Trev’s Times – WEEK THIRTY!

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

LAST CHANCE to Collect Graduation Tickets

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


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


Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme 

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

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

Alumni Facebook Group

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

Suggestions for the New JCR

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

A Big Thank You

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

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

Here’s to next year!



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


New JCR Officers

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

President: Nicola Hall

Democracy and Finance: Jacob Ratcliffe

Media and Communications: Tarik Ali

Welfare and International: Justin Hon

Sports Officers: Emily Wood and Kamal Naderi



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

Open Day Ambassadors Needed 

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

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

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

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


Graduating this year? College Alumni

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



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


End of year social 

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


And that’s all for this weeks, folks!

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

#MightyFurness #UpTheNess


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

College Cup Semi-Final

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

JCR By-Elections and AGM

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


Final Year Careers Event

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

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

More information can be found here.

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


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


The all-important ticket release news!

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

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

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

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


JCR By-Elections & AGM

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

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

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

The Big Picnic

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

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

Questions? Email

Moving Out This Summer?

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

Hedgehog Surveying Workshop

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

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


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

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

Furness Alumni

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

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


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

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-SIX

Hey there, Furnessians! Bit of late one this week, apologies for that. Week 26 is here! Every week we’re here talking about how quickly the term flies but seriously, how quickly is this term flying? Some of us graduate this July…terrifying. Anyway, this is what’s going on this week…



Reminder to NOMINATE yourself for BY-ELECTIONS by 12pm TODAY!!! If anyone’s considering it but isn’t sure, we definitely think you should go for it. It’s a great chance to take up more responsibility and do your bit for the college. Send in your manifesto here NOW!!


Carter Shield

Carter Shield is back this Sunday with Mixed Touch Rugby!! Take a break from exams (or celebrate finishing them) by getting out there in the fresh air and playing! 1-3pm, message the sports page for more details or to sign up!



Okay so now you know the extrav theme…HOW EXCITED IS EVERYONE?!! We’re so happy to be presenting Summer Lovin’ in Furness! It’s gonna be a great night, and you don’t even know the half of it! Keep an eye on the Furness Facebook and Instagram for all the updates and announcements, and trust us, there’s some good ones coming!!

While we’re here, a massive thank you to Tom Winrow, Aiden Handley-Griggs, Shannon McCaul, Beth Mapley, Emily Reed, Louise Browning and Nicola Hall for starring in the video. Also, a big loving shout out to Holly Phillips, Harriet Phipps and Georgie Zowonu for helping out with filming. We hope you guys liked the video!!


Charity Korfball Tournament!

Have fun while raising money for charity this June with a Korfball tournament! Georgia Smith is fundraising to climb Mt Kenya to raise money for the charity Dig Deep, a water sanitation charity working in vulnerable areas of Kenya. She is organising a Korfball tournament on Saturday 8th June to do so! It’s £2 to take part, the rules will be explained on the day  and there will be prizes for the winning team. She will be organising teams of mixed ability so why not sign up! Email to sign up by 2nd June!



Speaking of Charity, just taking a moment to plug another great cause. LuDans  are raising money for Mind and the Burchill Trust, as well as for their own competitions with a dance competition! That’s right, they’re asking for societies and sports teams (I’m looking at you, Furness FC) to nominate a few people to pick a song, a dance style and let LuDanS teach you a routine that you will perform for the chance to be crowned GOT TO DANCE WINNERS 2019! For all information, go to the event page. How exciting!!!


And that’s it for this week, folks! Well done to everyone who has finished (or is still finishing) their exams! Remember – nominate yourself for BY-ELECTIONS!! See you next week!

#MightyFurness #UpTheNess


Hello there, Furness! Half-way through the term already, where does the time go?! Anyway, here’s what we’ve got going on this week!

Richard Slatter

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday for our annual Richard Slatter Memorial Tournament! It was a lovely day, and a big well done to Mark Dearden for winning!


De-Stress Breakfast 

Forget about those exams and chill out on Tuesday at our de-stress breakfast! We’ll be in the foyer from 8:30am with lots of treats!


JCR Nominations 

Nominations are now OPEN for the opening JCR positions! Interested in getting involved, organising events and taking on responsibility within the college? Then join the JCR! The positions opening are: President, Democracy & Finance, Media & Comms, Socials & Events, Welfare & International, and Sport Officer (x2). Don’t hesitate to message either the Furness Facebook or the current JCR for more information. You can nominate yourself HERE. Nominations are also open to by-elect PTO positions! This includes Womens+ Officer, BME Officer and Mature Students Officer!


Do Good in the Wood 

Release the joy and goodness, relax and get to know like-minded people while doing something positive. Volunteer for a day in the most stunning locations in the North West. Sign up today – fill in the online application form at – limited space available. We provide free transport, a packed lunch and good care with people committed to your wellbeing and fun. PLEASE NOTE : Outdoor activities are physically demanding and will include a variety of challenging terrain.

Date                                      Organisation                                      Type of job                                         Location

26/05/2019                         Northern Approach Farm              Woodland Conservation               Lancashire

29/06/2019                         Northern Approach Farm              Woodland Conservation               Lancashire

13/07/2019                         National Trust                                    Woodland Conservation               Lancashire

For more information email or follow us on Facebook (Lancaster SU)


College Charity Challenge

Thank you to our Furness Charity Challenge Team, seen here being presented with their certificate by Dr Karen Grant, Principal of County College. The College is very appreciative of the great work that was done in support of their chosen charity, Lancaster and Morecambe Deaf Children’s Society. Thank you also to everyone who attended the fundraising events and contributed towards this challenge.



Keep an eye on the Furness social media for all updates on EXTRAV! Theme reveal coming THIS FRIDAY!!


And that’s all for this week folks! Stay tuned for next week!

#MightyFurness  #UpTheNess


Hello there, Furnessians! Hope you’re all still alive out there! Don’t worry, not long now until Summer! Let’s see what we’ve got going on this week…

Richard Slatter

The Richard Slatter Memorial Pool Tournament is back for another year! We invite pool-lovers alike – students and alumni – to join us in Trev this Saturday. Sign ups from 11am, and the tournament will begin at 12pm!


Nominations for by-elections open on the 20th May! The roles becoming available are: President, Democracy & Finance, Media & Communications, Socials & Events, Welfare and International and two Sports officers! If you’re interested, or want more information, message the Furness Facebook!

Graduation Celebrations

Graduation plans are currently underway and details can be found on our  Furness Website. Don’t forget to book your tickets for the college Afternoon Tea which are available from the Online Store and cost £9 per guest. They are free for Furness students who are accompanying their guest. The online store will close on the 7th June, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets CANNOT be sold after this date or on the day of graduation.


Uni Quiet Period

A reminder that the quiet period is running from the 29th April to the 19th June. This is the time leading up to and including the exam period. It is in place to ensure all students and residents can study in peace. Noise fines will be doubled this term.


Demystifying Exams 

Are you worried about what to expect at your first exam? No need, we have got you covered! Come along to our Demystifying Exams event to find out everything that you need to know ahead of your first formal University examination! This includes exam essentials, useful tips, do’s and don’t’s, and advice on being prepared. Wednesday 29th May from 3-4pm. Venue TBC.


Work Experience Bursary


The work experience bursary is officially open for applications. More information and the application form can be found on the Career’s ‘Financial Support’ Webpage.


Transitions E-Buddies 

The transitions team are recruiting Transitions E-Buddies to support applicants to prepare for university life and settle into Lancaster University. You will facilitate a small group of incoming students who you will support over email before they arrive at Lancaster University (August – October 2019). You will assist students with practical queries and be empathic to student concerns. You will be trained in e-communications, boundaries and confidentiality. Supervision is provided and you will have the opportunity to attend team meetings with other e-buddies to share good practice and enhance your skills. This volunteer opportunity is open to all students. We are keen to recruit students from underrepresented groups. Please email and we will send you an application pack. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a short interview to discuss the post. Deadline for the application is Friday 31st of May.


Hedgehog Friendly Campus

Staff and students are invited to take part in ‘Hedgehog Friendly Campus’ – a national accreditation scheme, funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, which aims to make campuses a safer place for wild hedgehogs. Lancaster is the second university to be joining the scheme, following its launch at the University of Sheffield in 2018. Examples include fundraising, attending wildlife courses, surveying campuses for hedgehogs, making physical changes to the land and raising awareness. Join the community on Facebook and Twitter.


Keep an eye on the Furness Social Media for incoming updates on EXTRAVVV!!! This years theme reveal will be on the 24th May. Get excited!!!


And that’s all folks! See you next week!

#UPTHENESS #MightyFurness


Happy Bank Holiday Monday, Furness! Here is your Roses recovery news…

Exam de-stress sessions

The Counselling and Mental Health Service are going to be running some exam de-stress/support sessions throughout the summer term at both 8:30am and 1pm for 30 minutes each and these will take place in the Chaplaincy.

These are bite-sized, stress and exam support on in the mornings and afternoons and this will commence from Tuesday 7th May until 19th June (with the expectation of 20th May, 23rd May and 10th June).

Morning sessions would be based on getting in the ‘right mind-set’ but with added focus on procrastination or breathing techniques. The afternoon slots would be ‘exam de-stress’ which students can drop in to, for anyone worried, or panic pre or post exam.

30 Minute Clinic

A new 30 Minute Clinic, will be running most Wednesdays (nb:  not 8th May) throughout the Summer Term.  Shelagh Milligan, from the Counselling and Mental Health Team, will be offering brief, solution-focused appointments.

Appointments will be bookable 24 hours in advance, from 10am on Tuesdays.  For further information or to book an appointment, call: 01524 592690

Tea and Chat

Take a break with Tea and Chat. Tea and Chat will continue during Summer Term in its usual location of Bowland Bar, every Wednesday 12-1pm, and will offer all participants a free hot or soft drink in addition to a friendly chat!

Furness Graduation Celebrations: Friday 19th July 2019

Graduation plans are currently underway and details can be found on our Furness Website.

Don’t forget to book your tickets for the College Afternoon Tea which are available from the Online Store and cost £9.00 per guest but are free for Furness students who are accompanying their guests.

The Online Store will close on the 7th June 2019, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets cannot be sold after this date or on the day of graduation.


Your chance to join the Furness JCR and get involved with the runnings of the college is here! More information about dates and positions will be confirmed, but for now, keep Monday 20th of May in mind!


Wednesday: Netball Bs vs County at 2pm for their last match of the season!

Thursday: Trev’s Army vs the Ball Hoggers (GZ) at 8pm

Friday: Mighty Mountains vs the Mighty Boars (GZ) at 7pm

Assistant Deans for the academic year 2019/20

Furness College is now looking to appoint Assistant Deans for the academic year 2019/20.

Applications are welcomed from current postgraduates and final year undergraduates who are intending to continue or commence full time postgraduate study at Lancaster University in October 2019.
For a job description and application information please email your contact details to and we will send this to you.  Information is also available on the Employment and Recruitment Service (ERS).

The deadline for applications is noon on 13th May 2019 and interviews for Furness College will take place on Tuesday 4th June 2019.

Travel Vacation Awards

Furness College has a small amount of money available to make grants to undergraduates (normally first or second year students) who wish to travel for some educational purpose, but not as part of their degree, during the Spring or Summer Vacations. If you would like an application form, please contact Jo Dickinson, College ManagerApplication Deadline – FRIDAY WEEK 6, SUMMER TERM

Scholarship Fund

Furness College offers annually a limited number of awards (around £200-£250 each) to present and former undergraduate members of the College who wish to commence postgraduate study at Lancaster University.  The awards will take into consideration academic ability, financial hardship and involvement in the College’s activities.

For further information and an application form, please contact Jo Dickinson, College Manager. Application Deadline – FRIDAY WEEK 6, SUMMER TERM

That’s about it for this week!  A huge congratulations to all Furnessians who competed in Roses and smashed it, we’re so proud of you all! And good luck to all those facing exams this week – you’ve got this! You know where we are if you need anything! Have a great week and enjoy the sun.

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-TWO!

Welcome back, Furnessians! We hope you’ve had a great (and productive) Easter break and are ready and raring to go into your exams! We’ll try and keep this one breakfast-sized so that you can get on with your preparations… Here we go!

Furness Graduation Celebration

Furness College students will graduate on Friday 19th July 2019 at 11:00am.  General information for graduating students can be found on the Ceremonies website.

Tickets for the College Celebrations are now available to order via the Online Store.  Tickets are free for graduating students who are accompanied by guests.  See Furness College website for more information.

Assistant Deans for the academic year 2019/20

Applications are welcomed from current postgraduates and final year undergraduates who are intending to continue or commence full-time postgraduate study at Lancaster University in October 2019.

For a job description and application information please email your contact details to and we will send this to you.  Information is also available on the Employment and Recruitment Service (ERS).

The deadline for applications is noon on 13th May 2019 and interviews will take place week commencing 3rd June 2019.


Tuesday: Netball A’s vs Pendle at 6pm, Netball B’s vs Pendle at 7pm
Thursday: Trev’s Army vs Med Scorers at 8pm
And, of course, a massive good luck to all the Furnessians who are taking part in Roses this weekend!

Student Peer Mentors

Enjoy helping others?  Want to learn new skills and increase your employability?

The Transitions Team are recruiting student mentors to support other students in settling in and making the most of university life.  Transitions are looking to recruit students with an interest in supporting others.

Full training provided

Enjoyable and rewarding

Counts towards the Lancaster Award

This volunteer opportunity is open to all students and for this round of recruitment, we are also keen to recruit students who are male, students who identify as LGBTQ+ and students who are Deaf or hearing impaired.     

Lancaster Award Drop-In

For anyone working towards the Lancaster Award submission deadline, please come along to a Drop in on Wednesday 1st May (week 22) between 12:00-14:00 in the Furness TV Room.

And that’s about it for this week! Good luck with all your exams and deadlines. See you next week!

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-ONE!

Hello there Furness, can you believe it’s week 21?! This term has FLOWN by! Now, let’s see what we’ve got going on in our last week of term.


Free Breakfast


We’ve teamed up with Grizedale to give you guys a free breakfast this week! Head to Grizedale bar (upstairs) on Wednesday from 8:30am for some free food and a lovely start to the day!



Furness College students will graduate on Friday 19th July 2019 at 11:00am. General information for graduating students can be found on the Ceremonies website. Tickets for the College Celebrations are now available to order via the Online Store.  Tickets are free for graduating students who are accompanied by guests.  Please see our Furness College website for more information. We hope you can join us in these celebrations.  In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your time in Furness, good luck with your examinations and we hope to see you on Graduation Day.


Your new Socials Officers! 

After a new round of by-elections and co-options this term, we would like to introduce you to your new OFFICIAL Furness Socials Officers: Elissa Griffiths and Chris Hill! They’ve both got lots of ideas for the college, watch this space for what they have in store!




The first Friday back marks the start of ROSES weekend 2019! This year the event will be hosted by York! Even if you’re not participating – get in the uni spirit and support! Keep an eye on the event page for all updates!


And thats it for now, folks! Quite a quiet week, but there’s lots to look forward to next term! Hope you all have a lovely Easter holidays – good luck to everyone in your exams and deadlines! See you next term!

#MightyFurness #UpTheNess