Bev’s Hills Week 16

Bev’s Hills (Week 16)

 

Just PlayHockey

I hope as many of you as possible made good use of last week’s free just play scheme, for some of you it may have even sparked up an interest and you will continue to go, I for sure am going to keep going back to hockey!

 

15 Hour Bar Crawl

I’m sat here writing this section from my bed on the Sunday afternoon after our bar crawl, how many other people spent Sunday in bed?

Thank you to all the on and off campus pubs/bars/clubs that accepted us all on mass on Saturday and congratulations to those who lasted 15 hours…or even 20? Make sure to fill in your tops to state how long you actually lasted!

 

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Thursday’s turnout was fantastic, it was so good to see so many of you interested in being reps for our first years arriving in October.

In case you didn’t have the chance to come to the talk,  you can still apply to be a Rep.  Application forms are available at the porters and need to be handed in by this Friday (week 6). If you have any questions feel free to message or email our VP Welfare, Michelle Gartner: (m.gartner@lancaster.ac.uk), or Bev at furnessoffice@lancaster.ac.uk

 

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The return of our Mind Your Own Business campaign is here giving you the chance to win access to one of Furness’ office spaces in order to help start up and grow your business idea. Applications can be found in the porters lodge and need submitting by Friday week 6.

Do you have the next best business idea?

 

Pub Quiz/Gin Festival

There will be no pub quiz this week due to our Gin Festival but please make sure to come along and support our beloved Trev’s festival, as a fond lover of Gin I will be there, will you? 101 different types in 4 days, challenege accepted J

Event is up on our Facebook page for ‘Ginfest101’ hosted in Trevor from the 22nd to the 25h of February. Make sure you hit attending and invite all your friends along from across the whole university, an event that is sure to not disappoint.

https://www.facebook.com/events/197098287432277/

 

Battle of the Bands

Bailrigg FM are hosting this years Battle of the Bands. One heat will take place in Trev this Tuesday. There will be a guest college judge and a Bailrigg FM Judge also. If you have a band, prepare a 30 minute set and sign up below for the chance to win a d ay in a recording studio.

https://eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cvWEuEeqxfesbkx%20

 

Sports

SportsBannerThere’s plenty more to look forward to this term including one of the big sporting highlights of the year, Patriots. Check out our page on Facebook to keep up to date with everything sport in Furness!

https://www.facebook.com/Furness-Sport-810370212396481/?fref=ts

Here is the link for this year’s Patriots event, all information will be posted to this and The Patriots Cup page including signup sheets, these can also be found dotted around the college, along with the schedule, only 2 more weeks to go #MightyFurness

https://www.facebook.com/events/1748142495502853/

 

SocialsBannerExtrav Commitee

Anyone who is interested in being part of this year’s extrav committee can get involved by emailing our president Louis Brézet on l.brezet@gmail.com

Bev’s Hills Week 12

Bev’s Hills (Week 12)

 

Meet your JCR

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The new JCR officially started their positions in Week 11 after a day and a half of officer training with LUSU. On behalf of the new JCR as a whole I would like to say welcome back to Lancaster and I hope you have had a wonderfully relaxing break and an even better refreshers week last week. We sure did!

International welcome

On Saturday there was an international welcome in the TV room with our new International officer and other members of the JCR, Thank you to everyone who attended as I’ve heard only good things! I hope it was beneficial to all and that you now feel like a true part of the Furnessian Family, because you always have and always will.

Pub Quiz

Trev’s pub quiz is back again this Wednesday with everyone’s favourite specialist topic… FRIENDS (The TV show). Get yourself down to Trev at 7:30 this Wednesday £1 to play.

Gin Festival

Event went up on our Facebook page today for ‘Ginfest101’ hosted in Trevor from the 22nd to the 25h of February. Make sure you hit attending and invite all your friends along from across the whole university, an event that is sure to not disappoint.

https://www.facebook.com/events/197098287432277/

Sports

First of all, your new sports officer team for 2017 would like to welcome you back for an action-packed term full of college sport. Second term is now well underway and that can only mean one thing, the return of college sport. A variety of different teams are in action this week across a range of sports:

Netball A Team vs Pendle- Tuesday 24th January 7pm, Netball Courts

Women’s Darts vs Pendle- Tuesday 24th January 7pm, Trev

Men’s Pool A Team vs Pendle- Tuesday 24th January 7pm, Trev

Men’s Pool B Team vs Pendle- Tuesday 24th January 7pm, Pendle Bar

Netball B Team vs Pendle- Wednesday 25th January 2pm, Netball Courts

Football A Team vs Fylde- Wednesday 25th January 2pm, Grass Football Pitches

Football B Team vs County- Saturday 28th January 2pm, 3G Pitch

There’s plenty more to look forward to this term including one of the big sporting highlights of the year, Patriots. Check out our “Furness Sport” page on Facebook to keep up to date with everything sport in Furness!

Week 5

The Just Play programme is giving all Furness students a free week of Sport in this terms week 5 (week 15). Something we should all make use of, no excuse to not being able to afford to stay active in week 5!

 

Shannon McCaul

Media and Comms Rep

COLLEGE NEWS 5TH JUNE 2015

Happy Friday everyone!  Is it just me or is the time rushing by?  

Please remember that from  13th April – 17th June is Quiet Period across the University.

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Please remember – NO PARTIES AND BBQ’S ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE DESIGNATED AREAS!

2015 GRADUATION Hats Off to our  Furness Graduands

CEREMONY TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO COLLECT FROM ME IN THE COLLEGE OFFICE FROM MONDAY 8TH JUNE.  MY OFFICE IS OPEN BETWEEN 9.00 AND 12.30 AND 1.30 AND 3.00.  PLEASE DO NOT COME OUTSIDE THESE HOURS AS NO ONE WILL BE HERE!  PLEASE CAN I ALSO REMIND YOU THAT CEREMONY TICKETS MUST BE COLLECTED IN PERSON WITH PHOTO ID.

Scones and JamThe cream tea tickets are only of sale until 19 June.  We do still have some available, so don’t miss out, book yours as soon as possible.  The cost is £6.00 per person, and please bring your booking form with you when buying your tickets.  If you have sent your forms to the office, or left them with a member of staff, you will need to call into the College Office and collect the actual tickets!  NO TICKETS, NO FOOD!

 

FURNESS COLLEGE DAY2Oth JUNE – FURNESS DAY. COME AND CELEBRATE OUR COLLEGE SPIRIT AND ENJOY FUN AND GAMES (RODEO BULL, HUMAN FOOTBALL, FOOTBALL SPEED CAGE, GYROSCOPE RIDE, JUMPING FROGS, THE UNRIDABLE BIKE) AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!  DON’T MISS THIS.  THE DAY WILL KICK OFF AROUND 11.00AM AND WILL FINISH WITH JAM IN FURNESS IN THE EVENING.

LEAVERS INFORMATION

Thank you to those of you who have completed your leavers information form and returned it to me. 

If you have not yet completed this, please can I ask you to do this as soon as possible.

As in most families (and the Furness family is no different) we like to keep in touch with family members, even if it’s just a Christmas card!

FROM THE UNIVERSITY

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

As I’m sure you’re aware, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was passed yesterday, making it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with intent to supply, import or export psychoactive substances (or ‘legal highs’) – if proved this can carry a prison sentence.  For reliable information about the substance known as ‘Spice’ please follow this link: http://www.talktofrank.com/drug/synthetic-cannabinoids#aka=Spice

 

SPORT LANCASTER ACTIVITY DAY

It’s the Sport Lancaster Activity Day this Saturday and all of the activities on the day are free for everyone to take part in. All of the information can be found on the Facebook event page or Sports Centre website. Here is a short paragraph about the event should you wish to include it:

Sport Lancaster is a joint partnership with the University and Students’ Union that brings together all the sporting opportunities on offer to you at Lancaster University. The Sport Lancaster Activity Day on Saturday 6th June will celebrate and showcase the opportunities open to all. Whether you are into competitive or recreational sport, keeping healthy in body and mind or simply enjoy being active, there will be an activity for you to enjoy. Check out the Facebook event for more details.

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Graduating in 2015 – what next? Have you waited until now to get your career sorted? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! We’re here to help you make the move from Graduate to Professional though a range of activities and drop-ins to get you on the right path. We are offering a drop-in day from 10 – 4pm in the Careers Base where you can come and chat about your career inspirations, worries and planning. We’ve got bacon butties, cakes and Pizza throughout the day – so come and chat to us…

We are also offering the following workshops held in the Learning Zone Pod 9: – 10.00 – 10.30   Career Planning – 11.00 – 11.00   Career Panning – 11:00 – 12:00   Creating a good CV – 13:00 – 14:00   Succeeding in Interviews – 14:00 – 15:00   Assessment Centres – what to expect.. Drop in at the above times or book your place on Target. Where: The Base – General Seating Area & Learning Zone Pod 9 When: 08-Jun-2015, 10:00 – 16:00

The Careers Team 

COURSE

On Tuesday 9th June, Richard Uridge, BBC Presenter and founder of the media, communication and organisational development company ACM Training will deliver a 90 minute workshop on how the use of social media and presenting yourself online is becoming more and more important – in both our social lives and in employment. The workshop will cover issues such as:

 

  • Acceptable behaviour online & social media etiquette
  • How to be ‘likeable’
  • Social Media hints and tips
  • Presenting yourself online
  • Online networking

Sessions will run at 11am, 2pm and 4.30pm. Click here to book your place! For more information email Ali Moorhouse.   Attendance on this course will also count towards the Lancaster Award!

 TRIPS

Saturday 6th June – Bolton Abbey, Ripon and Fountains Abbey

 A great day out to relax those academic nerves by wandering the beautiful scenery of Yorkshire. First Bolton Abbey with its amazing ruins, stepping stones, cream tea cafes, exhilarating views and of course the chance to just relax by a flow river without anyone disturbing you. Then off to the cathedral city of Ripon, a quaint little place, and its imposing spires and architecture. Not to forget of course a great chance to have lunch surrounded by history. Finally we visit Fountains Abbey, a ruined abbey, known for its ghosts that haunted the remaining passages. The place has lots of things to do, with gardens, boating lake, activities etc to really suit everyone. But if you just want to sit with an ice-cream and chill, with the birds and a few squirrels wanting to be fed, then even better.  

 Adult Tickets £20, Child Tickets £13.75

(Ticket price includes entry into Bolton and Fountains Abbey).   Available from the online store

OK FURNESSIANS – HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

BEV

 

 

 

College News 29th May 2015

Hi Everyone!  

Please remember that from  13th April – 17th June is Quiet Period across the University.

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Please remember – NO PARTIES AND BBQ’S ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE DESIGNATED AREAS!

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

Scones and JamThe cream tea tickets are only of sale until 19 June.  We do still have some available, so don’t miss out, book yours as soon as possible.  The cost is £6.00 per person, and please bring your booking form with you when buying your tickets.  If you have sent your forms to the office, or left them with a member of staff, you will need to call into the College Office and collect the actual tickets!  NO TICKETS, NO FOOD!

LEAVERS INFORMATION

Thank you to those of you who have completed your leavers information form and returned it to me. 

If you have not yet completed this, please can I ask you to do this as soon as possible.

As in most families (and the Furness family is no different) we like to keep in touch with family members, even if it’s just a Christmas card!

FROM THE UNIVERSITY

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

As I’m sure you’re aware, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was passed yesterday, making it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with intent to supply, import or export psychoactive substances (or ‘legal highs’) – if proved this can carry a prison sentence.  For reliable information about the substance known as ‘Spice’ please follow this link: http://www.talktofrank.com/drug/synthetic-cannabinoids#aka=Spice

Frontrunner Leadership 2015 course. There are still places available therefore we have:

1) extended the deadline to June 15th; applications will be considered on a first come first served basis

2) broadened the criteria for applications to include any student who has faced significant challenges  during their time at university including but not exclusively:

Managing a disability including specific learning difficulties

  • Managing a mental health issue like anxiety or depression
  • Trying to build self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Adapting to student life as a mature student, care leaver, or student from a minority ethnic group
  • Trying to integrate in to the university community as an off campus student
  • Adapting to university life as the first member of your family to come to university
  • Struggling with study skills having entered university with non-traditional subjects like a BTEC Diploma

Students will not be asked to disclose the challenges they have faced whilst on the course.

Nepal Cake Bake Fundraiser – Thursday 11th June, 2-5pm, County Bar

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Join us in County Bar and help the College raise money for the Nepal earthquake appeal. If you would like to donate a cake please contact Ali Moorhouse, County College Administrator at a.moorhouse@lancaster.ac.uk

Social Media Workshop – Managing your Online Presence

 

Thinking about applying for jobs or future study?   Ever thought about how you come across online?  Join one of our workshops on 9th June and we will help you find out!  Led by Richard Uridge (journalist, BBC presenter and social media guru), the workshops will provide  hints and tips on how to use social media to manage your online presence.

Supported by donations from alumni and friends of the University, along with additional funding from the County College, places are initially available to County students only. We hope you can make it! The County College, Lancaster University.

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THINGS TO DO!

These events are sponsored by Grad College and are open to everyone (students, staff, members of the public… everyone!)

  • Stories at the Storey  on 25th June – free tickets through Eventbrite
  • North West Literary Salon 5th June – free tickets on Eventbrite

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/colleges/graduate/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/North-West-Literary-Salon.pdf

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Saturday 6th June – Bolton Abbey, Ripon and Fountains Abbey 

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Ripon
Fountains Abbey
Fountains Abbey

A great day out to relax those academic nerves by wandering the beautiful scenery of Yorkshire. First Bolton Abbey with its amazing ruins, stepping stones, cream tea cafes, exhilarating views and of course the chance to just relax by a flow river without anyone disturbing you. Then off to the cathedral city of Ripon, a quaint little place, and its imposing spires and architecture. Not to forget of course a great chance to have lunch surrounded by history. Finally we visit Fountains Abbey, a ruined abbey, known for its ghosts that haunted the remaining passages. The place has lots of things to do, with gardens, boating lake, activities etc to really suit everyone. But if you just want to sit with an ice-cream and chill, with the birds and a few squirrels wanting to be fed, then even better.  

 Adult Tickets £20

Child Tickets £13.75

(Ticket price includes entry into Bolton and Fountains Abbey).   Available from the online store

Ok everyone that’s it for this week.  Have a great weekend and don’t work/study too hard!

Bev

 

 

22nd May 2015

Happy Friday Everyone!  Remember this is a Bank Holiday, so the College Office and Residence Office will be closed on Monday 25th May. 

A short one this week!

Please remember that from  13th April – 17th June is Quiet Period across the University.

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Please remember – NO PARTIES AND BBQ’S ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE DESIGNATED AREAS!

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

Scones and JamThe cream tea tickets are still on sale at a cost of £6.00 per person.  Please bring your booking form with you when buying your tickets.  If you have sent your forms to the office, or left them with a member of staff, you will need to call into the College Office and collect the actual tickets!  NO TICKETS, NO FOOD!

LEAVERS INFORMATION

Thank you to those of you who have completed your leavers information form and returned it to me. 

If you have not yet completed this, please can I ask you to do this

As in most families (and the Furness family is no different) we like to keep in touch with family members.  I will be .  I hope you will be willing to provide this

FROM THE UNIVERSITY

Career inspiration for all students; undergrads or post grads scratching their heads… or panicking, about what’s next after their degree!

Careers Event

The third ‘Start up Stories’ is on 11th June 6-9pm at The Brandrigg Room, Barker House Farm. If you’re not familiar, the ingredients are alumni, students, illustrators, food and drink and thoroughly entertaining stories.

For potential employees managers, and entrepreneurs these events offer nuggets of wisdom from alumni who are happy to share their failures and learning which have shaped their career journeys. All sectors, all disciplines. Everyone welcome!

Book now on Target Connect to secure your place.  Search for ‘Start Up Stories’

This event is organised by The Enterprise Team thanks to funding from the Alumni Friends Fund.

More details available on our website.

 

 

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Effective CV writing:  This workshop counts towards the Lancaster Award but you do not need to be doing the award to attend Where: Charles Carter Building A16 (Seminar Room) When: 26-May-2015, 10:00 – 11:00Impressive Interviews:  Where: Faraday Building LB02 (Cavendish Colloquium Room) When: 26-May-2015, 10:30 – 12:30

Introduction to the Lancaster Award The Lancaster Award is an employability Award that recognises your achievements and endorses the skills you have developed outside of your degree.  Where: County Main A029 (Seminar Room 1) When: 27-May-2015, 10:00 – 11:00

Effective Networking – Practical Tips:  Where: Charles Carter Building A15 (Lecture Theatre) When: 28-May-2015, 18:00 – 19:00

How to Impress Employers with Global Awareness:   Where: Furness College A044 (Lecture Theatre 2) When: 28-May-2015, 15:00 – 16:00

Prepare for the Graduate Recruitment Fair in Manchester. Where: Charles Carter building A15 (Lecture Theatre)   When: 28-May-2015, 17:00 – 18:00

OK FURNESS THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK – HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND

BEV

 

College News 15th May 2015

Happy Friday! 

Thankfully, not too much to pass on this week!

Please remember that from  13th April – 17th June is Quiet Period across the University.

  Shh image

Please remember – NO PARTIES AND BBQ’S ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE DESIGNATED AREAS!

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

Scones and JamThe cream tea tickets are still on sale at a cost of £6.00 per person.  Please bring your booking form with you when buying your tickets.  If you have sent your forms to the office, or left them with a member of staff, you will need to call into the College Office and collect the actual tickets!

LEAVERS INFORMATION

As in most families (and the Furness family is no different) we like to keep in touch with family members.  I will be emailing you in the next week to ask for snippits of information on what you will be doing next and for future contact details.  I hope you will be willing to provide this for us so that we can keep you informed on what is happening in the College and invite you back to visit!

FROM THE UNIVERSITY

CHARITY EVENTS

This event is organised on behalf of Dogs For The Disabled. Our purpose is to raise awareness on this beautiful charity and also to get some donations.

This is an open event to all students and Lancaster staff. The event is to be held in Fylde College Room Wednesday 20th of May from 4 to 6pm. There will be some games with prizes and free food.

REQUEST FOR BOOKS

My name is Hannah Skulnick and I’m the VP of the Barnardo’s society. We are hoping to hold a book sale to sell students unwanted textbooks in Freshers Week next term. If you have textbooks you have finished with, please would you consider donating these books (which can be placed in designated boxes in all porters lodges). This would be very much appreciated.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

FAO happy young people, wibbly wobbly burger bar is growing, consequently we need full time staff.  If you are finishing your time at Lancaster University and would like to work with us as we grow then please contact me on andrew.sedgewick@hotmail.co.uk.

OK everyone – that’s it for this week.  Have a great weekend.

Bev

College News 8th May 2015

Hi Everyone – Happy Friday! 

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A FAMILY ILLNESS THE COLLEGE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TODAY – FRIDAY 8TH MAY, REOPENING 9.00AM ON MONDAY 11TH MAY.

Sorry – quite a lot to go in this issue – please flip though and see if there is anything of interest!

Please remember that from  13th April – 17th June is Quiet Period across the University.

  Shh image

Please remember – NO PARTIES AND BBQ’S ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE DESIGNATED AREAS!

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

Scones and JamThe cream tea tickets are still on sale at a cost of £6.00 per person.  Please bring your booking form with you when buying your tickets.  If you have sent your forms to the office, or left them with a member of staff, you will need to call into the College Office and collect the actual tickets!

LEAVERS INFORMATION

As in most families (and the Furness family is no different) we like to keep in touch with family members.  I will be emailing you in the next week to ask for snippits of information on what you will be doing next and for future contact details.  I hope you will be willing to provide this for us so that we can keep you informed on what is happening in the College and invite you back to visit!

ENTERPRISE:

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WE NEED YOU!

Grad-Careers ltd is searching for a number of volunteers to help expand our business! We are based in Furness College (with our own office) and are currently looking for talented individuals to join our team until the end of term (and also over the summer vacation if you are still based on campus/available).

Time investment: Flexible – based upon individual student needs

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: Whether you are interested in telesales, marketing, website design, blogging or something else! We will create a volunteer position specifically for you!  We want to hear from you about what you believe you can bring to the company!

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

– Invaluable work experience! – Build and develop your professional skills! – Make business connections! – Boost your CV! – Get a break from your academic work! – Join an exciting and dynamic adventure!

INTERESTED?  This opportunity is available to Furness students first! Then volunteering opportunities will be opened up to other colleges (May 15th onwards).  If you are interested in joining our team, then please email contact@grad-careers.co.uk

Provisional interviews will be held to explore your interests and to get to know you better!

FROM THE UNIVERSITY

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A Beginner’s Guide to CV Writing Are you putting off starting your CV? •Would you like help to get going? •What top tips can you learn to increase the impact of your CV and covering letter? Delivered by Elaine Davies Careers Consultant Where: Marcus Merriman Lecture Theatre When: 12-May-2015, 10:00 – 11:00

Cracking the confidence issue – strategies to build self-confidence This session will help you to understand what self-confidence means and why we need it. We will look at strategies for developing more self-confidence, some of which are fairly easy to adopt, whilst others require more practice. The strategies apply to many different situations including interviews, seminars, the work environment and social situations. The group will be kept small to allow everyone to feel comfortable contributing. It will definitely be non-scary!   Where: Management School C105 (Lecture Theatre 12) When: 12-May-2015, 10:00 – 12:00 Effective CV writing What makes a CV effective? What are employers looking for in your CV and how do they judge your suitability? This workshop will concentrate mainly on how you should be using your CV as a marketing document and effectively promoting yourself to employers / vacancies. It does not include examples of good/bad CVs. This is a complementary workshop to the one entitled ‘A Beginners Guide to CV Writing’ which does include CV examples Where: Charles Carter Building A16 (Seminar Room) When: 12-May-2015, 14:00 – 15:00

Focus on Event Planning – 2 day course Do you want the experience of running an event? In this exciting short course, you will have the chance to learn briefly about key event planning, then get to plan an event in real life. On the first day, we will explore some theories about event planning, and experienced fund raisers in the charity sector will share their advice and knowledge. You’ll then plan and run a charity fundraising event in your groups in your own time. Help will be available should you need it, from your charities and careers staff. On the second day, you can share with the whole group how your team did and get some valuable feedback from your charities and Careers staff. This is a two – part course:  12th May and 2nd June 2015. You must attend both parts. By signing up to day one, you will be automatically enrolled onto day two as well. On 12th May, we are in Furness LT 3 from 10am until 12noon. On 2nd June we are in LUMS Lecture Theatre 7 from 10am until 12noon. Where: Furness College A046 (Lecture Theatre 3) When: 12-May-2015, 10:00 – 12:00

Introduction to the Lancaster Award The Lancaster Award is an employability Award that recognises your achievements and endorses the skills you have developed outside of your degree. •Get noticed in the competitive graduate world! •This is your opportunity to gain an advantage •Develop the tools and gain the confidence to demonstrate how much you have to offer an employer. Do you want to know about this prestigious Award, how to enrol, the activities you need to undertake and the application process? Book onto this workshop where we will cover all you need to know about the award including where to begin. The award is open to all 1st year, penultimate year and postgraduate students. We will also explain the four elements of the award; – Work Experience – Campus Activity – Community Activity – Employability Workshops There will be time at the end of the session to ask any questions that you may have about the award. Where: Charles Carter Building A16 (Seminar Room) When: 12-May-2015, 15:00 – 16:00

Teaching as a Career? All you need to know Are you considering Teaching as a career? All you need to know…..! Why become a Primary Teacher? Why choose secondary teaching? Have you considered FE? What’s the difference in the training routes? PGCE |School Direct |Teach First When do I apply? What the procedure? How do I make a strong application? This 2 hour workshop will answer your questions about teaching in England You will be able view weak and strong personal statements You will feel more confident about your application and interview This workshop counts towards the Lancaster Award ‘Brilliant, cleared up confusion about the different routes into teaching’ ‘Calm and relaxed atmosphere’ ‘Very informative-covered the different options really well’ Where: Fylde College A17 (Lecture Theatre 3) When: 12-May-2015, 14:00 – 16:00

LinkedIn for Beginners – Webinar This webinar provides an introduction to LinkedIn and will benefit students and graduates who want to create a LinkedIn profile or have only recently done so. The following topics will be covered: •Introduction to the benefits of joining LinkedIn •Creating a great LinkedIn profile •Etiquette of connecting •How to develop your network If you have already created a profile and have been using LinkedIn for some time you may be interesting in the webinar Achieving Your Career Goals using LinkedIn on Wednesday 20th May When: 13-May-2015, 18:00 – 18:45

Focus on Problem Solving with Teach First Come and find out what is meant by the term ‘problem solving’, then have a go at using this skill yourself during a fun task. This session is led by a graduate employer – Teach First. This is what they say about the session: This interactive session will give you a snapshot into ways of thinking creatively. It will encourage you to explore different creative methodologies and give you a tool box of different ways of thinking. The session will focus on how you can prepare for, behave during and follow up after face-to-face networking. Meet your Teach First Graduate Recruitment Officer and find out how Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme can enable you to develop your leadership skills. Where: Management School A034 (Lecture Theatre 05) When: 14-May-2015, 15:00 – 16:00

Insight into Networking During this session, you’ll learn how to do face-to-face networking, (taught by graduate employer Teach First) then you’ll have the chance to practice your new skills over a free networking lunch. You will also learn about online networking, and how to use LinkedIn to help you secure a job. This part of the session is run by a small business owner who has used LinkedIn to help make his company a success. This part of the session is held in a computer lab so you can work on your own LinkedIn profile. It would be advantageous for you to set one up before the workshop. We realise that the prospect of networking can be exciting for some people and intimidating for others. This is a really safe space for you to try it out with friendly people – so you can do it for real in the future. Previous students have said this is one of the best workshops they’ve done at university! Before the session, would you please use the online game available at http://www.careerconnect.ed.ac.uk/networking-game/index.php to help you to think about how you may respond in networking situations. This will be useful to you when we talk about face-to-face networking during the workshop. If you have any special dietary requirements, please email Lyndsey at l.egerton@lancaster.ac.uk Where: Management School A032 (Lecture Theatre 06) When: 14-May-2015, 11:00 – 14:00

Book all places via TARGETconnect

Invitation to 2015 China UK Entrepreneurship Competition

Do you have an idea for a business venture involving the UK and China?  Do you want to share in the £13,000 cash prize fund? Do you want expert advice and comments on your business idea? Do you want to build your international network of contacts? Then join the China-UK Entrepreneurship Competition 2015!

The China-UK Entrepreneurship Competition aims to encourage new university based business ventures between China and the United Kingdom, and is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capital firms. The competition is part of the PMI2 (Prime Minister Initiative II) Connect project supported by British Council, and the Confucius Institute Initiative funded by Hanban.

Teams will be selected to participate in this competition for:

  • A cash prize fund for the 4 finalists of £13,000
  • A possible free work space in London for up to one year provided by Cocoon Global ltd
  • An investment opportunity of £500,000 for the best business plans

Submission and selection deadline is 5pm Monday 18 May 2015 Application and enquiry email address: competition@cidauk.org   Join our WeChat group: ruguowoshiyu2007 Further information is available at: www.sinouk.org.uk  www.chinaukchallenge.com

COURSES

Focus on Event Planning – 2 day course Do you want the experience of running an event? In this exciting short course, you will have the chance to learn briefly about key event planning, then get to plan an event in real life. On the first day, we will explore some theories about event planning, and experienced fund raisers in the charity sector will share their advice and knowledge. You’ll then plan and run a charity fundraising event in your groups in your own time. Help will be available should you need it, from your charities and careers staff. On the second day, you can share with the whole group how your team did and get some valuable feedback from your charities and Careers staff. This is a two – part course:  12th May and 2nd June 2015. You must attend both parts. By signing up to day one, you will be automatically enrolled onto day two as well. On 12th May, we are in Furness LT 3 from 10am until 12noon. On 2nd June we are in LUMS Lecture Theatre 7 from 10am until 12noon.

Please book your place via TARGETconnect

Insight into Networking During this session, you’ll learn how to do face-to-face networking, (taught by graduate employer Teach First) then you’ll have the chance to practice your new skills over a free networking lunch. You will also learn about online networking, and how to use LinkedIn to help you secure a job. This part of the session is run by a small business owner who has used LinkedIn to help make his company a success. This part of the session is held in a computer lab so you can work on your own LinkedIn profile. It would be advantageous for you to set one up before the workshop. We realise that the prospect of networking can be exciting for some people and intimidating for others. This is a really safe space for you to try it out with friendly people – so you can do it for real in the future. Previous students have said this is one of the best workshops they’ve done at university! Before the session, would you please use the online game available at http://www.careerconnect.ed.ac.uk/networking-game/index.php to help you to think about how you may respond in networking situations. This will be useful to you when we talk about face-to-face networking during the workshop. If you have any special dietary requirements, please email Lyndsey at l.egerton@lancaster.ac.uk Where: Management School A032 (Lecture Theatre 06) When: 14-May-2015, 11:00 – 14:00

Please book your place via TARGETconnect

Moving On Up

This short workshop explores tips, techniques and things to think about as you move into your first graduate level job. Leading graduate recruiters will cover how to manage the big transition from being a student into having a graduate level job, and also discuss important workplace etiquette issues. This will be of most benefit to you if you are a final year student who is about to embark on this change.

Where: Charles Carter Building A15

When: 21st May 2015, 13:00 – 16:00

Please book all places via TARGETconnect

OK FURNESS – HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.  SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!

BEV 

 

College News 1st May 2015

Hi Everyone – Friday again, and the end of week 2! 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND THE COLLEGE OFFICE AND RESIDENCE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY 4TH MAY REOPENING 9.00AM ON TUESDAY 5TH MAY.

Please remember that from  13th April – 17th June is Quiet Period across the University.

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Please remember – NO PARTIES AND BBQ’S ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE DESIGNATED AREAS!

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

Scones and JamThe cream tea tickets are still on sale at a cost of £6.00 per person.  Please bring your booking form with you when buying your tickets.  If you have sent your forms to the office, or left them with a member of staff, you will need to call into the College Office and collect the actual tickets!

 

FURNESS PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION – ENTRIES FOR THIS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED.  GET YOUR CAMERA OUT AND GET SNAPPING!

Information from the University

ENTERPRISE

Are you still exploring career options and sectors, or have you ever wondered what it takes to be, or work with, and entrepreneur?  Curious, then join the enterprise team and the story telling event Start Up Stories with past Lancaster Alumni narrators, sharing the highs, lows and lessons learned on their own entrepreneurial journeys. The event will take place on Thursday 11th June between 6 and 9pm.  To sign up click this link: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/enterprisecentre/events/start-up-stories/

STUDENT BASED SERVICES

Student Based Services are looking for UG, PG and international student volunteers to map the student journey from the point of first lecture to graduation. The session will take place on May 8th from 18:00-20:00 and will include pizza and drinks. All participants will receive a £10 Amazon voucher. If you are interested in being involved please email j.m.walmsley@lancaster.ac.uk

 

Kids Meals Now Available On Campus                                                      food4kids_large

To improve our food and drink offering on campus for families and parents, kids meals are now available at a number of our popular outlets including The Deli, The Winning Post and Refuel (at both County and Barker House Farm). From strawberry jam baps, hot meat sandwiches to spaghetti bolognaise, there’s something on each menu that your kids will love. We even have activity packs to keep them busy whilst waiting for their food. High chairs are also available in all of these outlets.  

LANCASTER AWARD

Award ceremony for this years successful applicants is 15th June 2015.

It is recommended that all students aim to submit their documents before the deadline date as we have experienced technical glitches with Moodle in the past that show submissions as being late. The deadline for submissions this year are as follows:

 

  • To submit a one skill for reviewing (that does not count towards the overall grade) = Friday 22 May
  • To submit the Activities Checklist and Skills Bank = Monday 22 June
  • For placement and study abroad students = Friday 30 October
  • Extenuating circumstances may be considered on an individual basis

POST GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNTIES.

Lancaster University is offering more than 100 scholarships worth £10,000 each as part of a Government initiative to offer additional support for students wishing to progress to Master’s level study. The scheme is open to UK/EU students who began their undergraduate studies after 1st September 2012.

In addition, as a Lancaster graduate you may also be entitled to the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship. This scholarship will offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Master’s programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. The value of the scholarship is as follows:

  • 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders.
  • As a top 10 University we ensure that our world-leading research informs our high quality teaching, resulting in a dynamic postgraduate community. We support every student in making the most of their education and life at Lancaster with excellent facilities, reputable teaching staff and professional support services.

To find out if you’re eligible for either the Lancaster Master’s Scholarship or the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship and would like to apply, please visit our website for further information.  For enquiries relating to the scholarships please email: pgscholarships@lancaster.ac.uk

Interested in a Career in the Army? 1-2-1 drop-ins Interested in a Career in the Army? With graduate vacancies in catering, engineering, business, accounting, IT, flying logisitics, medicine, veterinary, communication, cyber & leadership development and many more… If you are looking for  career that offers challenge and adventure, then a career in the Army could be right for you. The salary is competitive and you’ll get paid from the moment you start your training. With over 200 different roles, there’s a huge range of careers to choose from.Book your place to have a chat to Marc Steventon to discuss your career.

When: 06-May-2015 – 10:30 – 14:50 Where: A12 Careers – The Base

Book your place via TARGETconnect The Careers Team

Useful Links:The Knowledge Bank contains careers information and resources related to your programme of study, graduate recruitment and selection together with insights into some of the key graduate employers.

Got a query? Submit your CV for checking or ask us a question via TARGETconnect

THATS ALL FOR THIS WEEK – HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

BEV

 

College News 24 April

Hi Everyone – Friday again!  Bit of a long one this week, but please scan through and see if there is anything relevant to you.

Please remember that from  13th April – 17th June is Quiet Period across the University.

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Any noise fines over this period are automatically doubled, so beware!

 In order not to disturb examinations or disturb students’ private study and revision time, all members of the University community are asked to keep noise to a minimum during the Exam Period.

The exceptions to this are the Sports Centre, or by special negotiation and for short periods, in the Great Hall Complex.

This ban includes noise of unreasonable volume and at unreasonable times within residences. It is especially important at this time that residents are able to study in peace.

Please remember – NO PARTIES AND BBQ’S ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE DESIGNATED AREAS!

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

The closing date for you to book your Graduation Ceremony tickets has now passed.  If you wish to attend the ceremony but have not registered, you need to contact the Ceremonies Office direct as soon as possible.  It may still be possible for you to attend the ceremony, but you must act quickly.

Hats Off to our  Furness Graduands
Hats Off to our Furness Graduands

Scones and Jam

The cream tea tickets are now on sale at a cost of £6.00 per person.  Please bring your booking form with you when buying your tickets.

A reminder for anyone who has not yet completed their year book entry – you need to do it now!  Only about a third of Furness Graduands have completed so far, have your say on what made Lancaster (and especially Furness) so special.

Information from the University

MSc International Innovation
38 industry-focused MScs – £16,000 bursary – 6 months working in China
Applications are now open for October 2015 entry onto Lancaster University’s unique two-year MSc International Innovation. The MSc’s ground-breaking curriculum blends academic studies, UK and Chinese company projects and cultural experiences. Applicants can choose from six specialist pathways: computer science, design, engineering, entrepreneurship, environmental science, telecommunications. Bursaries of £16,000 plus an increased number of scholarships are available.
Find out more.

Skills Sessions

These informal workshops will give you the opportunity to learn about, and use some of the skills that are valued by graduate recruiters. Plus these count towards Lancaster Award! Most of them are delivered by company representatives so you can be sure that you are learning exactly what you need to.

Insight into Charity & 3rd Sector Careers with local charity representatives – Week 2 – Tuesday 28th April , 1pm – 5pm

Insight into Enterprise and Employability – Week 2 – Thursday 30th April, 10am – 1pm

 Insight into Enterprise and Employability with PricewaterhouseCooper – Week 3 – Friday  8th May 2015, 1pm – 4pm

 Focus on Commercial Awareness – with PricewaterhouseCooper – Week 3 – Friday  8th May 2015, 3pm  -4pm

 Focus on Event Planning with local charity representatives – Week 4 – Tuesday 12th May 10am – 12noon and Tuesday 2nd June 10am – 12noon

 Insight into Networking with Teach First and business owner/guest speaker – Week 4 –Thursday 14th May, 11am – 2pm

 Moving On Up – Tips, techniques and things to think about as you move into your first graduate level job. Covering transition & workplace etiquette. Week 5 –Thursday 21st May, 1pm – 4pm

FURNESS Career Drop In Sessions – Summer Term

 Your Careers Information Advisers will be available in your College at the following times:

 All sessions: 2-4p.m.  Week 3      Wednesday 13 May        

 In addition to one session this term in your College, the team will be holding two sessions per week in The Base to cover the increase in questions related to Lancaster Award. 

If you are unable to attend a drop-in or you would prefer to attend a workshop please browse and book using our

e-guidance system:  https://lancaster.targetconnect.net

Students can come along to our general drop-in in The Base and can attend Lancaster Award drop-ins which will also happen in The Base. In total, there will still be three drop-ins per week.  

EXAM REVISION LINK : 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSltxZK0MRM

China UK Competition

This is for a competition that is open to all students ‘China UK Entrepreneurship Competition’ with a deadline of 18 May.  

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/china-centre/news/china-uk-entrepreneurship-challenge-now-open

“Have you a passion, an involvement, or maybe just an interest in working in the media? Maybe you’re a presenter, writer or techie for Bailrigg FM and LA1 TV; maybe you’re a budding journalist or reviewer in SCAN, the Lancaster University newspaper and have your heart set on working in the media when you graduate.  If so, then you’re in luck! On Saturday, 2nd of May, we will be hosting an exciting new media conference, and inviting a number of alumni success stories; who have made it in radio, television and print, to run sessions and network with students. Our speakers include successful radio presenters, technicians, journalists, writers and TV directors who have worked extensively with media outlets such as the BBC, TalkSport and The Guardian. For one day only they will be available to tell their stories and offer practical advice and skills so that you too can gain a foothold into a future career in the media.Over the coming days, we will release the names of the figures you’ll get to interact with, but in the meantime, get your tickets NOW by checking out the description on the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1558565687742089/

 

Information about the Frontrunner Leadership Course 2015 is now live on the website and has been published on TARGETconnect.

 http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/careers/students-graduates/help-and-advice/equality-and-diversity/frontrunner/

 Frontrunner Student Leadership Course 23rd–25th June 2015

Frontrunner is a FREE three day leadership course delivered by Common Purpose, an independent international leadership organisation.  The course is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students with a disability (including specific learning difficulties like dyslexia) and students who face significant challenges or difficulties due to their health and wellbeing.

That’s it for this week.  Keep studying – there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Bev

 

 

 

College News

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you had a good Easter.

 This is our new format College News starting this week.

Please remember that from  13th April – 17th June is Quiet Period across the University.  Shh image

Any noise fines over this period are automatically doubled, so beware!

 In order not to disturb examinations or disturb students’ private study and revision time, all members of the University community are asked to keep noise to a minimum during the Exam Period.

The exceptions to this are the Sports Centre, or by special negotiation and for short periods, in the Great Hall Complex.

This ban includes noise of unreasonable volume and at unreasonable times within residences. It is especially important at this time that residents are able to study in peace.

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

Graduation information has been sent to you via email from the ceremonies office.  I have also sent you a separate email with the deadlines for booking and collecting your Graduation tickets.  You have been sent information on the College celebration for Graduation Day over Easter to your home address, if you live in the UK/EU.  If you are an overseas student who’s home is outside the EU, your information will be in your internal pigeon hole in the College.

Hats Off to our  Furness Graduands
Hats Off to our Furness Graduands

Scones and Jam

 The cream tea tickets are now on sale at a cost of £6.00 per person.  Please bring your booking form with you when buying your tickets.

A reminder for anyone who has not yet completed their year book entry – you need to do it now!  Only about a third of Furness Graduands have completed so far, have your say on what made Lancaster (and especially Furness) so special.

Information from the University

Career Mentoring Presentation Thursday 30th April – Management School LT3 – 6 – 7 pm

Would you like to have a mentor who is working in the career or industry you are aiming for, who can give you insider knowledge about how to get in and get on in that sector?

Someone who can help critique and update your CV until it stands out from the rest?

Someone who will enable you to practise your interview technique? How would you feel about connecting with an experienced friendly professional who can answer all your questions and coach you to make the most of your potential in the world of work?

Yes? Then this presentation is for you. It aims to introduce you to this popular programme and enables you to find out how the scheme can benefit you & how to apply for it. You will also have an opportunity to speak to a current mentee and mentor on the programme.

The presentation is aimed at first year undergraduate students, about to enter their second year.

Career Mentoring will help you stand out from your peers and shine!

Please sign up for the presentation on TARGETconnect https://lancaster.targetconnect.net

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Claire Lawrenson, Career Mentoring Officer c.lawrenson@lancaster.ac.uk

If you are unable to attend the presentation, don’t forget that you can apply for the programme from 4th May. The application window will remain open for 3 weeks. Please visit http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/careers/students-graduates/help-and-advice/career-development/mentoring/

PGR Conference

Are you thinking about doing a PhD in the future? Would you like to see what a research conference is like?  Then why not come along to the Postgraduate Research Conference 2015.  There will be paper presentations, a three minute thesis competition, poster presentations. Saturday 25th April in the Management School.

For more information and to register go to lancaster.ac.uk/colleges/graduate/postgraduate-research-conference

 

The General Election is drawing close just 29 days to go.  Don’t forget the deadline to register to vote in the forthcoming General Election is Monday 20th April, its easy to register just go to www.gov.uk/myvote Students don’t need to provide their NI number if they don’t have it to hand and can select “Don’t know” and type “Student” into the box that appears.

EE graduate recruitment

EE are going to be in Lancaster on the 22nd April running various events as per the list below

  • All day stand on Alexandra square 9-5
  • 1 to 1 sessions in the management school hub (6-8)
  • Free bar and food in Fylde until late

You are invited  to come see them, book on to one of our sessions or just nab some free food. To get access to the bar and entry to a prize draw they must either get a raffle ticket from us at the FASS fair, by seeing us on the square or coming to a 1 to 1 session.

Just to say the EE Graduate website has now launched: http://jobs.ee.co.uk/new-talent/graduates/

 Ok Furnessians, that’s it for this week.

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