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College Welfare

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 college, 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 help you contact other members of staff.

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 they are a first point of call for any students feeling uncertain or concerned about a variety of welfare issues. Read more about the Grizedale CAT 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. The Grizedale College Wellbeing Officer can be contacted by emailing the College Advisor Team or via your College Administrator, Will Harpley, (01524 592631)  or, via ‘The Base’ (01524 592525).

College Staff

If you just want a chat, call in and meet with Will. Will can be found in room A07, off Grizedale College Foyer, close to the Porters’ Lodge. He is always happy to meet people.

Accommodation Matters

If you would like to discuss anything related to your residence, then Tracy is the person to see, her office is also in the main admin block (A06).

University Counselling

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. Nightline 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 Nightline are confidential, and remain completely anonymous. You can contact Nightline by telephone (01524594444), email, instant messaging or Skype.

Other Services

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.