Ten Great Reasons
Here are ten great reasons why Lancaster is one of the very best places to live, learn and get your future off to a flying start.
We're North Best
Lancaster is the highest ranked University in the North West of England in national league tables coming 11th in the UK in the Guardian and Complete University Guide and 12th in the Times/Sunday Times guide. We're ranked 137th in the world in the Times Higher Education world rankings.
Lancaster is also the highest ranked university in the NW for the employability of its students. Nine out of ten graduates get a job or further study place within six months of graduation.
And for student satisfaction
Nine out of ten Lancaster students say that they are satisfied with their course according to the National Student Survey, 2012. Once again, this is higher than other universities in our region.
We have a great campus
Around half a billion pounds has been invested in our Lancaster campus in recent years providing great teaching, research and social facilities. This includes a £20m sports centre, a £10m performance arts centre and the best student halls in the UK for the fourth year running, according to the National Student Housing Survey.
A great city
Lancaster was recently ranked one of the top ten most vibrant cities in the UK, thanks to its established arts scene and dynamic student population. It is one of the safest cities in the UK and one of the most historic.
A great region
Lancaster is ideally located to visit some of the best bits of Britain. Just to the north lies the Lake District. To the south are two of England's biggest cities, Manchester and Liverpool. To the east can be found the Yorkshire Dales National Park and to the west the classic English seaside town of Morecambe. Lancaster is two and a half hours by train from central London.
The University remains true to its founding principle that 'the truth lies open to all.' We achieve very high academic standards and recruit a socially diverse student population.
In addition to its Lancaster campus, the University has campuses in Ghana, India, Pakistan and Malaysia plus active links with China and the USA. This gives Lancaster global reach and provides students with many opportunities to study or work abroad.
We operate on a human scale
With 12,000 students at our Lancaster Campus, the University is big enough to offer an exciting student experience but small enough to be supportive and friendly. All students join one of our nine colleges which creates a fun sense of competition and more opportunities to get involved in activities.
World class research makes our teaching cutting edge
Over 90% of our research is judged to be internationally excellent and many of our subjects are ranked amongst the best in UK and global league tables. Our approach to teaching is research-driven and research-stimulated: we aim to create a culture of exploration and enquiry among our students.