24 March 2017 13:31

Lancaster has risen 10 places to reach 21 out of 122 in the Times Higher Student Experience Survey 2017.

The results are based on the responses of more than 15,000 undergraduates rating their own university across 21 measures, from facilities to the student union and teaching.

Lancaster University is ranked joint first for its library provision and opening hours after the library underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment.

Director of Library Services Peter Maggs said there had been a 150 per increase in footfall since the work was completed early last year.

He said: “A good library, that is effective and supports teaching, learning and research, and offers a really innovative learning space, is something people see as central to the university.”

Lancaster University also scored highly in Accommodation, ranking second in the UK.

This follows on from a string of awards in the 2016 National Student Housing Survey, where Lancaster achieved the title of Best Booking Experience; Best Moving In Experience; Best Learning Environment (Grizedale Townhouses); and the International Accommodation Quality Mark.

Other highly ranked categories include Security which is 4th, Facilities 9th and the Social Life 18th.