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    There's plenty of places go in Lancaster. It's not huge but there is still a lot of choice.
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    Not boring in the slightest, tonight Chase and Status at the Sugarhouse. I can honestly say i am having the time of my life here. I know people at Universities in "party cities" and they are having a **** time.

    It's what you make it, and Lancaster has an amazing mix of people. Stop moaning all! Get out of your rooms and make some friends
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    For me Lancaster was way too quiet. Very isolated, pretty boring and nowhere near enough diversity in town in terms of bars/clubs and shops.

    I live in Leeds and it just didn't compare
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    (Original post by Meow7)
    For me Lancaster was way too quiet. Very isolated, pretty boring and nowhere near enough diversity in town in terms of bars/clubs and shops.

    I live in Leeds and it just didn't compare
    If you found Lancaster boring, don't go to Durham. It's not much bigger or livelier, and the shopping is poor, although Newcastle is nearby and easy to get to.
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    (Original post by Lizj)
    If you found Lancaster boring, don't go to Durham. It's not much bigger or livelier, and the shopping is poor, although Newcastle is nearby and easy to get to.
    Yeah people have said that to me. Got a lot of decisions to make to be honest, looking at Manchester as my fave atm
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    I'm in my first year at lancaster and hate it. However I know loads of people that absolutely love it! I'd recommend you to take a visit, see what there is/isn't here for u...u'll either hate it or love it...
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    (Original post by starrynights)
    I'm in my first year at lancaster and hate it. However I know loads of people that absolutely love it! I'd recommend you to take a visit, see what there is/isn't here for u...u'll either hate it or love it...
    Why? :console: I'm sorta disappointed too tbh.
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    I think if you hate lancs uni, youl hate uni life ijn general.

    I HATE the attitudes of people (most people at most unis) who go out drinking everyweek. They just arent decent conversation...always how "oh yeah i got smashed at the carleton last night" or whatever. I was ready to give up and leave. But i have a group of friends here from a society. You just hae to join societies, and make sure you pick the right one. Not just for the activity but for the people....

    Lancaster is great for most things really, unless you want to live in a city and somewhere busy, then not so much.
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    (Original post by Meow7)
    Yeah people have said that to me. Got a lot of decisions to make to be honest, looking at Manchester as my fave atm
    If you like a party then Manchester is definately a good place to go. There's so much on offer in terms of clubs, bars, restaurents, shops. The German and Christmas markets every year are amazing. I live in Manchester but I'm hopefully going to Lancaster or York next year. I'm gona miss the place, but seriously the night life here is amazing.
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    I've read quite alot about people not enjoying Lancaster and I was just wondering why? The people, campus, administration????
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    (Original post by Maysie07)
    I've read quite alot about people not enjoying Lancaster and I was just wondering why? The people, campus, administration????
    I think it is mainly the location that some people don't like. It's a bit of a marmite uni - you love it to bits or you hate it. Some people can't cope with the campus-based life. It's quite isolated and it's easy to feel claustrophobic there. Also the atmosphere is close-knit, it's too cosy for some people. The college system can be great, but it can be hard to meet new people if you don't click with your flatmates.
    Admin wise, it's a bit disorganised and it can take a long time to get anything done.
    I loved it, and I knew it was right for me the first time I saw it. I would definitely recommend a visit if you are considering going there.
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    (Original post by ponpon14)
    I think if you hate lancs uni, youl hate uni life ijn general.

    I HATE the attitudes of people (most people at most unis) who go out drinking everyweek. They just arent decent conversation...always how "oh yeah i got smashed at the carleton last night" or whatever. I was ready to give up and leave. But i have a group of friends here from a society. You just hae to join societies, and make sure you pick the right one. Not just for the activity but for the people....

    Lancaster is great for most things really, unless you want to live in a city and somewhere busy, then not so much.
    Are there any societies that you would recommend? I know an inherent interest in the ones you join helps but I figure that there are probably a few dead ones and others which have a good community going on.
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    (Original post by ed_jnr)
    Are there any societies that you would recommend? I know an inherent interest in the ones you join helps but I figure that there are probably a few dead ones and others which have a good community going on.
    Well I joined LURPS (the roleplaying soc) which is really communal, and you can go once a week or 4 times a week. Its where ive met my best friend.

    But that isnt everyones cup of tea (it wasnt mine until i tried it a few times either!) so there are societies such as archery and badminton which are apparently great. The dance soc is also good. Honestly though, most (99%)societies on campus are lively!

    Then there is also things like volunteering. Ive made a lot of friends volunteering with green lancaster, and its great! Green lancaster do environmental volunteering and LUVU do things like education volunteering.

    What kind of thing do you like? Not interest wise as such, but socialising wise? like sitting for a drink in a pub, going out to nightclubs, or playing games? theres all sorts of things really.
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    (Original post by ponpon14)
    What kind of thing do you like? Not interest wise as such, but socialising wise? like sitting for a drink in a pub, going out to nightclubs, or playing games? theres all sorts of things really.
    I'm definitely thinking of joining one new, slightly off the wall thing like roleplaying, just for something different.

    Usually of a night i'd go to a pub or go into the town. That said, I'm not a big nightclub fanatic - clubbing is fun every now and again but the concept of 6 hours of it where it is too loud to talk is not something I could look forward to every weekend.

    Are there any livelier gaming societies? I've played around with chess and bridge, though I got put off them as they are deathly boring.
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    (Original post by ed_jnr)
    I'm definitely thinking of joining one new, slightly off the wall thing like roleplaying, just for something different.

    Usually of a night i'd go to a pub or go into the town. That said, I'm not a big nightclub fanatic - clubbing is fun every now and again but the concept of 6 hours of it where it is too loud to talk is not something I could look forward to every weekend.

    Are there any livelier gaming societies? I've played around with chess and bridge, though I got put off them as they are deathly boring.
    Hmm i dont know sorry! I know that pool is really popular though, as are a lot of bar sports. Someone on here might have some ideas?

    Another interesting one looks like the history society as they do fun stuff (esp at halloween) and the debatign society if your in to that kind of thing.
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    (Original post by Lizj)
    I think it is mainly the location that some people don't like. It's a bit of a marmite uni - you love it to bits or you hate it. Some people can't cope with the campus-based life. It's quite isolated and it's easy to feel claustrophobic there. Also the atmosphere is close-knit, it's too cosy for some people. The college system can be great, but it can be hard to meet new people if you don't click with your flatmates.
    totally agree...i dont like it for all those reasons.
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    (Original post by *L.C*)
    Sorry if it sounds rude Its just that it's a small place coming from london it scares me how small it is.Please tell there are lots of fun things to do ? and the nightlife isn't too shoddy..Just trying to decide a firm between Lancaster and huddersfield.
    Honesty appreciated
    thankyouu x
    From personal experience, it's boring. I chose Lancaster over Huddersfield and although I don't want to go to Hudds now, a lot of people I know seem to have fun there, and I'm transferring out of Lancs. Even the guys who would usually go out partying every other night got bored at Lancaster after the first term, that's not me trying to be negative, just realistic, trust me!
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    If you want big city atmosphere, lancaster wont be for you! if you want quiet cosy atmosphere it doesnt get better!
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    as a general and sweeping view thats highly out of proportion, yet somehow relevent...
    Lancaster is full of hippies.. or it would have been in 70's

    and although that time has passed, you still get that 'kind' of person and they tend to be the ones that enjoy lancaster IMO.
    if you wnat to go ut drinking every night, lancaster is not the placefor you, [neither uni really, you are better off getting a job and actaully having money to spend on nights out.. ]

    Lancaster is far more about a quiet drink with friends down the pub, and generally more random things..

    hope that makes some sense..
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    I don't get why people from big cities are so quick to dismiss Lancaster. I'm from SE London, and I really enjoy the idea of moving to Lancaster...and I think the quiet and tranquillity is a big part of that! Like someone else said (in this thread, I think...) lots of people will move back to urban areas anyway, so why not enjoy your time? University should be mostly about studying, and finding a good place to be able to improve your intellect, and secondarily over having a "good night out". I mean, it's right next door to most likely the prettiest part of the entirety of England, and you get to live there for three years. It's better than an industrial city tbqh.
 
 
 

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