We have a range of different accommodation options on offer, with six different types available to choose from, suiting a wide range of different tastes and budgets. Find out more about Bowland College accommodation

Bowland JCR

Located next to The Trough of Bowland, the Junior Common Room (JCR) is a great space to relax, do some work or have some fun. There is a pool table, dart boards (you need your own darts) and table tennis (bats and balls are available from the bar). Most of the events arranged by the JCR Exec will either be in the JCR or start off here.

The Calder Room

The Calder Room (A62) in Bowland Main is a dedicated space available to Bowland students who do not live in campus accommodation. The room provides a small social and study space, tables, sofas and two computers for students to use. Next door to the Calder Room there is a small kitchen with two microwaves, a kettle, toaster, a hot and cold water tap, two fridges and a freezer for students who live off-campus. You can bring lunch with you rather than spend money on campus.

The Trough of Bowland

'The Trough of Bowland’ is the oldest bar on campus, offering a cosy interior. Serving a range of drinks and famous for its pies, it is a popular venue with both students and staff. The bar has regular open mic nights and coordinates student events with the JCR Exec. For more information, including a menu and opening times, see The Trough of Bowland website.

Study Space

There is ample study space available on campus; the Library, the Learning Zone and PC Labs are all available for you to use free of charge. There is a PC lab in Bowland North (A64), which has 26 computers and a printer.  You can access the PC Lab 24/7 using your University identity card.


Mail can be collected from the post boxes in Bowland foyer, opposite the Porters' Lodge. Mail is alphabetised and placed in the box which corresponds to the first letter of your surname. A key is available from the porters on production of your University ID card. All students, whether resident or not should check their post regularly as internal mail is also sent via this method. Parcels will be kept in the Porters' Lodge for collection.

Locker Hire

Students who do not live on campus can hire a locker for the duration of the academic year, useful for storing belongings that you don’t want to carry with you all day. Lockers can be hired for £15 for the academic year; a refund of £10 will be processed providing the key is returned at the end of the hire period.  Lockers are limited and are hired on a first come first served basis. Locker Rental Application Form.