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Loughborough Vs Lancaster (Fine Art degree)

I have received an offer from both universities but I am unsure on which one to firm for this year.
- Does anyone have any opinions about the fine art courses at either Lancaster or Loughborough?
Original post by sumptuous-face
I have received an offer from both universities but I am unsure on which one to firm for this year.
- Does anyone have any opinions about the fine art courses at either Lancaster or Loughborough?

Hi @sumptuous-face ,

Great to hear you are considering Loughborough 🙂

Unfortunately I don't know much about Fine Art but I can give you some general insight into Loughborough.

Loughborough is very much a student town and as you are on a campus it has such a strong community feel- I really love this as you tend to see a lot of people you know. People are really friendly and I have met some great friends. The facilities at Loughborough are amazing- particularly for sport but also academically. There is so much support available through Student Services and our Careers Network. The Careers Network is a great service which you can use as often as you want and is available to students and graduates.

During the week most social events happens on campus through the Student Union. For example, there tend to be 2 nights out in the week (Wednesday and Friday) and events during the day which differ week to week. Take a look at our student union website for more insight here. At the weekends more seems to happen off campus. In town (which is walking distance from campus) there are multiple pubs, bars, cafe's, restaurants and nightclubs which tend to be full of students at the weekend. Loughborough is also a very green place and is a lovely place to go on walks with great views. You do need to keep in mind that Loughborough is a town so can't offer what big cities can. If we fancy a bigger city night out we tend to go to either Nottingham or Leicester on the train as they are both approximately 20 minutes away. The train station isn't far from campus and there is a campus shuttle which goes to the station.

If you haven't already I would look at the course page and look at the 'What You'll Study' section. This gives a breakdown of each module you will study each year. I found it really useful to compare the breakdown of the course with other universities to see which course suited me best.

I hope this helps to give some insight into Loughborough. If you have any other questions please do ask 🙂

Alex
Original post by sumptuous-face
I have received an offer from both universities but I am unsure on which one to firm for this year.
- Does anyone have any opinions about the fine art courses at either Lancaster or Loughborough?

Hi @sumptuous-face
Unfortunately I don't study fine art, however i can provide a more general insight into what studying at Lancaster is like.
Lancaster has a real friendly and community feel, which I think is down to it being a collegiate university. I really like the college system, as it provides a great way to meet new people and make friends, especially when first starting university, and they have lots of welfare support within the colleges and run a range of weekly events like quizzes, craft nights and live music nights.
There is a great range of societies at Lancaster, with everything from underwater hockey, Korfball or Taylor swift soc, there really is something for everyone. A full list of societies can be found here on the SU's website Groups @ Lancaster Students' Union (lancastersu.co.uk).
Also, a major factor when i was deciding between universities was the graduate employment options. The careers service at Lancaster is fantastic. They run lots of career fairs throughout the year as well as providing help with mock interviews, cv checks and general careers guidance.
Lancaster city itself is a beautiful historic town and is a short bus ride from campus. There's a great selection shops, cafes and bars, and it has a great live music scene, with several live music bars and a local music festival every year. Also, Lancaster is very close to the Lake district (only 40 minutes on the train) and is surrounded by lovely countryside, which was a major factor in my decision to move here, but also its equally just over an hour away from the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool.
If you have any questions about Lancaster, feel free to ask!
-Jasmine (Lancaster Student Ambassador)
Original post by sumptuous-face
I have received an offer from both universities but I am unsure on which one to firm for this year.
- Does anyone have any opinions about the fine art courses at either Lancaster or Loughborough?
I’m exactly the same, trying to find out more about the courses but no one really says much

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