Deanery

The Dean and Assistant Deans work on your behalf to ensure that all college members (both junior and senior) can gain the most out of their experience at Lancaster University and that we are all as safe as possible.

The deanery is empowered by the College Syndicate to sanction people breaking the rules. In most cases this involves a fine of anything between £30 and £150, depending on the seriousness of the breach of rules. The Dean also has the right to deny students access to college facilities- such as the Bar and Computer Room - and pass the most serious cases onto the University Student Conduct Officer for more severe sanctions (such as exclusion from the university).

If you have a problem with noise or your fellow residents, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the deanery. Please remember, however, that we can only investigate complaints made against named individuals, and that, as far as possible, your confidentiality will be assured.

​If you would like to get in touch with the deanery for any reason, you can email them at: countydeanery@lancaster.ac.uk

Party Request Form​

If you wish to hold a party in your residence, you MUST complete a Party Request Form‌ and send it to the email address above at least one week before your event. You must receive approval from the deanery for the party to take place.

Quiet Period

In order not to disturb examinations or disturb students’ private study and revision time, all members of the County community are asked to be quiet during the Exam Period. This will commence at the beginning of the last week of the Easter vacation and finish after the last undergraduate examination is completed in the Summer term and will apply in any college or other venue close to examination rooms and residential or study accommodation.

During this period no noisy activities must take place in the college or other venue close to examination rooms or residence or study accommodation. The exceptions to this are the Sports Centre, or by special negotiation and for short periods, in the Great Hall Complex.

Colleges or societies wishing to organise events during the exam period must seek special permission from the County College Deanery, the University Student Conduct Officer or the Head of Student Registry. Student fines which are imposed for infringement of noise regulations will be automatically doubled during the Quiet Period.

Note: No parties will be allowed during the University's quiet period.​