26 September 2017

Lancaster University has risen to fifth place for Biological Sciences in the 2018 Sunday Times Good University Guide which names Lancaster University of the Year

The Guide ranked Lancaster at 8th place in the UK for studying Geography and Environmental Science, and as the top university in the North West.

The University itself came 6th in the league table, and was chosen as 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."

Lancaster University Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith said: Staff and students at Lancaster have always known there is something very special about this university and I am so proud of all our achievements. Our track record of success proves excellence in teaching and research can go hand in hand, one need not detract from the other, in fact, quite the reverse.

Anyone visiting Lancaster University would be struck by the beautiful space surrounding our campus and the friendliness of our diverse colleges, but that this is also a university with a proud international outlook, offering our students the skills and opportunities they need to flourish anywhere in the world, with a commitment to social inclusion. Id like to thank the staff, students and the City of Lancaster for being such an important part of our success story.