College Life

Here at Bowland College we pride ourselves on our position as one of the founding colleges at Lancaster University. Find out more about College life by following the links below...

College History

Bowland College was founded in 1964 and is the oldest of all the Colleges at Lancaster University, alongside Lonsdale College. Read more about College history.

Events and Activities

We offer a wide range of events and activities for our students and staff throughout the year, from sporting events such as the Carter Shield, to our famous ‘Bowland Walks’, a debating competition, and even an inter-college quiz. Find out more about Bowland events and activities.

You can keep a track of our latest events via the iLancaster app and the student portal.

Membership Fees

All students become members of a College when they join Lancaster University. Each College has slightly different facilities and delivers a varied range of activities and events. Find out about your College membership fees and how they are spent.

Commuter Students

Our central location on campus makes Bowland popular with commuter students. We appreciate the challenges facing commuter students may differ from those facing students that choose to live on campus, and we offer facilities to help our commuter students be more comfortable whilst on campus and to make the transition to University life a little easier. Find out about support for students living off-campus.

International Students

We offer a warm and friendly College environment, and are welcoming of students of all nationalities and backgrounds. Find resources and advice for international students.

If you have any questions at all, or need advice on settling in, you can also contact our International Student Rep, Pablo Bilbao.

The Bowland Lady

Did you know our JCR runs its own magazine? The Bowland Lady is now online and can be found via the Students' Union website