Bowland College

"Bowland is all about the students. Everyone helps everybody else out, everyone knows everyone else. I really can honestly say from the bottom of my heart that we are the best college."

Right at the heart of the University, on the north side of Alexandra Square, Lancaster's founding college is close to the major academic support facilities and the arts, humanities, social sciences and physics departments.

Recently refurbished facilities include a dedicated off-campus students’ room, integrated junior common room and games area, and the Trough of Bowland, the oldest bar on campus.

A small college that emphasises inclusiveness, tolerance, mutual care and respect for all, a major feature of Bowland is the close relationship between its junior and senior members. Everyone is encouraged to get involved in all activities, so much so that despite our small size, we consistently come top in the major inter-college sports events.