27 September 2017
Science and Technology subjects have ranked among the best in all three major league tables this year. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide released on Sunday 24th September ranked Mathematics in the top 10 in the UK.

Mathematics has once again ranked among the best in the UK in the Good University Guide 2018. The subject has maintained its overall position in 9th and has been recognised for its fantastic graduate prospects, for which it ranked 5th.

These results come following our recent accreditation by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), and reflect the Department’s commitment to supporting the employability of our graduates.

Other Science and Technology successes include Biological Sciences (5th), Geography (8th), Environmental Science (8th), Physics (8th), and Chemistry (9th). Science and Technology has also demonstrated particular excellence for graduate prospects, with many subjects ranking among the top ten.

University of the Year

The University has received the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year award, and has achieved its highest rank to date, climbing three places to 6th overall. It has also taken the top spot for Best University in the North West, an achievement it has held for over a decade, and Best Campus University. These noteworthy accolades sit alongside its Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award and fantastic result in the National Student Survey (NSS) for student experience.

Commenting on the decision to make Lancaster the University of the Year and Campus University of the Year, Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: "Rising to its highest ever ranking in our league table this year, Lancaster is at the top of its game. It knows the university it wants to be and as a result makes a distinctive offer to students.

"The modern interpretation of a collegiate structure, coupled with flexible degree programmes and academics committed to teaching as well as research has been recognised in consistently good outcomes in the annual National Student Survey. Students love Lancaster. 

"Dynamic course content and structure, plus the opportunities many students get to work abroad, is reflected in outstanding graduate prospects once they leave. In the 19 years of our University of the Year awards, there has rarely been a more clear-cut winner."

Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith said: “Staff and students at Lancaster have always known there is something very special about this university and I am so proud of all our achievements. Our track record of success proves excellence in teaching and research can go hand in hand, one need not detract from the other, in fact, quite the reverse.

“Anyone visiting Lancaster University would be struck by the beautiful space surrounding our campus and the friendliness of our diverse colleges, but that this is also a university with a proud international outlook, offering our students the skills and opportunities they need to flourish anywhere in the world, with a commitment to social inclusion. I’d like to thank the staff, students and the City of Lancaster for being such an important part of our success story.”

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