We offer a mix of ensuite rooms and bedrooms with shared bathrooms in Furness.
Our accommodation sits above and to the east of the main college building, and the houses are named after parts of the Furness region in the Lake District.
The Furness Perimeter blocks were built in 1992 and most recently refurbished in 2022/23. All 190 bedrooms have washbasin/vanity units in them, with students sharing WC/shower and kitchen facilities. These room are located next to the perimeter road across five houses, named Bardsea, Greenodd, Torver, Wetherlam and Brantwood.
Our ensuite accommodation was built in 2006 and offers 347 bed spaces across four houses, named Pennington, Colton, Aldingham and Hawkshead.
In 2023 the third floor of the Furness Main building (above the college facilities) was converted into student accommodation, providing another 60 bed spaces for Furness students. The seven cluster flats are larger than those of the older blocks, with 7-11 sharing WC/shower rooms and a spacious kitchen/dining/lounge area.
- How many people share each flat?
How much do they cost?
The weekly fee for a bedroom with shared bathroom facilities is £129.71 (Furness Perimeter) or £146.16 (Furness Main), on a 40 week contract (2023/24).
An ensuite bedroom in Furness costs £177.59 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.
Ensuite rooms also benefit from a tiled wet room with shower, washbasin and mirror, and WC. Bedrooms with shared bathrooms have their own washbasin/vanity unit and mirror.
The communal bathrooms in Furness Main each offer WC, washbasin and shower (normally one for up to three residents sharing). In Furness Perimeter each flat has separate shower and WC rooms (one of each in flats of four or five sharing, two of each in flats of six).
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 cupboard storage space.
A vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron are also supplied.
In Furness Main the larger social spaces also allow for soft seating areas.
Note that all hobs are electric, and none are of the induction variety.
How big are the beds?
All bedrooms with shared bathrooms are longer than normal singles, measuring 2100x900mm.
The majority of beds in the ensuite accommodation are regular single size - 1900x900mm, though some are also the longer variation. Please let us know when you apply if you would benefit from a long bed.
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.
Take a look at these short video clips to see inside a typical cluster flat with shared bathrooms, and an example of a cluster of ensuite bedrooms.
Flat with single bedrooms and shared facilities
A look around a single bedroom typical of those found on campus in cluster flats with shared bathroom facilities. Bedrooms have their own washbasin and share toilet and shower facilities as well as the kitchen other students.
Flat with single bedrooms and private bathrooms
A look around a typical cluster flat of ensuite accommodation, with eight people sharing each kitchen.
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