Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-SIX

Hey there, Furnessians! Bit of late one this week, apologies for that. Week 26 is here! Every week we’re here talking about how quickly the term flies but seriously, how quickly is this term flying? Some of us graduate this July…terrifying. Anyway, this is what’s going on this week…

 

BY-ELECTIONS

Reminder to NOMINATE yourself for BY-ELECTIONS by 12pm TODAY!!! If anyone’s considering it but isn’t sure, we definitely think you should go for it. It’s a great chance to take up more responsibility and do your bit for the college. Send in your manifesto here NOW!!

 

Carter Shield

Carter Shield is back this Sunday with Mixed Touch Rugby!! Take a break from exams (or celebrate finishing them) by getting out there in the fresh air and playing! 1-3pm, message the sports page for more details or to sign up!

 

EXTRAV

Okay so now you know the extrav theme…HOW EXCITED IS EVERYONE?!! We’re so happy to be presenting Summer Lovin’ in Furness! It’s gonna be a great night, and you don’t even know the half of it! Keep an eye on the Furness Facebook and Instagram for all the updates and announcements, and trust us, there’s some good ones coming!!

While we’re here, a massive thank you to Tom Winrow, Aiden Handley-Griggs, Shannon McCaul, Beth Mapley, Emily Reed, Louise Browning and Nicola Hall for starring in the video. Also, a big loving shout out to Holly Phillips, Harriet Phipps and Georgie Zowonu for helping out with filming. We hope you guys liked the video!!

 

Charity Korfball Tournament!

Have fun while raising money for charity this June with a Korfball tournament! Georgia Smith is fundraising to climb Mt Kenya to raise money for the charity Dig Deep, a water sanitation charity working in vulnerable areas of Kenya. She is organising a Korfball tournament on Saturday 8th June to do so! It’s £2 to take part, the rules will be explained on the day  and there will be prizes for the winning team. She will be organising teams of mixed ability so why not sign up! Email smithgpr@lancaster.ac.uk to sign up by 2nd June!

 

GOT TO DANCE

Speaking of Charity, just taking a moment to plug another great cause. LuDans  are raising money for Mind and the Burchill Trust, as well as for their own competitions with a dance competition! That’s right, they’re asking for societies and sports teams (I’m looking at you, Furness FC) to nominate a few people to pick a song, a dance style and let LuDanS teach you a routine that you will perform for the chance to be crowned GOT TO DANCE WINNERS 2019! For all information, go to the event page. How exciting!!!

 

And that’s it for this week, folks! Well done to everyone who has finished (or is still finishing) their exams! Remember – nominate yourself for BY-ELECTIONS!! See you next week!

#MightyFurness #UpTheNess

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-FIVE

Hello there, Furness! Half-way through the term already, where does the time go?! Anyway, here’s what we’ve got going on this week!

Richard Slatter

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday for our annual Richard Slatter Memorial Tournament! It was a lovely day, and a big well done to Mark Dearden for winning!

 

De-Stress Breakfast 

Forget about those exams and chill out on Tuesday at our de-stress breakfast! We’ll be in the foyer from 8:30am with lots of treats!

 

JCR Nominations 

Nominations are now OPEN for the opening JCR positions! Interested in getting involved, organising events and taking on responsibility within the college? Then join the JCR! The positions opening are: President, Democracy & Finance, Media & Comms, Socials & Events, Welfare & International, and Sport Officer (x2). Don’t hesitate to message either the Furness Facebook or the current JCR for more information. You can nominate yourself HERE. Nominations are also open to by-elect PTO positions! This includes Womens+ Officer, BME Officer and Mature Students Officer!

 

Do Good in the Wood 

Release the joy and goodness, relax and get to know like-minded people while doing something positive. Volunteer for a day in the most stunning locations in the North West. Sign up today – fill in the online application form at lancastersu.co.uk/together – limited space available. We provide free transport, a packed lunch and good care with people committed to your wellbeing and fun. PLEASE NOTE : Outdoor activities are physically demanding and will include a variety of challenging terrain.

Date                                      Organisation                                      Type of job                                         Location

26/05/2019                         Northern Approach Farm              Woodland Conservation               Lancashire

29/06/2019                         Northern Approach Farm              Woodland Conservation               Lancashire

13/07/2019                         National Trust                                    Woodland Conservation               Lancashire

For more information email together@lancaster.ac.uk or follow us on Facebook (Lancaster SU)

 

College Charity Challenge

Thank you to our Furness Charity Challenge Team, seen here being presented with their certificate by Dr Karen Grant, Principal of County College. The College is very appreciative of the great work that was done in support of their chosen charity, Lancaster and Morecambe Deaf Children’s Society. Thank you also to everyone who attended the fundraising events and contributed towards this challenge.

 

Extrav!

Keep an eye on the Furness social media for all updates on EXTRAV! Theme reveal coming THIS FRIDAY!!

 

And that’s all for this week folks! Stay tuned for next week!

#MightyFurness  #UpTheNess

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-FOUR

Hello there, Furnessians! Hope you’re all still alive out there! Don’t worry, not long now until Summer! Let’s see what we’ve got going on this week…

Richard Slatter

The Richard Slatter Memorial Pool Tournament is back for another year! We invite pool-lovers alike – students and alumni – to join us in Trev this Saturday. Sign ups from 11am, and the tournament will begin at 12pm!

By-Elections 

Nominations for by-elections open on the 20th May! The roles becoming available are: President, Democracy & Finance, Media & Communications, Socials & Events, Welfare and International and two Sports officers! If you’re interested, or want more information, message the Furness Facebook!

Graduation Celebrations

Graduation plans are currently underway and details can be found on our  Furness Website. Don’t forget to book your tickets for the college Afternoon Tea which are available from the Online Store and cost £9 per guest. They are free for Furness students who are accompanying their guest. The online store will close on the 7th June, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets CANNOT be sold after this date or on the day of graduation.

 

Uni Quiet Period

A reminder that the quiet period is running from the 29th April to the 19th June. This is the time leading up to and including the exam period. It is in place to ensure all students and residents can study in peace. Noise fines will be doubled this term.

 

Demystifying Exams 

Are you worried about what to expect at your first exam? No need, we have got you covered! Come along to our Demystifying Exams event to find out everything that you need to know ahead of your first formal University examination! This includes exam essentials, useful tips, do’s and don’t’s, and advice on being prepared. Wednesday 29th May from 3-4pm. Venue TBC.

 

Work Experience Bursary

 

The work experience bursary is officially open for applications. More information and the application form can be found on the Career’s ‘Financial Support’ Webpage.

 

Transitions E-Buddies 

The transitions team are recruiting Transitions E-Buddies to support applicants to prepare for university life and settle into Lancaster University. You will facilitate a small group of incoming students who you will support over email before they arrive at Lancaster University (August – October 2019). You will assist students with practical queries and be empathic to student concerns. You will be trained in e-communications, boundaries and confidentiality. Supervision is provided and you will have the opportunity to attend team meetings with other e-buddies to share good practice and enhance your skills. This volunteer opportunity is open to all students. We are keen to recruit students from underrepresented groups. Please email transitions@lancaster.ac.uk and we will send you an application pack. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a short interview to discuss the post. Deadline for the application is Friday 31st of May.

 

Hedgehog Friendly Campus

Staff and students are invited to take part in ‘Hedgehog Friendly Campus’ – a national accreditation scheme, funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, which aims to make campuses a safer place for wild hedgehogs. Lancaster is the second university to be joining the scheme, following its launch at the University of Sheffield in 2018. Examples include fundraising, attending wildlife courses, surveying campuses for hedgehogs, making physical changes to the land and raising awareness. Join the community on Facebook and Twitter.

Extrav

Keep an eye on the Furness Social Media for incoming updates on EXTRAVVV!!! This years theme reveal will be on the 24th May. Get excited!!!

 

And that’s all folks! See you next week!

#UPTHENESS #MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-THREE

Happy Bank Holiday Monday, Furness! Here is your Roses recovery news…

Exam de-stress sessions

The Counselling and Mental Health Service are going to be running some exam de-stress/support sessions throughout the summer term at both 8:30am and 1pm for 30 minutes each and these will take place in the Chaplaincy.

These are bite-sized, stress and exam support on in the mornings and afternoons and this will commence from Tuesday 7th May until 19th June (with the expectation of 20th May, 23rd May and 10th June).

Morning sessions would be based on getting in the ‘right mind-set’ but with added focus on procrastination or breathing techniques. The afternoon slots would be ‘exam de-stress’ which students can drop in to, for anyone worried, or panic pre or post exam.

30 Minute Clinic

A new 30 Minute Clinic, will be running most Wednesdays (nb:  not 8th May) throughout the Summer Term.  Shelagh Milligan, from the Counselling and Mental Health Team, will be offering brief, solution-focused appointments.

Appointments will be bookable 24 hours in advance, from 10am on Tuesdays.  For further information or to book an appointment, call: 01524 592690

Tea and Chat

Take a break with Tea and Chat. Tea and Chat will continue during Summer Term in its usual location of Bowland Bar, every Wednesday 12-1pm, and will offer all participants a free hot or soft drink in addition to a friendly chat!

Furness Graduation Celebrations: Friday 19th July 2019

Graduation plans are currently underway and details can be found on our Furness Website.

Don’t forget to book your tickets for the College Afternoon Tea which are available from the Online Store and cost £9.00 per guest but are free for Furness students who are accompanying their guests.

The Online Store will close on the 7th June 2019, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets cannot be sold after this date or on the day of graduation.

JCR BY-ELECTIONS

Your chance to join the Furness JCR and get involved with the runnings of the college is here! More information about dates and positions will be confirmed, but for now, keep Monday 20th of May in mind!

Sports

Wednesday: Netball Bs vs County at 2pm for their last match of the season!

Thursday: Trev’s Army vs the Ball Hoggers (GZ) at 8pm

Friday: Mighty Mountains vs the Mighty Boars (GZ) at 7pm

Assistant Deans for the academic year 2019/20

Furness College is now looking to appoint Assistant Deans for the academic year 2019/20.

Applications are welcomed from current postgraduates and final year undergraduates who are intending to continue or commence full time postgraduate study at Lancaster University in October 2019.
For a job description and application information please email your contact details to assistantdeans@lancaster.ac.uk and we will send this to you.  Information is also available on the Employment and Recruitment Service (ERS).

The deadline for applications is noon on 13th May 2019 and interviews for Furness College will take place on Tuesday 4th June 2019.

Travel Vacation Awards

Furness College has a small amount of money available to make grants to undergraduates (normally first or second year students) who wish to travel for some educational purpose, but not as part of their degree, during the Spring or Summer Vacations. If you would like an application form, please contact Jo Dickinson, College ManagerApplication Deadline – FRIDAY WEEK 6, SUMMER TERM

Scholarship Fund

Furness College offers annually a limited number of awards (around £200-£250 each) to present and former undergraduate members of the College who wish to commence postgraduate study at Lancaster University.  The awards will take into consideration academic ability, financial hardship and involvement in the College’s activities.

For further information and an application form, please contact Jo Dickinson, College Manager. Application Deadline – FRIDAY WEEK 6, SUMMER TERM

That’s about it for this week!  A huge congratulations to all Furnessians who competed in Roses and smashed it, we’re so proud of you all! And good luck to all those facing exams this week – you’ve got this! You know where we are if you need anything! Have a great week and enjoy the sun.