Friday, 24 February 2012

Campus Tour on Lancaster University - Open Day

My daughter pre booked a visit to Lancaster University for the campus tour on Wednesday. The journey from my home  to Lancaster about 2 hours  and 10 minutes. We set out  early at 8.30 a.m. so that we will have  plenty of times for the appointment at 1.00 p.m. We stopped for a break at the motorway but it took us 3 hours to reach the university due to there was an accident in the M6.

Lancaster University is make up of 7 different universities combined together and with all the students accommodations, shopping and entertainment facilities all in one campus. Arrived  at the guest car park and we had been wrongly directed to the students accommodations.  Surprising, we were allowed to walk around the campus without any visitors passes. Beautiful surroundings with all the students. Some of them were busy rushing to attend their courses and some for their breaks and others like us wandering around the campus.

Finally, we been directed to the correct place which was the Alexandra Square where someone will take us to the campus tours. Unfortunately, today was also a post graduate open day. When we make enquiry about this campus tours  the staff there have no ideas what was going on. We have been requested to wait for 20 minutes as the someone will come to let the students know what will be going on for the day and what they have to do.

The guests are provided with coffee and tea. It almost 20 minutes and we were still waiting for the campus guided tours. After waiting for more than half an hour, my daughter decided enough and not waiting around anymore. She had seem most of the campus surroundings so ready to leave here and go and enjoy our sight seeing this historical town.

With beautiful parklands and greens surrounding the universities and it make this place just like a small town with all the facilities in one place. This is a good place to stay for a few years to complete a degree. We walked back to where our car parked and enjoyed the scenic views of this parklands with ponds surrounding it. Even though without the guided campus tours we were quite happy with it.

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