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


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

Louise Lawless

Louise Lawless (Accommodation Manager)

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

+44 (0)1524 594970


Benjamin Shepherd (Senior Advisor)

The Senior Advisor has a general responsibility for student welfare and is also in charge of the College Advisory team (CAT).

+44 (0)1524 592358

In Benjamin's substantive role in the University he is the Student Programmes Officer for the Physics and Chemistry Departments. Benjamin is a keen gardener, Poultry Club of Great Britain judge and has recently taught himself to crochet.

Ella Taylor

Ella Taylor (International Student and Events Coordinator)

As International Student and Events Coordinator Ella's main area of responsibility within the Welfare Team is for our International Students.

Ella coordinates the Buddy Scheme each year and organises events that celebrate the college's diverse student population. Ella also acts as Deputy Advisor for the wider college welfare team.

Elle Zientek

Elle Zientek (Advisor)

Elle graduated from Lancaster in 2018 having studied Linguistics and English Language. She now works at the University as a Student Recruitment Officer in the Recruitment and Admissions department. 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!).

Tom Morley

Tom Morley (Advisor)

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

Emily Reece

Lucy Blackburn (Advisor)

Lucy works in the Recruitment and Admissions department as a Studnet Recruitment Events Officer. She is a mum of two football mad boys and loves to cook!

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Richard Cupit (Advisor)

Richard works in the School of Computing and Communications as a Recruitment and Conversion Co-ordinator. His interests include cricket and rugby and he’s also a fan of the outdoors and loves to travel.

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Alison Currie (Advisor)

Alison works in the Undergraduate Office in LUMS as their Programmes Officer. She is a mum of two, loves to travel and is a keen baker.


Liz Cogan (Advisor)

Liz is part of the administrative support for the University Maintenance Team. In her spare time, she is learning Itallian and likes to visit Italy when possible. She is a keen dancer and part of a local performance dance group.

College Porters

Our College Porters are:

  • Caron Beal
  • 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


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

+44 (0) 1524 594541


Lonsdale Assistant Deans

Holly Dean (Assistant Dean)

The Assistant Deans support the Dean in matters of College discipline.

Maggie Kereng

Maggie Kereng (Assistant Dean)

The Assistant Deans support the Dean in matters of College discipline.

Jessica Pepper

Jessica Pepper (Assistant Dean)

The Assistant Deans support the Dean in matters of College discipline.