department is relatively small, with a student to staff ratio to rival the best in the country. We are able to build a close rapport and take the time to cater to the individual needs of our students.

We use innovative ways of teaching chemistry and implementing teaching methods that are as inclusive to all our students. For example, we make teaching materials available on the Moodle site in advance and all lectures are recorded for viewing at a later date as revision materials or if you have to miss a session.

We utilise a combination of teaching and assessment approaches so that we can provide the very best education in chemistry for all of our students. Students with learning difficulties and disabilities are individually supported by our departmental Disability Officer and the University's Disability Service. We have consistently received excellent feedback from our students for the support they have received. Our staff are trained in transgender awareness issues and will provide close individual support to trans-students if required.

Peer-Mentor Scheme

If you decide to apply to read Chemistry at Lancaster, you will have a chance to participate in our Peer-Mentor Scheme. As peer-mentor, one of our current undergraduates will be able to answer any of your questions about studying at Lancaster in an informal and confidential manner once you have made your application.

If you wish, you will be able to meet with your mentor at one of our departmental open days. If you decide to come to Lancaster, your mentor will be available to answer any of your queries all the way through to the end of the first year of your studies.

Are you interested in a Research Career?

All our students can pursue a career in chemical research, be it through a PhD or in industry. This is something you do not have to decide on until much later in your degree. You can meet with staff members to discover what opportunities are available to you. You will learn what skills you will need and how to go about applying.