A Welcome from the Principal
May I be the first to wish you the warmest of welcomes both to Pendle College and Lancaster University! The aim of the College is to provide a friendly and supportive environment in which you can work to your highest academic ability and enjoy all that campus student life has to offer.
Coming to the University can be a daunting experience for new students. The break with home, living as an independent adult (including fending for and feeding yourself) and organising your own time and energies to establish an appropriate balance between social and academic commitments – these things can be demanding and sometimes feel overwhelming. Let me assure you that you will find people in Pendle College who are ready and willing to help you in any way they can, so don’t be afraid to talk to us. Whether it be our porters and cleaners, college office staff and College Officers themselves, both in Senior and Junior Common Rooms, we are friendly and we can help you to settle in and make the most of the opportunity you have created for yourself.
Generally, undergraduates spend three or four years at Lancaster, living on or off campus but always retaining their College identity. They should be three or four of the most exciting and stimulating – and demanding – years of your life so far. You will meet and make many new friends and, I trust, achieve academic success. At the same time, you will recognise that the old adage applies: you only get out as much as you put in. The best way of ensuring a great time in Pendle is to be involved in its activities and play your part in the life of your College. There is plenty to choose from, so there’s no excuse for opting out!
I look forward to meeting you early in the term. Good luck!
Action Plan for 2012 Freshers
As a new member of Pendle, you will find the College the centre of your day-to-day life outside your academic department. Our students become fiercely loyal to Pendle for life! We trust that you will quickly discover why.
The information posted on this page has been created to help you find out more about Pendle and the people who can help during you time here. The following links will go live towards the middle of September and should give you all the information you need, and if not, try the search box. If you are still struggling then email Jill at j.harpley @ lancaster.ac.uk or Phone on 01524 592611. Expect to receive an email from the College after the 19th September.
The College Membership Fee is payable by all new members of Pendle College. Funds are spent supporting the College in a wide range of ways including college socials, JCR Support, travel grants, bursaries, running the College Advisorial system, and sponsoring or subsidising events and activities throughout the year. The standard membership – which is payable once and lasts the full period of your Degree – is £30. This fee is set centrally by Lancaster University and is standard in all of its Colleges.
Please pay on-line HERE
Freshers’ Pudding Party on Monday, 1st October in the Games Room, first floor Pendle Rooms
Come along and meet the College Advisor Team and and help yourself to some of the most delicious desserts you’ve tasted in a while. Tea, Coffee and Juice will also be served. The event will run from 1.00 pm until 5.00 pm so you’ve plenty of time to fit in Registration in the Library Reading Room and “Meet your Major” talk…see The Guide for details.