Vicki

Vicki Mathews (Principal)

Vicki provides strategic leadership and management to the College working closely with the SCR and JCR to identify opportunities to enhance inclusion of all members and pursue objectives that highlight the uniqueness and individuality of the College.

She is based in the College on Fridays in the office behind the Porters' lodge.

+44 (0) 1524 593396
v.mathews@lancaster.ac.uk

Julie

Julie Shorrock (College Manager)

My office is next door to the Accommodation Manager. My door is always open (generally during office hours) to students who wish to discuss problems – whether academic or personal or just want to pop in for a chat or say ‘hello’. If you are feeling homesick, having problems with flatmates just pop in to see me or email me and I will do my best to alleviate this and find the best way forward; I am always willing to offer a soothing word and sometimes this is all that is required. If I can’t sort things out I’m sure I’ll find someone who can but be assured your problems will seem lighter after talking them over – all conversations are confidential.

+44 (0) 1524 592296
julie.shorrock@lancaster.ac.uk

Louise Lawless (Accommodation Manager)

The Accommodation Manager is responsible for all residential matters in the College.

+44 (0)1524 594970
l.lawless@lancaster.ac.uk

 
Tom Meaney

Tom Meaney (College Wellbeing Officer)

Each college has a Wellbeing Officer who can provide guidance on welfare and psychological issues to help you during your time at Lancaster University.

+44 (0) 1524 593672
lonsdalewelfare@lancaster.ac.uk

Benjamin

Benjamin Shepherd (Senior Advisor)

The Senior Advisor has a general responsibility for student welfare and is also in charge of the advisory system – the CAT Team. 

+44 (0) 1524 593724
lonsdalewelfare@lancs.ac.uk

In Benjamin's substantive role in the University he is the Part II Co-ordinator in the Engineering Department.  In his spare time he's a keen gardener, Poultry Club of Great Britain judge and has recently taught himself to crochet.

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Sherry Currington (Vice-Principal and Dean)

The Vice-Principal deputises for the Principal in their absence.  As Vice-Principal, Sherry deals with Welcome Week Reps and Welcome Week. 

The Dean is the senior disciplinary officer of the College and investigates alleged breaches of university or college rules.  The Dean is assisted by our Assistant Deans, who are all postgraduate students who live alongside you in the College. 

+44 (0) 1524 593799
s.currington@lancaster.ac.uk

Assistant Deans

The Assistant Deans support the Dean in matters of College discipline. Your current Lonsdale Assistant Deans are:

  • Ryan Bartle
  • Henry Wilde
  • Kim Hudspeth

lonsdaledeanery@lancaster.ac.uk

College Porters

Our College Porters are:

  • Caron Beal
  • Colin Fish
  • Darren Muckalt
  • James Rutherford
  • Paul Winder

There is a member of the Porters' team available around the clock for security and support.  

+44 (0) 1524 592250
lonsdale.porters@lancaster.ac.uk

 

If they are not in the lodge and you need assistance, telephone Security:

+44 (0) 1524 594541

 

Elle Zientek

Elle Zientek (CAT Advisor)

Elle is one of our 5 CAT Advisors who deals with welfare in the college assisting the Senior Advisor.  She monitors the welfare emails and assists where she can signposting on to other welfare support in the University if necessary.

Elle graduated from Lancaster in 2018 having studied Linguistics and English Language. She returned to work at the University as a Student Recruitment Assistant. Elle has a wealth of knowledge about settling into university and life at Lancaster, from her job and her time here as a student.  She has an interest in mindfulness and is always up for a chat over a brew (of Yorkshire tea!).

Liz

Liz Cogan (CAT Advisor)

Liz is one of our 5 CAT Advisors who deals with welfare in the college assisting the Senior Advisor.  She monitors the welfare emails and assists where she can signposting on to other welfare support in the University if necessary.

Liz works in the Dean’s office at the Management School.   She is a Postgraduate student of Lancaster (Drama and Theatre Studies) and has good knowledge of the University.  Prior to taking up her role in the Dean’s office she worked for the University Hospital Morecambe Bay at Lancaster Infirmaries Education Centre.  Her door is always open and she always ready to listen and find solutions.       

In her spare time, Liz is learning Italian and likes to visit Italy when possible.  She's a keen dancer and part of a local performance dance group.    

Maryam Ghorbankarimi

Maryam Ghorbanarimi (CAT Advisor)

Maryam is one of our 5 CAT Advisors who deals with welfare in the college assisting the Senior Advisor.  She monitors the welfare emails and assists where she can signposting on to other welfare support in the University if necessary.

Maryam is a film practice lecturer in Lancaster institute for Contemporary Arts (LICA). She's usually quite up to date with the latest films and TV series, all in the name of reserach of course!  While she is fairly new at Lancaster University she has plenty of experience working with both home and international students in her last post at University of St Andrews.

Tom Morley

Tom Morley (CAT Advisor)

Tom graduated from Lancaster in 2018 and currently works in the Research Services Division.  He's a long suffering Bolton Wanderers fan and his hobbies include hiking, photography and playing football.

Jo Humphrey

Jo Humphrey (CAT Advisor)

Jo is one of our 5 CAT Advisors who deals with welfare in the college assisting the Senior Advisor.  She monitors the welfare emails and assists where she can signposting on to other welfare support in the University if necessary.

Jo works in the Management School leading a small team who support part-time PG students.  Her passion is music, playing the piano and trumpet and more recently Batala Samba Drumming!