FURNESS COLLEGE JCR EXEC BY- LAWS

FURNESS COLLEGE JCR EXEC BY- LAWS

 

1.               OVERVIEW

1.1.            STATUS:

1.1.1           Furness College JCR Executive is a standing committee of Lancaster University Students’ Union as outlined in Section 8.3 of LUSU Constitution, with its purposes defined in Section 10 of the LUSU constitution.

1.1.2           Furness College JCR is the autonomous representative of Lancaster University Furness College Students.

 

1.2.           DEFINITIONS:

 

1.2.1.      This document shall refer to members of the Furness JCR as ‘the JCR’.

1.2.2.     This document shall refer to Furness JCR Executive Committee as ‘the Exec’.

1.2.3        This document shall refer to Furness College as ‘the college’.

1.2.4       This document shall refer to Furness JCR Exec sub-committee as ‘sub- committee’.

1.2.5      This document shall refer to Lancaster University Students Union as ‘LUSU’.

1.2.6       This document shall refer to Cross Campus Officer as ‘CCO’.

 

1.3.           BYE LAW:

 

1.3.1.          May be freely changed subject to the change’s submission as a motion to a Furness College JCR General Meeting, and a majority voting in favour of the motion and shall become a Bye Law of the LUSU constitution with the ratification of LUSU Council.

1.3.2.   The JCR Finance and Democracy Officer has the responsibility of making decisions where there are

conflicting interpretations of this Bye Law. Thereafter, a meeting of the Exec shall be convened at the earliest opportunity to discuss and ratify Finance and Democracy Officer’s decision.

1.3.3.               Any appeal against these decisions will be made to the LUSU Vice President (Union Development) under the terms of the LUSU Constitution.

1.3.4.        Shall be reviewed by the ‘Bye Law Review Sub- Committee’ where any changes will need to be ratified at the commencement of following academic year, according to Section 10.2 of the LUSU Constitution.

 

2.             THE FURNESS COLLEGE JCR

2.1.             RIGHTS:

 

2.1.1.      All undergraduate students registered as members of the college shall

automatically be members of Furness College JCR, unless they have opted out of LUSU.

2.1.2.       The JCR have the right to vote and stand in College elections.

2.1.3.          To speak and vote at Furness JCR General Meetings and Emergency General Meetings and to propose and second motions at both.

2.1.4.       To be represented by the Furness JCR Exec.

2.1.5       To opt out of the JCR; which means they shall forfeit their JCR rights.

2.1.6   The JCR may grant honorary membership to any person through the submission of

a motion to that effect to a General Meeting, which must then be passed by a

simple majority.

2.1.7.        Honorary Members have the right to attend JCR events, but cannot vote, propose

motions, stand in elections or take part in the democratic functions.

 

 

3.            THE FURNESS JCR EXECUTIVE

3.1.           STANDING MANDATES:

 

3.1.1       The Exec shall have the representation of its members’ interests as its remit.

3.1.2.      Shall be responsible for the property of the JCR in all regards.

3.1.3.   Shall be collectively responsible for all financial aspects and delivery of activities of

the JCR.

3.1.4.   Shall undertake their duties whilst supporting and assisting other members of the

exec in the performance of their duties for the general good of the JCR.

3.1.5.     Each exec position shall have a written job description which each officer must

fulfil or face termination of office as outlined in 3.4 of this Bye Law.

3.1.6.   Exec job descriptions will be reviewed each year alongside the Bye Law and may be

modified at any point by a motion passed, by a simple majority, at a quorate

general meeting.

3.1.7.        Shall abide by the equal opportunities policies of LUSU and the University.

3.1.8.        Shall adhere to the LUSU Staff/Student Protocol, abide by the policies of Furness College and be responsible for regular liaison with the College.

3.1.9.      Shall complete a written handover document at the end of their term shall be

given to both their successor, in person, and the Finance and Democracy Officer to file for future

reference.

3.1.10. Each position shall be held by one person at any given time

 

3.2.           SUB- COMMITTEES:

 

3.2.1.          The Exec may create sub-committees or be instructed to do so by a General Meeting.

3.2.2.     Shall have an Exec convenor who shall be responsible for the operation of that

sub-committee.

3.2.3.     Shall have written terms of reference and membership as determined by the Exec

or a General Meeting with a fixed term of no longer than 3 years, though that term is renewable.

3.2.4.      May co-opt further members or invite participation as they determined by their

terms of reference.

3.2.5.      Shall adopt the same procedures and standing orders as used for the Exec

meetings.

3.2.6.        Shall have delegated authority of the JCR Exec on matters within their remit, and

within their budget allocation, and provided that the actions of that

subcommittee do not contradict the policy or Bye Laws of the JCR or LUSU.

3.2.7.      The convener of each sub-committee shall ensure that the minutes of each

meeting of that sub-committee are sent to the Exec for approval.

3.2.8.          Suggestions for changing the policy or budget of the JCR should be sent to the Exec Committee or Furness JCR General Meeting as an agenda item as appropriate.

3.2.9.      Shall be convened termly and every Exec Officer has the right to sit on and assist

with all sub-committees.

 

 

 

 

 

3.3           LISTED SUB- COMMITTEES:

3.3.1.        The Intro-Week Sub- Committee:

3.3.1.1.     Shall be chaired by the President.

3.3.1.2.       Include the Vice-President (Socials & Events), Vice-President (Welfare & Campaigns), Finance and Democracy Officer

3.3.1.3.   Include any other JCR Executive Officer wishing to sit on this committee.

 

3.3.2.        The Patriot’s Cup Committee:

3.3.2.1.   Shall be chaired by the Sports Officers from Furness and Cartmel Colleges.

 

3.3.3.        ‘The Extrav’ Sub- Committee:

3.3.3.1.   Shall be chaired by the Vice-President Social & Events.

3.3.3.2.   Include the Finance and Democracy Officer.

3.3.3.3.   Include any other JCR Executive Officer wishing to sit on this committee.

 

3.3.4.       ‘The Bye Law Review’ Sub- Committee:

3.3.4.1.   Shall be chaired by the Finance and Democracy Officer.

3.3.4.2.       Shall include the President, Vice-President Social & Events & Vice-President (Welfare & Campaigns)

3.3.4.3.   Shall ensure thorough review of this Bye Law and ensure that it is kept up to

date and relevant.

3.3.4.4.  Include any other JCR Executive Officer wishing to sit on this committee.

 

 

3.4              POSITIONS:

 

3.4.1        The Exec shall consist of the following officers:

3.4.1.1.      The President;

3.4.1.2.   The Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns);

3.4.1.3.   The Vice President (Socials and Events);

3.4.1.4.  The Finance and Democracy Officer;

3.4.1.6.   The Media and Communications Officer (2);

3.4.1.7.    The Social and Events Officer (2);

3.4.1.8.   The Welfare and Campaigns Officer;

3.4.1.9.   The Welfare and Education Officer;

3.4.1.10.  The Welfare and International Officer;

3.5.1. 11.  The Sports Officer (2).

 

3.5            JOB DESCRIPTION

 

3.5.1.         The President:

3.5.1.1    Is responsible for the co-ordination and control of the Executive

3.5.1.2  Shall liaise with the senior members of the University and College, to ensure

other officers comply with B8 of the Furness College JCR Bye Law.

3.5.1.3  Shall be the primary representative of the Furness JCR and as such represent

the JCR on committees they are elected to by LUSU or the JCR.

3.5.1.4        Shall sit on LUSU Council along with the JCR Vice President (Welfare & Campaigns).

3.5.1.5  Shall be the lead organizer of the Furness College Intro Week with support

from the Vice-President (Socials and Events), Vice-President (Welfare and Campaigns), Social and Events Officers, and Finance and Democracy Officer and shall be ultimately responsible and accountable for it to LUSU and the JCR.

3.5.1.6  Shall, subject to any resolution being passed to the contrary, be Deputy Chair

for all general meetings and JCR Exec Hustings.

3.5.1.7  Shall support and assist other members of the Executive in the performance

of their duties.

3.5.1.8  Shall liaise with the Finance and Democracy Officer over the administration and conduct of all JCR

financial business.

3.5.1.9  Shall work closely with the Finance and Democracy Officer to ensure all elections are conducted

in accordance to the LUSU Constitution and Elections Bye Law.

3.5.1.10 Shall support the Vice President Socials and Events with the organization and

delivery of the ‘Summer Extravaganza’.

3.5.1.11  Shall work closely with the JCR Education and Welfare Officer, and  college principle in the organization and running of the ‘Mind Your Own Business’ project.

3.5.1.12  This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

 

3.5.2.     The Vice-President (Welfare and Campaigns)

3.5.2.1    Shall represent the JCR on welfare and Campaigns related matters

3.5.2.2     Shall sit on LUSU Council along with the JCR President.

3.5.2.3        Shall deputize for the President in the event of the President’s absence.   3.5.2.4       Shall work with and support all JCR exec officers in the fulfilment of their

duties, in particular the Education and Opportunities Officer, Welfare and Campaigns Officer and the International and Welfare Officer.

3.5.2.5    Shall lead the development and delivery of welfare related campaigns.

3.5.2.6  Shall work closely with the President and Welfare & Campaigns officers to

put together the interview, training and overall management as well as

general organisation of the Furness College Fresher Rep scheme.

3.5.2.7        Shall support the President with the organisation and running of Furness College Intro Week.

3.5.2.8        Shall work closely with the LUSU Vice president (Welfare & Community), CCO Welfare, and other college welfare officers to develop and promote welfare campaigns within Furness College.

3.5.2.9    Shall sit on LUSU Equality, Welfare and Diversity Council.

3.5.2.10  Shall attend at least two academic council meetings during the year.

3.5.2.11  This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.3.     The Vice President (Socials and Events)

3.5.3.1    Shall represent the JCR on Socials and Events related matters.

3.5.3.2     Shall be the primary coordinator of JCR socials and events.

3.5.3.3  Shall work closely with and support all JCR Exec Officers in the fulfilment of

their duties, in particular JCR Social and Events Officers.

3.5.3.4  Shall be the lead organizer of the Furness College Summer Extravaganza with

support from the Social and Events Officers and Finance and Democracy Officer and shall be ultimately responsible and accountable for it to LUSU and the JCR.

3.5.3.5        Shall support the President with the organisation and running of Furness College Intro Week.

3.5.3.6  Shall work closely with the Social and Events officers in the organization and

management of the Winter Ball and bi annual 15 hour bar crawl.

3.5.3.7  Shall ensure that Socials and Events are accessible to all members of the JCR.

3.5.3.8  Shall work closely with the LUSU Vice President (Union Development) and  Cross Campus Officer for Socials to support and promote cross campus and LUSU socials to the Furness JCR.

3.5.3.9     Shall sit on the LUSU Social and Events Group.

3.5.3.10  This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.4.   The Finance and Democracy Officer

3.5.4.1    Shall be responsible for the convening and chairing all JCR meetings in

accordance with section 4 of this Bye Law.

3.5.4.2    Shall be responsible for keeping an up to date record of this Bye Law and

ensure that it is available to any member of the college upon request.

3.5.4.3        Shall ensure transparency of the JCR Exec by making available both the Bye Law and Minutes to all members of the college upon request.

3.5.4.4  Shall have overall responsibility of JCR elections and involvement in Union

elections, through sitting on the election subcommittee of the union.

3.5.4.5        Shall carry out elections in accordance with section 12 of the LUSU Constitution.

3.5.4.6  Shall, subject to any resolution being passed to the contrary, chair all general

meetings and JCR Exec Hustings, and shall call all general meetings in

accordance with any regulations in the Furness JCR Bye Law.

3.5.4.7  The Finance and Democracy Officer does not hold a vote in meetings, unless the vote is tied, in which case they have the casting vote.

3.5.4.8       Shall work closely with the LUSU Vice President (Union Development)

and CCO Democracy to develop and promote college and LUSU elections.

3.5.5.1             Shall be responsible for overseeing and administering the control and conduct of the financial business of the JCR.

3.5.5.2    Shall maintain an up to date account of all JCR financial transactions

3.5.5.3    Shall check and scrutinize the monthly accounts prepared by the LUSU

finance office.

3.5.5.4    Shall give financial advice to all officers on the expenditure of budget and

shall prohibit certain transactions if they are not financially viable.

3.5.5.5 Shall work closely with the President, Vice-president (Socials and Events) and

Vice-President (Welfare and Campaigns) the organization of the Furness

College Intro Week by helping produce and maintain the Intro Week budget.

3.5.5.6  Shall work closely with the Vice President (Socials & Events) in the

organization of the Furness College Summer Extravaganza by helping to produce and maintain the Summer Extravaganza Budget.

3.5.5.8  Shall create, alongside the President, the annual JCR Exec budget which is to

be passed, by a simple majority, at the next JCR Exec meeting.

3.5.5.9    Shall be responsible for collecting and banking the JCR share of the college

pool table revenue.

3.5.5.10  This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.6.   The Media and Communications Officer (Two Positions)

3.5.6.1  Shall be responsible for the public image of the JCR, both its online presence

and published media.

3.5.6.2     Shall update and inform the JCR of events and campaigns within the college

and LUSU.

3.5.6.3  Shall collaborate with the President on activities concerning publicity as well

as reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

3.5.6.4  Shall be responsible for maintaining in good working order the college media

and communications equipment.

3.5.6.5    Shall ensure that the College website and noticeboard are updated when

necessary.

3.5.6.6  Create, edit and publish the JCR  weekly college e-newsletter ‘Trev Times’ to all members of the JCR.

3.5.6.7    Collaborate with the Social and Event officers before the beginning of each

term in regard to the social calendar.

3.5.6.8     Shall work closely with the Finance and Democracy Officer to publicize and promote college

and LUSU elections

3.5.6.9        Shall support the organization of the college Intro Week, Summer Extravaganza and Winter Ball by communicating and publicizing these events.

3.5.6.10     Liaise with LUSU Vice President (Campaigns and Communications),

relevant CCO’s and LUSU media outlets to publicize cross campus events to the Furness JCR.

3.5.6.11  The two officers elected can either work together or delegate tasks between

themselves, when conflict occurs, the President will delegate for them.

3.5.6.12 Shall take minutes at the weekly JCR exec meetings

 

3.5.7.     The Social and Events Officer (Two positions)

3.5.7.1    Shall be responsible for developing the interests of the JCR in social

activities.

3.5.7.2        Shall ensure the organization, coordination and promotion of the weekly ‘Pub Quiz’, the ‘Winter Ball’, and the bi-annual ‘Fifteen Hour Bar Crawl’.

3.5.7.3  Shall collaborate with the Vice President (Socials and Events) on activities

concerning social and events as well as reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

3.5.7.4        Shall support the President in the organization of the Furness College Intro Week.

3.5.7.5  Shall support the Vice President (Socials and Events) in the organization of

the Furness College Summer Extravaganza and Winter Ball.

3.5.7.6    Shall draft a Social calendar for each term, which is to be publicized

adequately to the JCR.

3.5.7.7        Shall Liaise with LUSU Vice President (Union Development), LUSU Vice President (Campaigns and Communication), relevant CCO’s and other colleges to develop combined social events.

3.5.7.8    Shall sit on the LUSU Social and Events Group to develop cross campus

socials.

3.5.7.9       Two officers are elected.

 

3.5.8.   The Welfare and Campaigns Officer

3.5.8.1  Responsible for promoting the welfare of all JCR members including, but not

limited to, LGBTQ*, Disability, International and other liberation groups

and Green Issues.

3.5.8.2  Lead campaigns for the rights of all students within the college and to ensure

that they are treated equally and fairly.

3.5.8.3             Attend and report the meetings of LGBTQ*, Environment and Ethics, EWD Council and LUSU Gives.

3.5.8.4    Coordinate and deliver at least one campaign a term regarding inequality,

discrimination, awareness or anything equivalently related to welfare.

3.5.8.5  Collaborate with the Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns) on matters

concerning welfare as well reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

3.5.8.6  Liaise with the LUSU Vice President (Welfare and Community) and relevant

CCO’s to deliver Welfare related messages and campaigns to the Furness

JCR.

3.5.8.7        Shall work closely with the President and Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns) in the recruitment and management of Furness College Fresher Reps.

3.5.8.8  This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.9.   The Education and Welfare Officer

3.5.9.1 Shall be the Furness JCR’s primary representative on matters relating to Education and student opportunities.

3.5.9.2  Shall be responsible for assisting in all problems concerning education

including matters of grants and accommodation, both on campus and off campus.

3.5.9.3  Work closely with various groups in LUSU and the university to promote  opportunities, such as volunteering, employability and skills development.

 

3.5.9.4  Collaborate with the Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns) on matters

concerning academia and reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

3.5.9.5        Liaise with the LUSU Vice President (Education), relevant CCO’s and the Vice President (Welfare & Campaigns) to deliver relevant education and student opportunity campaigns to the Furness JCR.

3.5.9.6  Coordinate and deliver at least one campaign a term regarding opportunities

with employability, training, or anything equivalently related to education or personal development.

3.5.9.7    Shall work closely with the President and College Principle in the

organisation and running of the “Mind your own Business” project.

3.5.9.8     Represent the JCR and actively engage in Academic Council.

3.5.9.9     This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.10.  International and Welfare Officer

3.5.10.1 Responsible for informing international students of the opportunities within

the college along with the Education & Opportunities Officer and for the

participation of international students in the JCR.

3.5.10.2  Shall develop and sustain new and innovative ways of engaging with

international students.

3.5.10.3  Shall be responsible for running at least one campaign concerning issues

relating to international students with the support of the Vice President (Welfare & Campaigns).

3.5.10.4  Shall work closely, but not exclusively, with the college Welfare and

Campaigns Officers to ensure the wellbeing of international students.

3.5.10.5  Shall work closely, but not exclusively, with the Social and Events Officers to

ensure events are catered and suitable for international students.

3.5.10.6  Assist the Chair in encouraging international students to participate in

democratic functions.

3.5.10.7  Shall sit on LUSU Equality, Welfare and Diversity Council.

3.5.10.8     Collaborate with the Vice President (Socials and Events) and Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns) on matters concerning International students as well as reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

3.5.10.9    Shall liaise with the LUSU Vice President (Campaigns and

Communication), LUSU Vice President (Welfare & Community) and relevant CCO’s to raise matters concerning international students.

3.5.10.10 Shall hold a drop-in session lasting at least one hour each week during

university term time, open to any JCR member.

3.5.10.11 This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.11.   The Sports Officer (Two Positions)

3.5.11.1  Shall be responsible for ensuring that sport is accessible and appeals to as

many members of the JCR as possible at all levels.

3.5.11.2  Shall facilitate the development of new sports within the college.

3.5.11.3  Coordinate inter-college teams and liaise with the Sports Association and

team captains.

3.5.11.4 Ensure the organization, coordination and promotion of ‘The Patriot’s Cup’ in

alliance with the relevant Cartmel College Exec.

3.5.11.5  Encourage the participation of the JCR in Carter Shield events and attend all

such events.

3.5.11.6    Convene at least one meeting per term with all college team captains in

the George Wyatt, Netball and Football leagues.

3.5.11.7  Along with the sporting team captains organise the annual Nick Lewis Cup

and Richard Slatter Tournament. 

3.5.11.8 Liaise with LUSU Vice President (Activities), relevant CCO’s and collegial sport

teams to develop inter- collegial sporting events.

 

 

3.6.          TERMINATION OF OFFICE

3.6.1.         The President is responsible for the discipline and conduct of the JCR

Executive. Therefore, reserves the right to suspend any Furness JCR Executive Officer for misconduct or dereliction of their duties.

3.6.2.               Gross misconduct or failure of members of the Exec to carry out responsibilities  conferred on them, as outlined in Section 4 & 5, shall without reasonable

excuse, act as sufficient grounds for suspension of the office concerned.

3.6.3.     Exec Officers may be suspended by a simple majority at an Exec JCR Meeting for

not adhering to their responsibilities and jobs description as stated in the Bye- Law.

3.6.4.      Suspension of an Officer shall mean that an officer is prohibited from carrying out

their duties and responsibilities as set out in this Bye Law.

3.6.5.     The decision to suspend an officer must then be ratified by a simple majority at

the next Furness JCR General or Emergency General Meeting.

3.6.6.      A member of the Exec who has their suspension ratified by a Furness JCR General

or emergency General Meeting shall be removed from office.

3.6.7.      Refer to Section 17 of the LUSU constitution for further instruction.

3.6.8.        Complaints about the operations of Exec Officer should be made in writing to the President (or if it is about the President, to the LUSU President).

3.6.9.               Any member of the Exec may resign in writing to the President in person.                     3.6.10.  The resignation of the President must be submitted as an open address, in writing,

to the Exec and LUSU President in person.

3.6.11.       Complaints should be dealt with under LUSU Complaints Procedure as

outlined in Section 16 of the LUSU Constitution.

 

  1. MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS:

 

  • ROLE:
    • Furness JCR Exec Meetings are meetings where the Exec discuss and make policyon matters relating to the JCR and LUSU.
    • General Meetings shall be the sovereign body of the JCR and may instruct the

Exec  to follow a mandatory course of action over a particular issue.

  • Each Furness Exec Officer must attend JCR Meetings, or send reasonable

apologies, as deemed by the Finance and Democracy Officer, or otherwise face suspension as outlined in 3.4 of this Bye Law.

  • Each Exec Officer shall attend all LUSU meetings relevant to their positions as

stated in this bylaw or the President.

 

  • EXEC MEETINGS:
    • The Finance and Democracy Officer shall chair the meeting.
    • A Media and Communications Officer shall minute the meeting.
    • Business and voting will be conducted in a manner set out in LUSU Constitution & Bye Laws for Exec Meetings.
    • Quorum of an Exec Meeting shall be 50% of the number of positions on Exec.
    • Shall take place on a weekly basis.
    • Date, time and venue shall be determined by the Finance and Democracy Officer.

4.2.6.     Each Furness Exec Officer is expected to give a full report of their relevant LUSU

meetings and officer activities as outlined in their job description.

 

  • FURNESS JCR GENERAL MEETING:
    • May be called by the president, a majority vote in a quorate JCR exec meeting, or by 15 members of the JCR in writing to the chairperson.
    • The Finance and Democracy Officer shall chair the meeting.
    • A Media and Communications Officer shall minute the meeting.
    • Notice shall be at least seven days specifying date, time and venue and must be given visibly.
    • Publicity is the responsibility of the Finance and Democracy Officer and the Media and Communications Officers.
    • Must be called in the case of amendments to the JCR Bye Law, suspension of an officer, a proposed vote of no confidence in any officer of the Exec or to grant honorary membership.
    • Business must be given with the notice for the General Meeting and an agenda

must be publicized no later than 24 hours before the start of the meeting.

  • Business or motions should be submitted in writing to the Finance and Democracy Officer at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
  • Business and voting will be conducted in a manner set out in LUSU Constitution for General Meetings.
  • Quorum of a General Meeting shall be 30 JCR Members.
  • The Finance and Democracy Officer does not hold a vote in meetings, unless the vote is tied, in which case they have the casting vote.

 

  • EMERGENCY GENERAL MEETINGS:
    • May be called by the President, or by 50% of the Exec in writing to the

President, or by 30 signatories of JCR members to the President.

  • The Finance and Democracy Officer shall chair the meeting.
  • A Media and Communications Officer shall minute the meeting.
  • At least 24 hours notice specifying date, time and venue of an Emergency General Meeting must be given visibly.
  • Publicity is the responsibility of the Finance and Democracy Officer and the Media and Communications Officers.
  • Business and voting will be conducted in a manner set out in LUSU Constitution & Bye Laws for Emergency General Meetings.
  • Quorum of an Emergency General Meeting shall be 30 JCR members.

 

  • ELECTIONS:
    • The running of all elections shall be the responsibility of the Exec with the Finance and Democracy Officer acting as the Acting Returning Officer for the college.
    • In circumstances where the Finance and Democracy Officer cannot act as the Chief Returning

Officer for JCR, the JCR Exec shall abide by LUSU elections bye-law in the appointment of a new ARO.

  • Elections procedures for all elections shall observe and adhere to the LUSU Elections regulations as set out in Section 13 of the LUSU Constitution.
  • Exec positions will be elected in the Michaelmas Term each year for one year,

except in the instance of a Bye-Election or Co-option.

 

  • CO- OPTION AND BY ELECTIONS:
    • Members of the JCR may be co-opted to fill any positions in the Exec.
    • The vacant position must be advertised at the previous Furness JCR Exec meeting and published on relevant social media sites.
    • Shall be done by a simple majority at a Furness JCR Exec meeting.
    • Shall be confirmed at the Exec meeting and publicized, as seen fit by the Finance and Democracy Officer and the Media and Communications Officers, to the JCR.
    • The co-opted position must be forwarded for election immediately.
    • Bye-Elections must be convened at the soonest time possible.
    • The position of co-option is immediately terminated once the results of the By-election are announced.

4.6.8.                If the co-opted Officer is running in the Bye-Election they are forbidden to use  Their Office to intervene in the running of the election.

 

 

  • FURNESS JCR EXECUTIVE HUSTINGS:
    • Shall be chaired and convened by the Finance and Democracy Officer, and deputy chaired by the President.
    • All JCR Executive Officers must attend hustings or send reasonable apologies

as deemed by the Finance and Democracy Officer.

  • The Media & Communications Officer shall work closely with the Finance and Democracy Officer and President to promote, organize and run the Furness JCR Executive Hustings.

 

5.                FINANCE

 

5.1.           DETAILS:

5.1.1.       All financial matters of the JCR shall be dealt with as set out in the LUSU Financial Regulation.

5.1.2.       A budget of estimates for the coming year’s expenditure shall, by the end of the

summer term, be drawn up by the Finance and Democracy Officer and President and presented in writing to a Furness JCR Exec Meeting for approval.

5.1.3.      The following shall ordinarily be signatories of the Exec account with LUSU:

5.1.3.1        The President.

5.1.3.2  The Finance and Democracy Officer.

5.1.3.3     The Vice President (Socials and Events).

5.1.3.4     The Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns).

Trev’s Times – WEEK SIX

Wow – Week 6 already!! We’re over halfway through Michaelmas Term now… Christmas is calling (too soon?!). Anyway, here we go with this week’s news!

Winter Ball

Furness! Get merry with us at this year’s Winter Ball… We will be travelling to the Netherwood Hotel for our annual Winter Ball on Tuesday 11th December 2018.

Tickets are on sale NOW until December 3rd, and you can buy them here. (Ticket prices include luxury coach travel to and from the hotel, a 3-course dinner, entertainment with magician David Lancaster, and a disco!)

Tickets are selling quickly, don’t miss out on

Nominations 

Are you thinking of joining our wonderful JCR Team? Well, now is your chance! You can nominate yourself by sending in your manifesto to Furness College Facebook Page.  On the Facebook page, you can also check out what is involved in any of the roles you’re thinking of nominating yourself for, as well as seeing what the current JCR have loved about being in their roles.

Nominations are open from 10am on Monday (12th) until 12pm on Friday (16th). Campaigning will begin in Week 7, and Hustings and voting  will begin in Week 8.

Sports Fixtures

There were a lot of victories in Week 5!! Table Tennis won 16-5, Men’s Darts won 5-4, Men A Team Pool won 5-4, Women’s Darts won 5-2 and Women’s Pool won 6-3! (#MightyFurness)

Monday: Bar Sports vs Fylde at 7pm

Tuesday: Bar Sports vs Fylde and Netball As (vs Fylde) at 7pm

Wednesday: Netball Bs (vs Fylde) at 3pm and Football As (vs Cartmel) at 5pm

Friday: Netball Bs (vs Grizedale) at 7pm

Sexual Health Campaign 

Furness, let’s talk about sex! This week our Welfare Team will be giving you all the information about the on-campus Sexual Health Services that are available to you!

Some of this week’s events entail a sex-themed quiz (on Wednesday) AND a free sex-themed breakfast too (date TBC – keep an eye on Facebook)!

The Big Sex Quiz!

This week’s quiz theme will be SEX! Following on from the week’s welfare activities… Let’s put your knowledge to the test!

The Takeover: Manchester

THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER: IT’S TIME TO TAKE OVER!

For one night only, we leave our comfortable Sugar and VKs, it’s time for Lancaster to take over Manchester!

All of the colleges have collaborated to bring you a huge, uni-wide night out – this is definitely not a night you want to miss.

For just £12 (!!) you will be taken to Manchester on a coach directly from campus at 8pm. You can buy your tickets here.

For more event information, see the Facebook Event.

Intercollegiate Quiz

Calling all Furness quizzers! We are looking to recruit a team for this year’s Inter-College quiz. This highly competitive quiz brings out the best of ‘College pride’, and takes a format similar to University Challenge. The winning team will split prize money of £300 and £100 goes to the runners-up.

To find out more and to register your interest, please email Furness College Manager, Jo Dickinson, by Monday 12th November.

Lancaster Award

The Lancaster Award.  Help yourself get noticed in the competitive graduate world!

Introductory sessions to find out more about the Lancaster Award, how it benefits you, and how it can enhance your future job prospects.

Week 6            Friday 16th November             15:00-16:00

Week 7            Monday 19th November         15:00-16:00

Week 8            Wednesday 28th November    13:00-14:00

Week 9            Thursday 6th December          12:00-13:00

Week 10          Monday 10th December         17:00-18:00

Book your place online via lancaster.targetconnect.netand to find out more about the Award, see http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/careers/students/the-lancaster-award/

Building Resilience Workshop

Build your resilience and confidence with Life Coach and Failure to Learn pioneer, Will Medd! There is a workshop session that you can attend on the 27th of November. You can book a place now by emailing transitions@lancaster.ac.uk

Student Housing Fair

On Thursday 15th November the Transitions Team will be attending the Student Housing Fair in The Great Hall from 12-4pm.

The first Housing Workshop will take place on Tuesday 4th December from 12-1.30 in Fylde Common Room. This will be an opportunity to come along to find flatmates to live within a format that is similar to speed dating. To book a place email transitions@lancaster.ac.uk

Develop Your Study Skills

Do you need advice on how to develop your study skills? Support is available through a variety of activities provided by the library. Resources include online study modules, workshops and one to one sessions, check out the Learning Skills and Development website to find out more or to sign up for a workshop or one to one session.

There you have it, Furness! Hope you smash all your exams and deadlines this week for those of you who have them. See you next time!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK FIVE

Furness! Can you believe it’s week 5 already? Doesn’t time fly when you’re stressed and procrastinating? Don’t worry, we’ve got quite a bit going on in the  next few weeks to take your mind off it. Let’s get on with it, shall we?

15 Hour

Thank you to everyone who came on the 15 Hour! We hope you had a great time, and that  you’ve recovered by now. If you got some great pictures with your friends, why not send them over to the Furness College Facebook to add to our collection!

 

Winter Ball

It’s not long now until our annual Winter Ball at the Netherwood Hotel. It’s great night to get all your friends together, pretend you’re classy, and celebrate the Christmas season in style! Ticket sales close the 3rd December, so don’t miss out! You can buy your ticket here.

 

Nominations

Do you want to make an impact on your college? If so, you should run for the Furness JCR! Nominations open week 6, and we will be giving you guys all the information you need on the roles and campaigning. Also, nominations means Hustings is fast approaching – watch this space for more info!

 

Sports

Last week, Furness Bar Sports went up against County! Men’s Darts lost 5-4, A Team Pool lost 5-4, B’s lost 7-2, Women’s Pool lost 6-3 and Women’s darts won 7-0. Doms won 2-1.

For netball, the A team lost 20-17 to Grad, but the B’s won 21-16. Trev’s army lost 28-3 and the Mighty Mountains drew 3-3.

Football A’s lost 4-1 against County, and Table Tennis won 18-1!

This week, Bar Sports take on Bowland! Mondays & Tuesdays: 7pm.

In netball: A’s v Grizedale – Tuesday 7pm, B’s v Grizedale – Wednesday 3pm, Trev’s Army v Red Devils (Bowland) – Thursday 9pm, Mighty Mountains v Law Soc – Friday 7pm.

 

Student Switch Off

Are you living on campus? Student Switch Off are recruiting for Ambassadors –volunteers who help raise awareness of the energy saving competition across the colleges! They are holding a training session on Wednesday 7th November for anyone who’s interested where you can pick up transferable skills for your CV, as well as get a free Fairtrade T-shirt. No previous experience or knowledge required –just an interest in fighting climate change! This volunteering role is for students living on-campus.
Click here to register.

 

International Languages Cafe

 Explore communication across cultures and languages while enjoying a free lunch!  Taking place every Friday, these events are open to home students and international students interested in sharing and brushing up any of their language skills, from complete beginners to native speakers. It is a fantastic opportunity for foreign students to share their culture and for all other students to learn and exchange in a relaxed environment. A facilitator will help guide conversations. Friday 9th November – 1pm in the Roundhouse

And that’s it for this week, folks. See you next week!

#MightyFurness