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4.08 / 5

Bowland College

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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.

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By Egp22
On 28th April 15

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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.

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By Egp22
On 28th April 15

Bowland College Information

CampusMain Campus
PostcodeLA1 4YW
CateringMixed
No. of rooms619

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th March 16

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 2nd December 15

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th November 15

Great central location on campus close to many lecture theatres and shops, as well as the student union. Good standard of accommodation!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th August 15

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th August 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th August 15

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!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th August 15

Don't expect the cleaners to do much more than wipe the surfaces down. Maintenance, however, was always quick to respond with problems being fixed within 2 days (far less if it was urgent).

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th August 15

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st July 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th November 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd October 16

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th June 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th May 16

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th March 16

Great location and people, OK bar, lacking social events compared to other collages

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th December 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th November 15

Best college on campus with the best people, best bar and best accommodation.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th November 15

SOUND

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th November 15

Good price, much larger rooms than any other college central location - no problems whatsoever

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

Bowland till I die!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

Lots of different types

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

Love the accommodation

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th October 15

Good place. It go t renovated this year, so my experience doesn't apply too much.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd October 15

The best accommodation from Lancaster

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th October 15

Amazing central location on campus, everyone in Bowland Main is really friendly and there is a great sense of community

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st August 15

Perfect central location

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st July 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th July 15

Bang in the centre of campus, loved my accommodation to pieces, gutted to have to move out now 1st year's over!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd June 15

aqgain is ok

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th April 15

bowkamd is the best college at Lancaster Univeristy practically and sociably!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th April 15

The best place on campus to live, in the hustle and bustle of Alexandra Square- literally everything you need is close by and most of the accommodation has only just been refurbished AND is the cheapest on campus!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 15

No social area but good location and best college

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th April 15

Great place to live and great campus halls.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th April 15

Best location on campus, great college to be in, BOWLAND TIL I DIE!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th April 15

Best college on campus by far

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

Bowland Hall accommodation was so isolated - 4 people to a flat, tiny kitchen and no living space. Being on the third floor was also a nightmare for moving in as there was no lift.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

Really good so long as you don't live in a flat next to complete a**eholes

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

Cleaners are terrible, no social space apart from tiny kitchen

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

The only down side is that we dont have a sitting room, but we can live without it! Other than that, I couldnt ask for more!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th November 15

nnonononono

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