Trev’s Times – WEEK ELEVEN

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!

REFRESHERS!

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

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!

 

Movie Night! 

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!

 

Pre-Patriots

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!

 

Afternoon Tea 

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!

 

 Senior Advisor

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 collegescharitychallenge@lancaster.ac.uk.

 

And that’s it! Quite a lot going on this week, folks, but lots of stuff to look forward to. See you next week!

#UpTheNess

Trev’s Times – WEEK 9

Hey, Furness! It’s week 9, meaning it’s two weeks until we break up for CHRISTMAS!! How are we? Not too stressed I hope. Don’t worry, you’ve got this! Here’s what’s going on this week…

 

New JCR

Your new JCR has been elected! And they are:

President: Will Groarke

Democracy & Finance: Nicola Hall

VP Welfare: Georgina Henderson

VP Socials: Joe Fundrey

Welfare & Campaigns: Caitlin Nolan

Socials & Events: Bogdan Dragos

Media & Comms: Becky Smith and Lauren Whitaker

Welfare & Education: Lauren Yarwood

Welfare & International: Harriet Phipps

Sports: Jacob Ratcliffe and Georgie Zowonu

The new JCR will take their roles after Christmas. They’ve all got lots of new ideas for the college and can’t wait to start!

 

Sports

Last week Bar Sports took on Cartmel! Men’s A team pool lost 7-2, women’s pool won 5-4, women’s darts won 4-3, men’s darts won 8-1 and doms won 3-0. This week, bar sports are up against Grad! Monday and Tuesday at 7pm.

For football, the A’s game was cancelled but the B’s beat Cartmel 5-0!

For netball, games were cancelled due to rain last week. This week, A v Bowland 6pm on Tuesday, B’s v Bowland 2pm Wednesday, A’s v County 5pm on Wednesday, Trev’s Army v GuarenTREEd Goals (County) 9pm Thursday and A’s v Cartmel 6pm Friday

 

Carter Shield

The third round of the Carter Shield is going down this week, and the game is…basketball! Message us if you’re interested in playing, or just come down to support! It’ll be in the sports hall at 12pm on Saturday!

 

Colleges Charity Challenge 2019

Whether you’re already involved in fundraising and volunteering, or looking for a good opportunity to boost your student experience and CV – take up the Colleges Charity Challenge next term and see how you can make a difference!

Register via TARGETconnect to attend the Charity Challenge Info Session on Wednesday 5th December 1-2pm in Management School LT3, for more details about the challenge and to meet like-minded students interested in taking part. Refreshments provided! If you have any questions or can’t attend the info session, you can find out more on Facebook or by emailing collegescharitychallenge@lancaster.ac.uk.

Winter Ball

Don’t forget the Winter Ball is next Tuesday (of week 10). Tickets have now SOLD OUT. Don’t forget to collect them from Jo Dickinson’s office. Can’t wait to see you all there – dress classy!

 

The Big Vote

Voting for the JCR is now closed, but you can still vote for the SU referendum until Friday! Find out more information about the proposed changes and the yes/ no campaigns here

Quiz

Don’t forget the quiz – this Wednesday at 7:30pm! This week’s specialist topic is…LGBTQ+! As usual, £1 a head to play!

Study Smart

If you’re feeling the pressure from studying, come and say hello to your College Wellbeing Officers in the Library Foyer between 12 and 2pm on Wednesday 5th and Wednesday 12th of December. Get some tips for managing study and exam stress, along with a healthy snack. We’re also providing a chill-out area in the Base, complete with relaxing activities, so come along with your friends and take the pressure off for a while!

 

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

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK SEVEN

Hello there, Furness! Welcome to Week 7, when it’s getting dark by half 4 and the deadline stress is starting to settle in (or maybe that’s just me). Don’t worry though, in a few weeks it’ll be Christmas time and you can ignore your responsibilities with chocolate and Home Alone. Let’s see what we’ve got going on this week…

Campaigns! 

Now nominations have closed, it’s time for our JCR candidates to start campaigning! Look out for posters around Furness and campaign pages on Facebook, and don’t forget to read each candidate’s manifesto to find out their ideas for the college. ALSO, keep next Tuesday (the 27th) free, because then it’s time for HUSTINGS!!

Building Resilience Workshop 

The Transitions Team hosted Will Medd (Life Coach and Failure to Learn Pioneer) in delivering a workshop on ‘Building Resilience’ to ten Lancaster uni students. The workshop was well received and 100% of students agreeing that their resilience and confidence increased following the session. In response to overwhelming demand, Will is running a second session on the 27th November. Students can book a place by emailing transitions@lancaster.ac.uk.

 

Look After Your Mate 

We know that students turn to each other when experiencing difficulties and so we will be running several FREE ‘Look After Your Mate’ workshops (developed by Student Minds) throughout term that will give you the necessary tips and tools to support a friend in need. This is a very valuable workshop for anyone in a supportive role or wants to learn more about how to support those around them. It also counts towards the Lancaster Award and is a great addition to you CV. Register HERE. (You will not receive a confirmation email, instead we will email you a reminder a few days before the workshop. The location is specified when your register for the event). 

 

Sports

Last week Bar Sports went up against Fylde! A Team pool lost 5-4, B Team lost 5-4, and Men’s Darts won 7-2. Meanwhile Women’s Pool lost 5-4, Women’s Darts won 7-0 and doms won 2-1.

Football A’s beat Cartmel 3-2, Netball A’s lost to Fylde 25-23, Netball B’s lost to Fylde and lost 3-5 to Grizedale.

This week: Bar Sports are off for the week, Football A’s v Bowland on Wednesday (1pm), B’s v Bowland on Saturday (10am), Netball A’s v Cartmel on Tuesday (7pm) and B team v Cartmel on Wednesday (3pm)

 

Carter Shield 

Round 2 of the Carter Shield is this Saturday and the game is DODGEBALL!! Message the Furness Facebook if you want to play!

 

Charity Challenge 

Whether you’re already involved in fundraising and volunteering, or looking for a good opportunity to boost your student experience and CV – take up the Colleges Charity Challenge next term and see how you can make a difference! Register via TARGETconnect to attend the Charity Challenge Info Session on Wednesday 5th December 1-2pm in Management School LT3, for more details about the challenge and to meet like-minded students interested in taking part. Refreshments provided! If you have any questions or can’t attend the info session, you can find out more on Facebook or by emailing collegescharitychallenge@lancaster.ac.uk.

Winter Ball

Reminder that winter ball tickets are on sale until 3rd December! Tickets are £35 and that includes travel, a 3 course meal and a disco! It’s a great night to act classy and celebrate the season in style, don’t miss out!

 

And that’s it for this week, folks! Enjoy yourselves, don’t catch a cold, etc etc. See you next week!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK THREE

Furness! How is it week 3 already?! Felt like just yesterday we were meeting all the freshers at the welcome talk! Anyway, here’s what’s going on this week…

New Socials Officer!

Say hello to your new Socials and Events officer: Joe Fundrey! Joe has lots of new, inclusive ideas for events and is keen to hear your ideas as well!

15 Hour!

 

It’s getting closer to the 15 hour!! The theme will be released very soon, along with all the info you need on tickets and where to get them. We can’t wait!

Welfare Breakfast

 

This Wednesday, we will be holding the first Welfare breakfast of the year! Don’t miss out on some free food, good company and a chance to meet your welfare team! Furness Foyer on Wednesday, 9am-11am

 

Quiz

 

We’ll be bringing a bit of bippity-boppity-boo to this week’s quiz, with a specialist topic of…Disney! You will also get to meet your new socials officer, Joe! Wednesday – 7:30pm in Trev. £1 a head to play.

Sports

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

 

This week in sports, Furness vs. Lonnie!

Monday: Women’s pool, Men’s Darts & Doms – 7pm

Tuesday: Netball A’s – 6pm

Women’s Darts, Men’s A/B Pool -7pm

Wednesday: Netball B’s – 2pm

Late Night Shopping 

The Students’ Union have teamed up with the Lancaster Business Improvement District and a whole host of Lancaster businesses to hold a late-night shopping extravaganza with loads of great student deals. They’ll  also be turning Market Square into a mini-fairground with DJ, fairground rides, stalls and competitions! Thursday 25th October from 4pm-8pm. Don’t miss out!

And that’s it, folks! It’s a quiet one this week but there’s lots to look forward to! See you next time!

#MightyFurness

 

Trev’s Times – WEEK ONE

FURNESS! It’s a brand new year of uni and you know what that means…Trev’s Times is back! Bet you’ve missed those Monday Morning emails, haven’t you? For all our new readers, Trev’s Times is Furness’ weekly newsletter giving you all the info on events, sports and anything you might need to know about living the Furness-life. Let’s crack on with week one, shall we?

Freshers Week!

Would just like to acknowledge what an amazing Freshers week it’s been this year. We hope you all had a great time! Thank you so much to all the reps who gave up their week to help the freshers settle in, we couldn’t have done it without you!

 15 Hour

Watch this space for info on the 15 Hour Bar Crawl! Date to be revealed, as well as this years theme!!

Sports

 Football Trials will take place on Monday 8th October at 6pm. Meet in Trev at 5:30pm. Netball trials will take place on Wednesday 1pm-2pm and Thursday 5pm-6pm. Meet in Furness Foyer 15 minutes before. For netball, all who join will be placed in a team, the trials will simply decide which team according to ability!
If you missed/ will miss any of the sports trails for Furness, message our captains:
Football: Louis Wood/ Charlie Whiffen Lawrence
Netball: Rhianon Samuel/ Sarah Halls
Men’s Pool: Kyle Settrey/ Charlie Hope
Women’s Pool: Becky Smith
Men’s Darts: Tom Davison/ James Fletcher Adams
Women’s Darts: Holly Phillips
Table Tennis: Daniel Head
From next week, we will be posting the sports fixtures and scores here in Trev’s Times!
If you are interested in joining any of the union wide sports teams, click here.

 The JCR

 Most of you will hopefully know about the JCR already, but just in case, they are your Junior Common Representatives are elected by you guys to help the college, run events and communicate with the students. Click here to see who your JCR and SCR are, and click here and here to check out the Furness Welfare and Sport pages.
 

Do Good in the Wood

If you are interested in volunteering, check out Do Good in the Wood! It’s a great way to get away for a bit, do something nice for the planet and meet some great people! For more information, check out the Facebook event here.

Lucky Ducky

 Come and meet your college wellbeing officers and win some prizes! More information here!

 Intercollegiate Debate Team

 If you like arguing with people then join the debate team! To compete each college will need a minimum of three people taking part in order fill all three speaking roles. There will be an introduction on Monday 29 October from 7pm 8pm. For more information click here!

 Look After Your Mate Training

 Learn useful tips to look after your mates whilst at University. We know that students turn to other students when experiencing difficulties and so we will be running several ‘Look After Your Mate’ workshops throughout the term that will give you the necessary tips and tools to support a friend in need.
The workshop includes:
•             Key practical tips for supporting a friend
•             Spotting signs in a friend
•             How to start a conversation
•             How to support a friend: Listening and learning.
•             Signposting to support
•             Looking after your own wellbeing as a supporter
Best of all, the workshop is FREE!!!  It counts towards the Lancaster Award and is a great addition to your CV. It is also a very valuable workshop for Fresher’s reps, JCR reps and anyone in a supportive role. To sign up, please register here.
Once you have registered you will not receive a confirmation email however, we will email you a reminder a few days before the workshop. The location is specified when you register for the event.
 This workshop has been developed by Student Minds.
And that’s it for now, folks! Keep an eye on the Furness Facebook page for updates on events and other things to get involved in. Good luck in your first official week of uni and see you next week!
#MightyFurness

 

Freshers Countdown…3 Weeks to Go!

A Guide to Lancaster City Centre

Hey there Freshers!

Obviously, moving out of home and into university is huge, no matter where you’re from, but moving to a new city, and for some of you, a whole new country, is bound to be slightly daunting. To help, we’ve created the ‘Guide to Lancaster’, with all the important information on what and where you can find all you need in the city centre. Brace yourselves, folks, this is going to be a long one!

Transport

There are various buses which can be used to get to the city centre. The main bus stop on campus is the underpass, but there are others located all over campus. See below:

Recently the Lancaster routes have been changing, but any 2, 3 or 4 bus (usually the U2, U3 or 4) will take you to the city centre, though the2 and 4 buses will take about 15-20 minutes while the 3 should only take 10. The easiest stop to get off at in town is Common Garden Street (which is just off the high street) or the bus shelter.

Taxi Companies:

  • 848848 Radio Taxis: 01524 848848
  • 32090 Taxis: 01524 32090
  • Coastal Taxis: 01524 60000
  • A1 Taxis: 01524 35666

32090 Taxis are based at 9 Church Street, around the corner from Mcdonalds and a few minutes from the Sugarhouse.

Lancaster’s Railway Station is on Meeting House Lane, with available bus travel to the university.

 

Supermarkets

Lancaster’s main supermarket is Sainsbury’s, located on Cable Street in the northern part of the city. It’s easy to find, as it’s 30 seconds from the bus shelter and opposite the Sugarhouse. For those living on campus, there is a free bus service to and from Sainsbury’s that runs on Wednesdays (term time) from 11:00am to 6:00pm, though you may be required to show your receipt on the return journey.

As for alternative supermarkets, you can find:

Sainsbury’s Local (Penny St)
Tesco Express (King Street)
Farmfoods (Parliament St– opposite Sainsburys)
Booths (on the corner of Scotforth and Hala Road)
Oriental Food Store (Common Garden Street)
Iceland (Nicholas Arcade)

There are also various corner shops dotted about, and an Asda and Aldi nearer Morecambe.

Shops

Although Lancaster is not exactly the next Arndale Centre, there are still plenty of places to find what you need.

For clothes, the main stores include: Topshop, Topman, New Look, River Island, Primark, JD, Accessorize, Next, Marks & Spencers and TK Maxx. For you bookworms, there are two Waterstones, as well as stores such as Boots, Superdrug, Lush, Pandora and Clintons, etc. There are also budget stores (perfect for us students) such as Wilkinsons, Poundland, and B&M.

Beyond this, Lancaster is great for independent stores, and don’t miss the chance to check out the market that takes over town on Wednesdays and Saturdays – you can even find some of the market stalls on campus on Thursdays and Fridays! However, if you’re still missing some go-to shops from home, Preston and Manchester are only a train ride away!

 

Night-Life

Usually the most popular place for students is the Sugarhouse, which opens Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This place is run by Lancaster University Students Union and only opens to students of Lancaster and Cumbria (though you can bring a non-student friend with you as long as you are able to sign them in at entry). Don’t worry about getting to sugar either, the Sugarbus comes periodically to take you there and bring you back to campus. The times are listed below.

To find out more on the Sugarhouse, click here. 

Other popular clubs include Dalton Rooms, Hustle and the brand new Generation Bar which is taking over from Chupito. Dalton Rooms is located in Dalton Square, and popular for its Lollipop Mondays (soon to become Skint Mondays) and Cheese-on-toast Thursdays. To note: Glow Rooms is part of Daltons, just to clear up any potential confusion.

Hustle is located next door to Wetherspoons on Spring Garden Street and is popular for its cheap drinks, ball pit and DJ Wez. You really have to experience Hustle for yourself before your mind is made up about it.

As for Lancaster’s bars and pubs, the main ones (and popular for students) are Wetherspoons, The Crafty Scholar, Hogarths (for all you gin lovers), Sphere, The Study Room, Mint, Pendle Witch and many more! If you don’t get a chance to visit these bars during Freshers Week, you definitely will at the Furness 15 Hour Bar Crawl in November!

 

Food

I bet you’re all wondering where the best places to eat are, hm? Unfortunately, Lancaster is lacking in the Nandos and Wagamama department, but there are still plenty of places to go!

In terms of fast food (and post-night-out scran) there’s the standard Mcdonalds and KFC (also Subway, though there is one on campus which opens until 4am). There are also plenty of takeaways, such as Starvin’ Marvin, Simply Delicious, among others who are always open until early hours, as well as Dominos, Golden Jade (Chinese food), Nice n Spicy and Bombay Balti (Indian Food) who all deliver to campus.

If you’re looking for restaurants, you can find a Bella Italia and Pizza Hut (though the latter is nearer the north of town, behind Farmfoods). There are some lovely independent places, such as Mollys and Paulo Gianni’s (if you’re feeling Italian). Pubs such as the White Cross and Merchants, as well as the Study Room and the Crafty Scholar all serve delicious food. And you can never go wrong with a W  etherspoons.

There are plenty cafes around town, alongside your standard Costa and Starbucks, and if you like Greggs, you’ve come the right place. For treats, Patisserie Valerie and Kaspa’s desserts are new to town!

 

Things to Do

If you’re looking for things to do or see around Lancaster, here are some things to start with:

  • Go to the cinema (Vue, Church Street – £4.99 for a student ticket)
  • Visit Lancaster Castle (Tours being held in fresher’s week – click here)
  • Williamson Park (for the beautiful views, walking up the Ashton Memorial and the mini zoo – with meerkats!) Go here for more info.

Below is a map of the city centre. The arrows point the direction of the one-way system around town. You’ll want to keep this in mind when driving.

City Living

Obviously, you don’t need to worry about moving off campus before you’ve even moved in, but here’s some info for when you start looking. For those moving into town, there is off-campus accommodation known as Chancellors Wharf on Aldcliffe Road. Find out more about it here.

However, if you’re planning to move into a shared house, the more popular letting agents are LUSU Living (who are part of Lancaster University Student Union), Yellow Door Lets and Student Housing Lancaster. If you need some extra help finding a place when the time comes to it, Lancaster University Homes is a website dedicated to helping you find safe, legitimate off-campus accommodation that has been approved by the university. Check out the website here.

And that’s about it for now folks. If we’ve missed something you want to know, or if you have any questions at all about the uni or Furness College, message the Furness Facebook page and we’ll do our best to answer them. And hey, this is just the basic stuff, there is so much more of Lancaster to discover for yourselves…roll on October!

Guide to campus coming soon…

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK THIRTY

Hello there Furnessians! Guess what – it’s the last week of term! And what better way to celebrate than EXTRAV! Of course, it’s going to be an emotional week: people graduating, people moving out of their first year flats, but let’s focus on the happy things for now, shall we? Here’s what’s going on this week…

 

New JCR Members

Although we’re sadly saying goodbye to some our JCR members, we’d like to give a big welcome to our newest officers:

Kyle Settrey – President
Nicola Hall – Democracy and Finance
Georgina Henderson – Welfare and Campaigns
Lauren Whittaker – Media and Comms
For reference, this is your new president:
And on the subject of the JCR…

Co-Options

 Some of our JCR are stepping down, which means we are looking to co-opt in new officers for the positions of VP Socials and Events, VP Welfare and Socials and Events. If you’re interested, send a manifesto for your chosen position to the Furness College Facebook page. The deadline is 4pm on Tuesday 26th June.

 

Darts Invitational

 

A big well done to Tom Davison (Schoolman) for winning Furness’ third annual Darts Invitational after winning 9-6 (finishing with a 112 check!) in the final with Joshua Waddington (J-Wad). A big thanks to everyone who took part in this years tournament! Up the darts!

 

Open Day Ambassadors Needed

The university will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 14th July, and we are looking for Furness students to represent the college. The rate of pay is £8.90 per hour, and you will be provided with campus accommodation the night before and paid travel to and from Lancaster. For more information, please email Jo Dickinson by Wednesday 27th June.

 

Graduation Tickets

Please don’t forget to collect your graduation guest tickets from the Furness College Office, room A13 Furness before Friday 29th June 2018.

 

Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme
The deadline for application to the popular Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme has been extended to midnight 29th June. Please apply using this link – https://lancaster.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/career-mentoring-programme-2018mentees Why should you apply? Well, in the words of a previous mentee:

“I would like to thank you once again for putting me in touch with my mentor. There are no words to describe how thankful I am. Without his help and support, I wouldn’t have been able to get on a graduate scheme in the public sector. He is one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. I could always count on him – even when I was a bit down and was losing faith in myself, he was always there to cheer me up and motivate me. I do not know if the other mentors are as amazing as he is – but if you ever want me to write something about the Scheme for the university, I am more than happy to do so, because I am eternally grateful for everything he has done for me and for the time he has sacrificed to help me follow my dreams and become a better person!”

 The good news is that there isn’t just one ‘amazing’ mentor. There are over 100 amazing mentors in a wide range of industries, who are willing to help you as you think about your future career prospects! Even if you don’t have a clue about what career you’d like to explore, it doesn’t matter. Your mentor will help you think about different options & guide you to what feels right for you. It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at, which degree you’re doing or how academic you are, a mentor can be found to suit you. Once you’ve been matched with a mentor, you will be able to:

– Develop practical skills and confidence to enter your chosen profession
– Build personal and professional networks
– Increase your understanding of your chosen industry and gain exposure to current professional practises – and trends
– Link academic study to industry realities
– Broaden your knowledge of the career options open to you
– Learn what employers are looking for when they hire graduates

Apply soon & don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.

 

EXTRAV!!

After a long long wait (and lots of preparation), extrav week is finally here! Furness Extrav – LOST COLLEGE – will be this Thursday, and we can’t wait! If you’re still unsure of what to wear, here is a handy pinterest board for some inspiration!

 

And that’s it folks! That was a lot of information, I’ll admit, but now it’s time to enjoy your last week of term. The last few weeks have flown by, and whether you’re spending this time on campus or you’re already packing for home, we hope you all have a lovely summer! For those of you graduating, good luck for your results and whatever you’ve got waiting for you out there, and for the rest of you – see you in October!!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-EIGHT

Hello there Furnessians! We’re going on to week 28 now – so close to the end! Good luck to those who still have exams, and to those who have finished – have fun celebrating! Let’s see what we’ve got going on this week!

 

By-Election Hustings and Annual General Meeting 

Now nominations have close for the JCR by-elections, it’s time for hustings! All are welcome to come and watch the candidates speak and convince you why they should be your next JCR officer. Afterwards we invite you to sit in on our JCR meeting and raise your issues and ideas. Plus – free pizza! Tuesday – 7:00pm in Furness Lecture Theatre 1. Voting will open on Wednesday 10am and close this Friday at 4pm.

Trev Quiz! 

We’re never gonna give you up in this week’s quiz, because the specialist topic is…80’s Music! (Don’t hate me, I couldn’t resist) Wednesday, 7:30pm in Trev, £1 a head to play.

 

Coffee Morning

No need to make brunch plans on Friday, come to our chill-out welfare coffee morning for some good food and even better company. This Friday in Furness Foyer, 11am-2pm.

 

SU Leader Awards!As we approach the end of the year, it’s almost time for the Student Union Leader Awards! It will be held this Thursday (location to be decided) along with a BBQ and games. Click here for more information on the event and here to nominate JCRs, Liberation work and Societies.

 

And that’s it for this week folks, quite a quiet week, but there’s a lot coming very soon. See you next time!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-SIX

It’s week 6 Furnessians, you know what that means? 4 weeks until SUMMER! Also, one week until Love Island – you don’t care? Lies. Here’s what’s going on this week…

Extrav!Okay, elephant in the room – after a long countdown, we are proud to present this years Extrav theme: Lost College! Inspired by the Lost Village festival in Lincolnshire, we will be transforming Furness into the wilderness on the 28th June, ready to celebrate the end of the year whimsical style! For more info, check out the event page here. #GetLost

 

Spa Evening 

On a much calmer note, we thought we’d bring you some well-deserved relaxation this term, and so we welcome you to our Mountain Retreat Spa, this Tuesday in the TV room (6pm-8pm). Get ready to be pampered with face masks and manicures, treat yourself to platters of fresh fruit and herbal tea, and calm yourself with some instructed yoga. You’ve earned it!

 

Quiz

Spot the Winrow!

This weeks quiz might be quite close to home for some of you, as the specialist topic is…Wigan! Bring your friends, and some snacks (maybe a pie?) for a great night. This Wednesday, 7:30pm, £1 a head to play.

 

Do Good in the Wood

Want to do your bit for nature? A reminder that The Student Union’s Internationalisation and Community Team are organizing College Volunteering Away Days this term. Join Furness on a trip to the YMCA Pattersdale Estate in Cumbria on June 17 for some habitat conservation! Online applications are open now and close on 1st June.

 

Ingleton Waterfalls Trip

Also a reminder of the trip to the Ingleton Waterfalls on Saturday 2nd June. You will be leaving campus at 9.30am. Entry to the waterfalls is £6, to be paid on site, but if you would like to reserve a seat on the minibus, please email Lorna at l.harrison4@lancaster.ac.uk

 

And that’s it for this time, folks! Hope you all have a great, stress-free week. See you next time!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-FOUR

Hey there Furnessians! Good weekend? Virtual hugs for all my stressed pals out there, you’re going to smash those exams! There’s a lot going on this coming weekend, including Lancaster Pride! Here’s what’s going on this week…

 

Richard Slatter Memorial Pool Tournament 

The annual pool tournament, in memory of Richard Slatter, will be held in Trev this Saturday (the 19th). The tournament starts at 12pm, but sign-ups will take place at 11am. All are welcome, though priority will be given to you Furnessians.

 

Relaxation Night!

For those of you who are in need of some de-stressing, keep the 29th May open for some extreme relaxation! Watch this space for more details, you won’t want to miss out!

 

Quiz!

Don’t forget the weekly quiz  in Trev, 7:30pm. This week’s specialist topic is quite close to home…Furness Presidents – Past & Present! As usual, £1 a head to play.

 

Royal Wedding Coffee Morning 

This time, your welfare coffee morning is taking on a royal theme, just in time for the Royal Wedding! Come on down to Furness Foyer on Friday (11am -2pm) to treat yourself to some sophisticated food fit for Queen Lizzie!

 

Royal Wedding Street Party

If the coffee morning wasn’t enough celebration, join us for an inter-college party (and some afternoon tea) in Alex Square on the 19th May (this Saturday) to watch the Royal Wedding on the big screen. Find more information here.

 

Something is coming…

It’s been a long long wait, but Extrav is nearly here. Details coming soon…

 

And that’s it for this week, folks! Enjoy the royal wedding, if you’re not too busy kicking ass at pool or waving that rainbow flag.  See you next time!

#MightyFurness