Student Opportunities

Students on all Lancaster University programmes will have the opportunity to:

  • receive clear and helpful guidance that will enable them to choose a programme and modules at an appropriate level
  • be given a clear indication of the level of academic work expected of them, which is sufficiently high to challenge and engage them fully without imposing unreasonable expectations
  • be given a clear indication of the quantity of academic work expected of them, which is sufficiently high to challenge and engage them fully without creating unacceptable peaks or overloads
  • benefit from working with academic and related staff who possess expertise in the teaching of their discipline(s) and who are supported in developing, and rewarded for, high quality teaching
  • experience a high standard of learning, teaching and assessment that is informed by research, is taught by leading researchers and allows students to explore current research in their discipline(s)
  • experience a variety of effective approaches to learning, teaching and assessment and to be involved in individual and collaborative enquiry within their discipline(s)
  • develop the analytical and critical skills necessary to engage with their discipline(s) and to reflect on their academic and personal progress
  • be provided with timely, instructive, confidential and supportive personal formative feedback on their progress which encourages critical reflection and helps them to improve their academic work
  • arrange individual discussions of their programmes and modules, their subject, their personal progress and related matters with relevant academic and related staff, without unreasonable delay
  • experience fair, transparent and timely summative assessment given by suitably qualified staff
  • experience modern learning resources and services, including teaching spaces, library facilities and technologies, that support engagement with their academic discipline(s)
  • provide feedback on their learning experience and to be informed how this feedback has been used to enhance their programme, their modules and the learning environment
  • be represented by their peers in decision-making processes related to learning, teaching and assessment
  • access appropriate support that promotes personal development and facilitates engagement in their programme and in University life
  • benefit from the knowledge and skills developed at Lancaster to continue to engage critically with their discipline(s), grow intellectually and make a positive contribution to society
  • have access to clear academic and administrative regulations, guidelines and procedures