Contact Bowland College

College Manager for general queries:

Lorna Harrison – 01524 594 506

Accommodation Manager for accommodation queries:

Ali Platt – 01524 594 498

Bowland Porters can be contacted on 01524 592 348

Postal address:

Bowland College
Lancaster University

In case of an emergency

If you are on campus dial 999 from any internal telephone line and you will be connected to the Security Reception, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. From a mobile phone, telephone Security on 01524 594541.

If you are off campus call 999 to connect straight to the emergency services or go to your local accident and emergency department.

You can find Bowland College's detailed access guide via 'AccessAble'

Your SCR Staff

Professor Joe Sweeney, Principal

Professor Sweeney provides strategic leadership and management of the collegiate experience within Bowland College, working closely with the JCR and SCR to identify opportunities to enhance inclusion of all members and pursue objectives that highlight the uniqueness and individuality of the college.

Lorna Harrison, College Manager

Lorna manages the day-to-day operations of the college and is the main contact for queries relating to the college. Lorna’s office is located next door to the Porters Lodge along the main administrative corridor in Bowland Main. Tel: 01524 594 506 | Email:

Ali Platt & Becky McCance, Accommodation Managers

Ali and Becky manage all of the student accommodation within Bowland College; if you have any queries regarding your rent payments or any issues with your residence, please contact them. Tel: 01524 594 498 | Email:

Val Bramhall, Dean

Val is responsible for promoting good communal behaviour within the college. Along with three Assistant Deans, she has responsibility for investigating alleged breaches of the Student Discipline Regulations, Bowland College Rules and the Terms and Conditions within the Residents Handbook. Email:

College Support Team

Steve, Jonathan, Joshua and Heidi provide support for student wellbeing matters in the college, offering advice, and guidance and re-direction to additional central university support services where necessary. To discuss any issues contact the team by email:

‌Kate Swift, Staff Engagement Officer

Kate is responsible for the development and organisation of staff engagement activities within the college, including the delivery of the Last Thursday programme.

The College Porters

Brian, Suzanne, Rob and Peter have a number of duties ranging from sorting the mail, receiving information about faults on College premises, responding to fire alarms and incidents or disturbances within the College. The Porters can be contacted on 01524 592348 or at

Your JCR Exec

Contact the JCR Exec at

President: Charlie Bradbury

1st year PPE student. I am an eager member of LU's Running and Athletics Club and am keen to play a key role in helping to lead and maintain Bowland College.

Vice President: Niall Valentine

2nd year Criminology student. I play Football for Bowland B team and I am also the Social and Media Secretary.

Finance and Democracy: Dylon Grassie

2nd year Maths student. I have a passion for numbers and am always up for a debate, especially about Football.

Communications: Kerry Bolland

2nd year Chemistry student. I work at the water station outside Sugar and I have recently joined the Badminton Society. I really enjoy eating Greggs and watching Louis Theroux documentaries.

Publicity: Claire Baker

2nd year Marketing student. I am part of the Cricket and Hockey Society and have a creative passion for Media and Photography.

Female Welfare: Katie Chilvers

2nd year Psychology student. I am a friendly, bubbly Bowland member with a love for Netball and my college.

Male Welfare: Luke Dolan

2nd year Geography student. I am part of the LU Cricket team and am a friendly, approachable tall person that you'll never miss in a crowd.

Equality: Lauren Cross

1st year Media and Cultural Studies student. I am part of Bowland Netball Club and drink a lot of coffee.

International: Aarti Verma

1st year Economics and Finance student. I am excited to help international students settle in and allow them to make the most of their student experience with my support.

‌Female Sports: Laura Dawson

1st year French and Chinese student. I love to travel! I am also part of the Bowland Netball team and do Netball umpiring, plus I am a member of the Badminton Society.

Male Sports: Lewis Corrick

2nd year Linguistics and English Language student. I have an interest in a variety of sports, I currently play Football for Bowland and I am looking forward to fulfilling my role on the JCR.

Socials and Events: Calvin Coffey

Hi all I’m Calvin, a first year maths and physics student. I play for football for Bowland, I’m one of your social secs for 2019, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and organising some great college events.

Socials and Events: Martha Lloyd

1st year Advertising and Marketing student. I am a member of the Christian Union, Advertising Society and Netball Club. I am a creative individual who loves getting to know new people.

Socials and Events: Ryan Kan

2nd year History and Politics student and member of Bowland FC and I am very eager to improve the college experience for all of Bowland as much as I can!

Magazine Editor: Emma Johnston

2nd year Geography and French student. I am a singer in the University Choir and am so excited to be part of the JCR Exec this year.