Trev’s Times – WEEK THREE

Furness! How is it week 3 already?! Felt like just yesterday we were meeting all the freshers at the welcome talk! Anyway, here’s what’s going on this week…

New Socials Officer!

Say hello to your new Socials and Events officer: Joe Fundrey! Joe has lots of new, inclusive ideas for events and is keen to hear your ideas as well!

15 Hour!

 

It’s getting closer to the 15 hour!! The theme will be released very soon, along with all the info you need on tickets and where to get them. We can’t wait!

Welfare Breakfast

 

This Wednesday, we will be holding the first Welfare breakfast of the year! Don’t miss out on some free food, good company and a chance to meet your welfare team! Furness Foyer on Wednesday, 9am-11am

 

Quiz

 

We’ll be bringing a bit of bippity-boppity-boo to this week’s quiz, with a specialist topic of…Disney! You will also get to meet your new socials officer, Joe! Wednesday – 7:30pm in Trev. £1 a head to play.

Sports

Last week, Furness Bar Sports went up against Pendle!  Women’s Pool won 5-4, and Women’s darts won 6-1. Men’s A Team Pool lost 5-4, B Team won 6-3 and Men’s Darts won 5-4. Doms lost 2-1

 

This week in sports, Furness vs. Lonnie!

Monday: Women’s pool, Men’s Darts & Doms – 7pm

Tuesday: Netball A’s – 6pm

Women’s Darts, Men’s A/B Pool -7pm

Wednesday: Netball B’s – 2pm

Late Night Shopping 

The Students’ Union have teamed up with the Lancaster Business Improvement District and a whole host of Lancaster businesses to hold a late-night shopping extravaganza with loads of great student deals. They’ll  also be turning Market Square into a mini-fairground with DJ, fairground rides, stalls and competitions! Thursday 25th October from 4pm-8pm. Don’t miss out!

And that’s it, folks! It’s a quiet one this week but there’s lots to look forward to! See you next time!

#MightyFurness

 

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWO

Hello again, Furnessians! Can you believe that the first week is already over – crazy, right? Hopefully, it has gone well for you and that you’re all settled in for this year whether you’re a first, second, third or even fourth year! Here we are again, to give you the lowdown of what Week 2 has to offer… 

 Co-Options 

 

HAVE YOU HEARD – WE NEED A SOCIALS OFFICER?! 

Furness College JCR needs another Socials and Events Officer to work alongside the lovely Alex and Fran who are super excited to welcome newcomers to the team! If you’re interested, please send in your manifesto to the Furness College Facebook page (just send it in a message or attach the file in the message) by WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER!! 

This is such an important role within the college and means you get to have a say in the organisation of events – particularly in the build-up to the 15 Hour… speaking of… 

 The 15 Hour Bar Crawl 

SAVE THE DATE! The infamous Furness 15 Hour Bar Crawl is happening on Saturday, November 3rd, which is in Week 4. Click interested or going on the Facebook event (here) to receive updates… particularly the all-important THEME RELEASE (Coming Soon)!

 Sports  

Now that trials are over, most of the college sports teams have been chosen – well done if you were selected! Here are this week’s fixtures if you’re interested in supporting any of our teams: 

MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER (7pm, Pendle Rooms) 

Men’s Darts 

Women’s Pool 

Dominoes 

TUESDAY 16TH OCTOBER (7pm, Pendle Rooms) 

Men’s Pool 

Women’s Darts  

WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER (7pm, Pendle Rooms) 

Table Tennis 

#BITECLUB 

 

#BiteClub is launching on Tuesday 16th October! It’s a cooking demo for healthy Mexican Rice! You’ll be taught how to make Mexican Rice, get cooking tips and tricks from the university’s head chef, and try the finished dish for yourself afterwards!  

Linked here is the Facebook event page for more information! 

Black History Month 2018 

 

Black History Month is all about coming together and celebrating African and Caribbean origin in British history. The Student’s Union is hosting a huge range of events open to everyone, which are about celebrating, appreciating, learning and listening. All events are ongoing throughout October, so you can find out more here about what else is going on! 

Get Into Teaching Campaign 

Do you know what to do when you graduate? Sign-up here for free and tailored advice on starting a career in teaching at http://ocply.co/dfe-18-lancastar-dg   

Or for more information, you can email one of the Brand Ambassadors Domenica at d.giorgianni@lancaster.ac.uk 

International Volunteering

Want to learn more about ethical volunteering? Want to support community-based projects abroad? Go to the Intervol welcome talk – Fylde LT2, 7pm, Thursday 25th OctoberThe exec will be holding a presentation on international volunteering projects that are available this summer. The talk will cover how to apply and what’s involved when volunteering with Intervol.

There will be a chance to ask questions and chat to exec members on the day but do feel free to contact us for more information or check out our society page and social media ahead of this. If you cannot make the event please contact us for alternative information.

 Do Good in The Wood 

 

If you’re interested in volunteering, Do Good in the Wood is for you! It’s the best way to relax and unwind whilst doing something good for the environment and people. The Furness trip is on October 21st so register your interest quickly! More information can be found on the Facebook page, here! 

Phew – I think that’s just about everything. Good luck in Week 2 everyone, especially any of you making your Furness debut in any of our sports teams! See you next week! #MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK ONE

FURNESS! It’s a brand new year of uni and you know what that means…Trev’s Times is back! Bet you’ve missed those Monday Morning emails, haven’t you? For all our new readers, Trev’s Times is Furness’ weekly newsletter giving you all the info on events, sports and anything you might need to know about living the Furness-life. Let’s crack on with week one, shall we?

Freshers Week!

Would just like to acknowledge what an amazing Freshers week it’s been this year. We hope you all had a great time! Thank you so much to all the reps who gave up their week to help the freshers settle in, we couldn’t have done it without you!

 15 Hour

Watch this space for info on the 15 Hour Bar Crawl! Date to be revealed, as well as this years theme!!

Sports

 Football Trials will take place on Monday 8th October at 6pm. Meet in Trev at 5:30pm. Netball trials will take place on Wednesday 1pm-2pm and Thursday 5pm-6pm. Meet in Furness Foyer 15 minutes before. For netball, all who join will be placed in a team, the trials will simply decide which team according to ability!
If you missed/ will miss any of the sports trails for Furness, message our captains:
Football: Louis Wood/ Charlie Whiffen Lawrence
Netball: Rhianon Samuel/ Sarah Halls
Men’s Pool: Kyle Settrey/ Charlie Hope
Women’s Pool: Becky Smith
Men’s Darts: Tom Davison/ James Fletcher Adams
Women’s Darts: Holly Phillips
Table Tennis: Daniel Head
From next week, we will be posting the sports fixtures and scores here in Trev’s Times!
If you are interested in joining any of the union wide sports teams, click here.

 The JCR

 Most of you will hopefully know about the JCR already, but just in case, they are your Junior Common Representatives are elected by you guys to help the college, run events and communicate with the students. Click here to see who your JCR and SCR are, and click here and here to check out the Furness Welfare and Sport pages.
 

Do Good in the Wood

If you are interested in volunteering, check out Do Good in the Wood! It’s a great way to get away for a bit, do something nice for the planet and meet some great people! For more information, check out the Facebook event here.

Lucky Ducky

 Come and meet your college wellbeing officers and win some prizes! More information here!

 Intercollegiate Debate Team

 If you like arguing with people then join the debate team! To compete each college will need a minimum of three people taking part in order fill all three speaking roles. There will be an introduction on Monday 29 October from 7pm 8pm. For more information click here!

 Look After Your Mate Training

 Learn useful tips to look after your mates whilst at University. We know that students turn to other students when experiencing difficulties and so we will be running several ‘Look After Your Mate’ workshops throughout the term that will give you the necessary tips and tools to support a friend in need.
The workshop includes:
•             Key practical tips for supporting a friend
•             Spotting signs in a friend
•             How to start a conversation
•             How to support a friend: Listening and learning.
•             Signposting to support
•             Looking after your own wellbeing as a supporter
Best of all, the workshop is FREE!!!  It counts towards the Lancaster Award and is a great addition to your CV. It is also a very valuable workshop for Fresher’s reps, JCR reps and anyone in a supportive role. To sign up, please register here.
Once you have registered you will not receive a confirmation email however, we will email you a reminder a few days before the workshop. The location is specified when you register for the event.
 This workshop has been developed by Student Minds.
And that’s it for now, folks! Keep an eye on the Furness Facebook page for updates on events and other things to get involved in. Good luck in your first official week of uni and see you next week!
#MightyFurness

 

Freshers Countdown… 2 Weeks to Go!

A Guide to Furness College

Following on from last week’s Lancaster Guide post… here is your Furness College Guide! This post will cover general information about Furness College, which is mainly it’s accommodation and location information, events that take place within the college, and college-run sports teams. Prepare to learn about all things Furness and read on to find out about all the great things that you can get involved in through your college during your time at Lancaster.

ACCOMMODATION

By now, most of you will have been allocated your accommodation and you’ll have started to find out who will be living in your buildings. Unfortunately, you won’t find out your flatmates until a few days before you move in, but you don’t have much longer to wait! You’ll be aware of Furness accommodation types as you’ve already applied and the accommodation page on the website will tell you more. However, for a brief run through, the “posh” buildings (ensuite accommodation) are the buildings with numbers

All of Furness accommodation is on central campus and is only about a minute walk to the central amenities on campus: Sultans, Spar, Costa as well as the Furness Common Room. The College buildings themselves have the offices of the Furness SCR (for example admin and welfare); the TV Room where all our Chill Factor events will be taking place in Freshers’ Week; the porters’ office where you can get your post and of course our own bar… Trevor! Trevor is the best place on campus to enjoy a tea or a coffee during the day. At the end of the day, it’s a place to relax and socialise. The bar also serves a wide range of wines and ciders! Various events are held in Trev over the year, such as GinFest and Trev Quiz.

PEOPLE

The SCR are your Senior College Representatives. The Senior members of the college have a role in managing the college and work closely with the JCR to make sure that the college runs smoothly.

The Porters are your first port of call for almost anything. They provide safety on campus, are available for urgent needs and also to collect your parcels. The Furness Porters are some of the loveliest people you’ll meet, and it’s a good idea to get acquainted with them as soon as you can!

The JCR are your Junior College Representatives. They are there to represent you, organise social activities and keep you informed and aware of all college activities and events. 

For more information go to the People page to view images of what these college members look like so that you have a couple of friendly faces going into Freshers Week!

EVENTS

Even though Furness is the smallest college, it definitely never gets boring! Over the year, the college hosts almost weekly events that welcome all participation ranging from sporting events and competitions to quiz nights and bar crawls – you name it, we do it! Here are a few examples…

TREV QUIZ! The quiz is Furness weekly event that is not to be missed, each week the quiz has a different theme or special topic so anyone and everyone can take part! The quiz runs every Sunday and it is the perfect way to start the week

15 HOUR BAR CRAWL! The Furness 15 Hour Bar Crawl is the college’s notorious event that happens twice a year. You will soon become familiar with Lancaster town centre, and the bar crawl will only help you grow your local knowledge! It’s a great way to bond with the whole of the college, and it is a really enjoyable event for all! It is a ticketed event and it does sell out fast, so keep your eyes peeled on the Furness Facebook page to make sure that you don’t miss out!

SPA NIGHT! The Furness Mountain Retreat was a popular event run in 2018 by Socials Officers Fran and Alex alongside the Welfare Team, and it proved to be a success! A super relaxing event involving face masks and yoga that is sure to make a comeback!

EXTRAV! Furness’ end of year themed festival has been a sell-out event for the past 3 years, rivalling other colleges! Last year’s Extrav theme was Lost College and you can check out some of the pictures from on Instagram (@furnesscolllege). Will you be part of this year’s Extrav?

FURNESS SPORT

Starting university and making new friends can be pretty daunting, so why not become part of a Furness sports team! It is the perfect way to socialise, keep fit, and get into the college spirit during your time at Lancaster! Taster sessions and trials for each sports team will be happening in Freshers Week or just after, so keep reading to find out more!

FURNESS NETBALL is so much fun to get involved with, all the girls on the team have so much fun in training, matches and in their socials (check out the team’s Instagram account for more: @FurnessNetball)! The Furness Netball team is great for anyone, of all abilities and whether or not you’ve played before.  Netball trials are held on Sunday the 7th of October, and the girls can’t wait to see you there! There is a Facebook event page if you would like to see more about the event and show your interest.

FURNESS FOOTBALL is a great way to socialise and gain a great group of mates. The football team is competitive but are known for their good sportsmanship and great socials! The football trials are held on October 3rd, the Wednesday in Freshers Week, so look out for more information in group chats… And follow the *unofficial* Instagram @furnesscollege_fc for more.

FURNESS BAR SPORTS is a great way to get involved and to get into the college spirit. It is super informal and super social. The bar sports taster will be held on Saturday, October 6th, so the Saturday of Freshers Week to conclude your first week at Uni, ah!!!

FURNESS TABLE TENNIS is a great way to get involved in table tennis for people of all abilities. Whether you’re a beginner and want to improve your game or if you’re a more advanced player and would like to play competitively Furness College welcomes all to the college table tennis team.  The table tennis team trains twice a week and has an intercollege league every Wednesday. Trials are going to be held on the 8th and 9th from 6:15pm. Contact Daniel Head or Emre Ceyhan if you have any questions!

*Sports trials are mainly to test people’s levels of ability in order to place people in the right teams, and are absolutely no pressure at all and should be seen as fun!

There you have it! That’s the lowdown on the college that you’ll soon be calling home. Hopefully this has helped you all, and that you’re just as excited about joining as we are about having you! As always, send us a message if you have any questions at all!

Freshers Countdown…3 Weeks to Go!

A Guide to Lancaster City Centre

Hey there Freshers!

Obviously, moving out of home and into university is huge, no matter where you’re from, but moving to a new city, and for some of you, a whole new country, is bound to be slightly daunting. To help, we’ve created the ‘Guide to Lancaster’, with all the important information on what and where you can find all you need in the city centre. Brace yourselves, folks, this is going to be a long one!

Transport

There are various buses which can be used to get to the city centre. The main bus stop on campus is the underpass, but there are others located all over campus. See below:

Recently the Lancaster routes have been changing, but any 2, 3 or 4 bus (usually the U2, U3 or 4) will take you to the city centre, though the2 and 4 buses will take about 15-20 minutes while the 3 should only take 10. The easiest stop to get off at in town is Common Garden Street (which is just off the high street) or the bus shelter.

Taxi Companies:

  • 848848 Radio Taxis: 01524 848848
  • 32090 Taxis: 01524 32090
  • Coastal Taxis: 01524 60000
  • A1 Taxis: 01524 35666

32090 Taxis are based at 9 Church Street, around the corner from Mcdonalds and a few minutes from the Sugarhouse.

Lancaster’s Railway Station is on Meeting House Lane, with available bus travel to the university.

 

Supermarkets

Lancaster’s main supermarket is Sainsbury’s, located on Cable Street in the northern part of the city. It’s easy to find, as it’s 30 seconds from the bus shelter and opposite the Sugarhouse. For those living on campus, there is a free bus service to and from Sainsbury’s that runs on Wednesdays (term time) from 11:00am to 6:00pm, though you may be required to show your receipt on the return journey.

As for alternative supermarkets, you can find:

Sainsbury’s Local (Penny St)
Tesco Express (King Street)
Farmfoods (Parliament St– opposite Sainsburys)
Booths (on the corner of Scotforth and Hala Road)
Oriental Food Store (Common Garden Street)
Iceland (Nicholas Arcade)

There are also various corner shops dotted about, and an Asda and Aldi nearer Morecambe.

Shops

Although Lancaster is not exactly the next Arndale Centre, there are still plenty of places to find what you need.

For clothes, the main stores include: Topshop, Topman, New Look, River Island, Primark, JD, Accessorize, Next, Marks & Spencers and TK Maxx. For you bookworms, there are two Waterstones, as well as stores such as Boots, Superdrug, Lush, Pandora and Clintons, etc. There are also budget stores (perfect for us students) such as Wilkinsons, Poundland, and B&M.

Beyond this, Lancaster is great for independent stores, and don’t miss the chance to check out the market that takes over town on Wednesdays and Saturdays – you can even find some of the market stalls on campus on Thursdays and Fridays! However, if you’re still missing some go-to shops from home, Preston and Manchester are only a train ride away!

 

Night-Life

Usually the most popular place for students is the Sugarhouse, which opens Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This place is run by Lancaster University Students Union and only opens to students of Lancaster and Cumbria (though you can bring a non-student friend with you as long as you are able to sign them in at entry). Don’t worry about getting to sugar either, the Sugarbus comes periodically to take you there and bring you back to campus. The times are listed below.

To find out more on the Sugarhouse, click here. 

Other popular clubs include Dalton Rooms, Hustle and the brand new Generation Bar which is taking over from Chupito. Dalton Rooms is located in Dalton Square, and popular for its Lollipop Mondays (soon to become Skint Mondays) and Cheese-on-toast Thursdays. To note: Glow Rooms is part of Daltons, just to clear up any potential confusion.

Hustle is located next door to Wetherspoons on Spring Garden Street and is popular for its cheap drinks, ball pit and DJ Wez. You really have to experience Hustle for yourself before your mind is made up about it.

As for Lancaster’s bars and pubs, the main ones (and popular for students) are Wetherspoons, The Crafty Scholar, Hogarths (for all you gin lovers), Sphere, The Study Room, Mint, Pendle Witch and many more! If you don’t get a chance to visit these bars during Freshers Week, you definitely will at the Furness 15 Hour Bar Crawl in November!

 

Food

I bet you’re all wondering where the best places to eat are, hm? Unfortunately, Lancaster is lacking in the Nandos and Wagamama department, but there are still plenty of places to go!

In terms of fast food (and post-night-out scran) there’s the standard Mcdonalds and KFC (also Subway, though there is one on campus which opens until 4am). There are also plenty of takeaways, such as Starvin’ Marvin, Simply Delicious, among others who are always open until early hours, as well as Dominos, Golden Jade (Chinese food), Nice n Spicy and Bombay Balti (Indian Food) who all deliver to campus.

If you’re looking for restaurants, you can find a Bella Italia and Pizza Hut (though the latter is nearer the north of town, behind Farmfoods). There are some lovely independent places, such as Mollys and Paulo Gianni’s (if you’re feeling Italian). Pubs such as the White Cross and Merchants, as well as the Study Room and the Crafty Scholar all serve delicious food. And you can never go wrong with a W  etherspoons.

There are plenty cafes around town, alongside your standard Costa and Starbucks, and if you like Greggs, you’ve come the right place. For treats, Patisserie Valerie and Kaspa’s desserts are new to town!

 

Things to Do

If you’re looking for things to do or see around Lancaster, here are some things to start with:

  • Go to the cinema (Vue, Church Street – £4.99 for a student ticket)
  • Visit Lancaster Castle (Tours being held in fresher’s week – click here)
  • Williamson Park (for the beautiful views, walking up the Ashton Memorial and the mini zoo – with meerkats!) Go here for more info.

Below is a map of the city centre. The arrows point the direction of the one-way system around town. You’ll want to keep this in mind when driving.

City Living

Obviously, you don’t need to worry about moving off campus before you’ve even moved in, but here’s some info for when you start looking. For those moving into town, there is off-campus accommodation known as Chancellors Wharf on Aldcliffe Road. Find out more about it here.

However, if you’re planning to move into a shared house, the more popular letting agents are LUSU Living (who are part of Lancaster University Student Union), Yellow Door Lets and Student Housing Lancaster. If you need some extra help finding a place when the time comes to it, Lancaster University Homes is a website dedicated to helping you find safe, legitimate off-campus accommodation that has been approved by the university. Check out the website here.

And that’s about it for now folks. If we’ve missed something you want to know, or if you have any questions at all about the uni or Furness College, message the Furness Facebook page and we’ll do our best to answer them. And hey, this is just the basic stuff, there is so much more of Lancaster to discover for yourselves…roll on October!

Guide to campus coming soon…

#MightyFurness

Freshers Countdown… 4 Weeks to go!

Hey Freshers!
Welcome to the Furness freshers’ blog. In the next couple of weeks leading up to Welcome Week, here is where you can find the information you need to prepare for student life at Lancaster. We will be sharing tips on decorating, on settling into uni life, and giving you guides on both Lancaster and the University so that you will hopefully feel more at ease come Moving In Day! Today, let’s talk decorating!

Decorating your new room at university is such a fun thing to do to really personalise your space and make it your own, as is super important to do when you’re moving into this new and strange place. In Furness, every bedroom is provided with a desk, shelving, drawers, a wardrobe, a bin and a pinboard, and then either a sink in the bedroom or an ensuite toilet, depending on which accommodation you opted for. This means that there is plenty of ways to add originality to your new bedroom! I had the most fun with this because it really felt like the first step to becoming my own person and having my own space. The best advice I can give is to make it super homely, and so that you feel like you always have a piece of your home with you while you are away. This, obviously, can be done in so many ways. One way did this was using the same little air freshener in my room as we use at home, just to have a familiar smell. Here are some other ways that I made my uni room my own…

Pictures and posters! My pinboard in my room was covered with pictures of my friends and family, just as a reminder of home, whereas my flatmates had posters of their favourite TV shows. Little things like this really give you the opportunity to show your personality through your decoration. And, a lot of the time it is a great way to bond with your flatmates as they can act as a great icebreaker!

Fairy lights! These are another fab way to make your room feel very cosy, especially after those long days of lectures when all you really want to do is snuggle down with a cup of tea and watch Netflix and let the rest of the world go on without you for a little while. And, fairy lights are a great alternative to candles, which unfortunately you can’t have in your uni room for fire safety reasons – just make sure that you follow college rules and only use battery pack fairy lights (also for safety reasons)!

A blanket. Going back to the whole homely idea – blankets or throws are the easiest way to make your bedroom super cosy, especially in the winter time!

A plant. As if you don’t already need more responsibility going to uni… Just kidding (sort of)! A plant is a really nice way to bring some life into your room. You could even name it too if you’re missing your pets while you’re away!

Here is an example of how you could decorate your room:

And, to round it off here’s a list of things that you might like to pack with you to make things a little bit easier when you get to uni:
– Doorstop – to keep your door open, obviously. This is something I would consider essential, and open door policy really helped me and my flat bond in the first couple of weeks at uni! (If you forget, you can always use a tea towel and that works just as well)
– Lamp – but no halogen bulbs! (And only battery pack fairy lights, and NO candles)
– Washing basket – this makes things MUCH easier when you have to go down to the laundry
– Extension lead – for all those devices!
– Washing rack
– This one is optional, but one I definitely found useful in standard accommodation, some cheap plastic drawers for the bottom of my wardrobe and a plastic box just for shoe storage!

I think that’s it for now… but don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions! Really looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Trev’s Times – WEEK THIRTY

Hello there Furnessians! Guess what – it’s the last week of term! And what better way to celebrate than EXTRAV! Of course, it’s going to be an emotional week: people graduating, people moving out of their first year flats, but let’s focus on the happy things for now, shall we? Here’s what’s going on this week…

 

New JCR Members

Although we’re sadly saying goodbye to some our JCR members, we’d like to give a big welcome to our newest officers:

Kyle Settrey – President
Nicola Hall – Democracy and Finance
Georgina Henderson – Welfare and Campaigns
Lauren Whittaker – Media and Comms
For reference, this is your new president:
And on the subject of the JCR…

Co-Options

 Some of our JCR are stepping down, which means we are looking to co-opt in new officers for the positions of VP Socials and Events, VP Welfare and Socials and Events. If you’re interested, send a manifesto for your chosen position to the Furness College Facebook page. The deadline is 4pm on Tuesday 26th June.

 

Darts Invitational

 

A big well done to Tom Davison (Schoolman) for winning Furness’ third annual Darts Invitational after winning 9-6 (finishing with a 112 check!) in the final with Joshua Waddington (J-Wad). A big thanks to everyone who took part in this years tournament! Up the darts!

 

Open Day Ambassadors Needed

The university will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 14th July, and we are looking for Furness students to represent the college. The rate of pay is £8.90 per hour, and you will be provided with campus accommodation the night before and paid travel to and from Lancaster. For more information, please email Jo Dickinson by Wednesday 27th June.

 

Graduation Tickets

Please don’t forget to collect your graduation guest tickets from the Furness College Office, room A13 Furness before Friday 29th June 2018.

 

Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme
The deadline for application to the popular Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme has been extended to midnight 29th June. Please apply using this link – https://lancaster.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/career-mentoring-programme-2018mentees Why should you apply? Well, in the words of a previous mentee:

“I would like to thank you once again for putting me in touch with my mentor. There are no words to describe how thankful I am. Without his help and support, I wouldn’t have been able to get on a graduate scheme in the public sector. He is one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. I could always count on him – even when I was a bit down and was losing faith in myself, he was always there to cheer me up and motivate me. I do not know if the other mentors are as amazing as he is – but if you ever want me to write something about the Scheme for the university, I am more than happy to do so, because I am eternally grateful for everything he has done for me and for the time he has sacrificed to help me follow my dreams and become a better person!”

 The good news is that there isn’t just one ‘amazing’ mentor. There are over 100 amazing mentors in a wide range of industries, who are willing to help you as you think about your future career prospects! Even if you don’t have a clue about what career you’d like to explore, it doesn’t matter. Your mentor will help you think about different options & guide you to what feels right for you. It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at, which degree you’re doing or how academic you are, a mentor can be found to suit you. Once you’ve been matched with a mentor, you will be able to:

– Develop practical skills and confidence to enter your chosen profession
– Build personal and professional networks
– Increase your understanding of your chosen industry and gain exposure to current professional practises – and trends
– Link academic study to industry realities
– Broaden your knowledge of the career options open to you
– Learn what employers are looking for when they hire graduates

Apply soon & don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.

 

EXTRAV!!

After a long long wait (and lots of preparation), extrav week is finally here! Furness Extrav – LOST COLLEGE – will be this Thursday, and we can’t wait! If you’re still unsure of what to wear, here is a handy pinterest board for some inspiration!

 

And that’s it folks! That was a lot of information, I’ll admit, but now it’s time to enjoy your last week of term. The last few weeks have flown by, and whether you’re spending this time on campus or you’re already packing for home, we hope you all have a lovely summer! For those of you graduating, good luck for your results and whatever you’ve got waiting for you out there, and for the rest of you – see you in October!!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-EIGHT

Hello there Furnessians! We’re going on to week 28 now – so close to the end! Good luck to those who still have exams, and to those who have finished – have fun celebrating! Let’s see what we’ve got going on this week!

 

By-Election Hustings and Annual General Meeting 

Now nominations have close for the JCR by-elections, it’s time for hustings! All are welcome to come and watch the candidates speak and convince you why they should be your next JCR officer. Afterwards we invite you to sit in on our JCR meeting and raise your issues and ideas. Plus – free pizza! Tuesday – 7:00pm in Furness Lecture Theatre 1. Voting will open on Wednesday 10am and close this Friday at 4pm.

Trev Quiz! 

We’re never gonna give you up in this week’s quiz, because the specialist topic is…80’s Music! (Don’t hate me, I couldn’t resist) Wednesday, 7:30pm in Trev, £1 a head to play.

 

Coffee Morning

No need to make brunch plans on Friday, come to our chill-out welfare coffee morning for some good food and even better company. This Friday in Furness Foyer, 11am-2pm.

 

SU Leader Awards!As we approach the end of the year, it’s almost time for the Student Union Leader Awards! It will be held this Thursday (location to be decided) along with a BBQ and games. Click here for more information on the event and here to nominate JCRs, Liberation work and Societies.

 

And that’s it for this week folks, quite a quiet week, but there’s a lot coming very soon. See you next time!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-SEVEN

Hello hello hello! These weeks are just flying by aren’t they? Only three more left of the year before it’s summer summer summer time! I can’t wait ’til we can all sit back and unwind. Ok, let’s get to it.

Trev Quiz! – Let’s Get Punny…

Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight… this weeks topic is the life and music of ABBA! We don’t need to take a chance on Trev because it never let’s us down and the quiz will be held on Wednesday, as always, at 7.30pm. The winner will takes it all (or at least the majority)… of our money money money prize – second you take the rest. Knowing me knowing you.. there is nothing we can’t do and we’ll all be there to take part and show our knowledge. Ok, I’ll stop now, thanks for being super troupers in that…

Graduation Celebration Tickets

Speaking of only 3 weeks left to go until summer, that means some of you – and some of your friends – will be graduating very soon! It’s a huge achievement and Furness would love to celebrate with you, all of your family and friends with an afternoon tea in Furness Quad and Foyer! Further information can be found on Furness College Website here and the £9 tickets must be bought here before 7th June.

On that note, if you are graduating we would love to stay in touch with you through our Alumni Facebook Group.

World Gin Day at Trev

If you know anything about Trev then you’ll know we love our Gin! Come down on Saturday 9th June 2018 from 12pm-12am for World Gin Day. Trev will be offering 60+ gins with a special offer of buy any 2 doubles and receive a free tonic water.

EXTRAV

Are you ready to #GetLost at #LostCollege? Tickets go on sale TODAY at 4pm for Furness students to get priority and then 6.30pm for all other colleges! Tickets sell out in seconds so be sure not to miss out on what we know will be the best Extrav to date!

 

That’s all this week Furnessians! Have a good one and we’ll talk soon!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-SIX

It’s week 6 Furnessians, you know what that means? 4 weeks until SUMMER! Also, one week until Love Island – you don’t care? Lies. Here’s what’s going on this week…

Extrav!Okay, elephant in the room – after a long countdown, we are proud to present this years Extrav theme: Lost College! Inspired by the Lost Village festival in Lincolnshire, we will be transforming Furness into the wilderness on the 28th June, ready to celebrate the end of the year whimsical style! For more info, check out the event page here. #GetLost

 

Spa Evening 

On a much calmer note, we thought we’d bring you some well-deserved relaxation this term, and so we welcome you to our Mountain Retreat Spa, this Tuesday in the TV room (6pm-8pm). Get ready to be pampered with face masks and manicures, treat yourself to platters of fresh fruit and herbal tea, and calm yourself with some instructed yoga. You’ve earned it!

 

Quiz

Spot the Winrow!

This weeks quiz might be quite close to home for some of you, as the specialist topic is…Wigan! Bring your friends, and some snacks (maybe a pie?) for a great night. This Wednesday, 7:30pm, £1 a head to play.

 

Do Good in the Wood

Want to do your bit for nature? A reminder that The Student Union’s Internationalisation and Community Team are organizing College Volunteering Away Days this term. Join Furness on a trip to the YMCA Pattersdale Estate in Cumbria on June 17 for some habitat conservation! Online applications are open now and close on 1st June.

 

Ingleton Waterfalls Trip

Also a reminder of the trip to the Ingleton Waterfalls on Saturday 2nd June. You will be leaving campus at 9.30am. Entry to the waterfalls is £6, to be paid on site, but if you would like to reserve a seat on the minibus, please email Lorna at l.harrison4@lancaster.ac.uk

 

And that’s it for this time, folks! Hope you all have a great, stress-free week. See you next time!

#MightyFurness