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Undergraduate Open Days

Book your Open Day place now to see for yourself why Lancaster University is top 10 in 3 major national league tables and the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year.

Open Days will take place on Saturday 30th June, Saturday 14th July, Saturday 1st September and Saturday 15th September.

If we've made you a Clearing or Adjustment offer you will be welcomed on one of our campus tours on Friday 17 or Saturday 18 August, to acquaint you with our friendly campus and help you make your final decision on where you would like to study.

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Why come to an Open Day?

Our Open Days give you the freedom to explore our 560-acre campus and learn everything you could want to know about Lancaster University. You can meet with staff and students from your department to help you to build a picture of what it would be like to study here.

Throughout the day, there are talks and activities available to help you get the information that you need and provide you with some insight into whether Lancaster is the place for you. You'll find that even grabbing lunch or a drink on campus will give you a feel for whether you can picture yourself here.

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What our students think

Don't just take our word for it, read what some of our students said about coming to an Open Day.

"The Open Day was very useful. The current students answered all of the questions I had and I liked to see the accommodation in person rather than online. I remember that the Open Day was well structured and I had talks from current students and staff about my degree and life at university. I would 100% recommend coming on an Open Day if you are considering choosing Lancaster." 

Georgina Cann, Accounting, Auditing and Finance

"After attending numerous Open Days, with Lancaster being one of the last, I knew after stepping onto the campus that this was the place for me. Not only was the accommodation the best I had ever seen but I could honestly say I could see myself living here for 3 years, which hadn't happened anywhere else."


Lelia Green, Mathematics

"I found the Open Day I attended very useful, as it convinced me to put Lancaster down as my firm choice. The memories that stuck with me were how great the campus was, there are so many places to study, so many places to get food and even a cinema. On my course Open Day, I remember how enthusiastic the lecturers were, this was very important to me as I could tell just how passionate they were about their field."

Luke Knight, Theoretical Physics with Mathematics 

Triple Top 10

League tables can't tell you everything about a university, but they're a good place to start. Out of 120 UK Universities, we are consistently in the top ten, and have now risen to 6th place in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.


The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

University of the Year 2018

Lancaster University has been named University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

It has also taken the top spot for Best Campus University and Best University in the North West.

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “In the 19 years of our University of the Year awards, there has rarely been a more clear-cut winner.”

Lancaster has been the top university in the northwest of England for over a decade and this year rose three places to finish sixth place in the national league table, securing it a top 10 finish for the second consecutive year and its highest ever ranking.

Its sixth-place ranking in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, as well as the winning of the coveted University of the Year award, cements its place as an elite UK university.

Commenting on the decision to make Lancaster The Times and The Sunday Times 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."

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Gold standard teaching

Lancaster University has been awarded the highest possible score in the UK government's 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings. Our TEF Gold rating is based on high quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and the good careers our graduates go into.