Second year accommodation Watch
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I'm currently a 3rd year student at Lancaster. Firstly as a student all I'm saying is anecdotal, I don't have any numbers, and I may be wrong. That being said, I don't think there are any students who live in Morcombe for any reason other than choice, there is now a massive amount of student housing in Lancaster made up of traditional house shares and also custom built student flats (CityBlock is the big example). Obviously there's still variations in quality, there are some really nice houses, and the usual amount of dingy small terraced houses that have seen better days. However, assuming your son doesn't leave it too late (i.e half way through second term of first year) that shouldn't be a problem. And of course if he chooses to live on campus for second year, most people who apply to live on campus past first year get an offer.
Hope that was useful