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The Senior Common Room (SCR) are members of university staff who are also members of Bowland College. Some Senior Members have a role in managing the college and form an integral part of collegiate life by working closely with the JCR Exec and by contributing towards the intellectual and social experience of our students.

Professor Mary Smyth, Principal

Professor Smyth provides strategic leadership and management of the collegiate experience within Bowland College, working closely with the JCR and SCR to identify opportunities to enhance inclusion of all members and pursue objectives that highlight the uniqueness and individuality of the college.

Lorna Harrison, College Manager

LHLorna manages the day-to-day administration of the college and is the main contact for queries relating to the college. Lorna’s office is located next door to the Porters Lodge along the main administrative corridor in Bowland Main. Tel: 01524 594 506 | Email: bowland@lancaster.ac.uk

Ali Platt, Accommodation Manager

Ali PlattAli manages all of the student accommodation within Bowland College; if you have any queries regarding your rent payments or any issues with your residence, please contact Ali. Tel: 01524 594 498 | Email: bowlandaccommodation@lancaster.ac.uk

Val Bramhall, Dean

Val BramhallVal is responsible for promoting good behaviour within the college under the terms of the rules of the University and the College. Along with the Assistant Deans she has responsibility for investigating and judging alleged breaches of the rules. Email: bowlanddeanery@lancaster.ac.uk

The College Welfare Team

Kate, Linda and Jonathan are responsible for providing support for student welfare and wellbeing matters in the college, offering appropriate advice, guidance and intervention as well as re-direction to additional support services where necessary. If you need to discuss any issues then you can contact the team by email: bowlandwelfare@lancaster.ac.uk

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Dr Amy Gibbons, Director of Engagement

AmyAmy is responsible for the development and organisation of JCR, SCR and Alumni engagement activities within the College and works closely with the Principal, the College Administrator, and the College JCR, especially the Socials and Events Representatives.

Assistant Deans

The Assistant Deans work with Val in the preservation of good order. They are usually postgraduate students and they live within the college and maintain a duty rota, ensuring one of them is on call to assist the Porters on rounds or calls outs, if required.

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Bowland Porters

The porters are an integral part of college life. They provide 24 hour cover in term time and they are available to help with student queries regarding keys, mail, parcels or to report faults in your accommodation. You can contact them by telephone on 01524 592 348 or drop by the porters lodge. In the event of an emergency you can also contact University Security on 01524 594 541 or by ringing 999 from an internal University phone. They will contact the emergency services, meet them on arrival and direct them to your location.

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