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Studying at Lancaster


Lancaster University believes in our students. This why we invest in the best facilities for you.

Lancaster Environment Centre

We recently opened £4.4m teaching labs for undergraduate use. Our 15 glasshouses investigate a wide range of plant science and ecological research. The Hazelrigg Weather Station has been providing high-quality meteorological data since 1966. We also have field sites in the Amazon and Borneo.


For astrophysicists, we have a dedicated observatory. Our Quantum Technology Centre investigates nanotechnology, with leading clean-room facilities. Our Ultra-Low Temperature labs allow us to cool materials to some of the lowest temperatures ever recorded on Earth. Our Isolab is one of the most advanced measurement environments in the world.

Computing & Communications

We provide 24-hour access to our five dedicated undergraduate labs. We offer access to our virtualisation cluster, and custom hardware to support our teaching. Our Software Design Studio allows you to conceive and develop software products together. These are all based in our iconic InfoLab 21 building - the region's leading centre for ICT research.


Our Engineering facilities include an 11m x 2.5m wave tank and an anechoic chamber. We use our UTGARD and Neutron Labs for Nuclear Engineering. We have a range of 3D printers and other additive manufacturing facilities. We have a BROKK-40 mobile robotic platform for understanding Mechatronics.


We have a £1.2 million Solid State NMR machine, identical to the one used at Cambridge University. We also have two solution state NMR machines that cost in the region of £300,000. We use these to measure the properties of atoms, materials and biological systems. We also have a nanoscale 3D printer, electron microscopes and state-of-the-art teaching labs.


Out virtual reality laboratory has 4 head mounted displays and a motion capture system. We have a sleep lab to track sleep states. Our temperature controlled labs observe the effects of environment on human interaction. We us eye tracking technology, heart rate detection, skin response, and infrared motion capture.

Our award-winning accommodation


We have been rated the UK's Best University Halls seven times since 2010 in the annual National Student Housing Survey.

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Academic Support

We ensure that you will receive the support that you need to achieve your full potential. We are a friendly department and foster a supportive learning environment.

Academic Advisors

We assign each student their own Advisor for the duration of their studies, meeting once per term. Your Advisor is available for on-demand, one-to-one consultation, and to discuss personal development. This can include feedback on coursework and discussion of academic issues. You may also discuss extra-curricular activities and any other issues you may be having.

Open Door Policy

Our friendly and approachable academic staff offer an open door to any students wanting support with their learning. Staff in the Teaching Office are also always available to help.

Student Representatives

Elected student representatives collect feedback from our students. We hold regular meetings with these representatives and the academic staff. We want to make sure we hear your opinions so that we can improve the student experience.

Student Learning Advisor

The Faculty of Science and Technology provide support with Student Learning Advisors. They offer workshops and free consultations to help you improve your scientific writing. We want your coursework to achieve its full potential.

Students enjoying the sunshine in Alexandra Square

Life at Lancaster

Lancaster University is diverse, varied, international, exciting and vibrant. You couldn’t ask for a better student experience!

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