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Your journey to university

We know that many students have experienced disruption to their studies due to the pandemic. Lancaster University is working closely with UCAS, the UK government and with schools and colleges, to ensure we can help you on your journey to university. We know it’s been an extremely difficult year and many of you are worried about your grades, particularly given the cancellation of examinations in 2020 and 2021. We want to assure you that we will be as flexible as possible once results are confirmed in summer 2022.

We’re here to support you - if you have questions about this or any other aspect of the university admissions process and what happens next, have a look at our after you've applied section.

Hear from our students

Our students are the best people to ask about what Lancaster is really like. You can get an insight into their experiences right here.

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Your life at Lancaster

Lancaster has so much to offer. On our campus, in our city and in our community, you’ll find your place – whoever you are.

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Accommodation at Lancaster

Let our accommodation team talk you through what you need to know about choosing and applying for accommodation on campus and beyond.

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About your offer

You'll have received either a conditional or an unconditional offer from us- both are good news!

  • A conditional offer means you still need to meet the requirements – usually exam results.
  • An unconditional offer means you've got a place, although there might still be a few things to arrange.

In order to progress you'll need to reply to all your University offers via UCAS track.

To join Lancaster you'll need to accept your offer as either your firm or insurance place.

  • Firm: this is your first choice – the place you most want to go to. If you accept a conditional offer and meet the conditions, you’ll have a confirmed place at Lancaster!
  • Insurance: this is the choice you’d want if you didn't meet the conditions of your firm choice. If this is a conditional offer, you’d need to meet the conditions for your place to be confirmed.

You can find out more about what your offer means on the UCAS website.

Ask our students

Current Lancaster students are ready to share their experiences of studying and living at Lancaster. Why not find someone who's studying your chosen subject and ask them a question?

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