would you say Lancaster University is on par with Russel Group universities? Watch
yes, it's genuinely an excellent university... but they give Unconditional offers to everyone so long as they have a pulse.
Yes it is. Lancaster used to be in the 1994 group with Durham, York, Exeter and Queen Mary before they left to join RG. Bath and St Andrews amongst others didnt join either and they are all of similar standard.
let me know if you have any questions about Lancaster that I can help you with.
I think there's a few things worth noting to help you to decide. Lancaster is awarded TEF (teaching excellence framework) gold for teaching and we're proud of our research led teaching - not all RG unis have this ranking e.g. Bristol for example.
I think it's also worth looking at the prestige of the department you're looking at as well - as often this can be very independent of all other rankings.
We also have quite good student satisfaction ratings. This takes into accounts how students feel about their degree, the cost of living, the social life, their employability prospects etc etc.
A RG uni may be perfect for you and for your course, but I think the 'RG' status on its own will really tell you little about the university itself.
I hope this helps you some what.
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