Trev’s Times – WEEK THIRTY!

Hey Furness! Sorry that it’s a bit of a late one this week, we’ve had so much going on with the End of Term Party, Extrav preparation and the general end of year madness! Here’s a round up of the news for the last week of term…

LAST CHANCE to Collect Graduation Tickets

Don’t forget to collect your graduation tickets from Jo Dickinson in the Furness College Office (room, A13).  You have until 12pm on  Friday 28th June.  After this time, uncollected tickets will be returned to the Ceremonies Office and you will only be able to collect your tickets on the day of your Graduation.


Extrav is THIS THURSDAY! Can you believe it?! We can’t! Get ready for Summer Lovin’ in Furness, and be prepared to dance the night away. Struggling for ideas? Check out this Pinterest board for some inspiration!


Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme 

The popular Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme will close for applications on June 26th at 1pm. It has been hailed by previous mentees as ‘the best careers-related’ initiative you can take part in on campus. Available to all students (UG & PG), sign up to be matched with a professional in a career that interests you for the future. Even if you have no idea what you want to do, we have mentors who can help you navigate those choppy career waters.

Please visit Mentee Applications 2019 – 20 to apply for the Programme & don’t miss the chance to take part and access bespoke careers advice exclusive to you!

Alumni Facebook Group

For those graduating and would like to stay in touch, please join the Alumni Facebook Group.   We would love you to share your graduation day photos!

Suggestions for the New JCR

Please let us know how we can improve! Whether it be Trev’s Times, event themes, sports coverage – literally anything! We’re open to suggestions and would love to hear them. Look out for a short questionnaire post-Extrav…

A Big Thank You

Furness College JCR and SCR wish everyone a wonderful summer. For those graduating, we look forward to seeing you on graduation day. We wish everyone all the best for their future careers.

That’s all folks! Thanks for another great year in Furness. To everyone that has joined us, welcome to our Furness family, we hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have! And to those leaving us, we hope that you never forget that home is where the mountain is.

Here’s to next year!



Hello there Furnessians! Welcome to week 29! Hopefully most of you have finished your year by now, but if you haven’t, keep going, you got this! This is your penultimate TT of the year, so instead of getting emotional, let’s see what’s going on this week…


New JCR Officers

After another round of By-Elections, your JCR Officers have been voted in for next term!

President: Nicola Hall

Democracy and Finance: Jacob Ratcliffe

Media and Communications: Tarik Ali

Welfare and International: Justin Hon

Sports Officers: Emily Wood and Kamal Naderi



We’re still in need of a socials officer! If you’re interested, send in your manifesto to the Furness Facebook by FRIDAY. We’ll be co-opting in our JCR meeting on Friday evening.

Open Day Ambassadors Needed 

Furness College is looking for four College Ambassadors to work at the University Open Day on Saturday 7th September.

The rate of pay is £9.20 per hour (including holiday pay). Travel (rail) and overnight accommodation (on campus) will be provided where necessary.

If you are interested in representing Furness College, please send a covering letter (by email) to the College Manager Jo Dickinson. Expressions of interest should be received by 4pm on Friday 21st June.

Please note that all College Ambassadors will have their right to work checked with the Employment and Recruitment Service.


Graduating this year? College Alumni

Stay in touch with Furness College through our Furness Alumni Facebook group.  We will keep you up to date on what’s happening and let you know about events we have planned.  Feel free to share your photos and memories of your time at Furness, including graduation!



It’s not long now until EXTRAV!! Hope you’re all set with your outfits! If not, we’ll be publishing a Pinterest board later this week for some Summer Lovin’ Inspo. For all updates, visit the event page!


End of year social 

Keep an eye on the Facebook for updates on our end-of-year college social! Coming soon!


And that’s all for this weeks, folks!

Lauren is due to write next week’s Trev’s Times, so this will be my last one . After doing this newsletter for nearly two years, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s ever taken the time to read TT, and a huge thank you to the JCR (both past and present) and SCR, for making comms such an experience. I’m so excited for what Lauren and Tarik have in store for you guys.

#MightyFurness #UpTheNess


Good morning, all! Hope you’re all well, lucky us that the sun is finally coming out to play again! It’s a bite-sized Trev’s Times this week, so here goes!

College Cup Semi-Final

TONIGHT – Monday 10th June is the College Cup Semi-Final where we’ll see the football A team take on Bowland As to secure their place in the final. Kick off is at 5pm on the pitches, don’t be late! Now that the sun has reappeared, there’s no excuse not to take that well-deserved break and support the boys this evening.

JCR By-Elections and AGM

We’re holding JCR by-election hustings and our AGM from 6pm in Furness LT 1. Head down to hear the candidates’ manifestos and proposals for their roles, support your friends and… FREE PIZZA! Click ‘going’ on the event to ensure your share…


Final Year Careers Event

This is a careers event for final year students who haven’t yet secured a job or postgraduate study.

There will be a number of graduate employers offering advice and job vacancies, and Careers staff will be on hand to provide advice and guidance. There will also be free pizza and Pimms!

More information can be found here.

That’s all for this week. Make sure you get out and enjoy the sun while we’ve still got it around! See you next time!


Good morning, Furnessians! Happy Extrav-ticket-buying day! Hope everything went well for you last week, and that Week 27 is just as you need it to be. Here we go with this week’s news…


The all-important ticket release news!

ALL TICKETS are £9.50.  ALL TICKETS go on sale on Monday 3rd June.

FURNESS COLLEGE members tickets are on sale 4pm – 7pm, College members can only buy ONE TICKET in early release. See the Facebook event for information about acts: Rahul Kapoor, Callum Gough, Angel Delight, Corella and LUEDMS.

GENERAL RELEASE tickets go on sale at 7pm, to buy tickets for other college Extravs. Up to FOUR TICKETS can be bought in general release.

Make sure that you are registered through the Students’ Union site before tickets go on sale to avoid disappointment.


JCR By-Elections & AGM

The time has come for our end of year By-Elections and Annual General Meeting (with free pizza!!) 🍕
Come down to have your say in the college and hear out your candidates for the upcoming JCR roles!

We’re opening nominations for
– President
– Democracy & Finance
– Media & Communications
– Socials & Events
– Welfare & International
– Sports Officer x2

Furness LT1, 11th June – 6pm! Don’t miss it! 💜

The Big Picnic

Finding time to take a break from work, revision and exams can be tricky but it is important to build in regular breaks. Escape the everyday stresses of a busy term and join the Transitions Team for The Big Picnic. Free refreshments and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and games (weather permitting!) will ensure fun for everyone.

Connect with other students or bring a friend to Fylde Common Room 12.30 – 2pm on Tuesday 4th June.

Questions? Email

Moving Out This Summer?

Furness Off-Campus kitchen needs spare knives, forks, spoons, cups, glasses and plates to replace items which have gone missing this year.  If you wish to donate then please leave these with Jo Dickinson, Furness College Manager (Room A13, Furness).  If we end up with too many items then they can be given to the Charity Shop and to the Don’t Ditch it, Donate campaign.

Hedgehog Surveying Workshop

Saturday 8th June, 12pm – 3pm, Bowland North Seminar Room 20

If you love hedgehogs, then this is the perfect event for you! Jo Wilkinson, the founder of the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Project will be visiting Lancaster University to lead a hedgehog surveying workshop.
If you would like to get involved in the workshop then register your interest here.


Final reminder to get your Graduation Celebration tickets – Online store closes on 7th June 2019. Tickets CANNOT be sold after this date.

If you are graduating this summer, then don’t forget to book your tickets for the college Afternoon Tea which are available from the Online Store and cost £9 per guest. Tickets are free for Furness students who are accompanying their guest.

Furness Alumni

Our Furness Alumni Facebook group can help you relive old times as well as keep up to date with all things Furness.

Please do take a look and share photos and memories of your time here, and we will keep you up to date on any events we have planned.


And that’s about it for this week! Good luck to you all in your remaining exams, and to those of you who are done enjoy the sun… when it decides to show it’s face again properly!