Resources for Current Undergraduates

Find information relevant to your undergraduate courses and links to the course websites.


Lectures, Seminars and Handbooks

Part I

New Part I Handbook for 2014-15 (PDF)

New Part I Handbook for 2014-15 (PDF) (large print)

Part II

New Lecture and seminar times for Part II LING and CHIN courses 2014-15 (PDF)

New Part II Course Handbook 2014-15 (PDF)

New Part II Course Handbook 2014-15 (PDF) (large print)

Part II Enrolment Guide for 2014-15 (PDF)

Part II Enrolment Guide for 2014-15 (PDF) (large print)




Writing essays in the Department of Linguistics & English Language:
Part I Students
Part II Students

Electronic submission of work - Frequently Asked Questions

Late submission of work

Citation, Referencing and Plagiarism

Extension Form: Microsoft Word / Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

Essay Coversheet: Microsoft Word / Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

Dissertation Coversheet: Microsoft Word / Adobe Acrobat (PDF)



Part II Special (Mitigating) Circumstances Form
MS Word (.doc) | Adobe PDF


Student Portal, Moodle & Mahara

The student portal provides access to content from a variety of sources relevant to the student and the stage of their academic studies including:

  • Academic Timetable
  • Email and Calendar
  • Notifications - upcoming assessment due dates
  • Access to VLE Module Spaces
  • Library information: books on loan/requested, access to OneSearch
  • Accecss Mahara ePortfolio (Mahara is an ePortfolio and a social networking system combined)

Watch a Short YouTube video introducing The Lancaster Student Portal & Moodle: Student Portal (YouTube)

'Lancaster Answers': LancasterAnswers is an online information base which you can search to find answers to questions about IT and Student related services at Lancaster University.

Portal / VLE Student Guide

Mahara Guide


SPRINT (the Summer Project Research INTernship)

From the summer of 2014 onwards, we are offering paid, one-month summer project internships (SPRINT) to second-year Linguistics and English Language undergraduates. The successful students will gain valuable experience in carrying out independent research, and (depending on the project) even presenting their findings at conferences or in publications. SPRINT is deliberately designed to offer our best students the chance to contribute to our vibrant, cutting-edge research culture, whilst also giving them vital, paid experience in areas they are passionate about, in turn helping them stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.

Find out more about SPRINT


Library & Research

Library Home Page

Linguistics and English Language subject guide

Library Catalogue

Subject Librarian

Library Skills


Intute: Social sciences - Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources for your studies and research.


Ethics in Research

All research involving human participants requires informed consent to be obtained from participants. However, before any data is collected, the research needs to obtain ethical approval. This applies equally to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate assignments, as well as to dissertations, PhD theses and research undertaken by staff and visitors. For instructions, see the Faculty's procedures (To view these pages you will need to be on campus or using a virtual private network connection).

When you prepare your application for ethical approval, you may use this Information Sheet and Consent Form template and submit your edited version of these with your application.

A general guide and discussion of ethical issues in language studies is provided by the British Association of Applied Linguistics at



Student Representation

Your Student Reps attend departmental meetings to pass on your views and raise any issues. Let them know what you think!

Contact details for Student Reps


Staff Contact Details

Key administrative members of staff and Directors of Study



The Linguist List

The International Linguistics Community Online - go to their home page or the special Student Portal.



Lancaster University Confucius Institute

The Lancaster University Confucius Institute offer Mandarin Chinese Language Classes for staff and students. See the website for details -




Careers provide information, advice and guidance on going into work, placement, further study and developing your skills.

Latest Careers news from Careers (updated weekly during term time)

Unite with Business programme The Unite with Business programme can provide you with PAID opportunities to work in a business on a meaningful project relevant to your studies. These short-term opportunities last for 20 days and provide a real insight into the work-pIace.

Employability: The Lancaster Award aims to encourage you to complete activities, help you to pull them together in one place and then be recognised for your accomplishments. We want you to stand out from the crowd - the Lancaster Award will help you to do this.


Presentation by Elaine Davies (final-year students) (2009)

Presentation by Francis Katamba (final-year students) (2009)

Presentation by Chris Wade (2010)

Wider perspectives and more options for English Language and Linguistics students - LLAS Careers booklet (2010)


Work Experience

Getting some work experience will greatly improve your chances of getting a job. Visit the Careers work experience page for more information.

Unite with business in a new EU funded work placement scheme which places you in a business in the Northwest (Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester). You will have a real challenging role to perform. You won't be the put upon office junior expected to spend your time making tea and fetching sandwiches for the staff. To find out more, write to


University Links / Support

University Assessment regulations

Student Registry

Counselling Service

Disabilities Service

Student Based Services

Effective Learning Programme

University Amenities

Uni info for current students

Lancaster University Confucius Institute

More University services



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