- Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2013 12:28
The reputation of Lancaster University is unequivocal. It has consolidated its position among the recognised elite of UK institutions, being in and around the top ten in all the major UK league tables.
Lancaster has also established itself in the top one per cent of the international league tables, a remarkable achievement for a university yet to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary.
Lancaster is committed to four key priorities: producing world class research, transforming people’s lives and society through teaching and learning, engaging with business and our communities, and developing our culture and values.
We aspire to excellence in all our fields of work and to distribute and exchange knowledge and expertise generated from world class research and teaching through dialogue with all parts of society, public bodies, business and individuals.
Excellent results in National Student Surveys are testament to the commitment of both staff and students in making Lancaster a place where students want, and compete, to be part of.
Lancaster graduates are highly employable with 93% of them going into work or further study within six months of graduating. Engagement with non-academic pursuits is highly valued by employers and Lancaster University recognises the importance of both academic and co-curricular activities in developing the range of skills and attributes that are vital for your future prospects.
Employers are also increasingly seeking out graduates who are comfortable working with culturally diverse teams of people from different backgrounds. Lancaster offers a global perspective to life and learning through its cosmopolitan campus with students from over one hundred countries, and with over fifty nationalities represented amongst our staff.
Lancaster is, however, more than just an academic environment, being one of only a handful of collegiate, campus-based universities in the UK. Its social fabric is encapsulated by its physical infrastructure thanks to heavy investment in the campus, with the creation of new academic facilities, space for business to co-locate, teaching spaces and student social facilities.
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