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Sports and Exercise Science online open day

A new frontier of medical study.

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We have dedicated channels for each of our subject areas, as well as for any other questions you have about student life.

Staff and students are online to answer your questions about studying Sport and Exercise Science at Lancaster University.

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Welcome to Sports and Exercise Science

An introduction to Sports and Exercise Science at Lancaster University by our Head of Department, Dr Bob Lauder and the programme's Director of Admissions, Dr Chris Gaffney

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What's it like to study Sports and Exercise Science at Lancaster?

Hear from our students



A place for Joanna

What are the benefits of Lancaster being a campus university?

I wanted to live on campus in first year whilst I found my feet as it’s just one less thing to worry about. The campus makes you feel immediately a part of a community; you immediately relax which makes it less stressful. Moving to university is a quite daunting thing to do!

Do you feel at home in Lancaster?

I do feel at home here. The people are so nice and taking part in sports, you immediately have a small group that you can get to know and make friends.

Can you describe a typical day on your course?

We have quite a lot of contact hours because it is a science subject, but it is spread evenly throughout the day – we normally have a lecture followed by a practical session. I get up, train, go to the gym, have lectures and work in the library until the practical session. Then I go home and work on my assignments.

What facilities are available for your degree and how do they help with your studies?

The new Human Performance Laboratory is great. It is just incredible that we get to use that level of technology in the first year. We use the sports hall a lot too because if it can be taught practically, they will teach us practically. We have also used anatomical models like the medical students, which has really helped my understanding of anatomy.

Joanna Wootton

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