• TargetUni

    Student mentors lead by example

    Lancaster University's Target Uni mentoring programme has been singled out as an example of best practice in the UK. 

  • Bowland Tower

    Local contractor scores towering opportunity

    Lancaster-based company and Chamber of Commerce member Askam Construction has been awarded a contract by Lancaster University in excess of £3million to refurbish one of its distinctive and original buildings - Bowland Tower.

  • Picture of birds in flight

    Power line study aims to improve bird safety

    A research project which aims to safeguard tens of thousands of swans and geese started this week with the installation of more than 150 special ‘bird diverters’ in Lancashire.

  • Infrared image of wheat and maize plants under drought stress supplied by Dr Annette Ryan, of the Lancaster Environment Centre.

    University stages a real beauty!

    The delicate exquisiteness of frost flowers, a captivating aurora seen through a fish eye lens and the fascinating flow of lava will feature in an amazing new exhibition designed to enthrall all.

  • PromotingWalkingandCycling

    The truth behind why we are reluctant to walk or cycle

    Why do most people today feel either unwilling or unable to travel by foot or bike? This is the key question which Lancaster University Emeritus Professor Colin Pooley aims to answer in his ground-breaking new book ‘Promoting Walking and Cycling’.

  • Man being seen by a doctor

    Scientists awarded £9 million for study in health inequalities

    Researchers at Lancaster University are an integral part of a regional consortia awarded £9 million, part of a £124 million programme, to tackle some of the nation’s pressing health problems.

  • Warming and plant manipulation experiment, Moor House National Nature Reserve.  Sue Ward on photograph.  Copyright S E Ward

    Plants can change greenhouse gas emissions after warming

    Different moorland plants, particularly heather and cotton grass, can strongly influence climate warming effects on greenhouse gas emissions, researchers from Lancaster University, The University of Manchester and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have discovered.

  • Students from UK Schools taking part in a mathematics Headstart course at Lancaster University

    Maths students get the measure of Lancaster

    Thirty of the UK's most talented young mathematicians came to Lancaster University for a four-day residential summer school.

  • Students on campus

    Lancaster ranked top in the North West for student satisfaction

    Students at Lancaster University are among the most satisfied in the UK according to the 2013 National Student Survey.

  • Photograph of a wheatfield

    Soil biodiversity crucial to land management

    Research by scientists at The Universities of Lancaster and Manchester shows maintaining healthy soil biodiversity can play an important role in optimising land management programmes to reap benefits from the living soil.