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Welcome Letter



Welcome to Grizedale College.

As Grizedale College Administrator, I would like to welcome you to Lancaster University and in particular to Grizedale College.

If you have any queries about college life or concerns regarding your time in Grizedale please contact me via email or call 01524 592631 and I will endeavour to allay your fears.

If you have not yet paid your College Membership fee please go here and do so before you arrive. Make sure you select the right payment amount.  If you are studying at Lancaster for one year or less, choose the £12 option, if you are here for longer than 1 year, choose the £36 option.  There is no option to pay annually.  The fee is not refundable, so make sure you join in with all the subsidized activities.

When you arrive in Grizedale you will be met by a team of enthusiastic student volunteers.  These students will show you the way to your accommodation and answer any questions you have about Grizedale and Welcome Week.  Our student Welcome Week Team has arranged a week of entertainment for you; this is the time to get to know your peers, make friends and contacts who will make your years at university memorable and productive.

Introductory talk in the George Fox Building

The Introductory talk will introduce you to students and staff.  If you forget everything else; remember to be in the George Fox Building at 1830 hours on Sunday 1st October and you will be guided through the week from there on. On leaving the George Fox Building you will be issued with a ticket for your first free Hog Roast which will be served in front of  Grizedale bar. This is followed by an evening event in the bar organised by the JCR..

If, for some reason, your time here is not what you expected, please come to see me (Will Harpley, College Office A07 in Grizedale foyer) and we will discuss ways to make life here better for you.  I am in the office 9 – 5 Monday through Friday so don’t suffer in silence, come and speak to me and we will see what can be done to change things for you.

I look forward to meeting you.

Will Harpley.

Grizedale College Administrator.

Grizedale College Advisor Team (The Grizedale CAT)

A note from Andy Harrod, Grizedale College Senior Advisor.

 I 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, the Grizedale CAT is here to support you.

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:

  • Personal & social, are you feeling lonely, homesick or having trouble making friends? Do you have problems at home or with a relationship?
  • Ill health, emotional distress;
  • Financial problems;
  • Academic issues.

As Barbara says if for some reason your time here is not what you expected, please don’t suffer in silence, come and talk to us and we will support you through your degree. If we can’t help, we will know someone who can.

CAT is also able to help Grizedale students who find themselves in academic difficulties further into their degree and can advise and support students at Standing Academic Committee.

How to contact

You are welcome to contact us by email or come and chat to us at one of the regular drop in sessions. These are held every Thursday, 5-6pm in term time in the Grizedale Meeting Room, which is next to the Porters Lodge. You will be sent a weekly reminder for the drop ins by email and there will be posters on the display board outside the porters lodge. Look out for the Grizedale CAT tips too!

We will be holding a social to introduce the CAT team to you early in the term, details of this will be emailed to you nearer the time. We look forward to meeting you there and helping you make the most of your time at Grizedale and Lancaster.

Best wishes

Andy Harrod on behalf of the Grizedale CAT

Accommodation Matters
For accommodation queries please contact Tracy Hargreaves our College Residence Officer, on