Your Computing offer

Congratulations on your offer from the School of Computing and Communications. We hope to see you at one of our Offer Holder Events. Take a look at some course info below and hear from our students.

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Frolynne Salido

Join Frolynne at our Offer Holder Events

"Attending the Offer Holder Event made me really excited to study at Lancaster, I loved seeing the campus! It was also a great opportunity to meet other prospective students and make new friends. They’re also a fantastic chance to get to know the department better and I felt much more at ease about going to university after meeting some of the lecturers and talking to current students about their experiences. It gave me a real insight into what it’s like to be a computing student at Lancaster and it really would be worth your while to join us. We hope to see you there!"

Your Offer Holder Event

When you receive your personal email invitation or letter, you can register for one of the exclusive offer holder events to find out about our degrees. We'll cover the different degree schemes in the Department; how you can choose to spend a year studying abroad or on placement; and how we prepare you for your career and entering the world of work.

You can also chat with our students and academics to get a feel for the community you'll become a part of.

The dates

  • 17th February 2024 (fully booked)
  • 9th March 2024 (fully booked)
  • 23rd March 2024 (fully booked)
  • 27th April 2024

The schedule

9.00am Campus tours
Explore our beautiful campus with the help of our wonderful student ambassadors as they take you around and show you the sights of Lancaster University. Please note that this element is entirely optional, so do not feel obliged to be on campus at 9am!
11.30am University welcome talk
Discover what it's like to live and study at Lancaster University!
12.15pm Lunch with SCC academic staff
Grab a bite to eat with our academic staff and get to know who will be teaching you if you choose to come to Lancaster University.
1.15pm SCC experience talks
We welcome you and your guests to our SCC Experience talks, which aim to introduce you to what it's really like to study Computing at Lancaster
2.00pm Offer holders: teaching taster
This session offers a glimpse of what teaching is like in the School of Computing and Communications. Based around some of the content from our undergraduate degrees, the teaching taster will be delivered by some of the academic staff you’ll meet during your studies.
3.00pm Offer holders: lab tours and demos
Our friendly student ambassadors take you on a tour around our brand-new labs so that you can see where you’ll be spending your time at Lancaster! Some of our current students will also show you what they’ve been working on as a part of their projects here at Lancaster.
2.00pm Guests: lab tours and demos
Whilst our Offer Holders have their Teaching Taster, parents and guardians will be offered a tour around our labs to see where students will be spending their time. Some of our current students will also show you what they’ve been working on as a part of their projects here at Lancaster.
2.45pm Guests: parent and guardian Q&A
Over to Professor Nigel Davies, Dr Mo El-Haj, and some of our administrative staff to answer your questions.

Refreshments in the InfoLab Skylounge
Have some tea and cakes on us!

4.00pm Day Ends

Please note that this timetable is provisional and subject to change before the final schedule is released.

Book your offer holder event

Click the link below to search for your offer holder event and book your place.

Offer holder events

Your Global Experience

Did you know that we offer a Study Abroad variation of our Computing programmes? You could spend a year at one of our partner institutions across the globe. The curriculum is identical to ours at Lancaster so that you won't miss anything. Best of all, it gives real credits which mean your course isn't any longer! You'll be motivated by topics that become deeper and more complex while gaining experience in a different culture and broadening your professional network.

Global Experiences

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to prospective undergraduate students. Academic Scholarships are for students with a strong performance in their A levels, or equivalent qualification. Access Scholarships and Bursaries are for students from households with lower than average incomes.

Alex Harlock

A future for Alex

When I came to the University on my offer holder day it was the conversations with the academic staff and the interactive workshops they ran that convinced me that Lancaster was the place for me. Getting to see the passion the academics have for their subject and how this translated into teaching was a great eye-opener for me, and happily, this has translated into three years of immense learning and uncovering my own enthusiasm for Computer Science.

Coming into University I had some programming experience through high school, but what I didn’t yet appreciate was the breadth of the subject and how programming can be applied in so many different scenarios. Through the second year Databases and Computer Networks, and the third year Distributed Systems and Artificial Intelligence modules I discovered how Computer Science and coding extend to so much more than just making games, as is commonly perceived.

The course has made clear to me the direction I want to head in with my career, and when I graduate this summer, I will be starting as a Software Engineer at an exciting, fast-paced technology company in the Midlands. The range of content I have learned and the passion with which I was taught at Lancaster have been pivotal factors in me achieving this long-held ambition.

Alex Harlock, BSc Computer Science

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