In 1947 a public meeting in Lancaster endorsed a proposal that there might be a university college established in the city. Although the idea lapsed for lack of government funding, in early 1961 it was revived by Lancashire County Council, and a Promotion Committee for a University in North-West Lancashire, presented a proposal to the University Grants Committee for Lancaster to be chosen.
Lancaster University is strongly focused on working with business and has helped create more than 4,000 jobs through working with more than 5,000 SMEs. Lancaster University has received the Small Business Charter Gold award – one of only three nationally – in recognition of the role it has played in kick-starting British enterprise, this demonstrates that Lancaster's work with SMEs is recognised at the highest national levels.
Lancaster University's commitment to engaging with enterprise has helped thousands of northern businesses grow and cements the University's position as an economic anchor institution for North West England.
The University is frequently singled out for its high levels of graduate employment; 82% of graduates are in graduate level work or further study, and Lancaster's unemployment rate is low. Lancaster graduates are performing well in what is an increasingly competitive job market.
Through the work of our Careers staff and initiatives such as the Lancaster Award, which helps students communicate to future employers their skills and accomplishments such as voluntary work, we aim to enhance our students' future career prospects.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Lancaster University!
Student Based Services:
Lancaster University Library is located at the heart of the Bailrigg Campus and holds over half a million printed items as well as providing access to hundreds of thousands of electronic journal articles, ebooks and more. Explore our web pages to find out more about our collections and the help and support we can provide during your studies at Lancaster.
Eduroam enables students, researchers and staff from Lancaster University or other participating institutions to get a secure wi-fi connection on a computer, smartphone or other portable device, across campus and when visiting other universities.
Health Services include an NHS doctor's surgery, a pharmacy and a private dentist on the campus.
Lancaster students enjoy a vast green-field site with wonderful views of mountains and sea, yet the campus is just 5 minutes' drive from the M6 motorway and ten minutes from the main West Coast railway with direct services to Manchester, London and Scotland.
Furthermore, as part of our travel plan we have one of the most frequent university bus services in the country, one of the highest employee cycling rates in Lancashire (a traffic-free cycle route links the campus to the outskirts of the city) and our own car sharing scheme.
Food & Drink: There are dozens of places to eat and drink across the campus, with cafes, restaurants and nine college bars - each one reminiscent of its college’s individual character.
The University has just invested in a brand new £20m sports centre on campus, with facilities including a 100 station fitness suite, a 25 metre 8 lane swimming pool, and an 8.5 metre climbing wall and bouldering cave designed with input from renowned mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington.
Within our 360 acres of campus we have plenty of space for a quick game of tennis, the inter-college rugby tournament, or just a stroll along our Woodland Trail.
Joining a society which is in line with your interests is a great part of student life. They organise a number of events and activities at Lancaster, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in.
At LUMS, the student societies relating to business are brought together under the Lancaster University Management School Association (LUMSA).Why join a LUMS society?
Triple accredited is a recognition of the quality of everything we do from the three most influential business school accreditation bodies (AACSB, EQUIS and the Association of MBAs).
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