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Hi any advice on accommodation please? Don’t want to be around too much noise at night but be fairly central thanks
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I know theres a noise curfew of 11pm, so when people are playing loud music after this time, the porters come round. It really comes down to the flat and your flatmates. You have to sign an agreement to this: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/accommodation/terms-and-conditions/#11-respect-for-others--438604-4 see point 11. If you want to be close but not in the center of alex square, maybe furness and fylde?

Also here is worth checking out https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/accommodation/residents-handbook/living-with-others/
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Original post by Ghostlady
I know theres a noise curfew of 11pm, so when people are playing loud music after this time, the porters come round. It really comes down to the flat and your flatmates. You have to sign an agreement to this: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/accommodation/terms-and-conditions/#11-respect-for-others--438604-4 see point 11. If you want to be close but not in the center of alex square, maybe furness and fylde?

Also here is worth checking out https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/accommodation/residents-handbook/living-with-others/

Thanks for this, very useful! Is one of these colleges sporty? Iam not particularly sporty.I love films, board games & hanging out with friends but am not a big drinker, yet!
I wouldn’t want to be in a big social college as it takes me time to get to know people and I get a bit stressed to start with
Original post by Cgoldwin62
Thanks for this, very useful! Is one of these colleges sporty? Iam not particularly sporty.I love films, board games & hanging out with friends but am not a big drinker, yet!
I wouldn’t want to be in a big social college as it takes me time to get to know people and I get a bit stressed to start with

Hi, its is said that fylde is sporty, although lots of students are. My eldest was in grizedale and she is flatmates with the head of the kayaking society, and one of the social secs for korfball. But yes Fylde is known as the sporty college and thier bar is also sporty as well with live sport being played on tv.

Grizedale is known as the party college, although County is a close second lol.Eldest does not drink and is not into clubbing and prefers board games and movie nights, but still picked Grizedale townhouse as she wanted a flat that was social and not hide away, so she took a chance. She ended up getting on with all 11 others in her flat, and all are a mix of party people and some that are more quiet. She lived with 7 of those 11 now in second year, but they are all doing placements/year abroad/teaming up with another flat, so shes going to private halls next year in the city with 11 new people for year 3.

I think if you are looking for a balance, perhaps a flat of 6 or 8 might be good?
You will get to choose two colleges, and from each college 1 type of accommodation.
So you can have say Pendle standard / furness standard as an example. Or a Fylde superior ensuite/furness superior ensuite. Or Londale superior ensuite/Grizedale standard. The combination is really up to you :smile:
Original post by Cgoldwin62
Hi any advice on accommodation please? Don’t want to be around too much noise at night but be fairly central thanks

Hi @Cgoldwin62,

Ghostlady has covered a lot of it.

Quietest colleges are definitely Cartmel and Lonsdale. But of the central ones, I'd recommend Fyle or Furness. Both have the their flat blocks seperate from the central spine of campus. This means the only noise you will experience is from others in your building and people coming in and out rather than people from all colleges walking up and down the spine. However, it is worth noting you are quite close to the motorway. There is an 11 pm noise curfew in all colleges so if the porters notice too much noise, they'll come in and talk to you.

In terms of sportiness, I'd probably say County is the sportiest. Fydle has a reputation for being sporty but that is associated with their sports bar, where they stream sports rather than them being good in the leagues. Each college will have people who are more reserved and want to stay in and play games, but unfortunately the flatmates you get is a complete lottery. It is fair to say all the colleges will be social, but I'm sure even if they do go out a fair amount, they will still want to play games etc. other times.

Hope this helps.
Jake, final year ambassador.
My daughter is starting in September too. She’s doing Management and HR. She’s quite an introvert but would like a more social college to make it easier to get to know people. However, she does like a good night out and a cocktail or two! She’s thinking Grizedale superior en-suite. Would this be a good fit and what might be a good second choice college? She’s not that sporty although she’s going to try rowing and is a pretty good dart player 🤣
Original post by Seamoon1
My daughter is starting in September too. She’s doing Management and HR. She’s quite an introvert but would like a more social college to make it easier to get to know people.

My son chose a Grizedale townhouse with the reasoning that with 12 people living together he was bound to hit it off with some of them. He's very happy there and the accommodation is great. Only two people share a bathroom. I don't think it matters too much about which college you choose - just choose the accommodation you prefer.
Original post by Seamoon1
My daughter is starting in September too. She’s doing Management and HR. She’s quite an introvert but would like a more social college to make it easier to get to know people. However, she does like a good night out and a cocktail or two! She’s thinking Grizedale superior en-suite. Would this be a good fit and what might be a good second choice college? She’s not that sporty although she’s going to try rowing and is a pretty good dart player 🤣

Hi @Seamoon1,

All the colleges are social in the aspect of getting to know people, especially in fresher week where the freshers reps (second/third/fourth year students) try to facilitate you to mingle between and within flats. This is the same for the nights out. There are plenty of opportunities at each college to go out, so your college won't determine that.

Grizedale is the only "cocktail bar" on campus (and quite cheap too). However, you don't have to be in Grizedale to enjoy that luxury and there are cocktail bars in Lancaster she can visit too.

I would best recommend her to choose college based on accommodation type and location on campus. Grizedale is quite competitive but a great choice! Cartmel and Lonsdale are the colleges most associated with superior en-suite, but they are in the "quite" area of campus. So, her preferences for accommodation and location will determine which college to pick as a second choice.

All colleges have darts teams, if she was interested, and rowing is a university team so that is also not college dependent.

Hope this helps.
Jake, final year ambassador.
Original post by Lancaster University
Hi @Seamoon1,

All the colleges are social in the aspect of getting to know people, especially in fresher week where the freshers reps (second/third/fourth year students) try to facilitate you to mingle between and within flats. This is the same for the nights out. There are plenty of opportunities at each college to go out, so your college won't determine that.

Grizedale is the only "cocktail bar" on campus (and quite cheap too). However, you don't have to be in Grizedale to enjoy that luxury and there are cocktail bars in Lancaster she can visit too.

I would best recommend her to choose college based on accommodation type and location on campus. Grizedale is quite competitive but a great choice! Cartmel and Lonsdale are the colleges most associated with superior en-suite, but they are in the "quite" area of campus. So, her preferences for accommodation and location will determine which college to pick as a second choice.

All colleges have darts teams, if she was interested, and rowing is a university team so that is also not college dependent.

Hope this helps.
Jake, final year ambassador.

Thank you. That’s helpful.
Original post by Seamoon1
My daughter is starting in September too. She’s doing Management and HR. She’s quite an introvert but would like a more social college to make it easier to get to know people. However, she does like a good night out and a cocktail or two! She’s thinking Grizedale superior en-suite. Would this be a good fit and what might be a good second choice college? She’s not that sporty although she’s going to try rowing and is a pretty good dart player 🤣

My daughter is in Grizedale college, and she was in a Townhouse of 12 last year. She is not sporty either, although this year she does do Badminton now.. She was also an introvert before starting uni, but shes really glad she chose Grizedale (her other choice was County). No matter which college she goes to, she will have the most amazing time.
For my daughter, everyone in the flat was different.1 does kayaking and 1 korfball, some did football, but the rest did not do a sport at all.Some introverts others extroverts. She loves Grizedale college bar, although now shes second year, she is part of a pub team quiz at Pendle Witch in Lancaster and she goes there as well as Pendle Rooms at the college next to Grizedale mainly. She also likes the Fylde Bar as well as they do great food.
Any of the other colleges would be good socially. Its down to the individual and whether they get themselves out there by joining societies, and saying hi to their flatmates, also socialising with people on thier course. She had a door stop on her room door on move in day so people would come and say hi, and brought some choccies and put them in the kitchen with a note from her saying hi.
Original post by normaw
My son chose a Grizedale townhouse with the reasoning that with 12 people living together he was bound to hit it off with some of them. He's very happy there and the accommodation is great. Only two people share a bathroom. I don't think it matters too much about which college you choose - just choose the accommodation you prefer.

Glad hes having an amazing time normaw :smile: Exactly daughters reasoning as well. She lives in the city with 7 of them for second year, but for third year they are all doing different things like study abroad and work placements, so shes going into private halls with 11 others in the city she will not meet until move in day.
Original post by Lancaster University
Hi @Cgoldwin62,

Ghostlady has covered a lot of it.

Quietest colleges are definitely Cartmel and Lonsdale. But of the central ones, I'd recommend Fyle or Furness. Both have the their flat blocks seperate from the central spine of campus. This means the only noise you will experience is from others in your building and people coming in and out rather than people from all colleges walking up and down the spine. However, it is worth noting you are quite close to the motorway. There is an 11 pm noise curfew in all colleges so if the porters notice too much noise, they'll come in and talk to you.

In terms of sportiness, I'd probably say County is the sportiest. Fydle has a reputation for being sporty but that is associated with their sports bar, where they stream sports rather than them being good in the leagues. Each college will have people who are more reserved and want to stay in and play games, but unfortunately the flatmates you get is a complete lottery. It is fair to say all the colleges will be social, but I'm sure even if they do go out a fair amount, they will still want to play games etc. other times.

Hope this helps.
Jake, final year ambassador.


Hi any views on bowland superior en-suite rooms? Thanks
Not sure on the bowland supiorior ensuite, but the lonsdale ones were really nice :smile: (sorry cant take italics off lol)
All the colleges do the superior ensuite, so if you do want to stay central, County, Furness, Fylde and Grizedale are only a short distance away.
Original post by Cgoldwin62
Hi any views on bowland superior en-suite rooms? Thanks

Hi @Cgoldwin62,

I cannot say from experience, but based on the other superior en-suite on campus, they will be modern. The superior is in reference to them being recently refurbished. I'm sure you'd enjoy it just as much as any other superior en-suite on campus.

Hope this helps.
Jake, final year ambassador.

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