10 April 2015 10:52

Lancaster University has been ranked 15th out of 113 institutions in a nationwide survey of students.

The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey ranks universities according to 21 separate measures based on answers from almost 14,700 undergraduate students across the UK.

The criteria include: high quality staff/lectures, helpful interested staff, well-structured courses, good social life, good community atmosphere, good environment on campus and high quality facilities.

Lancaster University is ranked second in the survey for Good Accommodation and Good Security on campus.

It is also in the top five universities in the UK for the way in which students have their personal requirements catered for.

The sports facilities on campus are ranked 6th in the UK, reflecting the success of the £20m Sports Centre which opened in 2011.

The campus university is also ranked in the top ten on several measures including: high-quality staff/lectures, a good community atmosphere, centralised/convenient facilities and whether the students would recommend Lancaster University to a friend.

Provost for Student Experience, Colleges and the Library Professor Amanda Chetwynd said: “These results provide valuable information for prospective students, and help us to improve further what we offer here at Lancaster.”