We offer both Standard and Superior Ensuite accommodation in Furness.
Our accommodation sits to the east of the main college building, and all the houses are named after parts of the Furness region in the Lake District.
The Standard accommodation was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2011. All 191 bedrooms have washbasins in them, with students sharing WC/shower and kitchen facilities. These rooms are located next to the perimeter road across five houses, named Bardsea, Greenodd, Torver, Wetherlam and Brantwood.
The Superior Ensuite accommodation was built in 2006 and offers 347 bed spaces across four houses, named Pennington, Colton, Aldingham and Hawkshead.
A project to convert the top floor of the Furness Main building in to student accommodation will be underway in August 2022 and will deliver a further 60 bed spaces for Furness students from Ocober 2023.
- How many people share each flat?
How much do they cost?
The weekly fee for a Standard room on a typical 40 week contract is £116.90 (2022/23).
A Superior Ensuite room would be £155.61 per week, for 40 weeks.
What's included in the bedrooms?
All bedrooms offer a bed (with under-bed storage), desk, wardrobe, drawers, notice board, shelves and a chair. The rooms are carpeted and there will be blinds at the windows.
If you have a Superior Ensuite room there will be a tiled wet room with shower, washbasin and mirror, and WC.
The Standard rooms have a washbasin with a mirror above.
What's included in the kitchens?
The kitchens are equipped with a table and chairs that allow the flat to eat together if they choose.
There are also cookers and a microwave, kettle and toaster, fridge, freezer and cupbaord storage space.
A vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron are also supplied.
Note that all hobs are electric, and none are of the induction variety.
How big are the beds?
All beds in the Standard accommodation are longer than normal singles, measuring 2100x900mm.
The majority of beds in the Superior Ensuite accommodation are regular single size - 1900x900mm, though some are also the longer variation.
If you need to buy longer bedding we find a quick Google search and well known online retailers can supply them.
How can I find out more about accommodation?
If you are a prospective student you should take a look at the Accommodation Services website for full details of their offer, processes, application guides and so on.
If you are already living here the Residents' Handbook contains plenty of useful information.
If you are already a member of Furness you can contact our Accommodation Manager, Andrew. His contact details are at the bottom of the page.
Will I get a room in Furness as a second/third year?
Campus accommodation for second/third years is limited, but each college has a proportionate amount available each year for their returning students. We publicise our application process after the annual November Housing Fair.
We have around 100 bed spaces for returners but demand tends to exceed supply and those entering their final year are given priority.
How do I find somewhere to live in the city?
The first thing you need to do is visit the annual housing fair, which takes place every November on campus. Here you can get all the help you need, as well as meet approved landlords from around the city.
The Lancaster University Homes approval scheme collects together all the landlords and properties that have the backing of both universities and the city council, so their website is the best place to start your search and to proceed with peace of mind.
These 360 tours will give you a good idea of what you can expect from our accommodation. The Superior Ensuite accommodation is in Furness Central, and the Standard accommodation is in Furness Perimeter.
The Senior Accommodation Manager responsible for Furness accommodation is Andrew Gibson, and he will be happy to answer any questions you have before you get here or during your stay with us.Get contact details