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

 

 

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-TWO

It’s time for week 2! How are we all? Surviving? Maybe don’t do what I did and get hooked on Brooklyn Nine-nine right in the middle of your deadlines/ revision. Let’s see what we’ve got going on this week.

ROSES!!!

You might want to put revision to one side this weekend because it’s time to prove that ROSES are definitely RED! After several wins in the Men’s running and rowing, Lancaster are in the lead 15-9! Well done you guys! The equestrian event will be on Wednesday, and the rest will go down on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Good luck to everyone competing, the whole uni is behind you! Check out the Roses timetable here

If you are interested in doing your own bit for Roses, the uni is currently looking for stewards to ensure that the weekend runs smoothly. You would be responsible for helping guests with any queries, offering directions and taking questions and problems to the relevant supervisor. For more information, click here.

National Student Money

This week in Lancaster is the National Student Money week. Head down the Alex Square on Thursday, from 10am to 4pm to meet the members of the Fees and Funding team to get some money-saving tips and ask your questions! And if that wasn’t enough, don’t miss out not he chance to win a trolley full of shopping or even a Kindle Fire!

Mind Fest

 

Mind Fest is back and better than ever! Come down to Alex Square and the Chaplaincy centre from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday to get involved in inflatable fun, sports, meditation, free food and so much more!

Quiz!

Don’t forget our weekly quiz on Wednesday at 7:30pm. You’re going to want to bring a history fanatic for this week’s specialist topic: 20th Century Russian History! As always, £1 a head to play.

Fashion Recruitment Fair

Any of you considering working in fashion? If so, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to get contacts and have a great time at the Fashion Recruitment Fair and & Runway Show! This event is not only for fashion, but for those of you interested in marketing, sales, social media, communications, and design! There will be HUGE names, such as Boohoo, Adidas Public Desire, morning Fanatics, The Fashion Network, Hays Recruitment & Robert Walters. Tuesday, 12pm-3pm the LUMS Hub

Coffee Morning 

Take a break from coursework and revision and come to our welcome back coffee morning, hosted by your welfare team – Friday 11am-2pm. You can’t say no to some free breakfast!

Assistant Deans

Are you moving on to be a post grad and need some extra pennies? Furness are looking for Assistant Deans for the academic year 2018/19. You will be working 11.5 hours per week on an 11 months fixed term contract – Sept-July (NB: for Tier 4 international students these 11.5 hours contributes to the 20 hours of work permitted whilst in the UK) and working on grade 3 rate of pay (£16654-£18263) pro rate plus annual leave. For a job description and application information please email your contact details to assistantdeans@lancaster.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is noon on 21st May 2018 and interviews will take place week commencing 11th June 2018.

And thats it for this week, folks! Good luck to all with exams this week, we’ve got faith in you! Fingers crossed for some warm weather to cheer you all up.

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY

So week 20 is finally here, it’s nearly time for the Easter break! I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t wait. I also can’t wait for some warmer weather. Shout out to everyone who braved the wind and cold to watch the outdoor sports this last weekend, hope you’ve got the feeling back in your toes. Anyway, here’s what’s going on this week.

Patriots

A big big thank you to everyone who came to take part in or support Patriots. It was a long but fun weekend, and it was great to see so many of you there. A big congratulations to Cartmel for their win. It was a close one, but we are so so proud of all you Furnessians. A shout out to our amazing sports officers Tom and Jess for all their hardwork organising Patriots. We hope you guys had a great time. Looking forward to next year!

Nick Lewis Memorial Match

On Saturday we had held our annual Nick Lewis Memorial Football Match. Well done to Furness FC, who won against the FC Old Boys 4-3. Thank you to everyone who came to play or support, and congratulations to Joe Leslie (Furness Alumni) who won the Furthest Travelled Award after getting here all the way from Chicago!

Wave Your Flag

 

Represent your country at the intercollegiate Wave Your Flag night on Wednesday! You can come in your national dress, or wrap up in your flag. They’ll be food, free sugar entry (first come first served) and music from all over the world. The night starts in Grizdale bar at 9pm.

End of Term Brunch

On Friday, the Welfare team will be holding a brunch to celebrate the end of second term. Swap your cornflakes for some great free food and a well-deserved break after all your handwork.
Friday, 11am-2pm.

Quiz

We’re taking the hobbits to Isengard in this week’s quiz, with the specialist topic of…drumroll…Lord of the Rings! Bring all your LoTR knowledge, from The Shire, to Mordor, to second breakfast, down to Trev on Wednesday at 7:30pm for the last quiz of second term! As always, £1 to play.

Sports

Last week:
Bar Sports went up against Grad.
Men’s A pool lost 6-3, men’s B pool lost 5-4 and women’s pool lost 7-2
Men’s Darts won 5-4 and Women’s darts lost 4-3
Doms lost 2-1

Netball A’s lost 21-18 to Pendle, and netball B’s 30-8 to Pendle.
Football B’s won 8-3 against Bowland.

This week:
Furness bar sports go up against Grizdale.
Netball A’s v Cartmel
Netball B’s v County

And that’s all folks! It’s been a long term, but a great one. I hope you guys have a lovely well-deserved break – enjoy the Easter Eggs. Can’t wait to see you all back here in April!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK EIGHTEEN

Hello there Furnessians! It’s week 18, the easter break is approaching. How are we all getting on with these strikes, hm? Got to love crawling out of bed just to find out your lectures are cancelled. Anyway, we’ve still got news for you guys. Let’s get on with it, shall we?

FTO Elections!

You’ll probably have noticed the posters around campus, but if you haven’t – it’s vote fest! This is the chance to vote for who YOU would like to be your next full time officers for 2018/19. Hustings will be TONIGHT (5th March – 6pm) at Barker House Farm, where you can ask your questions both out loud and online. Plus – free drinks!
Voting closes at 4pm on Friday, and results night will be in Sugar at 7pm – where there will also be the premiere of  the Roses 2018 video!

Rep Applications 

Just a reminder that applications for Welcome Week (+rest of the year) Reps are due this Wednesday at 1pm. It’s an amazing opportunity to meet new people, gain valuable experience and make someone’s first year at uni great (plus it’s something to add to your CV). If you haven’t applied yet, applications can be found in the post box room (behind the porters).

Patriots

On the subject of signing up for things…sign up for PATRIOTS!! The 10th Anniversary is fast approaching (the 16th and 17th March) and we need your help! There’s plenty to join in with and watch, including rounders, badminton, dodgeball, e-sports and much more! Sign up here, or from the Furness Sport page, and check out the Patriots Cup page here

Quiz

As always, the quiz is on – same time, same place…and by that I mean in Trev, on Wednesday at 7pm. This week’s specialist topic: British Comedy! Bring down your friends (preferably comedy fans) and do your best to get those winnings. £1 to play.

Coffee Morning

If all those deadlines are beginning to get on top of you, come to our Welfare coffee morning this Friday (9th March), as we focus on everything relaxation. Furness Foyer, 11am-2pm.
To find more from our Welfare team, including money-saving tips as part of the Money-Matters campaign, check out the Welfare page here.

Carter Shield 

The next round of the Carter Shield is on Sunday (11th March), and this time, it’s Capture the Flag.  Come down to the 3G pitch at 2pm and help keep us at the top of that league (I mean it, we’re beating Lonsdale, guys). It’s a lot of fun, and no experience is needed. See you there!

Sports

Last week, we took a break from sports…almost.

On Tuesday Ollie Knight organised another successful charity pool tournament to raise money for Whizz-Kids. We ended up raising £95.26! So thank you to everyone who came.
Despite the best efforts of Kieron Badesha to defend his title, he lost out to Jak Newby – congratulations!

This week, sports is back as usual:
Bar sports are up against Cartmel (Monday/ Tuesday 7pm)
Football A’s v Grizdale (Wednesday)
Football B’s v Bowland (Saturday 5pm)
Netball A’s v County (Tuesday 6pm)
Netball B’s v Fylde (Wednesday 2pm)

 And that’s it! There’s a lot going on in the next few weeks, especially with end of term exams/ deadlines coming up. If it’s all getting a bit too much, have a Juicafe on me…
or a Greggs pasty…
or a Sultans…
Anyway, see you next week, folks! I’m off for some cheesy chips…

Trev’s Times – WEEK SIXTEEN

New week, new edition of Trev’s Times! Week 6, folks. Hope the deadlines aren’t getting too heavy – not long until the Easter hols now! Here’s what’s going on this week.

15 Hour!To those who came on the 15 hour, we hope you guys had a great time! And well done to those who made it to 2am! The photos will be released soon.
Also – if you couldn’t make it but liked our t-shirts, we’ll be selling what’s left of them for £2.50 this week. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more info!

Gin Fest

Gin Fest is back! Come down to Trev from Wednesday (21st) to Saturday (24th) for Furness’ annual celebration of all things gin. With plenty of great entertainment, a selection of cocktails and, of course, GIN, we can guarantee a good time.
The weekly quiz will be taken over by Finn (the bar manager) as part of the festival.

Condom Giveaway 

This Wednesday your welfare team will be joining up with the other colleges to give out free condoms and answer all your questions on sexual health and contraception.
Alex Square – 11am-2pm.

Breakfast and Chill

Speaking of welfare, there will be a sexual health breakfast this Friday for you guys to find out even more on the subject. There will be the usual food (plus bananas and condoms). Furness foyer, 11am-2pm.

For more information on what’s going on in Furness welfare-wise, check out the Welfare page.

Sports

Last week in sports:
 Football A’s went up against Lonnie in the cup and won 4-1! Well done, lads!
 
Bar sports went up against Bowland!
Women’s pool won 6-3
Women’s darts won 4-3
Men’s A pool  won 5-4
Men’s B pool won 5-4
Men’s darts won 7-2
Doms won 2-1
Netball A team lost 15-8 to Fylde
Netball B team lost 26-6 to Bowland
Football Bs lost to Grad 6-3
This week:
Bar sports are up against Fylde (Monday/ Tuesday)
Football A’s v Pendle (Wednesday)
Football B’s v Grad (Saturday)
Netball A’s v Lonnie (Monday) and Bowland (Tuesday)
Netball B’s v Lonnie (Wednesday)
Carter Shield
A very well done to everyone who came down to Sunday’s ultimate frisbee tournament for the Carter Shield and WON!! Furness won every game, and have now got themselves to the top of the leaderboard! Not even a 15 Hour hangover can hold us back! I’m so proud!!
And that’s all for now, folks. Hope you guys have a great week. Get stuff done, have your 5 a day, and keep the Netflix binging to a minimum 🙂 See you next time!
#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK FOURTEEN

Back again for week 14 folks! Hope you lovely Furnessians are all well. Valentines day is fast approaching, and pancake day, but most importantly the 15 Hour! I know what I’ll be spending my student loan on (pancake mix). Anyway, got a lot of stuff coming up for you guys in the next couple of weeks.

15 Hour Bar Crawl 

 Furness’ favourite bar crawl is back, and once again, it’s 15 hours! Keep Saturday 17th February open (week 5) and watch this space for all info, including this term’s theme and ticket sales. Coming soon!

Valentines Social! 
Your plans for Valentines day have been made! Furness is joining County College on the 14th for the Cuff Me Up Challenge! Lancaster’s own Drag Queen ‘Candy Cain’ will cuff up 15 new couples to compete in a series of challenges across County bar and Lancaster’s gay bar ‘D2bar’. Win free drinks and entry to D2 and the Sugarhouse (if you manage to stay cuffed, that is!) Want to get involved? Sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/62JZFW9 or check out the event page

Healthy Living Breakfast

On Friday, our Welfare team have organised a healthy living breakfast, so you guys can come down, switch your Coco pops for some free healthy food, and ask all your welfare questions. Also, one of our sports officers – Tom, will be joining us to give all kinds of advice on exercise, sports, and generally keeping fit. Furness Foyer, 11am – 2pm.

And speaking of sports…

Sports 

Last week, Bar Sports went up against Lonnie!
Men’s darts continue their fine form with another win (5-4). Unfortunately, Men’s A’s pool were beaten 7-2, but B’s won 5-4! Women’s darts and pool also won, the scores being 4-3 and 5-4! Oh, and we won doms: 2-1!
In Football: The A’s game was cancelled, and the B’s lost to Pendle 3-2 (Man of the match: Jacques Birch)
In Netball: A’s lost to Grad 21-15 (Player of the match: Josie Pool), and B’s lost to Cartmel 17-7 (Player of the match: Georgia Edge)
This week:
Bar Sports: Furness v County (Monday/ Tuesday 7pm)
Football: Furness A’s v Pendle (Wednesday 2pm)
Netball: Furness A’s v Grizdale (Tuesday 7pm) and B’s v Bowland (Wednesday 2pm)

For all your sports info, check out the Furness Sport page!

Quiz

Bring your knowledge of witchcraft and wizardry down to weekly Furness quiz on Wednesday! 7:30pm in Trevor Bar, £1 to play. This week’s specialist topic is Harry Potter!

Extrav Committee

Just a reminder that we are recruiting for this year’s Extrav Committee! After the sell-out success of last year’s Mardi Gras Extrav, don’t miss out on having a part in organising another unforgettable end-of-year celebration! If you are interested in signing up, or simply want more information, message the Furness College page. Deadline for signing up is Friday 16th February (week 5)

Staff Union Strikes 

For those who aren’t aware, a union that represents many members of staff at Lancaster University has called on its members to strike for 14 days. This may disrupt your timetable. Though your department will provide information, you can find out more on the strike and how it affects you here, and can email your questions and concerns to strikequeries@lancaster.ac.uk

Battle of the Bands 2018!

The first heat of Bailrigg FM’s Battle of the Bands will take place THIS FRIDAY (9th Feb) at 7:30pm in Trev!  Entry is free to hear some great live music, and see those who think they can get to the Grand Final in Pendle Bar! (22nd Feb) The winners of the competition will win a day in a professional recording studio to record their winning track with a producer!
Think you’ve got what it takes? Sign ups are now open for solo acts and bands HERE

 

And that’s all! There’s a lot to get excited for in the next few weeks, hope to see you guys there. Either way, have a great week! Until next time, folks!

#MightyFurness