The Collegiate System
Lancaster University has over 12,000 students and most colleges have about 1,000 undergraduate student members, both resident and non-resident. Being a student at Lancaster means you won’t get lost in amongst 11,000 students as the collegiate system makes you a part of a smaller close-knit community your college community.
- All students are members of a college
- All students have access to the Pendle Advisor Team
- All university staff are members of a college
- You can develop your CV by getting involved in the running of your college
- Every college has its own bar and social facilities
- Colleges run their own social events e.g. Christmas Balls, Summer Parties (College Extravs)
- You can play sport for your college and be motivated by the intense inter-college rivalry
- You will graduate with your College, not your department
- College affiliation is for life, not just while you study
Your college offers a ready-made social network, welfare support, accommodation, and leisure facilities helping you to find your feet and settle quickly into your studies and your social life. You can get involved in the running of your college, which is a great way to develop your CV.
The colleges run social events for their members from Christmas Balls to the Summer Extravs and each college has its own bar and social facilities. There’s great inter-college rivalry and you will have the opportunity to represent your college in various sports. In your college you’ll meet students studying a huge range of subjects, and within your department you’ll meet members from all of the other colleges. It’s a great way to develop friendships across campus.
Pendle College, known as the Venue of Legends was established in 1974, and is named after the historic Pendle Hill area, renowned for its 17th century witches, and their subsequent trials at Lancaster Castle.
Pendle College has a well-developed sense of community, folk-law, tradition, fairness and fun. Pendle looks for students who will contribute to the continued success of the college. Pendle is proud of its strong academic and sporting achievements and, with a great social space and enthusiastic social secretaries, also enjoys a friendly tradition of socialising and inclusiveness.
Pendle offers students a chance to be a part of a strong and friendly community for their time at Lancaster, and beyond. It’s a place where thousands of students have enjoyed their time at University, and many students have become Pendle Legends by getting involved in college life. One of the main aspects of Pendle’s busy social life includes the Friday night parties, fancy dress bar crawls and Sunday night quizzes. Pendle social space is traditionally the place for Live Bands on campus. Equally, Pendle students are active in the wider community, including volunteering often globally!
Information for Pendle Students living off-campus
Pendle College appreciates that students living outside campus face particular problems, and does its best to cater for them and to involve them in the life and activities of the College. Non-resident students have access to all communal facilities and utility rooms provided by the College. These include a kitchen with cooking and storage facilities, JCR Games Room and bar area, sitting room, quiet study area during exam times, shower room, computer room, laundry room, cycle racks and storage lockers.
It is hoped that the fact that you are non-resident will not deter you from taking an active interest in the running and social life of the college. After all, non-resident students include second and third years, so form a large and ever growing proportion of students in the College.
Although off campus, you have the same rights as other Pendle students, can stand for and be elected to JCR posts, and still enjoy all that’s best about Pendle.
The College Membership Fee is payable by all new members of Pendle College. Apart from the administration of the College, this income is spent mainly on supporting the College’s Advisorial system, travel grants to student members, maintaining and improving communal areas of the College i.e. the college social space and JCR ventures such as the end of term parties.
STANDARD MEMBERSHIP £30 – All undergraduate members of Pendle College will be charged 30. This fee covers the full period of your degree.
EXCHANGE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP £10 – A fee of £10 will apply for visiting students staying with Pendle College for an academic year or any part of the academic year.
Mail & Parcels
Use the following address for all correspondence & deliveries :
- Using any other postcode may delay your mail. Do not address items to University House. You do not need to include your Block or House room number.
- If you are not in residence, mail & parcels should be delivered to your off-campus address.
- You will have been given a small key which opens the mailbox corresponding to the initial letter of your family name. Your mailbox (they are located in Pendle foyer) will hold letters and other correspondence posted from outside the University.
- Recorded delivery mail, parcels, or items believed to be confidential or containing valuables will be retained in the Porters Lodge and your name will appear on the mail lists posted on the Lodge window. You will be required to sign for any item of retained mail.
- Please show your Library Card or other photo ID when collecting retained items and collect parcels as soon as possible.
- It’s very important to check your internal University mail as not all information comes via email. This post can be collected from the open mail boxes to the right of the Porters Lodge counter.
The Marcus Merriman Travel Grant Award
These grants are available by applying to Pendle’s Assistant Senior Advisor. The application form can be printed off from the College website HERE
Awards are normally given to individuals or groups of students planning to undertake travel to enable them to broaden themselves in some way, or gain new experiences.