The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 named Lancaster University as the 'University of the Year'. It is the university's second year to be ranked among the top 10 universities. It rose three places and maintained its sixth-place, as Lancaster University has been a leading educational institution in the north west of England for a decade now.
Unlike other higher education institutions, Lancaster University maintained its target of growing as a global educational partner in both teaching and research. The campus has received intensive investments from the university to establish and provide the best environment and eco-friendly accommodations for its students; the NHS calls it the Health Innovation Campus for a reason. Lancaster University's spending in facilities is considered the eighth biggest across the UK and the highest in the North West. As a result, the university gets positive scores when it comes to the student experience -National Student Survey.
The editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, Alastair McCall, said: "Rising to its highest ever ranking in our league table this year, Lancaster is at the top of its game. It knows the university it wants to be and as a result, makes a distinctive offer to students.
"The modern interpretation of a collegiate structure, coupled with flexible degree programmes and academics committed to teaching as well as research has been recognised in consistently good outcomes in the annual National Student Survey. Students love Lancaster.
"Dynamic course content and structure, plus the opportunities many students get to work abroad, is reflected in outstanding graduate prospects once they leave. In the 19 years of our University of the Year awards, there has rarely been a more clear-cut winner."