Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 Lancaster University

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Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 Lancaster University
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Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 Lancaster University
                                                             Community                           Our courses
                                                             04   Welcome                        48   Accounting and Finance        94   Marketing
                                                             06   Nine colleges one home         50   Architecture                  96   Mathematics and Statistics
                                                             08   Award-winning                  51   Biochemistry                  98   Media and Cultural Studies
                                                                  accommodation                  52   Biology                       99   Medicine and Surgery
                                                             10   Everything on campus           54   Biomedical Science/           101 Natural Sciences
                                                             13   A supportive community              Biomedicine                   102 Philosophy
                                                             15   A place for Mujahid            56   Business Analytics            103 Physics
                                                             16   Student’s Union                57   Chemistry                     106 Politics and International
                                                                                                 58   Computing and                     Relations
                                                             Work and play                            Communications                108 Psychology
                                                             19   City, hub and heartland        60   Criminology                   109 Social Work
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                                                             20   A place for you                61   Design                        110 Sociology
                                                             24   The place for the researcher   62   Drama, Theatre and            111 Sports and Exercise Science
                                                             26   Teaching and learning                                             112 Zoology
                                                                                                 63   Ecology and Conservation
                                                             28   Made for learning
                                                                                                 64   Economics
                                                                                                                                    Useful info
                                                             Global                              66   Engineering
                                                                                                 70   English Language and          114 Degree index
                                                             31   A global community
                                                                                                      Linguistics                   122 Where we are
                                                             34   A world for Diana
                                                                                                 73   English Literature/Creative   123 Getting to Lancaster
                                                             Employability                       75   Environmental and Earth
                                                                                                                                    124 Our campus
                                                                                                                                    127 Come and meet us
                                                             36   Hello Future                        Sciences
                                                             39   Say hello to your future       77   Film Studies
                                                                                                 78   Fine Art
                                                             Essential info                      79   Geography
                                                             41   Foundation courses             81   History
                                                             42   Funding your studies           82   Languages
                                                             43   Bursaries and scholarships     86   Law
                                                             44   How to apply                   88   Management

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                         For us, Lancaster University is everything a university should
                          be. It’s a campus that’s both well connected and set apart, a
                         modern structure in a green setting. It’s a centre of knowledge,
                       where students come to learn, researchers come to discover, and
                       teachers come to share. Above all, it’s somewhere you can belong
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                          – a community to join, with a collection of colleges that offer
                                      close-knit support and a proud identity.

                        As a top ten university, we have high standards, but we open our
                       doors to all. Regardless of colour, class or creed, it’s your capacity
                         to learn about the world that matters. We challenge – pushing
                       people to new heights. However, we also support – guiding people
                        throughout their studies, research and careers. We explore and
                        examine the world, but we also get involved and seek an impact:
                                        improving lives and communities.

    For more information, please visit www.lancaster.ac.uk
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Everyone told me I’d meet my         The college really helps you
                                                                                                                                                  closest friends through the          settle in during the first weeks

                    Nine colleges
                                                                                                                                                  college, and that turned out         and there’s always a friendly
                                                                                                                                Emily Wood        to be true. I chose Furness
                                                                                                                                                  due to its central location on
                                                                                                                                                                                       face to turn to and lots of
                                                                                                                                                                                       support. There are also loads
                                                                                                                              Furness College     campus, and the fact that it’s the
                                                                                                                                                  smallest college at Lancaster.
                                                                                                                                                                                       of ways to get involved. I joined
                                                                                                                                                                                       the women’s netball team,
                                                                                                                                                  I thought a smaller college          took part in the Nine Colleges

                     one home
                                                                                                                                                  would make it easier for me to       Sustainability Challenge and
                                                                                                                                                  meet people, and I immediately       became a member of the Junior
                                                                                                                                                  felt part of a community.            Common Room (JCR) as Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                       and Activities Officer. I’ve met
                                                                                                                                                  The accommodation exceeded
                                                                                                                                                                                       many of my closest friends
                                                                                                                                                  my expectations and I felt very
                                                                                                                                                                                       through the college - it’s my
                                                                                                                                                  comfortable and at home living
                                                                                                                                                                                       home at Lancaster.
                                                                                                                                                  on campus. My block was very
                                                                                                                                                  sociable, which made it easy to
                                                                                                                                                  make friends.

       Our colleges                            When you arrive, university can
                                               seem a little like a buzzing town
                                                                                        your university family. It might
                                                                                        take a little time to get to know                         I feel like it could be easy for     our kitchen with sofas. It meant
                                                                                                                                                  people to feel like they don’t fit   we all had a place in the flat to
       are central to
                                               where everyone else knows where          the others on your course or to

                                                                                                                                Atree Ghosh
                                               they’re going. It can take a while to    figure out which clubs to join.                           in at university and worry about     socialise together.
                                                                                                                                                  getting lost at a place this big.
       the Lancaster
                                               get your bearings, but your college      But your college is a ready-made
                                                                                                                                                                                       I’ve been heavily involved in
                                                                                                                                                  The colleges help you feel a bit
                                               is there from day one.                   set of friends. You live together,
                                                                                        study together and compete            Grizedale College   more grounded and give you the
                                                                                                                                                                                       college life, so much so that I
       University                              It’s your base on campus, a place
                                               you can put down roots. It’s home.
                                                                                        together (in everything from
                                                                                        sports to debates to business).
                                                                                                                                                  chance to connect with smaller
                                                                                                                                                                                       can’t imagine what my university
                                                                                                                                                                                       experience would have been
                                                                                                                                                  groups of people. It really helped
       experience.                             We have nine colleges and each           And because these are the people
                                                                                        you get to know first, they’re
                                                                                                                                                  me settle in.
                                                                                                                                                                                       like without my college. To put
                                                                                                                                                                                       it into one word, it would be
                                               has their own personality, but
                                                                                        often the friendships that last                           The location of Grizedale was        incomplete. The college system
                                               picking yours usually comes down
                                               to the type of place you want to         the longest.                                              perfect for me, it was a real perk   has helped me develop skills I
                                               live in and the facilities you need.                                                               to be close to my lectures in the    didn’t know I had, make friends
                                                                                        During your time at Lancaster,                            Management School in my first        that will last a lifetime, and also
                                               Townhouses, studios, en suite
                                                                                        your college offers the first port                        year. One of the best parts was      helped me grow as a person
                                               rooms – whatever fits you.
                                                                                        of call for any support. There
                                                                                                                                                  having a little social space in      overall.
                                               But it’s more than just a place to       are staff on duty round the
                                               stay, you’ll have the chance to          clock, ready to help – whether
                                               study and socialise there as well.       it’s a friendly word of advice, or
                                               So, when you've finished your work       something more serious. All of this                       College life instils an instant      living next door. Fylde is close
                                               for the day, you can meet your           makes a huge difference. You can                          sense of community when you          to the maths and computer
                                               friends in the social space, settle      even help the way your college                            arrive, you don’t feel like just     science departments, which
                                               down to a film or even see a band        is run by being elected to the
                                                                                        Junior Common Room (JCR).
                                                                                                                               Sebastian Ellis    another name on a list. You’re
                                                                                                                                                  part of something and you
                                                                                                                                                                                       was a big bonus for getting to
                                                                                                                                                                                       9am lectures! I also liked being
                                               play. If you can find the time in your
                                               schedule, your college’s events          This is a body of students who
                                                                                        work together with staff to make
                                                                                                                               Fylde College      matter. The dedicated porters,       close to home if I was staying
                                               and activities can fill it. Languages,                                                             welfare teams and the Junior         late on campus. The college
                                               quizzes and even cooking classes.        sure the college is run smoothly                          Common Room (JCR) make the           really helped me to make friends
                                               And, when you get to second year         and fairly. For ‘collegiate’, you                         university feel safe, and give       and I now live with the friends I
                                               and decide to stay in town, you          can read ‘supportive’, ‘friendly’,                        students a way to input into how     made in first year. I knew almost
                                               can always come back to join in          ‘fun’ and ‘open’. You start with                          the college is managed. It’s nice    nothing about the colleges
                                               – your college is yours wherever         your college on day one, and you                          to have a point of contact to help   before I started studying at
                                               you’re staying.                          graduate with your college when
                                                                                                                                                  with any problems and to know        Lancaster but now that I’m
                                                                                        you finish. Once you have your
                                               Your university experience is as                                                                   our voices are heard.                here, I can’t imagine university
                                                                                        degree, you’ll leave Lancaster
                                               much about the people as it is                                                                                                          without it.
                                                                                        University behind. However, you’ll                        I lived in Fylde’s en suite
                                               where you’ll stay or socialise.          always belong to your college.                            accommodation and it was really
                                               Your college becomes your team,
                                                                                                                                                  nice to be able to see my friends

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At Lancaster, we
       offer a wide range
       of undergraduate
       accommodation to
       suit different tastes
       and budgets. Our
       accommodation has
       been rated the UK’s
       Best University Halls
       in the 2019 National
       Student Housing
       Award, an accolade
       we have won eight
       times since 2010.
       Most new undergraduate students
       choose to live on campus in their
       first year and find our collegiate
       setup the perfect way to make
8      friends and settle in. There are                                                              9
       eight undergraduate colleges
       to choose from, breaking down
       the university population into
       smaller communities, and all
       accommodation is located within
       these colleges.

       Two thirds of our accommodation                       The cost of your accommodation will
       is en suite, but we also offer                        depend on the type of room you chose.
       standard accommodation, where                         In the 2019/20 academic year, prices
       you’ll share toilet and shower                        ranged from £149.59 per week for a
       facilities with other students,                       superior en suite room to £91.70 per
       campus townhouses and self-                           week for a basic standard room.
       contained studio flats. Most of our
       accommodation is self-catered,                        For more information about our
       but a catered package is available                    accommodation options and
       in some of the colleges if you want                   guarantee, please visit
       to spend less time cooking and
       more time on other things.

    For more information, please visit www.lancaster.ac.uk
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                on campus                                                                                                                                               –– Peter Scott Gallery

                                                                                                       Our campus offers         Sports centre                  Restaurants
                                                                                                       everything we think       Theatre                        Cafés
                                                                                                       you’ll need during your
                                                                                                                                 Art gallery                    Pharmacy
                                                                                                       time with us.
                                                                                                                                 Student-run cinema             Bakery

                                                                                                                                 Charity shop                   Doctor
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                                                                                                                                 Hairdresser and beauty salon   Bars

                                                                                                                                 Chaplaincy                     Petrol station

                                                                                                                                 Dentist                        Prayer room

                                                                                                                                 Post office                    Ice cream parlour

                                                                                                                                 Bookshop                       Launderettes

                                                                                                                                 Supermarket                    Pre-school centre

                                                                                                                                 Bank                           Natural healthcare centre

                                                              –– £6m expansion of our Sports Centre,
                                                                 opening summer 2020                                                                                           –– Nuffield Theatre

     For more information, please visit www.lancaster.ac.uk
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A supportive
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                                                              Our services exist        We offer a range of specialist       Our Employment and Recruitment
                                                                                        support services and we work in      Service is part of our Careers
                                                              to enhance your           partnership with your academic       and Employability Service, and
                                                              experience as a student   department and your college to       advertises part-time paid work
                                                                                        help you receive the right support   available to you while you study.
                                                              and to help you fulfil    at the right time. If you have a
                                                                                                                             From the start of your studies, our
                                                              your potential. Our       disability, our Disability Service
                                                                                                                             team of careers professionals will
                                                                                        will assess your needs and put in
                                                              one-stop enquiry desk,    place appropriate adjustments
                                                                                                                             help you to engage in activities
                                                              right in the heart of     for your studies. Our counselling
                                                                                                                             that are designed to inform and
                                                                                                                             progress your career ambitions.
                                                              the campus, provides      and mental health advisory team
                                                                                        can provide short-term support       We offer comprehensive support
                                                              friendly and expert       to help you to continue to engage    from the very start of your
                                                              advice on a range of      in your studies if you experience    Lancaster journey until you
                                                                                        emotional and/or mental health       graduate. For those who need it,
                                                              academic and non-         issues. We have a medical practice   we provide information on visas
                                                              academic issues.          on campus, as well as a pre-school   and immigration before you leave
                                                                                        offering a range of services for     your home country, and can even
                                                                                        parents of young children, and       pick you up from Manchester
                                                                                        our multi-faith centre is open to    Airport. Once you arrive on
                                                                                        students of all faiths and none.     campus, you’ll find a series of
                                                                                                                             events to get you settled, with
                                                                                                                             plenty of ongoing support.

     For more information, please visit www.lancaster.ac.uk
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A place for
                                                              Mujahid Rashid
14                                                            BEng Hons Chemical Engineering                                                                               15
                                                              Pendle College
                                                              Before starting university, some things                The staff in the labs are so supportive, they
                                                              worried me, it felt like a big jump into a lot of      work with you really closely to help you
                                                              new things all at once. I was worried about            develop an understanding of the subject in
                                                              practical things like cooking and washing and          practice, which is incredibly helpful. I also
                                                              cleaning. I am a very family orientated person         love having the chance to study and relax
                                                              so I did feel homesick in the beginning, just          in the engineering building, it has a really
                                                              like a lot of people do, but when I realised most      welcoming, casual feel, which makes it easy
                                                              of the people around me were in the same               to feel at home.
                                                              situation, I felt better. Living in a shared flat in
                                                                                                                     If I were to give a piece of advice to anyone
                                                              the first year meant that we were all learning
                                                                                                                     worried about starting university, it would
                                                              and could help one another out.
                                                                                                                     be to get involved with things like societies
                                                              One of the most significant differences                as much as possible. There are so many
                                                              between school and university is that at               opportunities, whether it’s a new interest or
                                                              university you manage your own studies and             something you were involved in at home or
                                                              time more. There’s no one making sure you              school. For me, joining societies meant I was
                                                              do your homework or attend your lectures on            able to keep social, keep active and make new
                                                              time. This was a little adjustment for me, but         friends. I’ve enjoyed being part of the Islam
                                                              now I love my independence.                            Society, not only does this help me learn more
                                                                                                                     about Islam but they also have lots of social
                                                              It’s great to know that I have people to turn
                                                                                                                     events, we’ve been on hikes, and we play
                                                              to when I do need some support though.
                                                                                                                     football every week. I also take part in boxing
                                                              My tutors have been so helpful, and we
                                                                                                                     and horse riding. Boxing was a new sport for
                                                              usually get to meet one-to-one to discuss
                                                                                                                     me, I’m so glad I tried it because it keeps me
                                                              assignments, the topics covered in class, and
                                                                                                                     really fit, and I’ve met lots of friends too. Horse
                                                              they even helped me plan my workload. In my
                                                                                                                     riding is something I’ve done from a young
                                                              course, I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity
                                                                                                                     age, so I loved having the opportunity to keep
                                                              to take part in engineering lab work, it really
                                                                                                                     this hobby up while away at university.
                                                              helps to implement the theory we learn
                                                              in lectures.

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        Lancaster University Students’ Union
        is here to enhance every aspect of your
        time as a student – supporting your
        social life, your studies, your sporting
        activities, your hobbies and interests,
        and the causes you care about.

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        Our members elect officers to           We also help build a sense              student life – from your course
        represent them in every part            of community on campus by               and exams, to budgeting, health
        of student life from academic           hosting a full calendar of events       and wellbeing, and more.
        matters to welfare issues.              – including Roses (our annual
                                                                                        When you come to study at
        That includes our colleges –            sporting clash with the University
                                                                                        Lancaster, you’ll automatically
        when you join one of our eight          of York) and Lancaster’s
                                                                                        become a member of Lancaster
        undergraduate colleges, you’ll          legendary ‘Extrav’ celebrations
                                                                                        University Students’ Union - so
        get the chance to elect your            at the end of the year.
                                                                                        you’ll have access to all the
        Junior Common Room (or JCR)
                                                If you’re interested in                 services and support on offer.
        executive. These college teams
                                                volunteering, we offer a wide           However, if you do not wish to join,
        are part of the Students’ Union
                                                range of amazing opportunities          you also have the right to opt out
        and a crucial part of the Lancaster
                                                                                                                               Abiola Adelabu
                                                to get involved in brilliant projects   of membership; the choice
        experience – we support these
                                                on campus and out in the                is yours.
        groups as they work to bring your
                                                community – be part of the Green                                               One of the reasons I love the          have a say in what goes on at the
        college communities to life.
                                                Lancaster sustainability project,                                              Students’ Union is because of the      University – I could see the results of
        Your activity groups are at the         get teaching experience with our                                               voice it gives to students. Becoming   my campaigns come to life and affect
        heart of life at Lancaster. With        Schools Team and discover many                                                 an Academic Rep helped me              the daily lives of my course mates.
        more than 200 clubs and societies       volunteering opportunities, from                                               understand that students actually
        covering a huge range of sports,        one-off projects to long-term           www.lancastersu.co.uk
        activities, hobbies and causes,         placements.
        there’s something for everyone
                                                More than anything, we’re here to
                                                                                                                               Rhiannon Llystyn Jones
        – we’re here to help you find it,                                                  facebook.com/lancastersu
                                                offer support. Our Advice Service
        making sure you find a sense
        of belonging.
                                                is here to help with all aspects of        instagram.com/lancastersu
                                                                                                                               Without the Union, I would have        JCR president and being on a society
                                                                                                                               dropped out of university. During      executive. The Union helps foster a
                                                                                                                               times when I struggled with my         sense of community and belonging
                                                                                                                               course, I found solace in the Union    and makes the transition of adopting
                                                                                                                               through my volunteering work as a      Lancaster as your home seamless.

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City, hub
                                                                  and heartland                                             19

                                                              This is a region where you’ll find stunning coastlines
                                                              and dramatic mountain views. It’s crossed by canals
                                                              and the River Lune, dotted with towns and villages full
                                                              of character and heritage. Look further, and you’ll find
                                                              the spectacular coastline of Morecambe Bay, the open
                                                              countryside of North Yorkshire and the mountains of
                                                              the Lake District.

                                                              At the heart of it all, you’ll find Lancaster.

                                                              It’s a place where you’ll find history in the city streets.
                                                              Experience history with a walk through the Queen’s
                                                              Priory, around Lancaster Castle, past the fine Georgian
                                                              architecture and through Williamson Park up to the
                                                              Ashton Memorial.

                                                              The past is fascinating, but there’s an exciting future
                                                              here too – with innovative industry, dynamic start-ups
                                                              and free thinkers all creating something new, every day.
                                                              Here, there’s room for free spirits and creative thinkers.
                                                              The bookish, the outgoing, the trendsetters. With an
                                                              eclectic range of busy bars, laid-back coffee houses
                                                              and independent shops, you’ll find your place here.

                                                              Find out more about Lancaster’s story at

     For more information, please visit www.lancaster.ac.uk
Lancaster has so much to
       offer. Here, you’ll discover new
       experiences and make new
       memories. You’ll meet new
       people, from all walks of life.
       On our campus, in our city and                                   A weekend-launching fry-up.             When it comes to coffee,

       in our community, you’ll find
                                                                        A cup of late-night coffee.             Lancaster goes well beyond the
                                                                        A traditional Sunday roast.             usual chains. In the coffee quarter
                                                                        Vegan treats. Lancaster has a           – established by Atkinson’s Coffee
       your place – whoever you are.                                    plateful of options if you have the
                                                                        appetite. The high street plays
                                                                                                                Roasters – they’ve been roasting
                                                                                                                beans for more than 180 years.
                                                                        host to an ever-changing selection      Today, it’s home to cafés old and

                                                              For the   of food trucks and stalls every
                                                                        Wednesday and Saturday.
                                                                                                                new, together with a vast variety
                                                                                                                of eateries to suit any palate or

20                                                            foodie    Our local wholefood cooperative,
                                                                        Single Step, offers a variety of deli
                                                                                                                wallet. Experience fine dining at
                                                                                                                Quite Simply French, or check out     21
                                                                        ingredients and local produce,          some more casual spots like Nami
                                                                        and we even have an oriental food       Sushi, Koko Poké and GoBurrito.
                                                                        shop on campus. And the crowd in
                                                                        Filbert’s Bakery are always happy       Where to eat
                                                                        to share their non-traditional          www.lancaster.ac.uk/
                                                                        bakes and talk seasonal creations.      where-to-eat.

       A place for
     For more information, please visit www.lancaster.ac.uk
For the                                                          For the                                                                                                           For the
                           socialite                                                        explorer                                                                                                          home bird
        So much of the university experience is about                  You don’t need to go far to get lost in the wilderness                                                                There’s a world of options right on our doorstep.
        spending time with friends. We’ve got you covered.             – Lancaster is surrounded by beautiful countryside.                                                                   But you don’t even need to go that far to have a good
        On campus, our nine college bars sit right at the heart        We even have a UNESCO World Heritage site on our                                                                      time. With everything we have on campus, not every
        of campus life. Head into the city centre and you’ll find      doorstep, with the Lake District less than an hour                                                                    weekend needs to be an adventure. You could hit
        even more spaces to hang out, meet friends and enjoy           away. If you’re not sure where to start with all the                                                                  the gym, go for a dip in the pool or stroll around our
        yourself, with a mixture of clubs, bars, breweries, pubs       walks and rambles on offer, there are lots of clubs and                                                               woodland trail. The library is well stocked with new
        and late-night cafés.                                          societies that can help get you out into the hills you                                                                and classic literature. We have cosy cafés, quiet study
                                                                       can see from your window.                                                                                             spaces and – when the sun shines – lots of garden
        It’s easy to head to bigger cities too. Lancaster                                                                                                                                    and outdoor spaces to enjoy. It all adds up to offer a
        connects to Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and                 The immediate surroundings also offer plenty of                                                                       community feel, with everything you need for your
        even London. You can explore different weekend                 great places to experience the outdoors. The Forest                                                                   home from home.
        destinations, with trains and coaches taking you to            of Bowland is an official Area of Outstanding Natural
        the heart of all the action, all just a few hours away.        Beauty. The Crook O’Lune is a beauty spot on the River
        The colleges often organise big nights out and day             Lune, just a couple of miles up the Millennium cycle
        trips to big cities, so you can share the experience           path from Lancaster. And, across the bay, the rugged
        with friends.                                                  coastline of Warton, Grange Over Sands and Silverdale
                                                                       offer beauty and adventure in equal measure.                                             –– Lancaster Rowing Club

                                                                       If you’re venturing further afield, the train station is
                                                                       the perfect place to start. Travel up to the Cumbrian
                                                                       countryside, east over the Pennines to the Yorkshire
22                                                                     Dales, or even north to Scotland and the Highlands.                                                                                                                              23

                                                                                                                                                    For the                                                       For the
                                                                       It’s all within a few hours’ travel.

                                                                                                                                                   energetic                                                       indie
                                                       –– Lancaster University Mountaineering Club -                             Whether you enjoy competitive or recreational sport,       In the city centre, you’ll find everything you’d expect
                                                           Wasdale Napes Needle                                                   keeping healthy in body and mind or just simply            on a high street. Look a little deeper and you’ll
                                                                                                                                  enjoying being active, we have something for you.          discover a left-field scene thriving among the city’s
                                                                                                                                                                                             winding streets.
                                                                                                                                  On our campus you’ll find extensive sports facilities
                                                                                                                                  allowing you to take part in a multitude of sporting       Find fresh, local produce at our street market.
                                                                                                                                  activities, both indoor and out. In our sports centre      Spend the afternoon rifling through a box of records.
                                                                                                                                  you’ll find all the usual facilities, from a 25-metre      Choose some plants to brighten your bedroom.
                                                                                                                                  swimming pool to a fully equipped fitness suite.           Step into a new vintage outfit at the Assembly Rooms
                                                                                                                                  And, if you have a head for heights you could try out      Emporium. Or get your cultural fix of theatre, film,
                                                                                                                                  our 8.5-metre climbing wall and bouldering cave,           literature or art – the Storey, the Dukes and Lancaster
                                                                                                                                  which was specially designed with input from the           Arts offer the city’s biggest venues, but you can
                                                                                                                                  renowned mountaineer Sir Christian Bonington.              also find smaller showcases, performances and
                                                                                                                                                                                             exhibitions at pubs, cafés and pop-up spaces.
                                                                                                                                  If you prefer to take your exercise outdoors then you’ll
                                                                                                                                  find that our 560-acre campus has plenty of space for      You’ll also find a variety of festivals here every year.
                                                                                                                                  sport and recreation. We have all the usual facilities,    It might be a small city, but the Music Festival, Jazz
                                                                                                                                  such as tennis courts, an artificial cricket wicket and    Festival and Highest Point Festival give it some
                                                                                                                                  multiple sports pitches, some of which are floodlit        big festival energy. Lancaster’s DIY approach to
                                                                                                                                  so you don’t have stop when the sun goes down.             culture has creative innovation sparking right under
                                                                                                                                  However, if you want something less strenuous and          your nose.
                                                                                                                                  are looking for some ‘time-out’ then try our Trim Trail
                                                                                                                                  and Woodland Walk, which covers 2.6 miles around the
                                                                                                                                  campus and has 11 exercise stations along the route.

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The place for the
        Our researchers work to find the answers to
        questions that affect us all. Renowned experts at
        the forefront of their fields are helping to shape
        our understanding of the world around us.

                         Rats and                                                   Smart                                                Born into                                           The biggest
24                      coral reefs                                                 parks                                                  care                                            anatomy quiz in                               25

         Researchers at Lancaster Environment Centre are         Our National Parks contain some of the world’s most     Research by the University’s Professor Karen                         the world
         working to protect threatened environments from         treasured landscapes, but decreasing budgets and        Broadhurst is paving the way for better outcomes for
         the Pacific to the Amazon.                              increasing visitor numbers are putting a great strain   mothers and newborn babies at risk of being taken        Professor Adam Taylor, from Lancaster Medical
                                                                 on the natural environment. Experts from Lancaster,     into care. A study undertaken by our Centre for Child    School, has teamed up with Zooniverse - the world’s
         Professor Nick Graham has shown that invasive
                                                                 led by Professors Edward Truch and Juliana Sutanto,     and Family Justice Research has shown that the           largest platform allowing people around the world
         predators, such as rats, are having a damaging
                                                                 believe they have found a solution in new emerging      number of newborn babies subject to local authority      to take part in research - to conduct the world’s
         impact on the coral reefs that encircle and protect
                                                                 technology and the ‘Internet of Things’. Visitors       care proceedings in England doubled between              largest quiz on anatomy entitled “Where are my
         many remote tropical islands. His research has
                                                                 are already using connected devices through apps        2007/8 and 2016/17.                                      body organs?”
         shown that the rats, by feeding on bird eggs, chicks
                                                                 for navigation and accommodation bookings and
         and even adult birds, have decimated seabird                                                                    The research, led by Professor Karen Broadhurst,         With this new quiz, Professor Taylor aims to
                                                                 they believe that such connected technology can
         populations in 90% of the world’s temperate and                                                                 is the first national study of newborn babies (under     understand how much people know about their
                                                                 be used to open up opportunities for new types of
         tropical island groups. The seabirds are important                                                              one week old) and showed that of all infants less than   anatomy and to see if this differs between different
                                                                 visitor attractions, which protect rather than spoil
         to these kinds of islands due to the nutrients in                                                               one-year-old, that were subject to care proceedings,     groups of people. The quiz will not only help teach
                                                                 our natural heritage.
         their droppings.                                                                                                42% were newborn. The data also showed a marked          people about their own body and health but to
                                                                 Real-time information from environmental sensors        difference between the regions in the number             also enable people to use this knowledge to make
         Where the seabird nutrients are lost (due to rats),
                                                                 could monitor the condition of footpaths and            of newborns taken into care. The report findings         informed decisions about their healthcare.
         fish grow slower and there are less of them on
                                                                 damage to the environment due to visitor numbers        have prompted leading Family Court judges to ask
         adjacent coral reefs. The results of the study
                                                                 and climate change. Bins could alert rangers            searching questions about how the courts might
         showed that rat eradication should be a high priority
                                                                 when they are full in order to reduce emissions for     intervene in a more humane way.
         on oceanic islands and could tip the balance for
                                                                 unnecessary bin collections. Walkers’ phones could
         the future survival of the coral reefs and their                                                                Professor Broadhurst’s work on infants in the family
                                                                 sense when they get tired and notify them of the
         ecosystems.                                                                                                     justice system has been widely reported by the BBC
                                                                 nearest rest stop - phones could even send them
                                                                                                                         and is changing practice.
                                                                 the menu or make a reservation on their behalf.
                                                                 Our academics suggest that smart technology
                                                                 could be key to protecting the environment,
                                                                 improving visitor experience and creating income
                                                                 to help protect the future of our National Parks.

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At Lancaster,                           Teaching excellence                     engineering, don’t have room for
                                                                                        options in the first year as there
                                                Our international reputation for        is a too much material that needs

        we pride                                academic excellence means that
                                                we attract the brightest minds
                                                                                        to be covered, or is prescribed by
                                                                                        professional bodies.
                                                from around the world. Our
        ourselves on                            academics are experts within
                                                their respective fields and work
                                                                                        Studying these options will offer
                                                                                        you the chance to explore an area

        the quality of                          on a philosophy of research-led
                                                teaching. This means that you will
                                                                                        that interests you, whether it is
                                                                                        something you enjoyed at school
                                                                                        or something completely new.
                                                learn in a stimulating environment
        our teaching                            and from academics who are at the
                                                forefront of their field of research.
                                                                                        Either way, these options can
                                                                                        enrich your studies and help you

        and student                             This is all reflected in our award
                                                of Gold in the latest Teaching
                                                                                        to appreciate your degree in a
                                                                                        wider context. This breadth is also
                                                                                        appealing to future employers.
                                                Excellence Framework (TEF),
        experience.                             which is the highest rating that a
                                                university can achieve.
                                                                                        It’s worth thinking about your        Independent learning                 work opportunity will help you
                                                                                                                                                                   to refine your career plans and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          your degree after your third year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The University offers a range of
                                                                                        choices now, but you don’t have       Studying for a degree is more than   boost your prospects for graduate      shorter placement and internship
                                                                                        to commit until just before your      just gaining a deeper knowledge
                                                Flexible study                          course starts.                        of your subject. We also focus
                                                                                                                                                                   employment. This placement year        opportunities, which you would
                                                                                                                                                                   will enable you to apply the skills    be welcome to apply to as an
                                                We offer a flexible approach to                                               on giving you the skills required
                                                                                        Our flexible approach to teaching                                          you have learnt in your first and      alternative.
                                                your studies that you won’t find                                              to succeed in the workplace or
26                                                                                      and learning means that many of                                            second years in a professional                                              27
                                                at many other highly ranked
                                                universities.                           the courses we offer allow you
                                                                                                                              further study, such as leadership    work environment and will be a         Study abroad
                                                                                                                              and teamwork.                        fantastic addition to your CV.
                                                                                        the option to choose from a wide                                                                                  As a Lancaster student, you
                                                For many of our degrees, this           selection of modules. Examples        Our main learning approach is                                               may have the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                   Finding and securing a placement
                                                means that you’ll have options for      of the modules available on each      through independent study and is                                            study abroad for a semester or
                                                                                                                                                                   opportunity is down to you, just
                                                a minor subject from the very start     course are listed in the course       designed to challenge and inspire                                           a full academic year as part of
                                                                                                                                                                   as it would be when applying for
                                                – whether it’s a subject within your    section of this prospectus.           you. This might feel different                                              your degree. We have partner
                                                                                                                                                                   a graduate vacancy, however we
                                                major degree programme, or in           However, not all modules will be      at first, but you won’t be left on                                          universities in Europe, the USA,
                                                                                                                                                                   will provide you with plenty of
                                                another subject altogether. Some        available each year so please         your own, as there is a range of                                            Canada, Mexico, Australia, New
                                                                                                                                                                   support and guidance in where
                                                of these options come with entry        check with your department or         help available to support you in                                            Zealand, China and Hong Kong
                                                                                                                                                                   to look for placements, preparing
                                                requirements, while others don’t.       our online course search before       becoming an independent and                                                 offering opportunities to immerse
                                                                                                                                                                   you for interviews, writing your CV,
                                                However, some degree subjects,          applying to Lancaster.                effective learner who is able to                                            yourself in another culture. You
                                                                                                                                                                   applying for positions and even
                                                such as medicine, physics and                                                 analyse and critically evaluate                                             will choose from a shortlist of
                                                                                                                                                                   taking part in assessment centres.
                                                                                                                              information – skills highly valued                                          partners, which are compatible
                                                                                                                              by employers.                        While a placement role may not be      with your degree. While some
                                                                                                                                                                   available in a field or organisation   degree programmes have study
                                                                                                                              The way we mark your work will       that is directly related to your       abroad built in (those with Study
                                                                                                                              feel different too. We give you      academic studies, all placement        Abroad in their title), you can
                                                                                                                              feedback, and assessment of          roles offer valuable experience        apply to study abroad on many
                                                                                                                              essays, projects, presentations      of working at a graduate level         of our degree programmes after
                                                                                                                              and problem sheets, to ensure        and gaining a range of                 you have started at Lancaster
                                                                                                                              you progress and develop for the

       Teaching and
                                                                                                                                                                   professional skills.                   – although there may be less
                                                                                                                              duration of your degree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          choice and availability. There are
                                                                                                                                                                   If you are unable to get a suitable
                                                                                                                                                                                                          also opportunities to spend time
                                                                                                                              Placement year                       placement for your third year,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          overseas during vacations on a
                                                                                                                                                                   you will be able to transfer to the
                                                                                                                              Our four-year placement year                                                Lancaster programme or study
                                                                                                                                                                   non-placement variant of your

                                                                                                                              degrees have the option for you to                                          abroad on a Summer School with
                                                                                                                                                                   degree and will continue with your
                                                                                                                              spend your third year working in a                                          one of our partners.
                                                                                                                                                                   studies at Lancaster, finishing
                                                                                                                              graduate-level role. This valuable

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–– Woodland pod

        Made for
        learning                                                                                                                                                                                           –– Lancaster Castle

        Learning styles differ.                 Focused                               Together                               Equipped                              DNA sequencing and protein             or look at materials for the module
                                                                                                                                                                   purification – among all the others.   you’re working on. If you don’t feel
        Sometimes all that                      For moments of total                  Some of the best work you’ll do will   Specialist study demands                                                     like carrying your laptop across
                                                concentration, we have all sorts      be in groups, so we offer a variety    specialist spaces and tools.          If you’re into the arts, you’ll find
        you need is a little                    of spaces for silent study. You’ll    of spaces designed for teamwork.       Our campus is packed full of them.    art and dance studios made for
                                                                                                                                                                                                          campus, you can borrow one of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ours for a few hours.
        peace and quiet.                        have your own desk in your            As well as our Library, we have our    If you’re a scientist, you could      creativity and the perfect stages
                                                campus accommodation, while           Learning Zone –                        work with NMR and x-ray machines      to exhibiting the results – from       You can access e-journals and
        Sometimes access to                     your college will have dedicated      a dedicated social learning space      in the Chemistry Department, or       the Great Hall to the Peter            e-books online, so with high
        a laptop and a printer.                 areas too. And, at the heart of our   that’s also open 24/7. Between         ultra-low temperature labs and        Scott Gallery.                         speed wired connection and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wi-Fi in campus accommodation
        And sometimes you                       campus, you’ll find our Library.
                                                Open 24/7 in term-time, it offers a
                                                                                      the two, there are 37 rooms and
                                                                                      workspaces you can book for
                                                                                                                             ultra-low noise labs in the Physics
                                                                                                                             Department. For engineers,
                                                                                                                                                                   You can perfect your pronunciation
                                                                                                                                                                                                          you might not even need to step
        need something a little                 wide choice of space for individual   your group work. And that’s not        our new building is a giant box
                                                                                                                                                                   in specialist language labs, hone
                                                                                                                                                                   your mooting skills in our mock
                                                                                                                                                                                                          out of your room to find what you
        more specialist – like                  study with several areas set aside    to mention all the comfortable         of tricks, designed to bring
                                                                                                                                                                   courtroom, or work on your figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                          need. When you do, you’ll still have
                                                                                                                                                                                                          access to our Wi-Fi network –
                                                as a quiet zone.                      spots dotted around campus you         disciplines together and to bring
        a lab that can create                                                         can grab for a meeting or a chat –     the best ideas into reality.
                                                                                                                                                                   in our dedicated Bloomberg
                                                                                                                                                                                                          whether you’re in the Library, in a
                                                It’s built around a central atrium                                                                                 financial dealing room.
        the conditions colder                   filled with natural light, which
                                                                                      from the Engineering building and
                                                                                                                             It’s the same story in our Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                          class or having a coffee in one of
                                                                                      Physics atrium to various cafés                                                                                     our cafés.
        than deep space.                        is home to a real living tree –
                                                                                      and (when the sun is shining) all
                                                                                                                             and Medicine faculty. If you’re       Connected
                                                called Norman.                                                               looking forward to getting to                                                Wherever you are, you’ll have
        Whatever you’re                                                               the open spaces.
                                                                                                                             grips with anatomy, our Clinical
                                                                                                                                                                   A lot of university life revolves
                                                                                                                                                                                                          our iLancaster app to keep you
                                                                                                                                                                   around technology. We’ve got
        learning today, we                      For something a little different,
                                                you can head to our woodland
                                                                                                                             Anatomy Learning Centre is            you covered.                           connected to what’s going on.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Your timetable, your course
        have the facilities to                  pods, and we even have a seminar
                                                                                                                             a good place to start, not to
                                                                                                                             mention the Life Sciences and         You’ll find learning labs you can      resources, your latest news, even
        make it possible.                       room at Lancaster Castle for
                                                                                                                             Environment labs. Then there’s        access any time, meaning you’re        your bus times. It’s all on the app,
                                                academic events and training.                                                                                      never far from a computer or a         in your pocket.
                                                                                                                             the confocal microscopes, mass
                                                                                                                             spectrometers, fluorescent            printer on campus – where you
                                                                                                                             imagers and the equipment for         can access work saved securely,

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Coming to Lancaster is all about           Certificate that can equip you for a
                                                              broadening your horizons – not just        global future.
                                                              learning new subjects, but finding new
                                                                                                         What starts in Lancaster can take you
                                                              perspectives and discovering new
                                                                                                         much further afield. You might spend
                                                              experiences too. Because with us, you
                                                                                                         a few weeks abroad as part of your
                                                              get to be part of a community that lets
                                                                                                         course, or even study for a whole year
                                                              you live and learn from people from
                                                                                                         with one of our partner institutions
                                                              different cultures to share ideas and
                                                                                                         around the world. And when you
                                                                                                         graduate, you’ll join an alumni network
                                                              You’ll have every opportunity to make      that touches every corner of the
30                                                            some international connections             globe – putting a 170-country network     31
                                                              of your own, rubbing shoulders             at your fingertips.
                                                              with students from more than 100
                                                                                                         Whether you’re a Lancaster local
                                                              countries – whether you’re doing
                                                                                                         or you’re crossing oceans to join
                                                              group work, getting involved with one
                                                                                                         our community, you’ll discover an
                                                              of our student societies or enjoying
                                                                                                         international perspective on life.
                                                              a night off at a big celebration. You’ll
                                                                                                         You’ll learn about other people.
                                                              also learn from world-leading staff
                                                                                                         Celebrate other cultures.
                                                              from around the globe – as almost
                                                                                                         Make friendships and connections
                                                              half our team come from outside
                                                                                                         that cross borders and continents.
                                                              the UK. You can even make global
                                                                                                         In Lancaster, you’ll explore the
                                                              citizenship a part of your studies,
                                                                                                         world and find yourself.
                                                              with an Intercultural Competencies

                                                              A global
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Daniel Scullion
        Cartmel College,
        studying BSc Hons

32      While I’ve been at Lancaster, I’ve                                                                                                                                                                                          33
        had many opportunities to gain
        global experiences. I have spent a
        summer in Zagreb, on an Erasmus
        exchange, and have undertaken
        two field courses in Paris and
        New York.                                 –– Zagreb, Croatia
        Between my second and third
        years, I visited the University of
        Zagreb, in Croatia to undertake my                                                                                                             I spent my summer in the capital       The internship was directly related
        dissertation research. It was the       My dissertation was investigating      By going abroad to conduct my                                   of, Ghana, Accra, where I took         to my degree and being able to
        best time of my life and allowed        organic farming in Croatia. I got to   independent research, I learnt so                               part in the Ghana Global Health        develop a hands on skill has really
        me to connect with some amazing         travel across the whole country        many new skills and developed                                   programme as part of my degree.        helped give some context to the
        people. While in Croatia, I had the     from Pula to Osijek, and Zagreb to     old ones. I also have had the                                                                          degree as a whole. Coming back
                                                                                                                                                       As part of my trip I got to learn in
        opportunity to discover more            Zadar. One of my best experiences      opportunity to go to Paris and New                                                                     to the classroom I feel like I have
                                                                                                                                                       more detail about global health
        about its customs and culture,          was travelling to a meeting            York on field courses and these                                                                        a better understanding of the
                                                                                                                                                       whilst experiencing what life is
        which opened my eyes to a               with an organic producer in the        have allowed me to learn a variety                                                                     work I’m doing. This has really
                                                                                                                                                       like for a biomedical researcher
        different side of Europe.               Žumberak–Samoborsko National           of different research methods.                                                                         benefitted my career development
                                                                                                                                                       in mosquito larvae labs, which is
        I went on my own to Croatia, and        Park. I travelled with my friend       It has also shown me the different                                                                     as I’m currently applying for
                                                                                                                                                       something I’m really interested
        at first, I was very scared as I did
        not understand the language
                                                in his car, which allowed me to
                                                experience rural Croatia and listen
                                                                                       areas and people of these iconic
                                                                                       cities. One memorable experience
                                                                                                                                      Mac Turner       in. I was able to feed into a
                                                                                                                                                                                              PhDs in tropical disease. This
                                                                                                                                                                                              experience is something that
                                                                                                                                                       campaign about promoting the
        and knew no one. However, that          to Turbo-Folk music for the first
                                                time. At the meeting, the producer
                                                                                       in Paris was going to the West
                                                                                       African markets in the north of
                                                                                                                                  Grizedale College,   use of Insecticide Treated Nets to
                                                                                                                                                                                              helps me stand out in my field
                                                                                                                                                                                              and I hope will lead to some
        only lasted a week as I quickly                                                                                                                protect against malaria-carrying
        made friends who showed me              was very friendly and excited          the city. This experience taught             studied MSci       mosquitoes, being part of that
                                                                                                                                                                                              interesting opportunities.
                                                to meet us, and he showed us           me that Paris is not just the Eiffel
        around Zagreb and told me
        about the Croatian culture and          around his farm and then we were       Tower and Louvre, but a city with          Hons Biomedicine     really meant a lot. Not only did I
                                                                                                                                                       get to see new places, meet new
                                                                                                                                                                                              I have learnt so much both in an
                                                                                                                                                                                              academic and personal sense.
        history. Croatia is very connected      treated to many different Croatian     a long history of diversity. All in all,                        friends and try new things, I got      It was such a fantastic experience,
        geographically so I also got the        dishes. This experience, and all my    these experiences have not only                                 to see the impact my degree            packed full and exhausting but in
        chance to explore much of Central       fantastic experiences in Croatia,      allowed me to learn about a new                                 field can have on people and           the best possible way.
        Europe. After this, my love for         would not have happened if I had       culture and customs, but have                                   the community in real life. It was
        Croatia has grown even stronger,        just gone there on holiday.            boosted my confidence and have                                  incredibly rewarding.
        and I look to go back every year.                                              made me new friends for life.

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Diana Mezanec is in the third         were really fun. It wouldn’t be         would allow me to travel around
                                                              year of an integrated masters         study abroad in Australia if you        the globe. Studying in Australia
                                                              degree in Geography.                  didn’t surf! I was able to travel all   gave me the confidence to pursue
                                                              Originally from Lithuania,            around Australia meeting friends,       that dream. It also gave me the
                                                                                                    as well as visiting New Zealand,        opportunity to make lifelong
                                                              Diana moved to Ireland when
                                                                                                    Fiji and many more countries            connections.
                                                              she was eight years old.
                                                                                                    across South East Asia. During
                                                              As part of her degree, she            my solo travelling, I experienced       What advice would give
                                                              has spent a year studying
                                                              at Monash University in
                                                                                                    some crazy things I wouldn’t have       to students considering
                                                                                                    even imagined myself doing, like
                                                              Melbourne, Australia.                 bungee jumping, and became              studying abroad?
                                                                                                    engrossed in other cultures.            Just do it! It was the best year
                                                                                                    Even after I finished my year
                                                              Why did you decide to                 at Monash University, I took
                                                                                                                                            of my life. You will meet so many
                                                                                                                                            amazing people from all around
                                                              spend a year studying                 the opportunity to work for a           the world, so you have nothing
                                                              abroad?                               passionate team, fundraising for        to be scared of! Put yourself
                                                                                                    amazing Australian charities, such      out there and you’ll have an
                                                              I’ve always had a passion for         as Fred Hollows Foundation and          unforgettable time.
                                                              travelling, so I always knew          the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
                                                              that I wanted to spend a year
                                                              studying abroad. When choosing
                                                                                                    This allowed me to further explore      Is there anything else
                                                                                                    Melbourne as well as other states
                                                              universities for my UCAS              across Australia and meet some          you want to say about
                                                              application, Lancaster stood out      amazing people, who I still stay in     your study abroad
                                                              as it offered a year abroad as well   touch with. It was an unbelievable
                                                              as a four-year integrated masters.    experience I will cherish forever.
34                                                            The opportunity Lancaster gave                                                Even if you decide not to study     35
                                                              me was once in a lifetime, not        Did it live up to your                  abroad, you should still consider
                                                              only to study abroad, but also to
                                                              experience a different culture.
                                                                                                    expectations?                           vacation travel, organised by the
                                                                                                                                            Global Experiences Department.
                                                                                                    It exceeded them. It became a           I participated in the Psychology
                                                              What did you learn                    part of my life I will never forget.    and Well-being Programme at
                                                              from your experience?                 I am very lucky to have had these       Sunway University, in Malaysia, a
                                                                                                    experiences.                            two-week inter-cultural exchange
                                                              I learned so much regarding other                                             programme. I learned about
                                                              cultures in Australia and all the     How did the experience                  psychology, health and well-being
                                                              countries I visited. But, it’s the
                                                              experience I gained in learning
                                                                                                    benefit your degree and                 in Malaysia, as well as engaging
                                                                                                                                            with NGOs, and psychiatric
                                                              about myself that truly stands out.   your future prospects?                  hospitals. As well as exploring
                                                                                                    I feel that experiencing what you       Malaysia, I learned about Malay,
                                                              What were the                         learn is very important. I was          Chinese and Indian cultures.
                                                              most memorable                        able to carry out fieldwork in          I loved it so much I decided to
                                                                                                                                            go back. It was an overall
                                                              experiences?                          arid environments (which aren’t
                                                                                                                                            amazing experience where
                                                                                                    present in England) and learn
                                                              When studying abroad, I think it      more about Australia as a whole.        I made lifelong friends.
                                                              is important to put yourself out      I was able to study modules,
                                                              there. During my first semester,      which furthered my knowledge,
                                                              I decided to join The Boardriders     and having this opportunity to

       A world for
                                                              Society, where I had the chance       experience what I was learning
                                                              the learn how to surf and             about only helped me. My all-time
                                                              participate in surf camps, which      dream is to work in a field that

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                                                                        University is not only an experience;         at interview. And, if you need some
                                                                        it’s preparation for your future. We are      information, advice or guidance, you
                                                                        here to help you learn about career and       can book an appointment with a Careers
                                                                        employability opportunities while you         professional, or drop us an email (we

                                                                        study and for when you graduate.              answer about 500 a week).

                                                                        When you arrive in Lancaster, you don’t       As you go through your course, you’ll
                                                                        have to have a plan for the day after you     always have the chance to focus on
                                                                        graduate. But, when you’re ready to take      your future. Whatever you’re studying,
                                                                        that next step, you’ll find we are ready to   you’ll have both departmental Careers
                                                                        help. The sooner you start to manage your     Consultants and academic employability
                                                                        career and engage with our services, the      champions to turn to, ready to offer
                                                                        easier it becomes.                            advice or point you in the right direction.
                                                                                                                      There’s also the chance to undertake
                                                                        There are Careers events to welcome           professional, graduate-level work
36                                                                      you as soon as you’re unpacked and            experience, which will help inform your        37
                                                                        settled. We have student and graduate         career choices and enhance your
                                                                        recruiters on campus all year round           chances of future graduate job success.
                                                                        who are happy to tell you about their
                                                                        opportunities – which might be part-time      So, by the time you leave Lancaster
                                                                        work while you’re a student, a vacation or    University, you should have much more
                                                                        year-long placement, or a job when you        than a degree. You could have had work
                      We are 2nd in the UK in the Guardian University   graduate. Come and find out about our         experience, developed your employability
                    Guide 2020 for the percentage of graduates who      Career Mentoring Programme and our
                                                                        Employment and Recruitment Service.
                                                                                                                      skills, grown your professional networks,
                                                                                                                      and have an idea of where you’re heading.
                    find graduate-level employment, or are in further   Whatever you choose to do, we can help        Whatever’s right for you, we’re here to help
                          study, within six months of graduation.       you every step of the way – from making
                                                                        your first application to succeeding
                                                                                                                      – and ready to say hello to your future!

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Kelsey Robb
                                                                                                                   Say hello
        BSc (Hons) Marketing 2018,
        Fylde College
                                                                                                                   to your
        Associate Agency Account
        Strategist at Google                                              –– Kelsey Robb - Google
        I came to Lancaster from London, and the              This was where I truly learnt about leadership       We know that it can be daunting to start            Volunteering is a great way to develop
        moment I stepped onto the campus at an                – how to set deadlines and targets for myself        thinking about your future. So our team of          skills, enhance your CV and make a positive
        open day I knew that Lancaster was the                and others, how to stay motivated and solve          experienced careers professionals are here to       contribution to the community. Lancaster
        place I wanted to be. There were so many              problems when things didn’t work and how             give you the support and help you need to plan      has a thriving volunteering community for
38      activities, societies and initiatives that I could    to help others so you all succeed. All of this       your next steps. We understand the vast array       you to get involved in with around 1,300           39
        join or even start. I also loved the collegiate       serves me well now and will continue to do           of options you face. We’ll help you to choose       students taking part. Our Students’ Union
        atmosphere – it really made the campus seem           so in the future.                                    what’s right for you, whether that’s applying       also works with a number of charities, schools
        like it could be a home away from home.                                                                    for a graduate job, continuing your studies to      and local organisations to arrange a variety
                                                              I am now an Agency Account Strategist at
                                                                                                                   a higher level, or both.                            of volunteering opportunities for students
        During my degree, I made sure the internships         Google. Everyday I help agencies develop their
                                                                                                                                                                       participate in.
        I took every summer complemented the                  clients’ marketing strategies and business           Our online resource offers 24/7 careers
        subjects I was studying. The first summer             goals. This means meeting and talking to a           help, ranging from videos, interactive              To help you stand out from the crowd and
        consisted of working in a digital marketing           variety of agencies across the UK and learning       learning activities, psychometric tests, to         enhance your future employment prospects
        agency for several months to understand               what defines their clients’ success. No two          tips and insights from top employers on their       you can complete the Lancaster Award.
        the world of advertising, social media and            days are the same because no two businesses          recruitment and selection methods. With over        Developed in partnership with employers, it
        branding. The next year I worked in a fintech         are, so you have to be alert for different trends,   5,000 graduate opportunities listed every           is formal recognition of all the activities you
        banking start-up, immersing myself in an              seasonality peaks and products.                      year on our exclusive Lancaster University job      undertake during your studies that enhance
        entrepreneurial environment.                                                                               search portal, we’ll help you discover a world      your employability.
                                                              What is great about my role is that it
                                                                                                                   of possibilities for your career.
        Those internships taught me how the theory            incorporates an entrepreneurial environment                                                              You probably won’t need us after you graduate
        I was studying had real world applications,           with digital marketing and I am always               We encourage you to start preparing for the         – most of our students go straight into work
        as well as how to operate and hold myself in          learning new things. I use skills that I learned     professional world as early as possible. You        or continue their studies. But, careers aren’t
        workplace environments. It wasn’t just a case         at Lancaster in my work, such as setting my          can get involved in a range of activities to help   straight lines on one simple track. Your aims in
        of the internships adding experience to my CV,        own deadlines, staying motivated in difficult        you create – and make the most of – your own        life can shift over time and your circumstances
        but also helping me grow as an individual.            situations and seeing the different avenues          opportunities. Our Work in Progress Centre          may change. When that happens, we’ll be here
                                                              to explore. I also do find the occasional piece      offers a wealth of expertise, support and           to help. We currently provide our graduates
        At Lancaster, I was also involved in quite
                                                              of marketing theory pops up which makes              contacts to help you turn your business ideas       with free lifetime access to our services. Put
        a few societies, either as a member or in a
                                                              me smile.                                            into a reality.                                     simply, we’re here for as long as you need us.
        committee role. In particular being President
        of the Advertising Society really helped with
        multi-faceted development. The committee
        and I organised campaigns across campus,
        competitions, talks and workshops,
        sometimes even two in the same week.

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                                                              Based on campus,                       settle into your new environment
                                                                                                                                          Improve your English
                                                                                                     and encourage you to get fully
                                                              the International                      involved in campus life and          If you need to top-up your
                                                                                                                                          English skills before starting your
                                                              Study Centre provides                  the community at Lancaster.
                                                                                                                                          Foundation Year or Pre-Masters
                                                                                                     From day one, you will be part
                                                              students that need it                  of the University: studying and      Programme, you can join our
                                                              with the opportunity                   socialising within our close and     English Language Preparation
                                                                                                                                          programme for one term. At the
                                                                                                     friendly community. You will also
                                                              to take a foundation                   have access to the University’s      end of the programme, you will
                                                              course, or top-up                      excellent facilities such as         be ready to start on your chosen
                                                                                                                                          pathway at the International
                                                              course, so that they can               the library, sports centre and
                                                                                                     Students’ Union activities.          Study Centre.
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                                                              prepare for a degree at
                                                                                                     Study structure                      University-style teaching
                                                              Lancaster University
                                                                                                     We have six Foundation routes        You will learn in a university-
                                                              the following year.                    and two Pre-Masters routes,          style environment. This includes
                                                                                                     each leading to degree study in a    participating in group lectures,
                                                              International Study Centre             related subject.                     seminars and tutorials and
                                                                                                                                          undertaking independent study.
                                                              Our International Study Centre         Options include an International     This style of teaching really
                                                              programmes are delivered by            Foundation Year in:                  helps you to prepare for degree
                                                              Study Group in partnership with
                                                                                                     +	B usiness and Management          study and feel confident about
                                                              Lancaster University. When you
                                                                                                       Studies                            progressing to undergraduate
                                                              join the International Study Centre,
                                                              you will begin your journey towards    + Engineering and Computing
                                                              gaining a degree from a top
                                                              university and a rewarding career.
                                                                                                     + Law                                Regular assessment
                                                                                                     + Life Sciences                      To ensure you make steady
                                                              An International Foundation                                                 progress throughout the
                                                                                                     + Mathematics and Statistics
                                                              Year allows you to progress to a                                            programme and achieve the
                                                              broad range of degree choices          + Social Studies
                                                                                                                                          grades you need, we will give
                                                              at Lancaster University, and our       Or a Pre-Masters Programme in:       you regular assessments.
                                                              Pre-Masters Programme allows                                                This includes exams, coursework,
                                                              you to progress to postgraduate        +	B usiness, Law and Social
                                                                                                                                          assessment, presentations
                                                              study at the University.                 Sciences
                                                                                                                                          and extended essays.
                                                              The programmes are carefully           +	Engineering, Computing,
                                                              designed to combine academic              Mathematics and Science           For more information, please visit
                                                              modules and, where needed,
                                                                                                     At the International Study Centre,
                                                              English language preparation with
                                                                                                     you will study a combination of
                                                              the study skills you will need to
                                                                                                     core units and subject-specific
                                                              progress to degree study.
                                                                                                     units that focus on the academic
                                                              The programmes are not just            areas most relevant to your
                                                              about your academic studies,           chosen degree.
                                                              they are designed to help you

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Funding your                                                                                                           Bursaries and
        studies                                                                                                                scholarships
        We believe that                         Tuition fees                           then multiply this by 40 weeks          We welcome applications from           Lancaster University                  Other scholarships and
                                                                                       – the number of weeks in the            students from all backgrounds.
        studying for a degree at                For 2021 entry, the University         university year (it’s less if you can   We believe that funding concerns       Bursaries                             bursaries
                                                classifies applicants as either
        Lancaster University is                 Home/EU, International (non EU)
                                                                                       go home during the spring and           should not stop any student with       +	A Lancaster University Bursary     The University has a variety of
                                                                                       winter breaks).                         the talent to thrive at Lancaster        of £1,000 per annum is available    other scholarships and bursaries
        a sound investment for                  or Islands students.                                                           from applying. Dependant on              for undergraduate students who      available depending on your
                                                                                       Support with living expenses
        your future. However,                   For 2021 entry, Home/EU fees are                                               your financial circumstances and         meet eligibility for UK funding     circumstances and eligibility.
                                                                                                                               academic ability we have a range
        we understand that                      set by the UK government and are       If you are a full-time UK student
                                                                                       under the age of 60 and studying        of bursaries and scholarships to
                                                                                                                                                                        support and whose household
                                                                                                                                                                        income is less than £30,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            To find out more about this
                                                                                                                                                                                                            support, please visit
                                                expected to be £9,250 per year.
        the cost of attending                                                          for your first degree, you may          support students.                                                            www.lancaster.ac.uk/
        university can seem a
                                                International (non EU) fees            be eligible for a maintenance
                                                                                                                               In 2019, we provided over
                                                                                                                                                                      Support for care                      ses/funding.
                                                are dependent on your choice
        daunting prospect. It is
                                                                                       loan from the government to
                                                                                                                               £4.3 million in bursaries and          leavers and estranged
                                                of course. Fees are reviewed           help with living costs. Students                                                                                     Financial assistance
        important that you take                 annually and are liable to increase.   with a disability or those with
                                                                                                                               scholarships, helping 4,111
                                                Fees for 2021 entry were not           dependants may also be eligible
                                                                                                                               students with the cost of fees
                                                                                                                                                                      We welcome applications from
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and support
        the time to research                    available at the time of printing,     for additional support. You can
                                                                                                                               and living expenses.
                                                                                                                                                                      care leavers and estranged            If you ever face an unexpected
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        and plan your finances.                 but the 2020 entry fees may be
                                                used as a guide –
                                                                                       find out more at
                                                                                                                               Lancaster University                   students and offer the following      shortfall or an emergency we have
                                                                                       www.gov.uk/student-                                                                                                  discretionary hardship funds,
        Our Student Funding                     www.lancaster.ac.uk/                                                           Scholarships
                                                                                                                                                                      financial support, in addition to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            which can provide short-term
                                                                                       finance.                                                                       the standard University financial
        Advisers are here to                    international-fees.                                                            +	A n annual scholarship of £1,000    support:                              loans or emergency funding.

        offer information on                    To find out about our fees for         International student                     is available for all UK students
                                                                                                                                                                      + A £2,000 bursary per annum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our student funding advisers
                                                                                                                                                                                                            are here to offer information on
        financial support and                   Island students, please visit          funding                                   admitted with at least AAA at A
                                                                                                                                 level, or equivalent, and at least                                         financial support and advice on
                                                www.lancaster.ac.uk/                                                                                                  +	A welcome pack including a £50
        advice on budgeting                     ugfunding.
                                                                                       The UK Home Office requires all           five GCSEs at grade A or 7.            shopping voucher, £20 laundry
                                                                                                                                                                                                            budgeting whenever you need it –
                                                                                       international students studying in        This is awarded in each year of                                            www.lancaster.ac.uk/
        whenever you need it.                   Eligible UK students are able to       the UK to demonstrate that they           study subject to progression.
                                                                                                                                                                        card and £20 print credit.
                                                apply for a tuition fee loan from      have enough money to pay for                                                   +	A graduation bursary of £500
        The cost for attending                  the government to cover the            their first year of course fees and     +	A scholarship of £2,000 for the       (paid in the June of a student’s
                                                                                       living costs. You can find out more       first year of study is available       final year) to support students
        university can be                       cost of your fees. This does not
                                                                                       about visas and immigration on            to any UK students admitted            with additional costs faced when
                                                need to be repaid until you have
        broken in to two main                   completed your studies and have        our website                               with at least A*A*A at A level,        first leaving university such as
                                                                                       www.lancaster.ac.uk/visas                 or equivalent, and at least five       travel to interviews and deposits
        elements – tuition fees                 started earning.
                                                                                                                                 GCSEs at grade A or 7. This is         for accommodation.
                                                                                       or by visiting the UKCISA website
        and living expenses.                    Living expenses                        www.ukcisa.org.uk.                        awarded in the first year of
                                                                                                                                 study only.                          +	A graduation package to
                                                One of your main outgoings will                                                                                         support costs associated with
                                                be your living expenses and you        US loans                                You may be awarded both                  graduation such as gown hire
                                                should think carefully about           Lancaster University is                 scholarships, so if you are              and photography.
                                                what costs you would incur             recognised by the US Department         eligible for the £2,000 Lancaster
                                                before you start your course.          of Education and as a result,           Scholarship you will also be
                                                You should consider what type of       eligible US students can access         eligible for the £1,000 Lancaster
                                                accommodation you wish to live         US federal student loans. For more      Scholarship.
                                                in, food prices, entertainment and     information and eligibility please
                                                other costs. A simple way to plan      visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/
                                                for your annual expenditure is to      us-federal-loans.
                                                start with your weekly costs,

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