Lancaster University is ranked among the top 15 universities in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and Guardian University Guide 2022) and top 122 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022) and top 132 in the world (QS World University Rankings), demonstrating a commitment to excellent teaching, which is underpinned by world-leading and internationally-excellent research and courses.
Located on a beautiful 560-acre parkland campus in North West England near the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lancaster provides the perfect space for high-quality teaching, impactful research, and meaningful engagement with industry.
Students also benefit from fantastic opportunities to study and work abroad, gain experience in industry working for a range of organisations, and career development programmes specially designed for international students.
As one of the few collegiate universities in the UK, Lancaster students find a supportive community from day one that lasts for the rest of their lives as they graduate and join a global network of over 150,000 alumni.
To learn more about the University, SI-UK India spoke to Siti Zahra, a student at Lancaster, to share her experience of studying in the UK. Read her thoughts below and attend our forthcoming special webinar with the University on 22nd July about student life at Lancaster.
Lancaster Student View
Life in Lancaster and the UK
“The UK has always felt like a second home to me; I have attended summer schools and been on holiday here quite often for someone who comes from the other side of the world. From the police officers on horses, the British accent, the markets and the restaurants – I just can’t get enough of it.
“I had the opportunity to visit Lancaster University and immediately I was in love with the library. The building is so visually pleasing, modern, and comfortable – I wanted to spend hours studying there. Choosing Lancaster has been the best decision I’ve made. I get to work with compassionate and excellent tutors, study in a creative, green environment, and be part of a welcoming, global community.
“I’ve enjoyed plenty of things during my time at Lancaster, but the best ones are those spent with others. I am always eager to meet people with the same interests and passions, and enjoy learning from top-quality tutors who care about not just your academic progress but your health and wellbeing.
“The city has a lot to explore. Going for a walk to Williamson Park or by the canal to watch the sunset is a beautiful and calming activity to do with friends. But the best part is when we find new cafés, bakeries or any other local businesses that make us feel a deeper connection to the community and Lancaster as a place.”
A World of Opportunities
“My course offers a variety of modules, with experienced and inspiring tutors leading each of them. I’ve met a lot of people who inspire my journey and care about how I am and what I do. There are also a lot of things to do outside of the class related to my course.
“Lancaster has offered me work and volunteering opportunities, a huge range of societies and clubs to join, career talks and workshops, as well as talks led by guest speakers that are highly experienced in their fields.
“The best part was that I was able to choose a minor subject to study alongside my degree in the first year; I chose to study French. I learned how to speak the language and about its history and literature, which I absolutely loved. I even went to France with my peers and tutors. I learned the language at a pace faster than ever before, and by the end of it, I was so proud of the simple phrases I learned and I was excited to use them again the next time I travelled to France with friends.
“I also went on a trip to New York and Boston with people from various departments. I made friends that I wouldn’t have met any other way and got to know my tutor better.”
Preparation for the future
“Lancaster not only develops your skills before you get a job, but also offers work experience, year in industry courses, employability modules, and workshops for interview practice, confidence-building, CVs and building LinkedIn profiles.
“I had the opportunity to gain valuable experiences from three different jobs related to the degree I am currently studying: an English teacher, a social media and content officer, and an editor of a magazine. I love each and every one of them, and I hope to continue finding more opportunities I can do in the future.”
Study at Lancaster
Learn more about studying in the UK at Lancaster University by registering for free entry to a special webinar the University is hosting alongside SI-UK India on July 22nd, 4-5pm.