LU was also awarded University of the Year (2018) and International University of the Year (2020) by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. The university is ranked the 135th in the QS World University Rankings (2021). LU is ranked the 10th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide (2021).
The research is recognized as world-leading and the Teaching Excellence Framework Gold award in 2017 shows that the teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK. Lancaster University is ranked 7th for Teaching Excellence in Europe according to the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019.
Students at LU – according to the latest National Student Survey (2018) – are more satisfied with their course than the average student. 88% of Lancaster University students are satisfied overall – compared with a national average of 83 per cent. This puts Lancaster in the top of UK universities.
Dedicated careers staff and initiatives such as the Lancaster Award, 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation. According to the same survey, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, LU is the 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in the same survey.
LU is one of only six institutions nationwide to achieve the International Accommodation Quality Mark – awarded to those whose satisfaction among international students was at 90% or higher. The university has also won the ‘Best University Halls’ in the prestigious National Student Housing Awards eight times since 2010, contributing to the overall student experience and satisfaction