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All distances from city center Lancaster University in miles
All distances from Lancaster University in miles
Founded in 1964, Lancaster University is one of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. The university is among the only 6 collegiate universities in the country and has collaborations with National Health Service, Government Communications Headquarters, LEP, EA, UK Centre For Ecology & Hydrology, Sunway University, and UFLA, Brazil. Lancaster University also confers degrees of two colleges at Blackpool and Blackburn.
Campus and Facilities
The Lancaster University campus is spread across a vast 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg which is just three miles from the heart of the city centre. The university offers a lot of on-campus facilities such as a supermarket, a bakery, hair and beauty salons – so the students can find everything at their doorstep. The fitness and sports centre offers a range of equipment, classes, and activities for the students and staff. The campus is also home to a library where students can study in peace and browse through their vast collection of printed titles.
Faculty and Courses
The academic structure consists of undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate courses, research, and doctoral level programs – business, natural science, social sciences, humanities, and so on. Currently the university has more than 13,000 students and about 700 academic staff out of a total staff of 2,000. Lancaster University has 9 colleges – Bowland and Lonsdale, Cartmel and County, Pendle and Grizedale, Furness and Fylde, and the Graduate College.
Finding student accommodation near Lancaster University
It may be the first time that you are moving abroad for studies and the feeling is often accompanied by a mix of fear and anxiety with happiness. You have to think about a lot of things, where to live, how to manage your expenses, and so on. Well, when it comes to accommodation – you can either get on-campus housing or not. Since universities have limited number of rooms, not everyone is able to find student accommodation near Lancaster University. This is where University Living can help you find accommodation close to the campus.
Lancaster: things to do
Whether you are a tourist visiting or a student staying, there is no shortage of exciting Lancaster things to do in the city, no matter where you like to travel. History enthusiasts must visit the Lancaster Castle to learn more about the many stories waiting to be uncovered in the ruins. Also, pay a visit to the Lancaster City Museum which is housed in the former Town Hall located on Market Square since 1923.
The city has excellent transport links that are great for students who are new to Lancaster. There are regular bus services running at intervals to and from the university campus. The city of Lancaster is around 70 miles from Manchester’s International Airport which again is well-served by road and public transport links. Lancaster train station provides direct rail links between the city and other major cities in the UK and is just a 5-minutes’ walk from the city centre.
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