Cartmel College

Name = Cartmel College

Motto = "Live The Dream"

Colours =


Named_after = Cartmel Peninsular
Established = 1968
head name = Dean
head = Phil Taylor
Principal = Jayne Corless
JCR Name = JCR President
JCR = Sam Fitton
Undergraduates = ?
Postgraduates = 0
Website = [ Cartmel College]
JCR Website1 = JCR Website
JCR Website2 = [ Cartmel JCR]
Paper = "The Griffin"
Bar = "The Winning Post"
Campus = Bailrigg

Cartmel College, University of Lancaster , UK was founded in 1968. It is named after the Cartmel peninsular of "Lancashire north of the sands" which was once known as "The Land of Cartmel". The college buildings were originally sited at the north end of the university's Bailrigg campus and extended in 1969. In 2004, the college was relocated to "Alexandra Park", a new development in the southwest of the campus based around Barker House Farm.


Original College Buildings

Cartmel college residences were opened in 1968. The Cartmel building was designed by the Manchester based architect, Haydyn Smith. Smith designed the college in such a way as to expose it to as much natural light as possible. The college was also dominated by a number of large, multi-purpose grassed areas that were very popular during the warmer months. Extra residences were built in 1969 to cope with the expanding student population.


In 2003 Cartmel’s College Syndicate decided to embrace the university’s offer to relocate the college down to south west campus with brand new entirely en-suite accommodation and new facilities and college offices. After some negotiation it was decided that Cartmel would take the refurbished "Barker House Farm complex" as the centre of their college. the farm houses the college offices, porters lodge, bar and Junior Common Room, with the accommodation built around it. Along with Lonsdale College, Cartmel is one of only two Lancaster colleges to boast entirely en-suite accommodation.

Names of Residence Blocks

The residence are all named after villages on the Cartmel peninsular
* Bigland
* Braystones
* Broughton
* Cark
* Dalehead
* Flookburgh
* Grange
* Haverthwaite
* Holker
* Lindale
* Meathop
* Thirlmere
* Wastwater
* Windermere
* Ullswater


The College is established under the Statutes of the University. Internally, the key committees which run the College are "College Council", "College Management" and "College Syndicate". "College Management" is an informal committee of College Officers which meets every alternate week to keep abreast of day-to-day matters to do with the running of the college. "College Council" meetings alternate with "College Management". "College Council" consists of College Officers and the JCR executive and is, essentially, the body which concerns general policy of the college. College Syndicate meets much less often and consists of all SCR members and some JCR representatives. Its main responsibility is to decide matters of major policy affecting the College. The College is represented by the Principal on Senate, as is the JCR through various student representative bodies. College affairs come under a Pro Vice Chancellor of Colleges, who oversees the general conduct of the Colleges, including the appointment of College Officers, the setting of budgets and so on.


The college colours are burgundy and grey . The college emblem is the griffin.


The college bar "The Winning Post" is named in honour of Cartmel Races. It occupies an area with two bars and a big screens television. A second big screen television is situated in the dining area. These areas are especially busy in anticipation of popular broadcast events. The Junior Common Room itself contains informal seating, pool tables, IT-boxes, a jukebox and a dart board and a DJ area.

Junior Common Room

Current [ Junior Common Room] Executive

• President: Sam Fitton
• Vice-President: Emma Hawkes
• Chairman: Kat Goulding
• Treasurer: Robbie Pickles
• Education and Welfare Officers: Jo Green and William Parkinson
• Equal Opportunities Officer: Matt Bruce and Helen Thompson
• Social Secretaries: Bethany Robyn Evans and Michael Phelan
• Sports Representatives: Erin Mitchell and James William Cornish
• Magazine Editors: Rachael Pratt and Stephen Ashby
• Publicity Officers: Hannah Place and Sian Brigham
• Webmaster: Michael Benson
• Audio-Visual Technician: Jonny Casey

Past Junior Common Room Executive Presidents

*2008 Sam Fitton
*2007 Diane Barrow
*2006 Ed White
*2005 Sooz Palmer
*2004 Waqas Khan

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