College & Residences Lancaster University

The County College


County is the northern-most of the colleges, sitting at the top end of the University campus and flanked by woodland and open spaces. The original County Main building opened in 1969 but was recently completely refurbished as the college was modernised. County's bar (The Northern Oak) sits alongside the common room and the popular eatery The County Diner.


County Main opens out onto Lancaster Square and County Field, where the new eco-residences are located, and to the south lie more new residences and the John Creed Building.


The County logo depicts a leaf from the oak tree in the courtyard of the County Main building, a striking edifice that won a design award at the time for the County architect, Roger Booth. The original building was paid for and designed by Lancashire County Council.


Contacting County


The County College Administrator is Ali Moorhouse and she deals with general college enquiries, loans and transfers - you can contact her by telephone on 01524 592562, or by emailing a.moorhouse (AT) Ali is also the SCR Social Secretary.


The County College Residence Officer is Jacqui Brian and she is responsible for the day to day management of the accommodation - you can contact her by telephone on 01524 594699, or by emailing countycro (AT) Her assistant is Michelle Wood.




The County College Porters are Dick, John, Lee and Steve, and they offer a 24 hour service during term time. You can find them in the Porters' Lodge if you need them, and this is also the place you will need to go to collect your mail. You can call them on extension 92560. In the event that you need them and are unable to contact them, you can contact University Security on extension 94541.


The Principal & Vice Principal


Rachel Fligelstone is the Principal, and she heads up the senior members of college, representing County at many levels and on various committees. The Vice Principal is Dr Steve Dempster. You can contact either of them through the College Office.


The Advisory System


Ruth Paterson is the Senior Advisor, responsible to the Syndicate for the general welfare arrangements in the college and its advisory system. Laura Hounsome is the Assistant Senior Advisor who you can contact if Ruth is unavailable. You should see the Senior Advisor if you are experiencing difficulties, wish to change your college advisor, or are interested in applying for a College Award. For more information click here to access the Advisory System page.


The Deanery


The Dean is Dr Steve Dempster, responsible for the discipline in the college, and he will adjudicate on any cases presented to him by the Assistant Deans. These people live in the college and are normally postgraduate students. The Assistant Deans are Jenni Carter, Kirsty Lee, Michael Ratajczak and Ricardo Zozimo.


You can contact Dr Dempster by calling extension 92860, or emailing s.dempster (AT) For more information click here to access the Deanery page.





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