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Which college are near/ best for medical school in Lancaster.
Is there a traditional college ? Or a general mix ?
Original post by Yr12mum
Which college are near/ best for medical school in Lancaster.
Is there a traditional college ? Or a general mix ?


Bowland 100% specifically Bowland hall, you are the closest to the medical school with the building being a 10ish minute walk. You're also very central to the rest of the campus, unlike other courses there isn't a set lecture theatre for medicine so you'll be all over the campus for the lectures so being central helps.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by a traditional college?
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Original post by Yr12mum
Which college are near/ best for medical school in Lancaster.
Is there a traditional college ? Or a general mix ?

The closest to the Health and innovation campus is County College. Followed by Bowland. Theres not like a traditional college but there are colleges which are older than others but only by a few years. On line theres pieces written about each college is known for such as Grizedale - party college - Pendle - quirky, Fylde- sporty etc, but thats not quite the truth.
Each college has varying students in there. Each flat has students studying different subjects. Daughter was in Grizedale townhouse, and out of the 12, she was only one studying physics. Others were languages, business, medicine,natural sciences, computing etc.
Each college also has a bar as well as a study space.
below is a link to each one if you want to find out more
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/bowland/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/county/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/pendle/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/grizedale/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lonsdale/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cartmel/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fylde/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/furness/

We did the woodland walk round campus and walked to the health and innovation campus. From county and bowland its not too far a walk, around 10 mins. Also to bear in mind that you may have some lectures in other areas of the uni. Like the LEC for example which is the Lancaster environment centre does biology there and also has some labs so closest to that building is Fylde/Furness and Grizedale. I know when daughter does physics she has lectures in the managment building, and margeret fell lecture theatre and faraday theatre. So its likely you will be at various places sometimes, but if you do want to be close to the health and innovation centre, then County/Bowland/Furness id say
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Original post by Sunfish/Squid
Bowland 100% specifically Bowland hall, you are the closest to the medical school with the building being a 10ish minute walk. You're also very central to the rest of the campus, unlike other courses there isn't a set lecture theatre for medicine so you'll be all over the campus for the lectures so being central helps.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by a traditional college?


Thank you so much
Reply 4
Original post by Ghostlady
The closest to the Health and innovation campus is County College. Followed by Bowland. Theres not like a traditional college but there are colleges which are older than others but only by a few years. On line theres pieces written about each college is known for such as Grizedale - party college - Pendle - quirky, Fylde- sporty etc, but thats not quite the truth.
Each college has varying students in there. Each flat has students studying different subjects. Daughter was in Grizedale townhouse, and out of the 12, she was only one studying physics. Others were languages, business, medicine,natural sciences, computing etc.
Each college also has a bar as well as a study space.
below is a link to each one if you want to find out more
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/bowland/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/county/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/pendle/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/grizedale/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lonsdale/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cartmel/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fylde/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/furness/

We did the woodland walk round campus and walked to the health and innovation campus. From county and bowland its not too far a walk, around 10 mins. Also to bear in mind that you may have some lectures in other areas of the uni. Like the LEC for example which is the Lancaster environment centre does biology there and also has some labs so closest to that building is Fylde/Furness and Grizedale. I know when daughter does physics she has lectures in the managment building, and margeret fell lecture theatre and faraday theatre. So its likely you will be at various places sometimes, but if you do want to be close to the health and innovation centre, then County/Bowland/Furness id say


Thank you - really helpful
Original post by Yr12mum
Which college are near/ best for medical school in Lancaster.
Is there a traditional college ? Or a general mix ?

Hi there,

I'm a third year Mathematics with Statistics student. In my first year, I was in Lonsdale college which is probably one of the furthest from the medical school but I lived with a medicine student who absolutely loved it because it meant that the walk each day woke them up a lot before going to lectures and it really separated uni work from relaxing. Regardless you will find med students in every college and sometimes people prefer to prioritise room type (basic, ensuite, townhouse, etc...) over college anyway.

Amy (Lancaster Student Ambassador) :smile:
Hi, Can you comment on Bowland hall Vs Bowland Towers - for ensuite option ?
I have seen videos in Youtube statinng Bowland accomodation has maitennace issues more than other colleges due to aged buidings ... is it true ?
Also is there any videos on Bowland Towers ( I think it was built only 10 years ago ) ...
Kind Regards,
SN
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Original post by medical2023
Hi, Can you comment on Bowland hall Vs Bowland Towers - for ensuite option ?
I have seen videos in Youtube statinng Bowland accomodation has maitennace issues more than other colleges due to aged buidings ... is it true ?
Also is there any videos on Bowland Towers ( I think it was built only 10 years ago ) ...
Kind Regards,
SN


Sorry I could not find any but it is mentioned her bowland towers is superior ensuite and bowland halls is basic ensuite . Ash house is superior standard and they were updated about 4 years ago as we was looking into those for our daughter at the time. Slaidburn house is a modern looking building over edward roberts court and thats standard ensuite https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/bowland/college-space/accommodation/

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