Why did you decide to contact Lancaster University through Adjustment and Clearing?
I visited Lancaster on an Open Day, and was really impressed by the campus, course structure, and the friendliness of the people that I had met. I decided to apply, and was successful in getting an offer. It was a tough decision, but I eventually decided on two other Universities as my firm and insurance choices. However, on Results Day, I found that I had not done as well as I hoped, and didn’t quite have the grades to reach my offers. I decided to look at Clearing, and Lancaster stood out, as it was one of my original choices. I decided to give them a ring, and was immediately put through to an extremely helpful and friendly individual. Within a few minutes I had secured my place at Lancaster - I haven’t looked back since.
What do you feel is the best aspect of studying at Lancaster University?
The teaching staff are certainly one of the best aspects of the course. My lectures and seminars have always been interesting and engaging, and this is reflective of the enthusiasm with which the teaching staff approach their subject.
What’s best about the social life and activities at Lancaster?
I’d probably say that the variety provided is a highlight for me. I’m not too fussed about clubbing, and so I was worried that I would be heavily restricted in terms of social events. However, this has been far from the case, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of different events, both as part of the College and with Societies, as well as the great times that I have had attending them.
How does Lancaster University provide you with support, advice and guidance?
The University employs a wide range of support mechanisms, meaning that there is always someone to talk to. Within my College, I have a designated College Advisor, two Flat Representatives and the JCR, who are all equipped to deal with any problems I may encounter. This is further expanded by the Law Faculty, which provides an Academic Advisor, as well as two Student Reps for my Seminar Group. Add to that the discussion and feedback provided by Seminars, all of the staff possessing Office Hours, and the work of the Student Societies in supporting their members, and you can rest assured that no matter the problem, the University will be on hand to support you.
What advice would you give to college students considering studying at Lancaster University?
Definitely read ahead. Academic reading will help you to stand out in your UCAS application, and will really help you to hit the ground running when it comes round to studying. Also, when you get to University, don’t be afraid to try new things and meet new people; everyone is really friendly and welcoming.
And finally, what do you aspire to be?
I’m currently hoping to pursue a career at the Commercial Bar.