|| Home | About | Undergraduate | Postgraduate | Staff | Research | Current Students | News & Events | Contact Us ||
Guide for Socrates Students
Lancaster University has a strong tradition of supporting exchange programmes and is the home for students from many countries. This gives a decidedly international atmosphere to the University, of which we are proud and which we are determined to maintain and strengthen.
Lancaster University - and in particular the Social Sciences Faculty which is the home of the Law School - is one of the United Kingdom's top ten Universities for research.
It is situated in 100 hectares of parkland, standing on a ridge overlooking the sea to the west, with views of the celebrated Lake District and Pennines to the North and East. The historic city of Lancaster, with its famous castle, is 5 km away, with frequent bus connections. Manchester City can be reached in about an hour, Manchester International Airport in ninety minutes.
Students from outside the United Kingdom enhance the atmosphere of the University and give it a distinctively international flavour, with nearly one-fifth of the ten thousand students coming from more than one hundred countries.
The University is based on a college system. Every student and member of staff belongs to a college, independent of department affiliation. The colleges provide a focus for social activities, and visiting students have found the system beneficial for integration into the student community.
Lancaster University makes thorough provision for students with special needs, and has won awards for its facilities in this regard. Contact the Special Needs Advisor if you require further information.
If you require assistance with English Language (spoken or written) then
Unfortunately, the University cannot guarantee on-campus accommodation for every Socrates student. A number of rooms are set aside for incoming Socrates students who apply to come to Lancaster for the full year or for Michaelmas/Lent terms. Students coming for Lent/Summer terms can also apply for on-campus accomodation, as there will normally be some rooms available in January. If you are not successful you may apply for host family housing, or you can use the off-campus accomodation office.
Students coming for the Michaelmas term only will no longer be offered on-campus accommodation - except where the partner university agrees to split the year between two students - e.g. one student comes for Michaelmas term and the other for Lent and Summer. In that case both students can apply to have the same room. For this to work, the partner university would have to send in both applications at the same time.
Useful Links for Socrates Students
|| Home | About | Undergraduate | Postgraduate | Staff |
| Research | Current Students | News & Events | Contact Us |
|Law School, Bowland North, Lancaster University, UK, LA1 4YN Tel: +44 (0) 1524 592465 or 592463 Fax: 848137 E-mail: email@example.com
Privacy and Cookies Notice