The colleges are not just for students - they have plenty to offer the University's staff as well.
The original intention behind the colleges was that staff and students could work and socialise alongside each other in their college communities. Each college has a number of dedicated staff on the payroll to manage accommodation, welfare, portering and the bar, as well as many others associated in various capacities: The Dean, Senior Tutor, Principal and Vice Principal have taken the roles in addition to their full time jobs in the wider University.
Further to this many senior members act in the capacity of Personal Advisor to a small number of freshers within their college each year.
You can find out more by viewing the College Staff Flier here. A newsletter is also sent out periodically, back issues of which may be viewed in the resources section below.
For details of what your college has to offer to senior members (or simply to browse), select from the list below. Details of events that run across all nine colleges follow at the bottom.
Bowland is the oldest of the colleges, established in 1964 and named after the nearby hunting forest. The logo depicts the mythical Bowland Lady from Lancashire's distant past. Bowland is renowned for its strong community spirit and varied social calendar. Much of the old college and all social facilities were fully refurbished in 2011.
Cartmel is named after the Cumbrian area renowned for its medieval priory and racecourse. The college relocated to the south-western tip of campus in 2004 with entirely ensuite accommodation, and the college centres around the listed and converted Barker House Farm - a 17th century farm that now houses a bar and food court.
The County College opened at the north end of campus in 1969, its centre being the iconic County main building. With new additions and the rest fully refurbished, County now sits around a landscaped piazza and is a popular choice for the students. It's bar - The Northern Oak - is modern retro in style, and the County Diner adjoins it.
Furness sits to the south of Alexandra Square, at the centre of the main campus, and its main building and facilities will be refurbished through 2011/12. Its popular mix of accommodation is either new ensuite or refurbished standard though. The bar - 'Trevor' - is traditional and pub-like, and serves real ales and ciders.
Fylde College was the sixth to be established, and sits in the middle of the campus. It has a long standing sporty reputation, and is also the preferred venue for International student events on campus. The bar and JCR are recently refurbished and modern in style, lending themselves to hosting such functions.
Graduate College is the multicultural home of the postgraduate community. Founded in 1990 it is now located on Alexandra Park, and accommodates the largest number of students of any college. The Herdwick is its popular bar, and one of the more traditional pub type hostelries the Bailrigg campus has to offer.
Grizedale College was the last to be founded in 1975, but was wholly rebuilt in 2008. A variety of accommodation is now complemented by ultra modern social facilities and a bar that would hold its own in the most trendy and cosmopolitan city centres. It has a relaxed atmosphere with a range of social events.
Lonsdale was one of the original colleges in 1964, but moved down to the new Alexandra Park development in 2004. Now entirely ensuite, its accommodation is flanked by views of Morecambe Bay, a boulevard with dry stone walls, and the most nightlife orientated bar on campus in Lonsdale House.
Pendle College straddles the boundary between the main campus and Alexandra Park, offering a range of accommodation. Known as the 'Venue of Legends', the college is named after the historic Pendle Hill area, renowned for its 17th century witches, and their subsequent trials at Lancaster Castle.
Trip to the Lake District (Ullswater & Keswick), organised by Graduate College. Contact the Graduate College Administrator for more details.
Trip to the Belle Vue Dog races in Manchester, organised by Cartmel College. Contact Cath Gorton, Cartmel College Administrator for more details.
Trip to the Peak District (Castleton & Bakewell), organised by Graduate College. Contact the GraduateCollege Administrator for more details.
Cartmel Races, organised by Cartmel College. Contact Cath Gorton, Cartmel College Administrator for more details.
Trip to Llanberis ini Snowdonia National Park, organised by Graduate College. Contact the Graduate College Administrator for more details.
Cross bay walk organised by Grizedale College. Contact Barbara Glass, Grizedale College Administrator for more details.
Trip to Funny Girls in Blackpool organised by Grizedale College. Contact Barbara Glass, Grizedale College Administrator for more details.
The Colleges' Summer Wine Party, hosted by the southwest Colleges.
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