Hi, I’m Tom and I’m one of Lancaster University’s digital content ambassadors. I’m part way into my second year at the University studying Natural Sciences with a focus on ecology and conservation.
Lancaster has become like a second home to me in the relatively short amount of time that I’ve been here, and there are loads of places around the city and campus that have played a big role in that. I’m writing about a few of my favourites in this article.
County Main / County Bar
My college has been a massive part of my time at Lancaster, so obviously the two major County College buildings, the bar and County Main, had to make it onto the list. County Main is where my porters were, I felt pretty bad for them around black Friday when they were completely swamped with parcels as the entire college tried to grab a deal. One of my favourite memories from the first year happened a few floors above their office, it was when my friends and I somehow found our way onto the roof of County Main to watch the University’s annual fireworks display, to our surprise when we tried to do it again this year we got escorted down by security. Turns out we weren’t actually supposed to be up there, oops.
In summer term the bar played host, as it does every year, to the County Extrav. The Extravs are basically massive themed end of year parties held by each college, our theme was wild west so my flat all dressed up as cowboys. I can’t say that I remember 100% of the Extrav, but I have a bad memory anyway so I’ll put it down to that, it was a really fun way to end my first year with the college.