Christopher Maddock

Why did you choose Lancaster University?

The location of the university, both the campus away from the town, and the surrounding area was a big factor. Also, Lancaster’s college system really appealed to me.

What do you feel is the best aspect of studying at Lancaster University?

The small group seminars and tutorials really let you ask any questions you want, and make sure you fully understand what is going on with the rest of your course. Having the option to choose a minor in the first year was good as well, when I wasn’t 100% sure whether I had chosen the right subject for me or not. It gave me the flexibility to change if I had wanted to.

What’s best about the social life at Lancaster?

The colleges and the size of Lancaster means there’s always someone to go out with - and getting involved with societies as well is a great way to meet a new group of people. The Sugarhouse is always a good night out, and there’s loads of choice about, whether it’s just a ‘quiet’ night in one of the college bars - or a big night into town.

How does Lancaster University provide you with support, advice and guidance?

Support is available from lots of places, either in your department or college - from both staff and volunteer students. The LUSU help desk is also a good place to go for any questions and help.

What advice would you give to college students considering studying at Lancaster University?

Make sure you know exactly what your course is going to involve - but also remember that it’s not all about the course, and if you’re going to spend three years of your life somewhere, then it best be somewhere good! As well as being a quality university, Lancaster also has a great social side, and the colleges are a big part of that.