Happy New Year, Furness! Hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas! Who’s excited for term two, hm? Bet you’ve been missing Trev’s Times the most, haven’t you? If not, we’ve got loads of stuff going on to get you back in the mood. Also – a huge hello to all our new Furness students! Let’s see what’s happening this week!
We’re recreating the best week of the year (and giving you a taste of what’s to come) with four events spread over the next few weeks. First up is…
Trev Quiz is back! We’ll be in Trev on Wednesday at 7:30pm with a specialist topic of…drum roll….Liam Neeson! It’s a great way to reconnect with all your pals from last night, and win some money! £1 a head to play
Refreshers Night Out
Next up is the
ReSESHers Refreshers Night Out on Friday Week 1. Forget about those post-holiday deadlines for a night and celebrate surviving the first week of term! We’ll be starting the night in Trev with games and a DJ set (join us here if you want to get your hands on one of our free sugar wristbands!), then we’ll be off to Hogarths in town (with drinks deals) and ending the night in Sugar!! We can’t wait!
Our next event is our Sunday Movie Night! Join us in the TV room at 7:30pm and get comfy. What film? You decide! We’ll be putting up a poll later on this week!
In preparation for this years Patriots (week 8), we’ll be holding a mini-tournament on January 23rd (Wednesday week 2). Our netball, football and bar sports teams will battle it out, followed by a night in Sugar! Let’s show Cartmel who’s boss!
Our welfare team are starting off the year with afternoon tea on Friday week 1. Bring your friends, meet your new welfare officers and enjoy some free snacks for a relaxing afternoon. Furness Foyer, 2-3pm.
International Pizza Night
We’d like to give a warm welcome to all our new international Furnessians! Come and join our international pizza night on Wednesday to meet interesting people from all over the world (+ free food). You’ll also get to meet your brand new international officer (Harriet) and the SCR!
Have Your Say!
Any ideas for the college? From week 2, we’re going to be putting out a suggestion box (or a google drive) so you can have your input into what gets discussed in JCR meetings. Get thinking!
Dr James Mawdesley, Research Development Officer (FHM), has been appointed as the new Senior Advisor of Furness College. James will take over from Kevin Huggett who stepped down as Senior Advisor at the end of last month.
Assistant Dean Patrols – reminder
Our Assistant Deans patrol the accommodation regularly for breaches and to make sure everything is as it should be. Beth, Chris and Rose all live in the college, and you can stop them and talk to them if you see them. They and the Porters are the first point of contact outside of office hours. See more about the team here
Begin the new term with a brew!
Tea and Chat sessions are continuing this term, 12-1pm on Wednesdays in Bowland Bar. Relax, connect with other students and enjoy a free hot or soft drink. The Transitions Team host the weekly sessions to encourage all students to take a break and look after their own wellbeing. Make time for tea and meet some new people!
Start the new year on the right foot …
Take a mid-week break from your studies and enjoy some fresh air. Join the Transitions Team on a relaxed 30 minute walk along the campus woodland trail. We meet in Alexandra Square, outside The Base, at 3pm on Wednesdays during term time. It’s free and no sportswear is needed.
Join the College Sustainability Challenge – £750 for the winning team!
• A chance to help Lancaster University become more environmentally sustainable
• An opportunity to win £750 (1st prize), £250 (2nd prize)
• An experience that will give you new skills and impress future employers
Furness College has been invited to put forward a team to compete in fourth annual College Sustainability Challenge. In a team, you will be presented with the various challenges the university faces concerning environmental sustainability and asked to come up with innovative ideas and solutions. As a team, you will need to collaborate and access the expertise of the network of academics and professional staff and students across the University in order to develop your idea.
The competition will climax in Week 19 when ideas will be pitched to a panel of experts. The winning team will be awarded £750 with the runner-up receiving £250.
If you would like to be a member of the Furness College team please register your interest here. If you would like more information about the competition, please contact the Environmental Projects Team in the Students’ Union. We encourage participants from all faculties and of any level of experience! Further information available on the Students’ Union’s website.
Colleges Charity Challenge – Furness team and next steps
Join in the Colleges Charity Challenge 2019 to support a worthy cause and boost your CV. The challenge launch event is on Thursday 17th January, at which support – and pizza! – will be given to teams. The event is open to students already part of college teams after the Charity Challenge 5thDecember Info Session and also anyone who couldn’t attend that event but would like to join a college team now. There will be a short presentation of key information and time to ask questions of staff supporting the challenge as you progress your ideas as a team.
Date and time: Thursday 17th January 2019, 6 – 7:30pm
Venue: Management School Lecture Theatre 3
Book your place via TARGETconnect.
*Attendance at this session can be counted for 5 Lancaster Award points*
If you have any questions or can’t attend this session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And that’s it! Quite a lot going on this week, folks, but lots of stuff to look forward to. See you next week!