The growing reputation of Lancaster University is reflected by high rankings year-on-year. In addition to being awarded International University of the Year 2020 by the Times and Sunday Times, Lancaster is placed among the top ten universities in the UK in both major league tables.
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Five Reasons to Choose Lancaster University
1. They are highly ranked across all national and global league tables
Lancaster is ranked in the top ten in the UK’s two major league tables – The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and Guardian University Guide - as well as being named the Best University in the North West and being the Best Campus University in the UK.
The University is also ranked 135th out of over 1000 universities in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, and 136th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Lancaster University has also been awarded the highest possible score in the UK government's Teaching Excellence Framework. The TEF Gold rating is based on high quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and the good careers of Lancaster graduates.
2. The collegiate system
Lancaster is one of the few universities in the UK which runs a collegiate system. A collegiate system is where each college is self-governing and financially independent, but is related to the central university as a whole. Lancaster has eight undergraduate colleges, and one postgraduate college.
The collegiate system has helped to forge a strong sense of identity and loyalty among students at the University, and continues to be a distinctive feature of student life at Lancaster.
3. Lancaster graduates are in demand
Lancaster University has an excellent careers services and outcomes for graduates are amongst the very best in the UK. The Guardian University Guide 2020 ranked Lancaster 2nd in the UK for graduate employability, whilst The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 placed them 3rd in the UK for graduate prospects.
By the time you leave Lancaster University, you should have much more than a degree. You could also have experiences, skills and a good idea of where you're heading.
4. Housing and facilities are taken seriously
Lancaster has spent £450million on its campus since 2002 and is the eighth biggest spender on facilities in the UK. The University has invested heavily in its campus, including eco-friendly student residences and this is just one of the reasons why it has won the Best Student Halls award for seven of the past eight years (National Student Housing Awards).
5. It has an international outlook
With campuses and university partnerships in Ghana, India, China, Malaysia and many more, it is not uncommon for students who follow a flexible degree structure in their first year to spend time studying abroad in different parts of the globe. Lancaster University has an alumni network of over 130,000 alumni in 183 countries worldwide.