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News from 2015

  • LEC is a great place to study according to the 2015 National Student Survey.

    Students are 97% satisfied in Physical Geography and Environmental Science, ranking us amongst the top universities in the UK. Biology and Related Sciences was also highly rated with 95% overall satisfaction.

  • Wonder and fun

    Universities are all about wonder and fun, says the distinguished geographer leading Science and Technology at Lancaster

  • Graduation success

    A record 85% of Lancaster Environment Centre undergraduates achieved a higher grade degree this year.

  • Scaling the heights

    A school drop out, whose desire to study was rekindled by climbing Latin American volcanoes, is now a top performing student with a bright future in research

  • Feeling the earth move

    Doing a Lancaster degree offered a prizewinning student the opportunity to study earthquakes and to experience them first hand

  • Research in a Box

    Computer games, DNA research, and other hands-on activities are being used to encourage school students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to university

  • Double celebration for twin sisters

    University life has been a shared experience for twin sisters Charis and Flora Hackett.

  • Envision: Grow to Greatness

    The Envision consortium of top UK environmental research & training institutions hosted business leaders and scientists to explore opportunities for “green growth” collaboration 

  • Cocktail of chemicals may trigger cancer

    Chemicals cocktail cancer fear

    Global task force calls for research into how everyday chemicals in our environment may cause cancer.

  • Earth sciences accolade

    A volcanologist, who spent some of his formative years at Lancaster University, has won the 2015 Vetlesen Prize, considered the ‘Nobel Prize’ for earth sciences