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Overpriced halls with very poor management. With the money you pay for an ensuite room, you can rent your own flat in town, much better equipped and more spacious. The staff is not only unhelpful but rude and disrespectful. Plenty of restrictions, especially for socializing. You will be kicked out by the bouncers (porters) of someone'es flat if you are there after 12. The common room, which is the only space for socializing is small and, compared with the ones in other colleges, it has no equipment. It was closed for refurbishment half year this year with no major improvement. It's probably the noisiest college on campus. The noise comes not from students but from machinery working inside the college. The only good thing is that it is inside campus so you don't have to commute from town to uni every day. Also the bar is nice and it is probably the only social space available.

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By member511115
On 13th July 15

Lancaster University Hall Rankings


Pendle College #8
Lonsdale College #9
Cartmel College #10
CityBlock Marton Street #11
Chancellor's Wharf #12
Graduate College #13
CityBlock Penny Street #14
Caton Court #15
CityBlock Gillows #16
77-81 Penny Street #17

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Most helpful review

Overpriced halls with very poor management. With the money you pay for an ensuite room, you can rent your own flat in town, much better equipped and more spacious. The staff is not only unhelpful but rude and disrespectful. Plenty of restrictions, especially for socializing. You will be kicked out by the bouncers (porters) of someone'es flat if you are there after 12. The common room, which is the only space for socializing is small and, compared with the ones in other colleges, it has no equipment. It was closed for refurbishment half year this year with no major improvement. It's probably the noisiest college on campus. The noise comes not from students but from machinery working inside the college. The only good thing is that it is inside campus so you don't have to commute from town to uni every day. Also the bar is nice and it is probably the only social space available.

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By member511115
On 13th July 15

Applying to Graduate College

Covid-19 Response

QUARANTINE PROVISION:
Not yet specified
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning.
OPEN DAYS:
On-campus open day on 16th Oct.
TEACHING NOTES:
For on-campus courses, the university has planned for most teaching to be in-person. They will retain some online teaching where student feedback has been especially positive about this mode of learning.
This is the latest available data taken from the lancaster.ac.uk website on 13th October 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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For postgraduates is it better to get accommodation on campus or in Lancaster itself? And if in Lancaster will I miss out on meeting new postgraduates with regards to the social aspect? Thanks in advance!
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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1361789 On 18th August 21

For context, my stay in grad college was during the pandemic where we had a lockdown in autumn and then another in January so social life was always going to be limited. However, during time out of lockdown, the college seemed to fight against anyone who wished to have friends round, let alone a party. Porters will invade your private spaces without warning. One porter in particular is incredibly rude and seems to be the one given the most shifts, even though we have witnessed him shout at students, particularly international students who struggle with certain parts of the english langauge. Also, the cleaner is very rude and often blocks room doors with a big trolley and the quality of many of the appliances are awful. The location is great and some of the college staff are very nice, but this is ruined by the rude staff that according to these reviews have been working for years with the same awful attitude. Live in town if you can! I certainly will be next time.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1360617 On 2nd August 21

Make sure you are not discriminated against. Factors such as your country of origin may influence the way you are treated by the management (let alone by your flatmates). Make sure that xenophobia does not impair your experience.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member1143555 On 14th November 19

As a postgraduate college, no consideration was made for us. They assumed we were unsocial and didn’t want to partake in university life. A few complaints were made about this and nothing was done.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1234023 On 5th October 18

Grad Bar is the best and good work spaces.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member826697 On 4th June 17

The secretaries who work here are so rude and disrespectful its shocking. They refuse to address any problems in Gradate College.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member818754 On 15th November 15

Expensive but actually it doesn't worth!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member711732 On 29th July 15

Grad College is very underestimated by the Uni, and they will be doing modifications all the time.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member511115 On 13th July 15

Overpriced halls with very poor management. With the money you pay for an ensuite room, you can rent your own flat in town, much better equipped and more spacious. The staff is not only unhelpful but rude and disrespectful. Plenty of restrictions, especially for socializing. You will be kicked out by the bouncers (porters) of someone'es flat if you are there after 12. The common room, which is the only space for socializing is small and, compared with the ones in other colleges, it has no equipment. It was closed for refurbishment half year this year with no major improvement. It's probably the noisiest college on campus. The noise comes not from students but from machinery working inside the college. The only good thing is that it is inside campus so you don't have to commute from town to uni every day. Also the bar is nice and it is probably the only social space available.

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

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