College Principal – Claire Povah

The Principal is the senior member of the College responsible to the Council and the Senate of the University for the College finances and for maintaining the effective working and good order of the College.

College Vice-Principal – Dr Paul Dolby

Paul is the Principal’s second in command within the College. Paul has been a part of Graduate College in many capacities since he came to Lancaster as a student in 1994.

College Wellbeing Officer – Anna Lewis

Anna Lewis is our College Wellbeing Officer. If you need someone to talk to, or some guidance on anything to do with your wellbeing; then please come down and see Anna. She is in the office Monday-Thursday each week, or you can email her.

College Manager – Jane Hulland

The College Manager is responsible for running the College Office and sends out regular e-mail newsletters to postgraduate students featuring news, information and events of interest to postgraduate students. She is also responsible for the College’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as well as the website. She acts as admin support for the New Café, Stories at the Storey, and PGBoard – as well as assisting with events and activities. Jane can assist with financial support in the form of emergency loans (up to £100), hardship grants, and travel grants (up to £150). You should also go and see Jane if you wish to hold an event in the Social Hub, or book the College TV /Meeting room. Jane can be found in office A119 (the College Office – next to the Porters’ lodge), until 5.00pm on Mondays and until 12.45pm, Tuesdays-Fridays.

College Administrative Assistant

The College Administrative Assistant is responsible for running the Buddies Programme, helping to manage the annual Research Conference (PGRC), and assisting with any other administrative tasks in the College.

College Accommodation Office

The Accommodation office is responsible for all accommodation related matters within the College. Their office hours are 9.30am–12.30pm and 2.00pm–4.30pm. The accommodation office is on your left as you enter the reception lodge, next to the College TV/Meeting room, and can be reached on 01524 (5)93342.

College Dean

The Dean is a senior member of the College who ensures that there is no breach of University or College rules. They are responsible for all disciplinary matters within the College.

College Community Assistants

The College Community Assistant are postgraduate students who work as a key part of the College wellbeing team. Their role includes running events for the whole postgraduate community, assisting the Dean with disciplinary matters, and working on initiatives designed to improve the experience of all postgraduate studying at Lancaster.

They are the first people you should contact if you are having problems in your flat. We know it can be difficult sometimes living with new people who may not have the same lifestyle as you… people who may like things noisier or quieter than you do or who eat, sleep and work at different times to you. The Assistant Deans will come to you and help you and your flatmates talk through problems and find a solution. Email the CCAs.

College Porters

The College Porters are available 24 hours a day for the majority of the year and are responsible for mail, room keys, and general security in and around the College. They are the people you should speak to first if you need help or information or if you have any sort of problems day or night.

The Herdwick

Gareth has been responsible for running Graduate Bar since 2000. He has succeeded in having the bar listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide since 2003 and his ever-changing selection of quality traditional real ales are well worth trying. Watch out for his annual Real Ale & Cider festival the summer term.

The Postgraduate Board

The PG Board is the elected representative body of the student members of The Graduate College of Lancaster University. All postgraduate students of the University are members, whether they live in Graduate College or not. They aim to look after the needs of all postgraduates, be they academic, social, sporting or in relation to accommodation.