FURNESS COLLEGE JCR EXEC BY- LAWS

FURNESS COLLEGE JCR EXEC BY- LAWS

 

1.               OVERVIEW

1.1.            STATUS:

1.1.1           Furness College JCR Executive is a standing committee of Lancaster University Students’ Union as outlined in Section 8.3 of LUSU Constitution, with its purposes defined in Section 10 of the LUSU constitution.

1.1.2           Furness College JCR is the autonomous representative of Lancaster University Furness College Students.

 

1.2.           DEFINITIONS:

 

1.2.1.      This document shall refer to members of the Furness JCR as ‘the JCR’.

1.2.2.     This document shall refer to Furness JCR Executive Committee as ‘the Exec’.

1.2.3        This document shall refer to Furness College as ‘the college’.

1.2.4       This document shall refer to Furness JCR Exec sub-committee as ‘sub- committee’.

1.2.5      This document shall refer to Lancaster University Students Union as ‘LUSU’.

1.2.6       This document shall refer to Cross Campus Officer as ‘CCO’.

 

1.3.           BYE LAW:

 

1.3.1.          May be freely changed subject to the change’s submission as a motion to a Furness College JCR General Meeting, and a majority voting in favour of the motion and shall become a Bye Law of the LUSU constitution with the ratification of LUSU Council.

1.3.2.   The JCR Finance and Democracy Officer has the responsibility of making decisions where there are

conflicting interpretations of this Bye Law. Thereafter, a meeting of the Exec shall be convened at the earliest opportunity to discuss and ratify Finance and Democracy Officer’s decision.

1.3.3.               Any appeal against these decisions will be made to the LUSU Vice President (Union Development) under the terms of the LUSU Constitution.

1.3.4.        Shall be reviewed by the ‘Bye Law Review Sub- Committee’ where any changes will need to be ratified at the commencement of following academic year, according to Section 10.2 of the LUSU Constitution.

 

2.             THE FURNESS COLLEGE JCR

2.1.             RIGHTS:

 

2.1.1.      All undergraduate students registered as members of the college shall

automatically be members of Furness College JCR, unless they have opted out of LUSU.

2.1.2.       The JCR have the right to vote and stand in College elections.

2.1.3.          To speak and vote at Furness JCR General Meetings and Emergency General Meetings and to propose and second motions at both.

2.1.4.       To be represented by the Furness JCR Exec.

2.1.5       To opt out of the JCR; which means they shall forfeit their JCR rights.

2.1.6   The JCR may grant honorary membership to any person through the submission of

a motion to that effect to a General Meeting, which must then be passed by a

simple majority.

2.1.7.        Honorary Members have the right to attend JCR events, but cannot vote, propose

motions, stand in elections or take part in the democratic functions.

 

 

3.            THE FURNESS JCR EXECUTIVE

3.1.           STANDING MANDATES:

 

3.1.1       The Exec shall have the representation of its members’ interests as its remit.

3.1.2.      Shall be responsible for the property of the JCR in all regards.

3.1.3.   Shall be collectively responsible for all financial aspects and delivery of activities of

the JCR.

3.1.4.   Shall undertake their duties whilst supporting and assisting other members of the

exec in the performance of their duties for the general good of the JCR.

3.1.5.     Each exec position shall have a written job description which each officer must

fulfil or face termination of office as outlined in 3.4 of this Bye Law.

3.1.6.   Exec job descriptions will be reviewed each year alongside the Bye Law and may be

modified at any point by a motion passed, by a simple majority, at a quorate

general meeting.

3.1.7.        Shall abide by the equal opportunities policies of LUSU and the University.

3.1.8.        Shall adhere to the LUSU Staff/Student Protocol, abide by the policies of Furness College and be responsible for regular liaison with the College.

3.1.9.      Shall complete a written handover document at the end of their term shall be

given to both their successor, in person, and the Finance and Democracy Officer to file for future

reference.

3.1.10. Each position shall be held by one person at any given time

 

3.2.           SUB- COMMITTEES:

 

3.2.1.          The Exec may create sub-committees or be instructed to do so by a General Meeting.

3.2.2.     Shall have an Exec convenor who shall be responsible for the operation of that

sub-committee.

3.2.3.     Shall have written terms of reference and membership as determined by the Exec

or a General Meeting with a fixed term of no longer than 3 years, though that term is renewable.

3.2.4.      May co-opt further members or invite participation as they determined by their

terms of reference.

3.2.5.      Shall adopt the same procedures and standing orders as used for the Exec

meetings.

3.2.6.        Shall have delegated authority of the JCR Exec on matters within their remit, and

within their budget allocation, and provided that the actions of that

subcommittee do not contradict the policy or Bye Laws of the JCR or LUSU.

3.2.7.      The convener of each sub-committee shall ensure that the minutes of each

meeting of that sub-committee are sent to the Exec for approval.

3.2.8.          Suggestions for changing the policy or budget of the JCR should be sent to the Exec Committee or Furness JCR General Meeting as an agenda item as appropriate.

3.2.9.      Shall be convened termly and every Exec Officer has the right to sit on and assist

with all sub-committees.

 

 

 

 

 

3.3           LISTED SUB- COMMITTEES:

3.3.1.        The Intro-Week Sub- Committee:

3.3.1.1.     Shall be chaired by the President.

3.3.1.2.       Include the Vice-President (Socials & Events), Vice-President (Welfare & Campaigns), Finance and Democracy Officer

3.3.1.3.   Include any other JCR Executive Officer wishing to sit on this committee.

 

3.3.2.        The Patriot’s Cup Committee:

3.3.2.1.   Shall be chaired by the Sports Officers from Furness and Cartmel Colleges.

 

3.3.3.        ‘The Extrav’ Sub- Committee:

3.3.3.1.   Shall be chaired by the Vice-President Social & Events.

3.3.3.2.   Include the Finance and Democracy Officer.

3.3.3.3.   Include any other JCR Executive Officer wishing to sit on this committee.

 

3.3.4.       ‘The Bye Law Review’ Sub- Committee:

3.3.4.1.   Shall be chaired by the Finance and Democracy Officer.

3.3.4.2.       Shall include the President, Vice-President Social & Events & Vice-President (Welfare & Campaigns)

3.3.4.3.   Shall ensure thorough review of this Bye Law and ensure that it is kept up to

date and relevant.

3.3.4.4.  Include any other JCR Executive Officer wishing to sit on this committee.

 

 

3.4              POSITIONS:

 

3.4.1        The Exec shall consist of the following officers:

3.4.1.1.      The President;

3.4.1.2.   The Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns);

3.4.1.3.   The Vice President (Socials and Events);

3.4.1.4.  The Finance and Democracy Officer;

3.4.1.6.   The Media and Communications Officer (2);

3.4.1.7.    The Social and Events Officer (2);

3.4.1.8.   The Welfare and Campaigns Officer;

3.4.1.9.   The Welfare and Education Officer;

3.4.1.10.  The Welfare and International Officer;

3.5.1. 11.  The Sports Officer (2).

 

3.5            JOB DESCRIPTION

 

3.5.1.         The President:

3.5.1.1    Is responsible for the co-ordination and control of the Executive

3.5.1.2  Shall liaise with the senior members of the University and College, to ensure

other officers comply with B8 of the Furness College JCR Bye Law.

3.5.1.3  Shall be the primary representative of the Furness JCR and as such represent

the JCR on committees they are elected to by LUSU or the JCR.

3.5.1.4        Shall sit on LUSU Council along with the JCR Vice President (Welfare & Campaigns).

3.5.1.5  Shall be the lead organizer of the Furness College Intro Week with support

from the Vice-President (Socials and Events), Vice-President (Welfare and Campaigns), Social and Events Officers, and Finance and Democracy Officer and shall be ultimately responsible and accountable for it to LUSU and the JCR.

3.5.1.6  Shall, subject to any resolution being passed to the contrary, be Deputy Chair

for all general meetings and JCR Exec Hustings.

3.5.1.7  Shall support and assist other members of the Executive in the performance

of their duties.

3.5.1.8  Shall liaise with the Finance and Democracy Officer over the administration and conduct of all JCR

financial business.

3.5.1.9  Shall work closely with the Finance and Democracy Officer to ensure all elections are conducted

in accordance to the LUSU Constitution and Elections Bye Law.

3.5.1.10 Shall support the Vice President Socials and Events with the organization and

delivery of the ‘Summer Extravaganza’.

3.5.1.11  Shall work closely with the JCR Education and Welfare Officer, and  college principle in the organization and running of the ‘Mind Your Own Business’ project.

3.5.1.12  This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

 

3.5.2.     The Vice-President (Welfare and Campaigns)

3.5.2.1    Shall represent the JCR on welfare and Campaigns related matters

3.5.2.2     Shall sit on LUSU Council along with the JCR President.

3.5.2.3        Shall deputize for the President in the event of the President’s absence.   3.5.2.4       Shall work with and support all JCR exec officers in the fulfilment of their

duties, in particular the Education and Opportunities Officer, Welfare and Campaigns Officer and the International and Welfare Officer.

3.5.2.5    Shall lead the development and delivery of welfare related campaigns.

3.5.2.6  Shall work closely with the President and Welfare & Campaigns officers to

put together the interview, training and overall management as well as

general organisation of the Furness College Fresher Rep scheme.

3.5.2.7        Shall support the President with the organisation and running of Furness College Intro Week.

3.5.2.8        Shall work closely with the LUSU Vice president (Welfare & Community), CCO Welfare, and other college welfare officers to develop and promote welfare campaigns within Furness College.

3.5.2.9    Shall sit on LUSU Equality, Welfare and Diversity Council.

3.5.2.10  Shall attend at least two academic council meetings during the year.

3.5.2.11  This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.3.     The Vice President (Socials and Events)

3.5.3.1    Shall represent the JCR on Socials and Events related matters.

3.5.3.2     Shall be the primary coordinator of JCR socials and events.

3.5.3.3  Shall work closely with and support all JCR Exec Officers in the fulfilment of

their duties, in particular JCR Social and Events Officers.

3.5.3.4  Shall be the lead organizer of the Furness College Summer Extravaganza with

support from the Social and Events Officers and Finance and Democracy Officer and shall be ultimately responsible and accountable for it to LUSU and the JCR.

3.5.3.5        Shall support the President with the organisation and running of Furness College Intro Week.

3.5.3.6  Shall work closely with the Social and Events officers in the organization and

management of the Winter Ball and bi annual 15 hour bar crawl.

3.5.3.7  Shall ensure that Socials and Events are accessible to all members of the JCR.

3.5.3.8  Shall work closely with the LUSU Vice President (Union Development) and  Cross Campus Officer for Socials to support and promote cross campus and LUSU socials to the Furness JCR.

3.5.3.9     Shall sit on the LUSU Social and Events Group.

3.5.3.10  This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.4.   The Finance and Democracy Officer

3.5.4.1    Shall be responsible for the convening and chairing all JCR meetings in

accordance with section 4 of this Bye Law.

3.5.4.2    Shall be responsible for keeping an up to date record of this Bye Law and

ensure that it is available to any member of the college upon request.

3.5.4.3        Shall ensure transparency of the JCR Exec by making available both the Bye Law and Minutes to all members of the college upon request.

3.5.4.4  Shall have overall responsibility of JCR elections and involvement in Union

elections, through sitting on the election subcommittee of the union.

3.5.4.5        Shall carry out elections in accordance with section 12 of the LUSU Constitution.

3.5.4.6  Shall, subject to any resolution being passed to the contrary, chair all general

meetings and JCR Exec Hustings, and shall call all general meetings in

accordance with any regulations in the Furness JCR Bye Law.

3.5.4.7  The Finance and Democracy Officer does not hold a vote in meetings, unless the vote is tied, in which case they have the casting vote.

3.5.4.8       Shall work closely with the LUSU Vice President (Union Development)

and CCO Democracy to develop and promote college and LUSU elections.

3.5.5.1             Shall be responsible for overseeing and administering the control and conduct of the financial business of the JCR.

3.5.5.2    Shall maintain an up to date account of all JCR financial transactions

3.5.5.3    Shall check and scrutinize the monthly accounts prepared by the LUSU

finance office.

3.5.5.4    Shall give financial advice to all officers on the expenditure of budget and

shall prohibit certain transactions if they are not financially viable.

3.5.5.5 Shall work closely with the President, Vice-president (Socials and Events) and

Vice-President (Welfare and Campaigns) the organization of the Furness

College Intro Week by helping produce and maintain the Intro Week budget.

3.5.5.6  Shall work closely with the Vice President (Socials & Events) in the

organization of the Furness College Summer Extravaganza by helping to produce and maintain the Summer Extravaganza Budget.

3.5.5.8  Shall create, alongside the President, the annual JCR Exec budget which is to

be passed, by a simple majority, at the next JCR Exec meeting.

3.5.5.9    Shall be responsible for collecting and banking the JCR share of the college

pool table revenue.

3.5.5.10  This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.6.   The Media and Communications Officer (Two Positions)

3.5.6.1  Shall be responsible for the public image of the JCR, both its online presence

and published media.

3.5.6.2     Shall update and inform the JCR of events and campaigns within the college

and LUSU.

3.5.6.3  Shall collaborate with the President on activities concerning publicity as well

as reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

3.5.6.4  Shall be responsible for maintaining in good working order the college media

and communications equipment.

3.5.6.5    Shall ensure that the College website and noticeboard are updated when

necessary.

3.5.6.6  Create, edit and publish the JCR  weekly college e-newsletter ‘Trev Times’ to all members of the JCR.

3.5.6.7    Collaborate with the Social and Event officers before the beginning of each

term in regard to the social calendar.

3.5.6.8     Shall work closely with the Finance and Democracy Officer to publicize and promote college

and LUSU elections

3.5.6.9        Shall support the organization of the college Intro Week, Summer Extravaganza and Winter Ball by communicating and publicizing these events.

3.5.6.10     Liaise with LUSU Vice President (Campaigns and Communications),

relevant CCO’s and LUSU media outlets to publicize cross campus events to the Furness JCR.

3.5.6.11  The two officers elected can either work together or delegate tasks between

themselves, when conflict occurs, the President will delegate for them.

3.5.6.12 Shall take minutes at the weekly JCR exec meetings

 

3.5.7.     The Social and Events Officer (Two positions)

3.5.7.1    Shall be responsible for developing the interests of the JCR in social

activities.

3.5.7.2        Shall ensure the organization, coordination and promotion of the weekly ‘Pub Quiz’, the ‘Winter Ball’, and the bi-annual ‘Fifteen Hour Bar Crawl’.

3.5.7.3  Shall collaborate with the Vice President (Socials and Events) on activities

concerning social and events as well as reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

3.5.7.4        Shall support the President in the organization of the Furness College Intro Week.

3.5.7.5  Shall support the Vice President (Socials and Events) in the organization of

the Furness College Summer Extravaganza and Winter Ball.

3.5.7.6    Shall draft a Social calendar for each term, which is to be publicized

adequately to the JCR.

3.5.7.7        Shall Liaise with LUSU Vice President (Union Development), LUSU Vice President (Campaigns and Communication), relevant CCO’s and other colleges to develop combined social events.

3.5.7.8    Shall sit on the LUSU Social and Events Group to develop cross campus

socials.

3.5.7.9       Two officers are elected.

 

3.5.8.   The Welfare and Campaigns Officer

3.5.8.1  Responsible for promoting the welfare of all JCR members including, but not

limited to, LGBTQ*, Disability, International and other liberation groups

and Green Issues.

3.5.8.2  Lead campaigns for the rights of all students within the college and to ensure

that they are treated equally and fairly.

3.5.8.3             Attend and report the meetings of LGBTQ*, Environment and Ethics, EWD Council and LUSU Gives.

3.5.8.4    Coordinate and deliver at least one campaign a term regarding inequality,

discrimination, awareness or anything equivalently related to welfare.

3.5.8.5  Collaborate with the Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns) on matters

concerning welfare as well reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

3.5.8.6  Liaise with the LUSU Vice President (Welfare and Community) and relevant

CCO’s to deliver Welfare related messages and campaigns to the Furness

JCR.

3.5.8.7        Shall work closely with the President and Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns) in the recruitment and management of Furness College Fresher Reps.

3.5.8.8  This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.9.   The Education and Welfare Officer

3.5.9.1 Shall be the Furness JCR’s primary representative on matters relating to Education and student opportunities.

3.5.9.2  Shall be responsible for assisting in all problems concerning education

including matters of grants and accommodation, both on campus and off campus.

3.5.9.3  Work closely with various groups in LUSU and the university to promote  opportunities, such as volunteering, employability and skills development.

 

3.5.9.4  Collaborate with the Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns) on matters

concerning academia and reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

3.5.9.5        Liaise with the LUSU Vice President (Education), relevant CCO’s and the Vice President (Welfare & Campaigns) to deliver relevant education and student opportunity campaigns to the Furness JCR.

3.5.9.6  Coordinate and deliver at least one campaign a term regarding opportunities

with employability, training, or anything equivalently related to education or personal development.

3.5.9.7    Shall work closely with the President and College Principle in the

organisation and running of the “Mind your own Business” project.

3.5.9.8     Represent the JCR and actively engage in Academic Council.

3.5.9.9     This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.10.  International and Welfare Officer

3.5.10.1 Responsible for informing international students of the opportunities within

the college along with the Education & Opportunities Officer and for the

participation of international students in the JCR.

3.5.10.2  Shall develop and sustain new and innovative ways of engaging with

international students.

3.5.10.3  Shall be responsible for running at least one campaign concerning issues

relating to international students with the support of the Vice President (Welfare & Campaigns).

3.5.10.4  Shall work closely, but not exclusively, with the college Welfare and

Campaigns Officers to ensure the wellbeing of international students.

3.5.10.5  Shall work closely, but not exclusively, with the Social and Events Officers to

ensure events are catered and suitable for international students.

3.5.10.6  Assist the Chair in encouraging international students to participate in

democratic functions.

3.5.10.7  Shall sit on LUSU Equality, Welfare and Diversity Council.

3.5.10.8     Collaborate with the Vice President (Socials and Events) and Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns) on matters concerning International students as well as reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

3.5.10.9    Shall liaise with the LUSU Vice President (Campaigns and

Communication), LUSU Vice President (Welfare & Community) and relevant CCO’s to raise matters concerning international students.

3.5.10.10 Shall hold a drop-in session lasting at least one hour each week during

university term time, open to any JCR member.

3.5.10.11 This position shall be held by only one person at a given time.

 

3.5.11.   The Sports Officer (Two Positions)

3.5.11.1  Shall be responsible for ensuring that sport is accessible and appeals to as

many members of the JCR as possible at all levels.

3.5.11.2  Shall facilitate the development of new sports within the college.

3.5.11.3  Coordinate inter-college teams and liaise with the Sports Association and

team captains.

3.5.11.4 Ensure the organization, coordination and promotion of ‘The Patriot’s Cup’ in

alliance with the relevant Cartmel College Exec.

3.5.11.5  Encourage the participation of the JCR in Carter Shield events and attend all

such events.

3.5.11.6    Convene at least one meeting per term with all college team captains in

the George Wyatt, Netball and Football leagues.

3.5.11.7  Along with the sporting team captains organise the annual Nick Lewis Cup

and Richard Slatter Tournament. 

3.5.11.8 Liaise with LUSU Vice President (Activities), relevant CCO’s and collegial sport

teams to develop inter- collegial sporting events.

 

 

3.6.          TERMINATION OF OFFICE

3.6.1.         The President is responsible for the discipline and conduct of the JCR

Executive. Therefore, reserves the right to suspend any Furness JCR Executive Officer for misconduct or dereliction of their duties.

3.6.2.               Gross misconduct or failure of members of the Exec to carry out responsibilities  conferred on them, as outlined in Section 4 & 5, shall without reasonable

excuse, act as sufficient grounds for suspension of the office concerned.

3.6.3.     Exec Officers may be suspended by a simple majority at an Exec JCR Meeting for

not adhering to their responsibilities and jobs description as stated in the Bye- Law.

3.6.4.      Suspension of an Officer shall mean that an officer is prohibited from carrying out

their duties and responsibilities as set out in this Bye Law.

3.6.5.     The decision to suspend an officer must then be ratified by a simple majority at

the next Furness JCR General or Emergency General Meeting.

3.6.6.      A member of the Exec who has their suspension ratified by a Furness JCR General

or emergency General Meeting shall be removed from office.

3.6.7.      Refer to Section 17 of the LUSU constitution for further instruction.

3.6.8.        Complaints about the operations of Exec Officer should be made in writing to the President (or if it is about the President, to the LUSU President).

3.6.9.               Any member of the Exec may resign in writing to the President in person.                     3.6.10.  The resignation of the President must be submitted as an open address, in writing,

to the Exec and LUSU President in person.

3.6.11.       Complaints should be dealt with under LUSU Complaints Procedure as

outlined in Section 16 of the LUSU Constitution.

 

  1. MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS:

 

  • ROLE:
    • Furness JCR Exec Meetings are meetings where the Exec discuss and make policyon matters relating to the JCR and LUSU.
    • General Meetings shall be the sovereign body of the JCR and may instruct the

Exec  to follow a mandatory course of action over a particular issue.

  • Each Furness Exec Officer must attend JCR Meetings, or send reasonable

apologies, as deemed by the Finance and Democracy Officer, or otherwise face suspension as outlined in 3.4 of this Bye Law.

  • Each Exec Officer shall attend all LUSU meetings relevant to their positions as

stated in this bylaw or the President.

 

  • EXEC MEETINGS:
    • The Finance and Democracy Officer shall chair the meeting.
    • A Media and Communications Officer shall minute the meeting.
    • Business and voting will be conducted in a manner set out in LUSU Constitution & Bye Laws for Exec Meetings.
    • Quorum of an Exec Meeting shall be 50% of the number of positions on Exec.
    • Shall take place on a weekly basis.
    • Date, time and venue shall be determined by the Finance and Democracy Officer.

4.2.6.     Each Furness Exec Officer is expected to give a full report of their relevant LUSU

meetings and officer activities as outlined in their job description.

 

  • FURNESS JCR GENERAL MEETING:
    • May be called by the president, a majority vote in a quorate JCR exec meeting, or by 15 members of the JCR in writing to the chairperson.
    • The Finance and Democracy Officer shall chair the meeting.
    • A Media and Communications Officer shall minute the meeting.
    • Notice shall be at least seven days specifying date, time and venue and must be given visibly.
    • Publicity is the responsibility of the Finance and Democracy Officer and the Media and Communications Officers.
    • Must be called in the case of amendments to the JCR Bye Law, suspension of an officer, a proposed vote of no confidence in any officer of the Exec or to grant honorary membership.
    • Business must be given with the notice for the General Meeting and an agenda

must be publicized no later than 24 hours before the start of the meeting.

  • Business or motions should be submitted in writing to the Finance and Democracy Officer at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
  • Business and voting will be conducted in a manner set out in LUSU Constitution for General Meetings.
  • Quorum of a General Meeting shall be 30 JCR Members.
  • The Finance and Democracy Officer does not hold a vote in meetings, unless the vote is tied, in which case they have the casting vote.

 

  • EMERGENCY GENERAL MEETINGS:
    • May be called by the President, or by 50% of the Exec in writing to the

President, or by 30 signatories of JCR members to the President.

  • The Finance and Democracy Officer shall chair the meeting.
  • A Media and Communications Officer shall minute the meeting.
  • At least 24 hours notice specifying date, time and venue of an Emergency General Meeting must be given visibly.
  • Publicity is the responsibility of the Finance and Democracy Officer and the Media and Communications Officers.
  • Business and voting will be conducted in a manner set out in LUSU Constitution & Bye Laws for Emergency General Meetings.
  • Quorum of an Emergency General Meeting shall be 30 JCR members.

 

  • ELECTIONS:
    • The running of all elections shall be the responsibility of the Exec with the Finance and Democracy Officer acting as the Acting Returning Officer for the college.
    • In circumstances where the Finance and Democracy Officer cannot act as the Chief Returning

Officer for JCR, the JCR Exec shall abide by LUSU elections bye-law in the appointment of a new ARO.

  • Elections procedures for all elections shall observe and adhere to the LUSU Elections regulations as set out in Section 13 of the LUSU Constitution.
  • Exec positions will be elected in the Michaelmas Term each year for one year,

except in the instance of a Bye-Election or Co-option.

 

  • CO- OPTION AND BY ELECTIONS:
    • Members of the JCR may be co-opted to fill any positions in the Exec.
    • The vacant position must be advertised at the previous Furness JCR Exec meeting and published on relevant social media sites.
    • Shall be done by a simple majority at a Furness JCR Exec meeting.
    • Shall be confirmed at the Exec meeting and publicized, as seen fit by the Finance and Democracy Officer and the Media and Communications Officers, to the JCR.
    • The co-opted position must be forwarded for election immediately.
    • Bye-Elections must be convened at the soonest time possible.
    • The position of co-option is immediately terminated once the results of the By-election are announced.

4.6.8.                If the co-opted Officer is running in the Bye-Election they are forbidden to use  Their Office to intervene in the running of the election.

 

 

  • FURNESS JCR EXECUTIVE HUSTINGS:
    • Shall be chaired and convened by the Finance and Democracy Officer, and deputy chaired by the President.
    • All JCR Executive Officers must attend hustings or send reasonable apologies

as deemed by the Finance and Democracy Officer.

  • The Media & Communications Officer shall work closely with the Finance and Democracy Officer and President to promote, organize and run the Furness JCR Executive Hustings.

 

5.                FINANCE

 

5.1.           DETAILS:

5.1.1.       All financial matters of the JCR shall be dealt with as set out in the LUSU Financial Regulation.

5.1.2.       A budget of estimates for the coming year’s expenditure shall, by the end of the

summer term, be drawn up by the Finance and Democracy Officer and President and presented in writing to a Furness JCR Exec Meeting for approval.

5.1.3.      The following shall ordinarily be signatories of the Exec account with LUSU:

5.1.3.1        The President.

5.1.3.2  The Finance and Democracy Officer.

5.1.3.3     The Vice President (Socials and Events).

5.1.3.4     The Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns).

Bev’s Hills – Week 26

Happy Monday Furness!

We’re over half way through final term, which can only mean one thing… EXTRAVVVVVVV!

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Here’s the facebook event!

DO YOU WANT FREE TICKETS TO EXTRAV?
Here’s what you have to do… We have 4 bedsheets across campus with the ЯR logo and you need to get a photo of you with each of the bedsheets and send it to us at @furnesscollege on snapchat! (You have to be in the photo with the bedsheets for it to count!) Once we have received all 4 images of you with our 4 different bedsheets, you will be entered into a prize draw! The winner will be released along with our theme on Saturday 28th!

Richard Slatter Competition

We hope that everyone had a fantastic day yesterday at the Richard Slatter memorial tournament, we certainly did! Here‘s some photos that were taken on the day.
We’d also like to give a special congratulations to Dom Kay who was the winner of this year’s tournament! See you all next year!

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Mind Your Own Business Winners

Here are your winners for the MYOB Office! Here’s some information about them:

Name of your company: Gryphos

Brief description of your product: a biometric authentification device and alarm IoT (internet of things). (we have two projects)

Any comments on winning MYOB: it is a great chance for us because it gives us the space to work on our projects and prepare for launching a kickstarter campaign

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Beach Party Bar Crawl

It’s been too long since the 15 Hour Bar Crawl so our socials team thought they’d treat you to another bar crawl! On Friday of Week 7 we’re going to be dressing up in our sunniest attire and taking the campus bars by storm!

Come to Trev at 7pm where we’ll be starting the bar crawl in style. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed, so make sure you don your snazziest sunglasses, Hawaiian shirts and swim shorts!

More information on the Facebook event.

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Want to be on the JCR?

Do you want to make a difference to your college? Considering running for a position in LUSU but not 100% sure if it’s for you? Just need something to pad out your CV?

Here’s your chance! There are 3 positions up for grabs at the end of this term!

Here’s the positions and who to contact if you have any questions, or simply just want to chat!

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Carter Shield

Do you miss school sports day? Want a wave of nostalgia? Come along to the sports hall on Wednesday Week 28 and represent Furness!

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10@10

Head on down to the TV room on Monday at 10am to have some tea and biscuits and start off your week right!

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Pub Quiz

This week the “We ♥ Trev Wednesday” Pub Quiz is back again!

As you may know, the pub quiz will only take every other week this term due to pesky exams and coursework deadlines, but there’s still all to play for! For the teeny price of £1 you can earn yourself a chance of getting on this term’s leaderboard to win a bonus cash prize at the end of term, as well as the usual cash prize for first and second place.

This week’s specialist topic is Marvel Films, so brush up on your knowledge and come to Trev at 7:30pm on Wednesday! Here’s the event.

The current leaderboard is as follows:
Universally Challenged (8 points)
Ben Sache Netflix ‘n’ Chill (5 points)
Engineers 4 life (4 points)
Quiz inside me, I want to make a knowledge baby (4 points)
Quizzee Rascal (3 points)
Colton Crushers (2 points)
JCR Wankers (1 point)

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Revision Tips
For the first years who are about to start their exams, we’ve got our Education & Opportunities Officer to write up some of her best revision tips:

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The basics
Taking care of yourself is vital – so in the throes of revision remember to:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Exercise regularly (no need to be an athlete, a brisk walk counts!)
  • Make a routine
  • Take time out to recharge
  • Stay in contact with family and friends
  • Laugh at videos of cats at regular intervals

Get in the Zone
Set a stop-watch on your browser or phone for ten minutes.
Prepare yourself to work as hard as possible, but for ten minutes only. Once the ten minutes is up, you don’t have to work anymore.
GO!

The hardest part is getting started, and often once you’re in the zone and the alarm rings you’re focused, so you can reset it and keep going for another ten minutes. At the point when you’ve reset it but find your mind wondering, that’s your natural time to take a break.

Procrastinating?
Get a pad of post-it notes.
Every time a distracting thought wanders through your mind – WRITE IT DOWN!
Once you get to an appropriate break in your revision take a break and read through the post-it notes.

Often what seems urgent or important mid-paragraph is actually neither. And if it is important – then now is the time to do it.

Professional Break-Taker
The three rules of taking an effective revision break:

  1. Change the task
  2. Change the position
  3. Change the environment

That way you give mind body and soul a rest.

But Remember…
They are only exams, everyone is in the same position and you are not alone!

It is not a failure to ask for help when struggling. If you are worried or stressed, we are here to help and support you – here are some useful contacts to have:
Nightline (10pm-8am every night)
01524 594444
FurCAT Team
furnesscat@lancaster.ac.uk

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That’s all for this week Furness! Hope everyone has a great week!

Grace xxxx

 

Bev’s Hills – Week 25

Happy Monday Furness!

Want to be on the JCR?

Do you want to make a difference to your college? Considering running for a position in LUSU but not 100% sure if it’s for you? Just need something to pad out your CV?

Here’s your chance! There are 3 positions up for grabs at the end of this term!

Here’s the positions and who to contact if you have any questions, or simply just want to chat!

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10@10

Feeling stressed about exams?

Don’t worry! Every Monday at 10am come to Furness TV Room for 10 minutes of relaxation and preparation to start your week right. We’ll be providing free tea/coffee/drinks/biscuits as well as study tips to make sure you’re on top of your revision and ready for the exam season!

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Remember, if you have any welfare issues then you can always contact furnesscat@lancaster.ac.uk to get in touch with our team of qualified college advisors, or get in touch with one of our welfare officers!

Canal Cruise

Fish & Chips, Boat, Quiz, Prizes… what more could you want?!

15th June 2016 – Departing at 7:00pm returning 9:40pm.

We’re hiring the Kingfisher boat for an evening cruise along the Lancaster Canal. You’ll be served award winning fish and chips, and there’ll be a quiz where you can win prizes! Don’t worry, drinks will be available to purchase on the boat!

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We are subsidising this event, so the cost is only £10 per person. Don’t miss out, as places are limited. To book email Bev at: b.whitaker@lancaster.ac.uk

Travel Money

WANT £150 TO TRAVEL THE WORLD THIS SUMMER?

If you are planning any non-course-related travel over the summer vacation, which will enhance your life experience, you may be eligible for a Vacation Travel Award of up to £150!

You must produce a short report with pictures of your trip on your return and the best report will be awarded a further £200 from the Paddon fund.

To apply, contact Bev Whitaker. The closing date is Friday 27th May. Go for it Furness!

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Assistant Dean

Are you going to do Postgraduate Study at Lancaster? Do you want to stay in Furness in the middle of campus rather than have to trek from South West?

Then we have a job for you… Assistant Dean!

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Furness requires one position for the coming year. The amount of time for this post is no more than 10 hours per week (and in Furness is usually less). You will become a member of the SCR and College Team, and remuneration for this role is in the form of payment towards your on campus accommodation, which will be in Furness College. The deadline for applications is noon on 23rd May 2016 and interviews will take place week commencing 6th June 2016.

For further information and an application form please email your contact details to assistantdeans@lancaster.ac.uk

Pub Quiz

The Pub Quiz is back next week! Next week’s specialist round is Marvel films, so brush up on your knowledge to have the best chance of winning!
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On Wednesday at 7:30pm come and take part in the beloved pub quiz in our college bar, Trev, for the teeny price of £1 per player. As well as cash prizes up for grabs, you can also get your team onto this terms leaderboard to get a bonus prize at the end of term.

Here’s the current leaderboard:

Universally Challenged (8)
Ben Sache Netflix ‘n’ Chill (5)
Engineers 4 life (4)
Quiz inside me, I want to make a knowledge baby (4)
Quizzee Rascal (3)
Colton Crushers (2)
JCR Wankers (1)

That’s all for this week! I hope everyone has a great week and gets through their exams fast enough to enjoy summer!

Grace xxx

 

Bev’s Hills – Week 23

Hi Furness!

We hope that everyone has had a great Bank Holiday and that revision isn’t taking too much of a toll! Apparently we are forecast a heat wave at the end of this week, so we fully expect to see all of you out on the grass at some point!

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Roses

Firstly, we’d like to congratulate everyone that competed in Roses! WE WONNNNNNN! Below you can see some of the Furnessians who represented Lancaster to our glorious victory!

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LUSU Vote 

LUSU are planning big changes to your union – but need your support to make them happen. Next week all students will get to vote on whether we move to a new structure designed to put more power in your hands.

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The vote will take place at our AGM in George Fox Lecture Theatre 1 at 6pm on Thursday May 5. You can vote at the meeting or submit an online proxy vote. If you wish to proxy vote please follow the instructions emailed to you.

(If you have not received the email on Friday 29th April please email elections@lusu.co.uk with you library card number.) More information here.

10@10

Feeling stressed about exams? Don’t worry! Every Monday at 10am come to Furness TV Room for 10 minutes of relaxtion and preparation to start your week right. We’ll be providing free tea/coffe/drinks/biscuits as well as study tips to make sure you’re on top of your revision and ready for the exam season!

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Remember, if you have any welfare issues then you can always contact furnesscat@lancaster.ac.uk to get in touch with our team of qualified college advisors, or get in touch with one of our welfare officers!

More information on the Facebook Page.

Pub Quiz

The Pub Quiz isn’t on this week, so you’ll have a week to prep yourselves for the specialist topic which is…. Memes!

Here’s your up to date leaderboard – Props goes to some of the teams for their imaginative team names!

Quiz Leaderboard:
1. Ben Sache Netflix ‘n’ Chill (5)
2. Quiz inside me, I want to make a knowledge baby (4)
3. Universally Challenged (3)
4. Quizzee Rascal (2)
5. JCR Wankers (1)

And that’s everything for this week! We hope everyone has a great week!

Grace xxx

Bev’s Hills – Week 21

Welcome Back Furnessians!!

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We hope that everyone had a fantastic Easter and aren’t dreading exams too much!

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10@10

Feeling stressed about exams?

Don’t worry! Every Monday at 10am come to Furness TV Room for 10 minutes of relaxtion and preparation to start your week right. We’ll be providing free tea/coffe/drinks/biscuits as well as study tips to make sure you’re on top of your revision and ready for the exam season! More information available on the Facebook Page.

Remember, if you have any welfare issues then you can always contact furnesscat@lancaster.ac.uk to get in touch with our team of qualified college advisors, or get in touch with one of our welfare officers!

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JCR Elections

Multiple positions will be going up for election, including:

  • Vice President Welfare & Campaigns
  • Media & Communications Officer (you will get to write things like this – YAY!)

More information will be released closer to the time, so keep your eyes peeled and feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have!

Pub Quiz

Don’t fear, we would never let exams get in the way of us having our amazing pub quiz <3 This term the Pub Quiz will be fortnightly, starting next week (Week 22). This just gives you extra time to brush up on your general knowledge in and around revision!

Just Play Running

Just play are doing a Couch-to-5km challenge that you can take part in for FREE! More information available on their Facebook Page. 

Bitesize Careers Sessions

The Careers team will be delivering sessions for Furness and Fylde colleges. More information can be found here.

World at Lancaster – Great British Tea Party

In celebration of St George’s day the World at Lancaster is hosting the ‘Great British Tea Party’ on Friday the 22nd of April from 2pm in Alexandra square.

Join us to celebrate this English heritage event whilst enjoying a traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and most importantly tea!

The tickets are free and we have reserved 50 tickets for each college at different time slots, please use this link to reserve a space https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-at-lancaster-great-british-tea-party-tickets-24012886189

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Captain Morgans

Lonsdale Bar is hosting a Cross Campus event with Captain Morgan as part of their Feel Fresh week!
We’re sure you saw them with all their goodies and prizes in Sugar at the end of last term!

Lonsdale’s very own will be DJ’ing with our usual Matty Allen (Tabuki) and Matt Ferris (Luedms) taking to the decks, as well as two newcomers Jordan Hodgson and Tom Birchall making their debut.

Everyone from all Colleges is welcome, so invite your friends and get down to Lonnie for a night off and to dance your stress away!! More information available on their Facebook Page.

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That’s all for now everyone, I hope that everyone has a great week!

Grace xxx

Bev’s Hills – Week 19

Happy Monday Furness! It’s been a pretty hectic week, with plenty more to come!

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It was a fantastic weekend with some great results! Furness Football A’s won 3-0 and B’s won 4-1 and with basketball the ref even stopped counting as the score was so one sided! (There were lots of other fantastic results but it’s too late at night for me to remember !)
Unfortunately, due to some expected cheating from Cartmel, the final score (and who won) is still under debate! Some photos from the day will be uploaded to our Facebook page, keep an eye out for them and get tagging when they go up!

Freshers Rep Applicants
Thank you to all applicants who attended their interviews this week. You can expect to hear a decision regarding your application during the Easter holiday (due to the overwhelming applicants to position ratio).

Inter-collegiate challenge
Furness won the first round, as Cartmel were too scared to even send a team! Unfortunately Bowland were too great a competition and we unfortunately came up short 🙁 Here’s a picture of our lovely team!
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Reminder – Mind your own business
This Tuesday is the last day to get your applicants in, make sure you email e.mccann@lancaster.ac.uk to get your application in. The grand prize is an office space in Furness – and for eligibility, all you have to have is a business idea of some kind – you don’t even have to be in Furness, so if any of your friends have a business idea then tell them to get in touch! Check out the Facebook page for more details!

Find terry – first solution
Many of you will have seen our first ever ‘Where’s Terry’ on Facebook on Friday. If you couldn’t find Terry – here’s the solution to put you out of your misery.

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Bingo with Bowland
This Thursday 6pm in Trevor we will be joining up with Bowland for some bingo fun! It’ll be 50p per card, with prizes for a row, corners and full house! Hope to see you all there!

General Meeting
Are you interested in Furness and want to know more about how things work within the JCR? Do you have any questions or comments you want to pass on? Or do you just want FREE Pizza? Whatever the reason, head on down to the TV room next Monday for Furness’ General Meeting!

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Exam/Stress Busting
Everyone knows how stressful the exam period is, so our welfare team are going to try and help! Look out for a stall in furness foyer which will be promoting techniques to manage workload and stress

Pub Quiz
This week’s specialist topic is The Simpsons! Have a look at the leaderboard to see where your team stand!
1. Jacques off comes again (27 points)
2. Ben Sache Netflix n Chill (15 points)
3. Flat 9 Colton (12 points)
4. Trevial Pursuit (11 points)
5. Trevor’s Fluid Dispensers (10 points)
6. Universally Challenged (7 points)
7. Yolo and the $w@gs (5 points)
= Je suis Trev (5 points)
8. Ravioli Ravioli, What’s in the Pocketoli? (4 points)
9. Pete and Lewis (3 points)
= Four Fake Tequilas (3 points)
= Practise Makes Average (3 points)
= Made In Colton (3 points)
= Quizzee Rascal (3 points)
10. Quizlamic State (2 points)
11. Sofa Squad (1 point)
= Wayne “The Power” Rooney (1 point)
= Changalangs (1 point)

Take a look at the Facebook event for more details here.

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Sports 

Results
Netball A’s: Furness vs Fylde : 9-24
Netball B’s: Furness vs Grad: 8-29 
Netball C’s: Furness vs Fylde: 1-13
Men’s Darts: Furness vs Cartmel: 7-2  (How did we lose at patriots?!)
Women’s Darts: Furness vs Cartmel: 3-4 (although smashed them 6-0 at patriots)
Dominos: Furness vs Cartmel: 1-2
Women’s Pool: Furness vs Cartmel: 5-4
Men’s Pool: Furness vs Cartmel: 8-1
Fixtures
Netball A’s: Furness vs County: Monday 8pm
Netball A’s: Furness vs Fydle: Tuesday 6pm
Netball B’s: Furness vs Grizedale: Wednesday 3pm
Men’s Darts: Furness vs Grad: Monday 7pm @ Trev
Women’s Darts: Furness vs Grad: Tuesday 7pm @ Trev
Dominos: Furness vs Grad: Monday 7pm @ Trev
Women’s Pool: Furness vs Grad: Monday 7pm @ Trev
Men’s Pool: Furness vs Grad: Tuesday 7pm @ Grad

Minutes
In case you were wondering what the JCR have been getting up to over the last few weeks in their meetings, here’s a copy of the minutes below. This could give you some questions to ask at the General Meeting next Monday!

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Week 16 Minutes final

That’s everything for now! See you next week!
Grace PB xxx

 

Bev’s Hills Week 17

Happy Monday Furness! Hope everyone has a great week!

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Today’s the big day! DEADLINE DAY!

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First Year College Rep Applications
Don’t forget to hand in your application to the porters today!

Intercollegiate Quiz Challenge
Interested in representing the college? Think you know your fair share of information?
We’ll be holding half an hour trials in Trev today from 12!

Pub-2-Club
Do you have any plans for tonight? Well now you do! Head on down to Trev for free entrance to Dalton with every drinks purchase, and the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Basshunter! More information on the Facebook Page here.

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Charity Film Night
Furness has spoken… Your chosen film was Pirates of the Caribbean and your chosen charity was Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice!

With the motto of Bluebell Woods children’s Hospice being ‘living with love and laughter’, as a college we are raising funds to help the team create special memories for children, young adults and families who visit. This is a great charity which gives families the chance to relax, take a break and have fun. Come down to our film night, have a few drinks and devour some free popcorn to show your support!
More information on the Facebook Page here.

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BNO (Big Night Out)
It’s that time of term again! The JCR will be selling tickets in Trev 12-4 today! Tickets are £6 and you get a freaking lightsaber with it!! More information on the Facebook Page here.

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Pub Quiz
Due to the Big Night Out there isn’t a Pub Quiz this week… but you can use this week off to prep for next week’s specialist round which is Nottingham Forest!

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Here’s the up to date leaderboard to see how your team is doing:
1. Jacques off comes again (22 points)
2. Ben Sache Netflix n Chill (15 points)
3. Flat 9 Colton (12 points)
4. Trevial Pursuit (11 points)
5. Trevor’s Fluid Dispensers (10 points)
6. Universally Challenged (7 points)
7. Yolo and the $w@gs (5 points)
= Je suis Trev (5 points)
8. Four Fake Tequilas (3 points)
= Practise Makes Average (3 points)
= Made In Colton (3 points)
9. Quizlamic State (2 points)
10. Wayne “The Power” Rooney (1 point)
= Changalangs (1 point)
= Quizzee Rascal (1 point)
More information on the Facebook Page here.

Rum N’ Reggae
This Thursday there’s a social in Trev from 7pm onwards. More information on the Facebook Page here.
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Furst
Interested in contributing to our college magazine? Have any art/photography/writing/poetry/almost anything?! We want to know! Message the Furness Facebook page and we’ll be in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

Sports
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Results
Men’s darts – Furness vs Fylde: 6-3
Women’s Darts – Furness vs Fylde: 4-3
Football A’s – Furness vs County: 2-3
Football B’s – Furness vs Fylde: 1-5
Women’s Pool – Furness vs Fylde: 4-5
Men’s A’s Pool – Furness vs Fylde: 4-5
Men’s B’s Pool – Furness vs Fylde: 3-6
Fixtures
Netball A’s – Furness vs County – Tuesday 6pm

Netball B’s – Furness vs Cartmel – Wednesday 3pm

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Hope you all have a good week!
Grace PB x

Bev’s Hills – Week 15

Morning Furness! This week is a busy one so I’ll see you at the other side!

This weekend is Valentines Day… for those who have a special someone that’s great!

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For everyone else, we have a pretty big event on Saturday to take your mind off things…

15 Hour Bar Crawl
It’s here! Tickets go on sale TODAY in Trev / JCR room at 12pm midday! There’s normally a queue so make sure you head down early to avoid disappointment!

Here’s all the information you need to know:
– Group 1 – JCR room
– Group 2 – Trevor
– Max 4 tickets per person
– £6 a ticket
– LUSU number for each purchase (up to 4 tickets)

For more information check the Facebook page here!

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Furness Does Bingo!
Do you like free stuff? Who are we kidding, you’re students, of course you do! Well you’ll be happy to hear that at bingo tonight, with every drink you buy, you’ll get free entrance to Dalton Rooms! And you’ll be in with a chance of winning some drinks vouchers to use at Daltons!

For more information check the Facebook page here!

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Freshers Rep Applications
Reminder: Applications are due Monday 22nd February!
If you have lost yours or didn’t attend the talk (don’t worry we won’t tell!) then we will be posting a digital copy of the form online on Friday. If you want one earlier or have any questions feel free to message Tom Coleman (VP Welfare).

Have something written in another language!
On Wednesday LUSU are holding World at Lancaster event in Alex Square and Furness have a stall! We are going to have people who can write in different alphabets (other than the English one) to write personalised messages. As it’s valentines day on Sunday, you can even get an ‘I Love You’ message written for your valentine!

(On a side note, if you’re considering getting a tattoo in another alphabet, this will probably be more reliable than Google Translate!)

For more information check the Facebook page here!

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Charity poll
Thanks to all the responses on the Pub Quiz, we have narrowed it down to your 2 favourite charities; Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Guide Dogs UK. To decide which charity you want donations for the movie night to go to, we have released a poll, so get voting!

Self defence

On Saturday Just Play are doing Self Defence classes at 11am, and will be doing sessions for the next 5 weeks! There are only 30 places and this is university wide so better book your space quick! See the poster below for more details.


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Pub Quiz
This week’s specialist round is Lord of the Rings, for more information check out the facebook event here!

Have a look at the leaderboard so far to see where your team is!

1. Jacques off comes again (15 points)
2. Trevor’s Fluid Dispensers (10 points)
3. Trevial Pursuit (10 points)
4. Flat 9 Colton (8 points)
5. Ben Sache Netflix n Chill (5 points)
= Universally Challenged (5 points)
= Je suis Trev (5 points)
8. Four Fake Tequilas (3 points)
9. Made In Colton (2 points)
10. Changalangs (1 point)
11. Quizzee Rascal (1 point)

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Sports

Furness Sport Page
We now have a Facebook page completely dedicated to all sporting events in Furness! Give it a cheeky like to keep up to date!

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Just Play – Week 6 – Free for Furness!
Are you interested in playing sport but are either not in a team or don’t want to pay for gym membership? Well week 6 is your lucky week! We have arranged for Furness students to be able to attend Just Play sports for FREE! So if it’s just for a bit of fun, or even a warm up for Patriots or even Roses then give it a go!

Sports Results
Netball A’s: Furness vs Lonsdale : 13-15
Netball B’s : Furness vs Bowland : 3-28
Football A’s: Furness vs Lonsdale : 2-4
Men’s Pool A’s : Furness vs County : 5-4
Men’s Pool B’s : Furness vs County : 5-4
Women’s Pool : Furness vs County : 4-5
Men’s Darts : Furness vs County : 8-1
Women’s Darts : Furness vs County : 3-4

Sports Fixtures
Netball A’s : Furness vs Lonsdale : Monday 8pm
Netball A’s : Furness vs Pendle : Tuesday 6pm
Netball B’s : Furness vs Grizedale : Tuesday 7pm
Netball B’s : Furness vs Fylde : Wednesday 3pm
Netball C’s : Furness vs Grizedale : Thursday 8:45pm
Men’s Pool A’s : Furness vs Bowland @ Bowland : Tuesday 7pm
Men’s Pool B’s : Furness vs Bowland @ Trevor : Tuesday 7pm
Women’s Pool : Furness vs Bowland @ Bowland : Monday 7pm
Men’s Darts : Furness vs Bowland @ Bowland : Monday 7pm
Women’s Darts : Furness vs Bowland @ Bowland : Tuesday 7pm

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That’s all for now! Hope that everyone has a great week!

Grace x

Bev’s Hills – Week 13

Happy Monday Furness, we hope that everyone had a great weekend!

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Winter Ball Photos

Thank you everyone who attended Winter Ball! We had a great time, we hope you did too! We have posted some photos on the Facebook Album so check them out and give them a cheeky like!

Pub Quiz

This week’s specialist round is Buffy The Vampire Slayer! Head down to Trev at the normal time of 7:30 for your chance to win the cash prize! More information on the Facebook Event.

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Fresher’s Rep Talk

Have you thought about being a Rep next year? Well there is a talk on Friday at 6pm in Cavendish LT where you can learn about the role and the application process. More information on the Facebook Event.

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Lancaster Award

Next week is Lancaster Award Week and we are holding a Lancaster Award Development Session on Tuesday week 14, 1pm-3pm. Look out for more details to come on Facebook!

Stress Management

Who’s feeling a bit stressed, or know’s they will be when exams come around? Well to help the College Wellbeing Officers have organised stress management workshops to help!

No need to sign up, just come to the Quiet Study Room in Graduate College Social Hub (room on your left as you enter the building) on Monday 1st February at 18:00 or Fylde College Common Room on Wednesday 24th February at 14:00!

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Homes in the City

Still looking for accommodation next year? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! There is a Homes in the City Open Day on Wednesday 27th January in the Furness Foyer 2:30 – 5:00, where you can meet approved landlords, get housing advice and book tours of accommodation in the city!

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Healthy Eating

There will be healthy eating demonstrations at the farmers market each week every Thursday!

Minutes from Week 11 JCR Meeting

If you were interested to see what your newly-elected JCR get up to in their weekly meetings, you can find the minutes here: Week-1-minutes

Sport!

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Week 12 Sports Results:

  • Football A’s – Furness vs Pendle 3-0
  • Football B’s – Furness vs Lonsdale 2-2
  • Netball A’s – Furness vs Grizedale 18-18
  • Netball B’s – Furness vs Lonsdale 5-49
  • Women’s Pool – Furness vs Pendle 6-3
  • Men’s B’s Pool – Furness vs Pendle 4-5
  • Women’s Darts – Furness vs Pendle 3-4
  • Men’s Darts – Furness vs Pendle 5-4

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Football A’s – Wednesday 2pm – 3G Pitch – vs Grizedale
  • Women’s Pool – Monday 7pm – Lonsdale Bar
  • Men’s A’s Pool – Lonsdale Bar
  • Men’s B’s Pool – Furness Bar
  • Men’s Darts – Monday 7pm – Lonsdale Bar
  • Women’s Darts – Tuesday 7pm – Lonsdale Bar
  • Netball A’s – Friday 6pm – Netball Courts – vs Lonsdale
  • Netball B’s – Wednesday 2pm – Netball Courts – vs County
  • Netball C’s – Thursday 8:45pm – Netball Courts – vs County

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That’s all for now, hope you have a great week!

Grace x

Bev’s Hills – Week 11

Hello Furness!

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Welcome back! We hope that everyone had a great Christmas and New Year!

Just a quick introduction, we are Grace and Mike and are your new Media & Comms officers and so we have taken over the prestigious job of writing Bev’s Hills from Heather and James, hopefully we will keep up their good work! We are going to introduce the new JCR fully next week but in the mean time you can see who we are here!

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Unfortunately Storm Desmond ruined all the fun at the end of term, but do not fear, we have plenty of events to keep you entertained back in Lancaster!

Refreshers

To start with, Furness College is holding our first EVER Refreshers events!

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All of the information is available on the Facebook Page – including our famous Pub Quiz, (this week’s specialist theme is Star Wars, Episodes I-VI), and a welcome event for new students with FREE TEA & CAKE, designed to provide lots of crucial information about independent living and information on Lancaster/The University. To round up the first week back, our final event is our Posh vs Ghetto Bar Crawl on the Friday, with plenty of drinks deals and offers to be announced this week!

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Winter Ball

The next big event after that is our re-scheduled Winter Ball! Because of unforeseen circumstances (stupid Desmond) we couldn’t hold it last term. The new date is Tuesday 19th January and you can find all the info on the Facebook Page. If you can’t make the new date then refunds are available on Monday 11th between 12-2 in Trev. Please please please message the Facebook page in advance so we can have the money ready for you. And if you can make the new date and don’t have a ticket, send us a message and we will add you to the waiting list!

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Women’s Pool

Who here likes to play pool?! Well if you do, the Women’s Pool team are having re-trials, Monday Week 2, 6pm in the JCR Room.

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Finally – who doesn’t want some extra money?

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Well you’re in luck! LUSU are holding a big review (takes about 10 minutes) where there’s 1 prize of £150 and 10 prizes of £25! You can find it here!

Wow that was a big post! If you’re still reading, thanks 🙂

Hope everyone has a great term!

Grace x