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- 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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The halls were comfy and kept to a high standard of cleanliness, they were cleaned regularly by staff and there was also a big emphasis on recycling to save the environment
Cartmel is a wonderful college. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly and the flat layout is great for getting to know you’re flatmates and having a real university family
Not the best college on campus but still Lancaster has excellent accommodation
Cracking college and great to live in
Cartmel is the furthest away from centre campus but still only 10-15 min walk. This is a positive though, because some say that centre campus is quite claustrophobic. It’s quiet here, too.
Great rooms with a location that is further away from the central campus making it a nice change and a chance to get away from studies.
Loved Cartmel. Although meant to be the ‘quiet college’ its lovely, full of nice people. Barker House is brill, you can spend hours there. Nice halls. Very sociable. Best social space on campus
Only issue the the hill to get to main campus and the spotty WiFi
Cartmel as a college does next to nothing in terms of events and if they do they just repeat exam breakfasts and relaxation activities unlike other colleges who organise fun and unique activities (sometimes). No one is really hanging out in Cartmel because it is the furthest away from Campus Centre and all the Acedemic buildings. My halls (ensuite) were extremely overpriced for what it was and has since increased even more. Cleaners ended up being lovely but we had a temp who was unecessarily aggresive and rude and cotinued to report us for our unclean kitchen merely becuse we had things on the surfaces??? The internet is ok. The only common room in halls is the kitchen and it had no sofas, only a table and chairs when we were there.
Long walk to lectures but lovely college
The building was built in the 70's and had not been refurbished, so had single pane wooden frame windows. In the Lancaster snow. They also put me in the accommodation a 35 minute walk away from my study building. The Reps in the halls didn't care about you unless you got smashed every day of the week. The cleaner would just come into our flat at 7am, stand in the cleaning cupboard and scream down the phone. Social spaces consisted of a kitchen that was poor. Hated every minute of living in halls.
Lovely kitchen bedroom and living space en suites are lush
Lovely Accomodation with a little walk from the main uni which is the perfect space for uni life to personal.
Seriously the location is a joke, because of their location they can charge you with high prices since there isn't a shop around for 100 miles
Barker House Farm is a wonderful, cozy and homly comminity space. I love Catmel as its like a little villege where you know everybody. My uni experience wouldnt be the same without it!
Barker house is a life saver and the showers are lush
Quiet, catered food good, rooms okay
The Accommodation is good but is too far away from everything and the distance does not influence the price paid
Cartmel has some of the best rooms on Campus, and some of the best management too. The only common area however is the communal kitchen (not always the nicest place to hang out) often with no soft furniture (though that is changing as the kitchens are renovated over the next couple of years). The water pressure on the showers is pathetic, and the wet rooms do not adequately prevent water from going everywhere when you are showering. Sound proofing - as always - is poor. The biggest problem is its location off the main Campus in Alexandra Park. The accommodation out here is generally nicer, but the long walk onto campus proper means it's not really worth it. There is nice accommodation on campus proper without having to walk so long and so far. Noise isn't even much better out here; there are still people being loud. Ultimately, it looks nice but there is a lot wrong with it when you dig a little deeper, and it certainly doesn't justifying the upcoming 4% cost increase without fixes.
Not a good college is you want to socialise in your flat The socials hosted by Cartmel are mostly terrible Don't chose it if you hate walking a lot to your classes Catered food is not great but good if you have no intention of ever cooking Is a popular choice of accomodation amongst international students Barker house is a great place to relax with friends and play bar sports All in all if you are lucky to be with fun flatmates then any college will be good.
Very scenic location, however, is a somewhat long walk to get to lectures. The rooms are a good size and the ensuites are perfectly functional. Never had any problems with the internet.
It's a really good college but it's way too far from all the lectures and stuff, would be nice if there was some sort of quick access tram or something similar on campus to easily get from Cartmel to the other side of campus, other than that, Cartmel is really good, probably the best in terms of quality and interaction
I rate Cartmel for what it is but it way too far from the rest of campus, but everything else is really good about it, probably the best quality rooms and student satisfaction
Great halls with great people, love the atmosphere and the consistent and aesthetic design of the accommodation as well as the modern kitchen
Jcr room need a refurbisment! Delicious food at winning post! A lift is need at the buildings!
Good balance between too close and too far from the main campus
Very nice and clean area. Bar is very large, good for big parties and we even have our own Starbucks!
Cartmel was VERY expensive, atleast £50 more per WEEK than living in town, had to fork out £700 of my savings to help me pay for rent one term as my loan did not initally cover rent, had to apply for the higher loan to pay for the rent. Lovely, clean and new bedrooms. Comfortable, easy to make it your own. College exec was not great in my 1st year, getting better this year.
The room is nice, with an en suite bathroom. However, there is no social space in halls beside the kitchen which is very basic.
Expensive but very good accommodation, and very far away from actual campus.
Really nice modern rooms of a decent size. Large fully equipped kitchens with a lot of cupboard space but not much fridge/freezer space. I have found that the wifi in Cartmel hardly ever goes down, which it tends to do in some other parts of campus. Cartmel is the furthest outside of main campus so there is an approximate 10-15 minute walk to the main lecture theatres and shops etc. which can get very annoying in the typical Lancaster weather...
It's nice, but it does have some flaws - I think that the shower in the ensuite is waaay too small
Many social opportunities within the college and daily cleaning.
I chose Cartmel because I wanted to have the campus feel without being stuck in my academic life at Uni. I haven't been disappointed. People have a lot of bad things to say about Cartmel but it's friendly, the people are great and socials have been amazing in the past two years, especially in 2014! Extravs at Cartmel are amazing. Cleaning could be better, but I think its a problem University wide - cleaners should take bins out and properly clean floors and worktops, I'm not sure what else they spend their time on. The staff are great too, always willing to help, the college admin and porters are amazing and so supportive, anything wrong and they are willing to put in so much time to help you.
Need to organise who is out with who in terms of year group better
Cartmel is the best college on family for location, events and community. I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else
It's very quiet and whether you're studious or not, it's a good place to be nevertheless
Cartmel College has everything you could possibly want or need.
The rooms are a good size, and its great to have an en-suite bathroom. However, the lack of any social space is a problem, as it is very often that all of the flat come together to sit at an uncomfortable kitchen table.
All round good experience, although slightly out the way, its quiet which is beneficial during exam period
Bad location, residence officer is rude and very unhelpful. Members of the college are very friendly including the porters and JCR. Good facilities in the college available to students. however accomodation is overpriced, poorly maintained and not worth the paper it's written on. There are nicer colleges on campus: consider Grizdale or Furness.
Excellent facilities. Cleaner every weekday, lots of social areas, fully equipped kitchen. Certainly on the pricey side, but offers students a unique opportunity to socialise when first moving to uni in a very relaxed environment.
No regrets in choosing Cartmel College. Top quality accommodation and great atmosphere. People might say its ages away from academic buildings but I think that is one of the best parts - a university feel without feeling too much in the centre of education. Facilities are good and people are great!