The 1970s and 80s were a period of consolidation for Lancaster. This period saw the introduction of combined degree schemes with other subjects such as philosophy and environmental science, as well as the construction of new laboratories for research and teaching.
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Lancaster students are amongst the best future talent in the UK and are nurtured through an extensive employability support programme, reflected in their outstanding graduate prospects once they leave.
Dedicated careers professionals create personalised career plans that encourage students to engage in employability skills workshops, employer presentations, valuable work experience and placements, and connect with alumni through initiatives like our Mentoring Programme.
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The Students' Union Advice service is here for students at Lancaster University and its partner institutions across the globe, with independent, confidential, free advice on a wide range of issues. Our Advice service is a free, non-judgemental and confidential support service, and we’re on your side. Our team of professional advisors can support any registered students at Lancaster University.
Our experienced counselling team provides confidential and professional support on issues such as personal, family, social or academic matters.We have dedicated Student Learning Advisors located with each of our faculties.
The campus is home to two banks, a post office, supermarkets and general stores, a bakery, hairdresser, charity shop – and even an ice cream parlour! Between October and March, you will find a varied programme of music on campus including orchestral concerts, chamber music, jazz, world music, opera and new music. Lancaster students enjoy a vast green-field site with wonderful views of mountains and sea, yet the campus is just 5 minutes' drive from the M6 motorway and ten minutes from the main West Coast railway with direct services to Manchester, London and Scotland.
The Library has been designed to provide a high quality, serious academic study environment. There is a wide choice of space for individual study, and all workspaces are equipped with power for personal devices.
Eduroam enables students, researchers and staff from Lancaster University or other participating institutions to get a secure wi-fi connection on a computer, smartphone or other portable device, across campus and when visiting other universities.
The campus has its own medical practice, dental surgery and pharmacy. There are also a number of natural health care practitioners based in the Chaplaincy Centre.
As part of our travel plan we have one of the most frequent university bus services in the country, one of the highest employee cycling rates in Lancashire (a traffic-free cycle route links the campus to the outskirts of the city) and our own car sharing scheme.
The University has just invested in a brand new £20m sports centre on campus, with facilities including a 100 station fitness suite, a 25 metre 8 lane swimming pool, and an 8.5 metre climbing wall and bouldering cave designed with input from renowned mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington.
Within our 360 acres of campus we have plenty of space for a quick game of tennis, the inter-college rugby tournament, or just a stroll along our Woodland Trail.
Joining a society which is in line with your interests is a great part of student life. They organise a number of events and activities at Lancaster, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in.
At LUMS, the student societies relating to business are brought together under the Lancaster University Management School Association (LUMSA).Why join a LUMS society?
Triple accredited is a recognition of the quality of everything we do from the three most influential business school accreditation bodies (AACSB, EQUIS and the Association of MBAs).
Lancaster University is full of friendly students and staff who are eager to help. It has a good library and a relaxed atmosphere. That said the campus can be a little too quiet and some staff are more helpful than others. Overall, it is a decent university.
Before I applied to university, I didn't really understand much about how the system worked. Through making contacts and help from my school, the process was made simpler and I have ended up with offers from all my unis. My only criticism now is of myself and that I should study harder.
Management school was very good however the languages department is disappointing (not enough teaching hours, poor teaching, little help on gaining year abroad work placements)