13 August 2014
Lancaster is one of only a handful of universities in the UK which have a collegiate system. The collegiate system is not solely about where you will live. Every college has their own executive, who organise sporting events and other social activities within your college and against other colleges. You will also graduate as a college. There are 8 Undergraduate colleges on campus, which all have their own personality.

I found that the collegiate system works incredibly well, it helps you settle in much faster.  What is more, you join a group of like-minded people the second you arrive! The people you live with will not all be on the same course as you, which is good as this allows you to make even more friends.

If you pick Lancaster as your first choice, you’re guaranteed to have accommodation in your first year. The college in which you’re allocated to is the one you will live in and be joined to for the rest of your time at university.  Many students live off campus during the second and final years, but quite a few choose to stay on campus.

There are various types of accommodation which range in price – for example, an en-suite room is more expensive than one with a shared bathroom. There are standard rooms, where you share a kitchen and bathroom; en suite rooms; Studio flats where you have your own kitchen space and bathroom and Townhouses in which you share bathrooms between two and have a living area. So there is something for everyone.

Find out more about accommodation and each of the colleges: