Nine colleges. One home.
When you arrive, Lancaster can seem like a buzzing town where everyone else knows where they're going. It can take a while to get your bearings, but your college is there from day one. It's your base on campus, a place you can put down roots, your home.
For most students, your college is also your accommodation for the first year. It's more than a place to stay, it's where you'll study and socialise too. You can meet your friends in the social space or join in regular college events. Each college hosts activities such as quizzes, live performances or even cooking classes. If you live off-campus, your college is still yours, wherever you're staying.
You'll make friends through your course and societies you might join, but your college is a ready-made set of friends. In your college, you'll also compete together in friendly competitions against other colleges. Most people find these are the friendships that last the longest.
During your time at Lancaster, your college offers the first port of call for any support. There are staff on duty round the clock, ready to help. College staff are there for you, whether it's a friendly word of advice, or something more serious.
Once you have your degree, you may leave Lancaster University, but you'll always belong to your college.
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