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We have a cleaner every week day so we have never had problems with pests, although I would recommend always wearing slippers when going into the kitchen or toilets. I’ve found friends for life with the people I live with but the only social space we have are table and chairs in the kitchen, so the accommodation really needs more room for sofas or comfier chairs to sit and relax, or you end up just sat in your room in bed. And the wifi regularly plays up. Location for Bowland Main is very central which is convenient but noisy.
Living in Bowland is the best. My college is right in the centre of the campus so it is really easy to access all the facilities, really close to the lecture theaters, restaurants, gym, library and so on. I share the kitchen with 3 other people, but I have my own bathroom. Honestly my room is bigger than what I expected. I get along really well with people from my house as well as people from other houses and even colleges. Each college has its own bar and they’re really good for just a chill night in the campus, they have pool, darts, air-hockey and many other things and sometimes they have different activities and events such as karaoke.
The living quality in the halls is great. I would like it if there were more communal spaces within the halls though - I actually have almost no friends in my college because it’s hard to meet people outside of your flat. It would be good to have somewhere with tv and social areas where we can meet and hang out - the only common room at the moment is in the college bar and is not specific to bowland, it’s not somewhere you would just spend time with friends
Bowland College is at the centre of campus, nearby all the shops and takeaways, as well as the lecture theatres and underpass. The cleaner comes at least three times a week and generally the accommodation is very good. To improve there could be more social areas within the halls.
I am in Bowland Main, and think the accomodation is very good. Just over £4000 for the year, which gives good bedrooms and kitchen, and cleaner service in the shared bathrooms multiple times a week. The number of shower/toilet units is half the number of students in the flat. Coupled with the multiple cleaning times per week, I'm glad I didn't pay extra for an Ensuite room, especially when you have to clean it yourself. The only downside is the lack of social space other than the kitchen, which only has a tables and chairs rather than a sofa. However, areas such as the JCR in Bowland Bar, 20m away, make up for this. Wifi is mostly reliable, but the Ethernet cable connection is fantastic.
Great location on campus. You are literally less than a minute walk away from all the shops and main locations on campus. Internet is crazy with an upload and download speeds of around 900MB/s. The JCR and bar are lacking in comparison to other colleges.
I moved to Ash House in Bowland last September for my first year of university and was pleasantly surprised by the friendly people throughout the college and the good location. Bowland is located right in the centre of campus and some of its accommodation even surrounds Alexandra Square. Although my accommodation was newly renovated and we had some problems with it, it doesn't faze my opinion of the college at all. Being so central means we always have the chance to meet new people and the internet is better than in some other colleges at the university. Bowland is no doubt the best hall to be in.
Bowland Main consists of several flats with standard room type but the shared bathroom is extraordinarily clean and tidy as there is enough bathrooms for everyone to share between two people. We have more people in a flat than the other room types and we have to leave our room for kitchen and bathroom so it is impossible for us not to see each other. Socialising in the corridor or kitchen is not unfamiliar to us and occasional a social night or movie night is our mutual entertainment. This is exceptionally good for freshers. Location for Bowland College is the best as we got the library, learning zone, pharmacy, Alex square, the banks, LUSU shop, mini-supermarket, bus stop and several restaurants and takeaways around us. It is so convenient that you can gain access to nearly everything essential.
Good location, very close by to seminar rooms and socials/bus stop/sports centre etc. Ensuite has been essential for me but still very expensive for what you get without a social area or common room etc however all uni accommodation is very overpriced
Nice room, nice location near to the trees and ducks. (And all of campus is nice to live on). Good having your own bathroom and shower. Not the most social living in an ensuite.. living in annexe would have seen a lot more parties. Works out around £120pw? Pretty expensive.
Bowland Halls have perfectly fine bathrooms and bedrooms, but the kitchen was far from good. There was also no place to be social without being in someones bedroom, as the kitchens are not nice places to be. Thumbs up for bathroom and bedroom, thumbs down for kitchen.
Loved living in Bowland Halls for my first year at Lancaster Uni. With Bowland being quite a small college you get to know pretty much everyone so you gain quite a lot of friends. If you're studying Fine Art like I am it's the perfect choice as the studios in the LICA Building and Bowland Anexxe are a 2 minute walk if that!
Perfect location in the centre of campus, everything good quality, any problems were taken care of, good room size. Only problem was that the cleaners never cleaned even when the surfaces were clear, they left notes and put incorrect dates, which led us to get into trouble.
I was living in Bowland main, which was right in the centre of campus, which was great for first year! The halls had all recently been refurbished so everything was nice and clean and new. The only problem was that the only social space was the kitchen or the corridor but this is the same for a majority of the accommodation on campus.
I stayed in Bowland Halls which compared to the tower and ash house was not massively sociable due to lack of social spaces, however you definitely become good friends with the people that you share a floor with, even those in your block and neighbouring blocks.
Amazing accommodation in the center of campus, a little bit expensive but worth it! Clean modern bedrooms with great windows, great kitchen facilities but could do with a few more cupboards and fridge space. Bathrooms are great modern individual cubicles but have no hook, soap or bins! Cleaners are friendly but can be annoying e.g. leaving warnings all the time! Also great to have nobody living above or below you. Also only upstairs from the learning zone, bowland bar and the porters' lodge.
My accommodation is in bowland main and I absolutely love it! Such a good sized room and 8 toilets and showers shared between out flat! Kitchen is lovely (try to keep it clean from after a night out or the cleaners will have some comment to make on the matter). However, there is no social area (ie TV area or couches) but we just hang out in the kitchen or in each other's rooms. I wouldn't imagine living anywhere else in Lancaster uni.
Very friendly community, with decent facilities for the admittedly high rent you pay. Very cosy, homely rooms, giving you the option to retreat from socialising if you need a break, but also excellent for socialising dueto the small numbers in each flat, and plenty of interaction between flats and lots of parties! Lovely porters, lovely cleaners, great atmosphere.
Brilliant location, centre of campus I am never far from anywhere. The accommodation is modern and appealing. Cleaners do a basic job and are not always consistent. Very sociable. No communal area apart from the kitchen. A little expensive for accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.