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Lancaster University

Lancashire, United Kingdom

Est. 1964

Ranked among top 20 universities in GB

About Lancaster University

The university goes way back to 1947 when a meeting was held in Lancaster publicly,  at the meeting the initiative to establish a university college in the city was raised and agreed.

Lancaster University formally known as The University of Lancaster, a public research university which today out of nine others is ranked in the topmost 10 in the national league tables of United Kingdom universities.


Lancaster's School of Engineering

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£19,500 (~US$24,800) /year
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£3,200 (~US$4,100) /year
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Location

The University of Lancaster is located at Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It is a peaceful campus situated on 250 acres of land at Bailrigg which is south of the historic city center approximately by 4 miles. The school campus can be accessed easily by road, railway, bicycles and is approximately 70 miles from the International Airport of Manchester. During Arrivals Weekend, the University provides free transit services to and fro Lancaster Railway Station and the school Campus, from 9 am to 6 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.


Infrastructure

The buildings in the campus are organized around a walking path called the SPINE, which connects the whole the whole school, integrating the areas of residence, teaching, and areas for social activities. Each of the school's college has their own residence, common room, staff, and bar.

The school also has a Gallery in Bailrigg campus called Peter Scott Gallery which holds great artworks


Residing Options

The Accommodation of Lancaster University has been the perpetual winner of the 'Best University Halls' title since 2010 which is hosted by the annual National Student Housing Awards. The school has an array of different accommodation options from an en-suites to studio flats, to townhouses, all of these are on campus. For those who choose to live off campus, there is a school owned and managed hall of residence, Chancellor’s Wharf which is at the city center. If this is insufficient, there is an office called Lancaster University Homes, which supports students in getting lodgement in the private sector.


Weather

The climate is warm and temperate in Lancaster. There is a great deal of rainfall in Lancaster, even in the driest month. The average annual temperature is 8.8 °C with the driest month in April. There is 65 mm of precipitation in April. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in December, with an average of 120 mm. July is the warmest month with an average temperature of 15.4 °C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in January when it is around 2.6 °C.

In Lancaster, the summers are cool and partly cloudy while the winters are long, very cold, wet, windy, and mostly cloudy.

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from September 20 to February 5. The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from ;February 5 to September 20.


Faculty and pedagogy

The University of Lancaster is organized into five main faculties which include, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Faculty of Science and Technology, as well as Lancaster University Management School. It has a balanced faculty-student ratio that comprises of 1,490 academic staff, 3,025 undergraduates and 3,925 postgraduates.


Financial aid

The university provides undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to help with fees and living costs, depending on students' circumstances and/or A Levels or equivalent academic qualifications. There are two types of financial support available to students at Lancaster University; Bursaries and Scholarships.

Students from the UK that are eligible for the Lancaster bursary may also be eligible for a Lancaster scholarship if they meet the criteria.

US Federal Loans: You MUST be enrolled and continue to be enrolled at least half-time at Lancaster to remain eligible for US Federal loans. Students enrolled on a degree course but studying away from the University are NOT ELIGIBLE for Title IV aid. 


Jobs and placements

Lancaster is the best in the North West for graduate prospects, according to The Complete University Guide 2018. 97% of Lancaster University graduates have gone into work or further study within six months of graduating.

The school has great access to have excellent relationships with a vast array of employers who offer a wide variety of roles for you to choose from. Our students often return from placement with a job offer for when they finish their degree, so it can also be an excellent "foot in the door" with the desired company. Visit our placements page below to find out more.

We offer a specialized service to hiring managers on and off campus who are looking to appoint students staffs too and graduates into temporary or permanent positions.


Alumni

  • Audrey Azoulay - French Minister for Culture and Communication
  • Antony Burgmans - Former Chairman of Unilever
  • Dean Sullivan - Played Jimmy Corkhill in Brookside
  • Rami Hamdallah - Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority
  • Alfred Morris, Accounting and Finance - Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of West of England


Verdict

If you are a student and you are looking for something new, something modern, someplace with high standard not just for teaching but for the MEANS used to teach, in other words, the "old school" type of schooling bores you out this school isn't the right place to be, it is THE place to be.





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