Lancaster is University of the Year 2018

Lancaster University was named University of the Year 2018 making it a great place for international students

Lancaster University has been awarded the title of University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award comes as Lancaster continues to excel as a top university. The university has risen to sixth in the rankings, as well as being named Best Campus University and Best University in the North West.

The university has also seen success in the Complete University Guide 2018, maintaining its top ten place as 9th in the country. The universities are scored on their entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.

The Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University, Professor Mark E. Smith, says that “staff and students at Lancaster have always known there is something very special about this university and I am so proud of all our achievements.”

As well as its academic success, Lancaster is well renowned for its safe campus lifestyle. The Vice-Chancellor went on to say that “anyone visiting Lancaster University would be struck by the beautiful space surrounding our campus and the friendliness of our diverse colleges, but that this is also a university with a proud international outlook, offering our students the skills and opportunities they need to flourish anywhere in the world, with a commitment to social inclusion.”

These latest rankings join Lancaster's other recent successes, such as receiving a student satisfaction rating of 91% in the 2017 National Student Survey and being rated as Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The university has also been ranked in the top five of all UK universities for its graduates’ successes, with 97.6% of graduates in employment or further study three and a half years after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from 
Higher Education Longitudinal Survey).

Studying at the Lancaster University International Study Centre is a great way to progress on to a top-ranking university. You can read more about the university’s achievements here, or find the best course for you on our programmes page.

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