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Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Lancaster University has been nominated for a Whatuni Student Choice Award, in the category of 'Best Accommodation'. These nominations are made based on over 20,000 student reviews over the last 12 months, and as ever we are grateful to our residents for their positive endorsement! The winner will be announced on 23 April.


Item updated 30 March 2015

Accommodation for new students

If you have accepted a place on a postgraduate course starting in September you will be contacted by Graduate College and invited to apply for accommodation by email. For new undergraduates the process will begin at the start of June.


Current students should read the item below for an update on the current situation for returning students.


Item updated 25 March 2015

Accommodation for returning students

Most undergraduate colleges have now signed up the maximum number of returning students for accommodation next year, though there are some with vacancies remaining. Speak to your College Residence Officer to discuss your options. You can find their contact details here.


Chancellor's Wharf, our halls in the city centre, has various vacancies for returning students and you can find out more here.


Postgraduate returners can read more about their options here.


Item updated 25 March 2015

New Approved Homes Scheme

Lancaster University has developed an approval scheme for rented accommodation in the private sector, to make the process of renting good quality property more transparent for our students.


Read more details here.


Item added 29 October 2014

Ash House refurbishment

A full refurbishment of Bowland College's Ash House will take place from November 2014, reopening in September 2015 and offering Superior Standard accommodation. For more information see our Ash House refurbishment page.


Item added 29 July 2014

Still number one

We're delighted to be able to confirm that we have held on to the title of Best University Halls for the fifth year running in the National Student Housing Survey, and we are extremely grateful to all our residents for continuing to endorse our accommodation so positively. You can read the full story here or find out more about the awards here.


Item Added 23 July 2014

CUBO shortlist success

Lancaster University Accommodation has been recognised in the Best Student Housing category by professional association CUBO (College & University Business Officers), in recognition of our continued success in student surveys, customer service developments and continued improvement of our estate. The winner will be announced in July. More information on the awards can be found on the CUBO website .


Item added 23 May 2014

Building work

Major refurbishment work to reconfigure the iconic Bowland Tower and its surrounding wings, was completed in December, with students moving in to their new rooms this month. Feedback and demand for this accommodation has been overwhelmingly positive. For details and links to information on other projects, see our building work page.


Item Added 10 January 2014