IN RESPONSE to requests, Charlotte Mason’s name will be acknowledged on a board near the entrance to the University of Cumbria campus, subject to planning consent, the community liaison group has been told. It will include information about Charlotte Mason, founder in 1898 of the college on the site.

Student recruitment had been so successful that the university said it would be unlikely to meet demand for accommodation in Sept-ember, so some first year students would live in Lancaster, though that would not be sustainable long term. Staff were looking for local support and needed a mix of university-owned and private accommodation.


Meanwhile, The Howes was being adapted to provide 18 student bed spaces, and a planning application for new student accommodation would probably follow in September.

The university’s disciplinary procedures were outlined to the meeting, but investigations into incidents attributed to students were not always found to have been their responsibility. As part of September’s student induction, greater emphasis would be placed on living in the community.

When incidents had arisen, the university, where possible, had tried to arrange a meeting between students and complainants. Student Union leaders said its ongoing priorities would be student volunteering and supporting positive student behaviour. The Students Union also won a Greener Minds Award, which funded a garden project at the top of the site, where they were starting to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

Students left at the beginning of July, and the university’s summer conference season was now in full swing, with Inspira and both Lancaster and Manchester Universities among its clients. New students would be welcomed on September 22, arriving the day before.