Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-FIVE

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 lancastersu.co.uk/together – 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 together@lancaster.ac.uk 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.

 

Extrav!

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

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-FOUR

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!

By-Elections 

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 transitions@lancaster.ac.uk 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.

Extrav

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

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-THREE

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.

JCR BY-ELECTIONS

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!

Sports

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 assistantdeans@lancaster.ac.uk 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 assistantdeans@lancaster.ac.uk 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.

Sport

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!

 

Graduation!

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!

 

Roses!

 

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

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY!

Good morning, Furness! We hope you’re all feeling positive going into this week as for some of you it’s the final push! You’ve got this! Now here’s what we’ve got for you…

The Listening Service

If you are finding it hard to find someone to talk to or are struggling with issues such as anxiety, bereavement, caring, illness, low mood, relationships, work problems then why wait any longer?  Lancaster Medical Practice provides you with The Listening Service to support you through difficult times.  Trained listeners can give you time to talk for up to an hour, in complete confidence. Appointments are available every Wednesday at various sites of Lancaster Medical Practice.

Book an appointment at the reception today or to arrange an appointment over the telephone, please call 01524 541651.

Study Smart

If you’re feeling the pressure from studying and revision, come and say hello to your College Wellbeing Officers in the Library Foyer and The Base between 12 and 2pm on Wednesday 20th & 27th March.

Pop down to play some games or grab a brew, and give your brain a well-deserved break! We’re providing a chill-out area in the Base, so come along with your friends and take the pressure off for a while! Get some tips for managing study and exam stress, along with a healthy snack.

Socials Officer Wanted!

Could you be our newest JCR member, joining us a Socials and Events Officer? Let us know! Nominate yourself by sending your manifesto to the Facebook page by Wednesday (20/3)!

EXTRAV?!?

Sports News

In last week’s bar sports, Men’s A Team Pool lost 6-3, Men’s B Team Pool lost 5-4, both to Grad. Dominos won 2-1, and Men’s Darts won 6-3, against Grad. Women’s Darts won 5-2, and Women’s Pool won 7-2, both against Grad. We saw Table tennis win 18-0 against Grad. And, in Netball, Trev’s Army lost 9-23 to Red Devils (Bowland), Might Mountains lost 2-14 to Roaring Blues (Lonnie)

Wednesday: Table Tennis vs Grizedale

Thursday: Trev’s Army vs Wylde Ones (Fylde) at 8pm

Friday: Trev’s Army vs GuarentTREEd Goals (County) at 7pm

University Quiet Period

Quiet Period is the time leading up to and including exams. It is especially important at this time that residents are allowed to study in peace.
Quiet Period will run from the 29th April until the 19th June 2019. Please be aware, noise fines are doubled during this time.

Jam in Furness

All are welcome to join us in the Furness JCR for our ‘Jam-in-Furness’ on Friday 22nd March from 20:00 until 23:00. Entry for this event is free. If you are a musician and/or singer and would like to join then please contact Paul at paul@paulpalmersax.com or come along and enjoy some live music.

That’s about it for this week! Keep plodding along everyone, the end of term is in sight! See you next week.

Trev’s Times – Week NINETEEN

Hello there Furnessians! Can you believe it’s week 19 already? Where has the time gone? Anyway, here’s what we’ve got going on this week.

Enterprise Week

 

This week is Enterprise Week!
Gain insight into building a successful business, CV writing, public speaking and more! Each event is open to anyone and everyone, so come along to find out more! Visit the FB event for the full schedule!

Donut Stress! 

This Thursday, why not take break from work and visit us in Furness Foyer (2-3pm)  to get yourself a free donut? You’ll need to like the Furness Welfare page first.

Sport

Last week Bar Sports went up against Crapmel. Men’s Dart won 5-4, Women’s Darts won 4-3, Men’s A Pool lost 5-4, Bs won 5-4, Women’s pool won 5-4 and Doms won 2-1! Table Tennis also went up against Cartmel, winning 17-4.

Netball B’s lost 15-28 to Lonnie.

In Patriots, Furness lost 165-175 – thank you to everyone who came down and participated/ supported!

This week:

Monday: Bar sports v Grad, Netball B’s v County,

Tuesday: Bar Sports v Grad, Netball A’s v Pendle

Wednesday: Netball B’s v Pendle, TableTennis v Grad

Thursday: Netball C’s (Trev’s Army) v Bowland

Friday: Netball C’s (Mighty Mountains)

Sustainability Challenge Final – 12th March

Come along to the final of the Sustainability Challenge and listen to college teams present their ideas for making the university more sustainable. With previous ideas including the Community Fridge, Eco Hives and Precious Plastics, come and see what great ideas Lancaster students are putting forward to improve your university campus.
 
Starts 5.30pm prompt, Cavendish Lecture Theatre, Tuesday 12th March 2019.  Refreshments provided. 
Campus Community Fridge
The Campus Community Fridge is a space for students, staff and food businesses to share perfectly good quality surplus food rather than throwing it away. Find your nearest fridge at Bowland or Pendle porters lodges and keep an eye out on the Facebook Page for updates. If you are interested in finding out more or volunteering, please message the Facebook page or email fridgehelp@lusu.co.uk

 

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

#MightyFurness #UpTheNess

Trev’s Times – WEEK EIGHTEEN!

Hey Furness, how’s it going? Hope deadlines and exams aren’t getting you down!  We’ve got quite a busy week here, so we’d better get into it!

 Patriots!

The most exciting weekend of the year is here! Kicking off with a special Patriots Quiz on Thursday and ending with a Patriots social on Saturday evening we’ve got you covered!

Indian Cuisine Night

Our Indian Cuisine Night is taking place on Wednesday at 7pm in the TV Room! Tickets are just £3 for a meal (either veg biryani or chicken curry + veg roll from Sultans!) and can be purchased here.

Welcome Week Committee

Message the Facebook Page to apply!

Rep Interview Reminder

Welcome Week Rep interviews are taking place this week! Check your emails to find the date, time and location of your interview.

Sports

In last week’s sports Football As lost 4-2 to Fylde, and Bs lost 2-1 to Grizedale. Netball As lost to Cartmel 16-27, Mighty Mountains lost 14-22 against Red Rebels (Bowland), and Netball Bs lost 15-28 to Cartmel but won 20-9 against Grad.

Monday: Men’s Darts and Women’s Pool vs Cartmel

Tuesday: Men’s Pool and Women’s Darts vs Cartmel, Netball As vs County at 7pm, Netball Bs vs Lonnie at 9pm

Wednesday: Table Tennis vs Cartmel, Netball Bs vs County at 3pm

Thursday: Trev’s Army vs Barker Stars (Cartmel) at 8pm; Patriots Quiz!

Friday: Mighty Mountains vs Wild Griffins (Cartmel) at 6pm

FTO Voting Open Wednesday

Voting for Full-Time Officer positions opens WEDNESDAY 6th March until Friday 8th – don’t miss your chance to have your say!

Student Switch Off Climate Change Quiz

Take the Student Switch Off climate change quiz to learn about how small sustainable everyday actions on-campus can have a big impact on our fight against climate change! Take the quiz (here) to enter into a prize draw to win Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!

Food Bank Collection

Volunteers will be collecting non-perishable goods from Furness on March 12th.

Science Seminar Invitation: From Poland with Science

The Polonium Foundation and Federation of Polish Student Societies in the UK would like to invite you to our free science event Language and Cognition, on March 12th at 4:30 pm in Lancaster University Dining Room. Register your interest here.

Lancaster Wellfest

This year’s University Mental Health Awareness Day takes place on the 7th March, where universities across the UK raise awareness around wellbeing and looking after your mental health. The theme for the day changes every year, with this year’s theme being ‘Use Your Voice’. Lancaster University are running a Wellfest in the Chaplaincy, where different activities will be running throughout the day to encourage you to use your voice! Staff and students are welcome, and Wellfest is running throughout the day from 11-3:30.

Furness College Graduation

Graduation plans are currently underway and more details will be posted on our Furness Website very soon.  In the meantime, the graduation timetable is now available to view at  https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/…/summer-cerem…/summertimetable/

Phew, information overload! Hope this week goes well for you all, and good luck to those of you competing in Patriots (if not make sure you head down and support as many games as you can)! See you next week!

 

Trev’s Times – WEEK SEVENTEEN!

Good morning, Furness! Hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy the lovely weather this weekend, and everything is going well for you in the term so far! Let’s see what Week 17 has in store for us…

Patriots Sign-Ups

From e-sports (Just Dance, FIFA), Trev Quiz and Rounders (and all – or most – sports that come in between), Patriots weekend is sure to be amazing for all! Don’t forget to sign up to take part! Click here.

Enterprise Week

Enterprise Week is fast approaching on the 11th of March – watch this space so that you don’t miss out!

Sports

Last week’s bar sports saw Dominoes win 2-1 against Fylde, but a loss in Men’s Pool. Men’s Darts won 6-3 against Fylde. But, Women’s Darts won 7-0 and Women’s Pool won 6-3, both against Fylde. Football Bs lost 5-2 against Grad, and Netball As lost to Lonnie 14-28 and lost 14-33 to Fylde.

This Week:

Tuesday: Netball As vs Cartmel at 7pm

Wednesday: Football As vs Fylde at 2pm, Netball Bs vs Cartmel at 3pm

Friday: Mighty Mountains vs Red Rebels at 6pm

Saturday: Football Bs vs Grizedale at 5pm

Trev Quiz

This week’s Trev Quiz is being hosted by Furness’ 2019 Charity Challenge Team! Head down to Trev for 7:30pm on Thursday to take part and help them raise money for Lancaster and Morecambe Deaf Children’s Society! Click ‘going’ on the event for a reminder!

Furness Accommodation

Please remember that noise levels are expected to be reasonable at all times, but especially from 11pm to 8am it must be kept to the confines of the bedroom so nobody outside of the room can hear. Noise complaints should be reported to the Porter at the time so they can investigate and rectify if necessary.

And that’s all for Week 17… Don’t forget to sharpen up your sporting skills, Patriots is just around the corner! See you next week!

Trev’s Times – WEEK SIXTEEN!

Hello, lovely Furnessians! How are you all this week, how’s life? It seems like the weeks are absolutely flying by, not quite sure where the time has gone! Let’s get into Week Sixteen’s news…

Become a First Year Rep!

Applications to become a First Year Rep are closing on February 24th – don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Apply here!

Welfare Suggestions Box

Don’t forget about our Welfare Suggestions Box! You can find it in the Post Room if you have any NON-URGENT Welfare (or other) suggestions and recommendations.

Extrav Committee

Join our Extrav Committee! Applications are closing soon to join our Extrav Committee – don’t miss out on planning and throwing the best Extrav on campus!

Look After Your Mate Training

The training will give you the necessary tips and tools to support a friend in need.

Details of the training sessions can be found here.

Who to Call for Support

Charity Challenge 2019 Movie Night 

Don’t forget to support the 2019 Charity Challenge Team at their movie night! Doors open at 7pm, and entry is £1. All proceeds will be donated to Lancaster and Morecambe Deaf Children’s Society.

Sports

In last week’s bar sports, Dominoes lost 2-1, Men’s Bs Pool won 6-3, Women’s Darts won 7-0 and Women’s Pool won 5-4 against Bowland. Table tennis won 18-3 against Bowland.

And, Netball As won 29-22 to Grad, and won 36-34 against Bowland, and Netball Bs lost 36-4. Trev’s Army lost to Bowland 23-6 and to Grizedale 21-7. Football As drew 1-1 with Pendle, B Team football lost 3-1.

Monday: Bar Sports at 7pm vs Fylde, As vs Fylde at 9pm

Tuesday: Netball As vs Lonnie at 6pm, Bar Sports at 7pm vs Fylde, Netball Bs vs Grad at 9pm

Wednesday: Netball Bs vs Lonnie Wednesday 2pm

Trev Quiz!

This week’s theme is Rick & Morty! See you on Thursday at 7:30pm!

And that’s it, Furness, a rather short one this week! As always, we’re wishing you a happy and productive week! See you next time…