Study in England at Lancaster University
If you can’t decide which UK college to study with, Lancaster University, one of the Across the Pond UK partner universities is a great choice.
Lancaster’s location in the North West of England offers cities, mountains, lakes and the sea within easy reach of its campus. In 40 minutes you can be in the beautiful and dramatic Lake District, home to literary greats such as Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. The city of Lancaster is a short bus ride away. By train, Manchester, with its major international airport, is an hour away, London is 2.5 hours and Edinburgh and Glasgow 2 hours.
One of Best Schools in England, Lancaster Universityis set in parkland, surrounded by beautiful countryside with a view extending to the sea, offering both easy access to the thriving city of Lancaster 3 miles away and the advantages of a self - contained campus. Academic, residence, sports, social and recreational facilities are all in one convenient location including grocery stores, bookstore, banks, cafes, travel agent and a post office.
Being one of the top UK Universities, Lancaster has an excellent reputation for teaching and offers innovative and pioneering teaching programs.
Here are a few of the stats, Lancaster pride themselves with:
- 92% of Lancaster University graduates go into work or further study.
- The Times Good University Guide 2011 ranked Lancaster 10th in the UK and 15th in the UK for student satisfaction.
- Lancaster University is on the 125th position in the top Best Universities & Colleges in the world.
- The Management School within Lancaster University is one of the Top 5 in the UK.
As a US student in the UK, you will be housed in one of nine self-catering Colleges which are at the centre of the Lancaster University community. The Colleges help you adjust to university life, provide social and study facilities, practical support and information and are an important part of making Lancaster one of the friendliest universities around England, Scotland and Wales. You are guaranteed a single study bedroom on campus for the duration of your studies. Most accommodation is self catering where you have access to a shared kitchen and there are a limited number of self catering rooms.
The University of Lancaster Students’ Union sponsors over 60 clubs and societies as well as 30 sports clubs. The Sports Centre, opened in May 2011 enjoys state-of-the-art facilities for individual and team sports, gym facilities, climbing and bouldering wall and swimming pool as well as many training and recreational classes. You can get involved with the student newspaper Scan, the campus radio station or volunteer to work on projects in the local community.
You will also find a studio theatre, concert hall, art gallery and a film theatre on campus as well as many activities in your College.
The city of Lancaster offers a combination of history – the medieval Castle and Benedictine Priory Church, alongside several museums celebrating Lancaster’s past such as the Maritime Museum – as well as shopping in high street stores or boutiques, outdoor and indoor markets, and a varied nightlife including cinema, theatre, clubs, pubs, restaurants and cafes.