Welcome to the Grizedale College Welfare pages. We are here to support you throughout your time at Lancaster University. We hope your time in Grizedale College is an enjoyable one, however if you find the transition to university life difficult, which is not uncommon, and/or and experience personal problems along the way, again we find this is often a part of life for many students, then we are here to support you.
We understand that it may be your first time away from home, perhaps even in a foreign country, and it may be difficult to adjust at first. Please come and talk to someone in the office, who will listen to you and signpost you to areas of support. The porters are here 24 hours a day and are happy to talk to you anytime. If you feel you need further attention they can contact other members of staff on your behalf.
We have a number of people who are responsible for the welfare of college members.
Grizedale College Advisor Team (CAT)
Grizedale College has a team of committed individuals dedicated to helping Grizedale students settle into university life and enjoy their time at Lancaster. This group is called the College Advisor Team (CAT) and we are a first point of call for any students feeling uncertain or concerned about a variety of welfare issues. Read more about us and the support offered at Grizedale CAT. Contact us via emailing the College Advisor Team.
Grizedale College Wellbeing Officer
Each college has a wellbeing officer who can provide guidance on welfare and psychological issues, enabling you to better concentrate on your studies. They can help you access support if you are experiencing difficulties with your health, housing, flat mates, personal life, finances or studies. They also provide guidance to students who may have specific needs such as students from a care-leaver background, those who have additional caring responsibilities and mature and off-campus students. College Wellbeing Officers can be accessed by emailing the College Advisor Team or via your College Administrator, Will Harpley, (01524 592631) or, via ‘The Base’ (01524 592525).
If you just want a chat, call in and meet with Will. Barbara can be found in room A07, off Grizedale College Foyer, close to the Porters’ Lodge. She is always happy to meet people and given the slightest excuse, will gladly stop wrangling with the latest version of the university’s accounts program.
If you would like to discuss anything related to your residence, then Tracy is the lady to see, her office is also in the main admin block (A06) close to the bar.
If you would like to speak with someone outside the college system, the University has a Counselling and Mental Health service, where counsellors and mental health advisors work collaboratively with you to provide professional support on issues such as personal, family, social or academic matters. To make an appointment to see a counsellor or mental health advisor you will need to complete a self referral.
Lancaster Nightline is a listening and information service run by students, for students at Lancaster University. We aim to provide a night-time contact point offering a wealth of free information or just a non-judgemental listening ear. All calls made to us are confidential, and remain completely anonymous. You can contact us by telephone (01524594444), email, instant messaging or Skype.
The Base is the gateway to all of Student Based Services including support regarding accommodation, careers, course and study changes, disability, exams and assessment, international support and money. For any and all queries visit the Base in Alexandra Square or get in touch via email or 01524 592525.
There is also a chaplaincy centre where members of a wide range of faiths are happy to lend support where it is needed.