Lancaster is a Roman town where students can spend their free time socializing in bars, clubs and shops or admiring the impressive buildings, lawns and flower beds. Lancaster means castles, culture and a strong connection to royalty. Earn a degree abroad in the United Kingdom and enjoy the privilege of being among international students who study in Europe, in a friendly environment!
Employability has a high rate among graduates from Lancaster. Since it was declared a service – oriented city, the most common commercialized products are animal food, textiles, chemicals, papers, synthetic fibre, farm machinery and mineral fibres.
Lancaster recently knew a development in the technology area since IT and communication companies started to invest in the area.
The vibrant life of Lancaster is emphasized by the boutiques and galleries, shopping streets and events about poetry, storytelling, science, technology and ecology.
Students are thrilled by life in Lancaster, especially since the atmosphere is vivid and, in the same time, warm and safe. Also known as a “small town with a big story”, Lancaster has one main attraction with a special place in England’s history: The Lancaster Castle. Its construction date is not totally known, but the site was once also a prison, a county council and a crown court.
The cultural part of Lancaster is visible especially at the Lancaster City Museum, the Lancaster Maritime Museum and the theatre known as the Duke’s Playhouse. Also, the Great Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in England and the third oldest of its kind in the entire Britain.
Lancaster is known for its welcoming attitude. Locals keep alive the small town feeling and are open to tourists from everywhere. Students integrate rapidly in the community and enjoy spending time with locals and sharing stories about the town.
Tourism is an important industry and a part of the local history, since past visitors include names such as King John, Prince Louis Napoleon, Queen Victoria and Price Albert, along with the Royal Children, George V, the King of Saxony and Crown Price of Prussia and Queen Elisabeth II.
The climate in the U.K. is balanced between the four seasons, but without reaching extreme temperatures. Rain may appear at times. Temperatures are around 0°C (32°F) in winter and 20°C (70 - 80°F) in summer.
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Lancaster has been the top university in the northwest of England for over a decade and this year rose three places to finish sixth place in the national league table, securing it a top 10 finish for the second consecutive year and its highest ever ranking.
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