League table success for Science and Technology
Science and Technology subjects at Lancaster University have scored highly in the Guardian University Guide 2012. The Guide ranks UK universities according to teaching excellence, and is designed to help students choose their courses for 2012.
The Guardian University Guide's rankings are compiled using students' feedback on various aspects of their time at university. Factors taken into account include the ratio of staff to students, career prospects for graduates, course entry requirements and the results of the annual National Student Survey.
Outstanding subjects at Lancaster included Physics and Geography & Environmental Science, both ranked fourth overall. Physics scored 100% for course satisfaction and 96% for teaching. Geography and Environmental Science also scored above 90% for both categories.
Mechanical Engineering was ranked fifth, scoring 94 out of a possible 100. Mathematics was ranked sixth with 92% of students satisfied with the course. Computer Science and IT were ranked 11th and had 70% of students in a career within six months of graduating.
For Psychology, 62% of graduates were in a graduate career within six months of graduating, which reflects the ninth best performance out of 104 UK Psychology departments.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Teaching Dr Jane Taylor said "We have worked hard to improve the quality of our teaching and we really care about our students and their career prospects once they graduate. I am extremely proud to see that this has been reflected in the results of this survey".
Fri 27 May 2011
School of Computing and Communications computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched on March 12th to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
Story supplied by LU Press Office
Tue 31 March 2015
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015