Welcome to Lancaster

Professor Mark E. Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University, extends his warm welcome to all new students

Welcome to Lancaster University. I know you have all worked incredibly hard to get here and I’d like to congratulate you on your achievements.

Lancaster University is one of the UK's top universities, consistently highly ranked in the UK league tables and established as a world player in research and teaching.

During your time here you will learn from academics who are leading researchers in their field, allowing you to explore the very latest thinking in your subject. Since 2003 the University has also invested more than £400M to develop the campus, ensuring our facilities match our reputation for excellence.

Academic studies will only form one part of your student life, though. We hope that you will also make the most of the social and sporting opportunities made available to you via your college and Students’ Union, as well as all the other campus facilities and events organised throughout the year.

We are very pleased to have you join us and I hope that you have a very happy and productive time here.

With best personal wishes,

Professor Mark E. Smith
Vice-Chancellor