Our Staff

Welcome to Pendle College!  Pendle College has a number of dedicated staff, College Officers drawn from University employees and a social calendar. Welcome to the team!


Pendle College Officers 2017/18


College Principal – Tracy Walters 

The Principal is the senior member of the College who is responsible to the Council and the Senate of the University for the College finances and for maintaining the effective working and good order of Pendle College.  The Principal also ensures that you get the maximum out of your College Experience.  The Principal welcomes Pendle Freshers on their first day at University and will also have the proud honour of reading out the names of Pendle graduates, three or four years down the line.

Vice-Principal and Assistant Senior Advisor – Dr. Nigel Watson


As Vice-Principal, Nigel represents the College in the absence of the Principal at various University meetings and events and sits on the Management Group of the College, and College Council and Syndicate.

College Manager – Jill Harpley Tel: 01524 5 92611


Jill, the College Manager, is your first port of call for all queries or problems not related to accommodation. Drop in to the college office (in the Admin foyer, near Pendle Porters Lodge); you don’t need an appointment.  If she can’t help you she will know of somebody who can! Her office door is always open so call in …even for a quick chat!

Accommodation Manager – Tim Brunwin Tel: 01524 5 94502


Tim deals with all matters relating to accommodation in Pendle, whether that’s assisting with payment issues, problems with residents’ rooms or kitchen areas, disputes between residents or guidance on the terms and conditions of living on campus.

Senior Advisor – Ben Gill and  the College Advisor Team


Ben heads up the College’s advisor team which offers a vital welfare support network helping students who encounter problems.  Pendle’s Senior Advisor is responsible, with the Assistant Senior Advisor, for the smooth and successful running of Pendle’s College Advisor Team (CAT).   Your College Advisor Team are members of University staff and senior members of the college. They are committed to helping you make the most of your time at the University, and are here to help you settle into University life, to act as a point of contact, and to provide support with any problems which may arise; from academic and personal problems to health or financial difficulties, and anything else. If you need to contact the CAT, you will be allocated a personal Advisor who will be there to support you – not only during the transitional period settling into university life but throughout your degree, should you need it.
If you have a problem or just need someone to talk to, please get in touch. You can expect us to take your problems seriously and to find any further help if necessary. If you need support for yourself or a friend, please email College Advisor Team.

Wellbeing OfficerSara Mellen


Sara provides wellbeing support and advice, often seeing students experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties and working with guided self-help techniques based on low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She shares her hours between Pendle and Grizedale and you can email to make an appointment with her.

The College Dean – Martin Colclough

The Dean is Martin Colclough and he is responsible for the discipline in the college and is responsible for determining breaches of College and University rules. He is Assisted by three College Assistant Deans who are all postgraduate students living in Pendle College. You will see Alex, Connie and Kieran when they undertake their rounds around College accommodation. They are happy to help and answer questions.

College Porters – Steve, Amanda, Jason and David –  Tel: 01524 5 92630

Pendle is lucky to have four great Porters who play a very important part in the running of the College. You will get to know them quickly when you are collecting letters and parcels. They are here to ensure that the College operates smoothly and they check public areas in the College on a regular basis, so you will often see them on their rounds. Residents who are disturbed by noisy or disorderly behaviour should raise this with the Porter, who is able to escort visitors acting in a noisy or disorderly manner from the College and report breaches of College regulations to the Dean.  There are College Porters available 24 hours a day during term time (although they will sometimes be out on call). Even in the middle of the night you can always pop down to the Lodge for a chat and cup of tea. You can also phone them on 01524 592630 if you have a noise complaint or are worried about a situation in your accommodation.