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would you say Lancaster University is on par with Russel Group universities?
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.
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would you say Lancaster University is on par with Russel Group universities?
yes, it's genuinely an excellent university... but they give Unconditional offers to everyone so long as they have a pulse.
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yes, it's genuinely an excellent university... but they give Unconditional offers to everyone so long as they have a pulse.
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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.
why do they give so many offers & unconditionals? something like 90% of applicants get offers which is why i’m wondering if it’s as good as other RGs
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why do they give so many offers & unconditionals? something like 90% of applicants get offers which is why i’m wondering if it’s as good as other RGs
That probably isnt that different to most universities. It isnt a university that is gets loads of private students there so doesnt make offers at A* level. It is also in a rural environment and not near to where the bulk of the population. Most of the RG universities tend to be in bigger cities and tend to be older city universities and location is certainly a drawback with it being so Northern. If you look most of the RG universities are quite Southern Bristol, Exeter, Cardiff, Southampton, Imperial, UCL, LSE, UCL, Kings, Queen Mary, Oxford, Cambridge are all close to the wealthier areas of the UK
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would you say Lancaster University is on par with Russel Group universities?
Hello,
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.
Charlotte
3rd year Biological Sciences with Biomedicine
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