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Lancaster Student Accommodation
Applying to Lonsdale College
- TEACHING MODE:
- OPEN DAYS:
- On-campus open days on 2nd Jul, 16th Jul, 17th Sep & 15th Oct.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- For on-campus courses, the university expect most teaching to be in-person, with courses taught mainly in lecture theatres, labs and seminars as before the pandemic started. The university may retain some online teaching where student feedback has been especially positive about this mode of learning, but this will complement in-person teaching.
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Lonsdale college is the best of the founding colleges, best community, best parties.
i love my college so much! and the community in it is awesome
Could use more living space / social space aka sofas and more comfort
Good luck ringing security when someone is trying to get into your room with no wifi or signal.
It’s so expensive for an en suit that is rubbish, the cleaners arenaupposed to sweep and mop but they never do. The porters and security however are very helpful. It’s nice to also have the Lonsdale bar where events such as weekly pub quizzes and mini golf nights are held
expensive, fat away from everything else, no discipline for matters that actually affect other students but will look for an excuse to charge students ridiculous amounts of money based upon NO evidence. bad staff and exploitive.
Lonsdale > bowland and that's fact
It is like small neighborhood that combines uni life with home, however it is expensive and does not offer common room in flat
If you want a tiny room in an 8 person flat with no soundproofing, then you may like it here. Rent is approximately £600 p/m which is double what it should be. Tiny en-suite is essentially a cupboard, great if you like to go to the toilet and take a shower simultaneously, otherwise not. You can hear EVERYTHING - say goodbye to your privacy. You can’t cough or fart without the rest of the flat hearing about it. Kitchen facilities are poor, I was promised a newly refurbished flat but didn’t get one. Half the hobs and one of the ovens broken, very little fridge/freezer/cupboard space. Also no seating area. Completely inefficient given the number of residents. If you study humanities etc then unlucky, that side of campus is a 20 minute walk away. Lonsdale itself is soulless, no grass, no social areas, the bar is rarely open (not even on a Saturday night), the computer room is closed overnight and the laundrette is tiny and useless. Over a thousand students share 6 rubbish washers & dryers
I lived there last year and I had a wonderful experience.
Its facility and service of the poters are well known
Its facility and service of the poters are well known
Lovely part of campus and feel like you’re going home after uni
Lonnie Lonnie Lonnie! The home of absolute legends
Academic staff very rude, especially in respect to the basic level of tuition fee that a student is paying; Many times I have asked questions just to receive a more ambiguous and confusing answer (wide range going from a simple workshop tutor to the Academic tutor of my department); Many lecturers speak poor English and pretend that recycled slides from previous years give you basic understanding about modules, while in truth they are barely understandable and readable (yes readable!!); Campus facilities like lecture theatre and library are fantastic, as for campus accommodation they are very small rooms and most of them they were built a long time ago, you can’t open windows completely for “security reasons” but the real truth is that unfortunately there is at least one case of suicide and “nobody” knows why...
The rooms are usually great but I had a bad experience with my room and the wi-fi signal was very inconsistent.
It is formed as village so you can feel free from hard working.
Very nice, en-suite and a nice community feel.
The collegiate system is brilliant and my accommodation is of top quality, great for socialising and for working
Not as good as it could be since 10 minute walk from Go Burrito but barker house farm close by so I can get cheap food.
Lonsdale college is a really wonderful college! It's got something for everyone and is actually a good value for money! The flats are cleaned on a daily basis by the amazingly friendly cleaners who do a great job! And the internet and wifi is also really fast and always accessible... It's never a struggle with the internet
Not much space to socialise, made it harder to make friends
Can be very overbearing as ‘corporate parents’.
So peaceful, great transport links, bus stop right outside. It's slightly more expensive than other halls but the quality is better.
You share the kitchen with 7 other people, there is little space and only 2 small fridges and freezers, additional are not allowed unless for medical reasons. So if you have messy flatmates you're doomed. Little privacy as well. And Wi-Fi is as easy to find as water on Sahara desert... don't get me started on phone reception...
Best college on campus and in the UK! LONNIE LONNIE LONNIE!
The Lonsdale halls are really great, albeit rather pricey. I would recommend them.
Decent halls in a good location but could have a better social space in the accommodation
Nice halls and rooms which is nice not living on your lecture theatres but the cleaners might as well not bother they're useless
The best atmosphere of all the colleges. Dont be fooled by Furness' 'handy central location' its dull as s***
Great atmosphere to the party and community side of things, just a shame the rest of the college facilities don't have the same amount of care.
The rooms are nice enough, fairly large. Fairly social college and throws good parties. However one of the worst locations on campus and each flat only has a kitchen (with one table) for people to socialise in, which is annoying
Good college. Cleaners do not do a lot. Wifi always turns off. One of worst locations on campus.
The rooms are not good enough for what im paying for, the kitchen is our social area and it's not the best, the cleaners don't really do there jobs right, the location is far out but it's not a big deal.
At Lonsdale I really think you're paying for the social life and experience. Lonsdale definitely hosts the best events on campus and I'd rather have that than the best accommodation. Don't get me wrong, the accommodation isn't horrible, it's definitely decent, but I think it's slightly overpriced. As a fresher though, I wouldn't have joined any other college - Lonsdale has definitely given me the best freshers experience socially on campus.
En suites are brilliant, village style feel, quiet and big rooms
Best college on campus. Ideal community setting, great fun and great people
The only good things are the people and the bar, rest aint too great.
Spacious rooms and kitchen, all very modern.
The College system makes Lancaster so much more enjoyable, and Lonsdale is the best there is.
Accommodation looks very nice, and really nice views from the window but the accommodation is a fair walk from some lecture areas on main campus. There was no social spaces besides the bar and our house was mainly full of international third year students who complained if we made the slightest noise
Lonsdale is one of the founding colleges of the university and definitely has a closer knit community than a lot of the other colleges. Certainly lives up to its reputation as the party college and freshers is actually amazing :D
A bit far away from the centre of campus but great room
Familly atmosphere like no other
Very comfortable rooms and very clean and high quality
Overall accommodation is really nice; the cleaning services is regular so keep my flat very clean
Rent is quite pricey and it would be nice to have a sofa/social area of the flat that isn't a kitchen but other than that it's really good.
Very nice rooms and bathrooms but the kitchen is the only communal area. How about some sofas?
very good halls. Large amount of community spirit that makes you feel part of something. my first year was with friends, then I decided to stay on campus for my second year. Although my flat mates this year aren't very sociable, I still feel a part of the college and rarely lonely due to the many social events (not all to do with drinking). Good sized room with lovely en suite.
Nice rooms but cleaning service is shocking and it's very expensive
If you don't like partying, then this college has no time for you. It wasn't even any of my accommodation choices yet I'm constantly told if I don't like the noise i shouldn't have picked the college. Management poor with dealing with noise complaints, complained all year and nothing at all done about it. A good mile away from most of the stuff on campus; no social space, just a kitchen, rare that a facility in the kitchen works properly which of course we'll be charged for under the assumption that we broke it. Overall a nightmare to live in.
Was really good - nice rooms and ensuites - enjoyed my time there - however only downside is the distance from the main part of campus! Other than that - great experience
Lonsdale is on the edge of campus - was nice having a home away from lecture halls. However it was very expensive for what it was. The shower made the bathroom soaking wet and there is no social space other than the kitchen - would be nice to have a sofa or two.
Lonsdale's genuinely a nice place to live. So much so, in fact, that I've opted to live there again next year. With catered accommodation on top of that, it won't leave you with an awful lot to do anything, but that's fine - you're too far away from it all anyway. Despite the trek into 'proper campus' and the cost, Lonsdale accommodation is new, clean and homely. There's always hot water, there's ample space in and around the desk area to work and play, and you'll be surrounded by lots of trees and grass and patios if you're into all that stuff. The bar's a 60 second walk away and Dominos deliver more or less to your doorstep. Would recommend.
Good but loud accommodation quite a trek from main campus with little social areas.
It was a nice room but not worth the amount I paid. Location is too far away from central campus and lectures. Cleaners were none exsistent although it could have jest been our cleaner that was especially lazy. No social area to sit with friends other than kitchen. Was a good environment to meet new people as the houses have 6 flats in so you get to know everyone. Would suggest county or bowland standard
Really good, nicer area than some of the other colleges, would recommend
nice and quite in the day - by far the best college for good nights out and parties - the Lonsdale bar is amazing in freshers week but a bit too quite in normal term time just because of where it is. Carmel and furness are by far the worst colleges for sure so just avoid those and you will have an amazing time!
good social people, rubbish cleaning by staff and value for money.
Lonsdale is a lot of fun and the ensuite rooms are fantastic. However it's one of the colleges that is furthest away from all of the lecture theaters and seminar rooms.
The best decision I made when at university was picking Lonsdale college