History Major, Graduated 2016
My time at Lancaster gave me the three things I could have wished for at university: flexibility, community and preparation for the future. Lancaster’s three-part Part 1 system was why I chose to come here: it meant I was able to try out three subjects at university level before I really had to make up my mind. In the end, choosing English Literature and History was the best choice I could have made. The range of modules by both departments meant I could tailor my degree to me and what I was interested in. I didn’t feel like I had to put myself and my studies in a box. The college system means you always have a great group around you, and the colleges work hard to provide social events and a welfare system. Even within the Departments you’re able to get that sense of community through departmental events and societies. At Lancaster, you’re taught by researchers, so you know you’re getting the latest knowledge on your subject – and they’re always willing to hear your point of view too. Finally, thanks to the Placement schemes offered by the History department at Lancaster, I’ll be leaving with skills, knowledge and contacts I couldn’t have gotten elsewhere – it definitely makes going out into the big wide world less scary!