Our Physics department is community formed by our staff and students and we are very proud of our environment. Before refurbishing the Physics building, we consulted our students. They told us that they liked being near staff so that they could ask questions and wanted spaces to work together on worksheets and projects.
The Physics building was fully reopened in 2017 after an investment of £14 million. It contains study and social spaces for our students to use, which means that our staff and students work side-by-side. This generates an excellent community spirit and means that you are always near someone who understands physics and can easily ask questions.
We operate an open-door policy at Lancaster. This means you can drop by our offices or e-mail us without having to wait for office hours (although we have those too). We are here to help and appreciate that not everyone works on their worksheets at the same time!
You will be assigned an Academic Advisor within the department. They are available to help when you need it and can provide guidance for academic queries and more. If they cannot directly help, they will point you in the right direction. We also have Disabilities Officers and a Careers Advisor within the department. This means that you will have multiple levels of support to make the most of your physics experience.