Furness JCR Elections 2013

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Nominations for the following Furness JCR Exec positions are open next Monday (18th)! Click on the positions below to find out more about them!

– President
– Vice President (Social & Events)
– Vice President (Welfare & Campaigns)
– Chairperson
– Treasurer
– Social & Events Officer (2 positions)
– Welfare & Campaigns Officer (2 positions)
– Media & Communications Officer (2 positions)
– International Student Experience (ISE) Officer
– Education & Opportunities Officer

Information Talk: Find out more about elections and ask any questions you may have about elections of the available positions: Week 7 7:00pm 19th November Furness TV Room.

Nominations: open in Week 7, 10am Monday (nominations.lusu.co.uk) 18th November and close 5pm Friday 22nd November.

Candidates Meeting: Week 7 6:00pm Friday 22nd November Furness LT1.

Hustings: Week 8 6:30pm Tuesday 26th November at the Biology LT1 (The one next to Trev with the Whale)

Voting: opens Week 8 10am Wednesday 27th November and closes 5PM Friday 29th November.

Results: at 7pm in Trevor on Friday 29th November.

For more information please e-mail our lovely welsh chairman Willy Downes at w.downes@lancaster.ac.uk

 

Vice President (Socials and Events) – Karl Ignacio

Karl round

Karl – Hey everyone! I’m a third year Biological Sciences with Biomedicine student (breathe) and I’m honoured to be your VP Socials and Events. Along with your Social Secs – Sophie and Claudia – I’ll be co-ordinating social events like the 15 Hour Bar Crawl, Winter Ball and the biggie – Extrav. I am more than happy to take on board any feedback or ideas that you may have, because at the end of the day we all want the same thing – amazing socials. Let’s make this happen Furness!

Furness JCR President – Qasim Younis

Qas round

Qasim – Hey Guys! I’m Qas, a 3rd Year Politics & IR student from Sheffield and I’m the current President of Furness College JCR! It’s my job to make sure everything is running smoothly and being done with your best interests in mind, I will spend my time working with all the officers and helping facilitate their ideas and plans. Apart from that I’ll be representing Furness at Union Council and in general within LUSU and working with them and the SCR on all kinds of matters. A huge part of the Presidential role, is the organisation of Fresher’s Week, I’ll be coming up with Furness’ timetable of the week to make sure you have a good time and feel as comfortable and as at home as you possibly can. I’ll helped by the JCR, SCR and college members can have an input via my Presidential drop in session, where you can tell me what you want!

Bev’s Hills – Week 6

Morning!

Hope you’ve all recovered from the 15 hour on Saturday! The mighty never fall, shame the same couldn’t be said for my housemate who lost a fight with the pavement on the way home.

Your terrible joke of the week: I used to work in a shoe-recycling shop. It was sole-destroying.

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It’s already week 6 and that means it time to think elections. Want to make a contribution to Furness? Got some ideas to change the college? Anyone can run, you’ve got nominate yourself sometime next week, campaign a bit (spam the poop out of everyone) and of course attend the infamous furness hustings! The following positions are up for grabs:

– President
– Vice President (Social & Events)
– Vice President (Welfare & Campaigns)
– Chairperson
– Treasurer
– Social & Events Officer (2 positions)
– Welfare & Campaigns Officer (2 positions)
– Media & Communications Officer (2 positions)
– International Student Experience (ISE) Officer
– Education & Opportunities Officer

Watch out for more information!

If you go to: http://furnesscollege.co.uk/people/ you can see what the current JCR exec have to say about their position!

 

There is a man from Lancaster in a homemade leopard suit performs songs about Vimto, trains, service stations and the seaside. Kriss Foster & friend: Mr Ferris, present a show full of stories, interesting instruments and trinkets. For fans of Flight of the Conchords and John Shuttleworth.

– ‘Dead good’ (NME). ‘A great disappointment’ (his Gran).

So make sure you don’t miss out and join us on the Friday 15th of November at 20:30 at Trevor (JCR Room – Back of Trev) and CLICK HERE to join the event on Facebook.

Kriss’ website: http://www.krissfoster.co.uk/
Follow Kriss on Twitter: https://twitter.com/krissfoster
Follow Kriss on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kriss-Foster/29411095296?fref=ts

 

This Sunday week 6 is unihock! Get down and play and support – we finished 3rd last round lets keep it going.

The Netball A’s take on Pendle – Tuesday 6:30PM

Bar Sports also take on Fylde Monday and Tuesday from half 7!

FURNESS BEER FESTIVAL

3 great words! In line with the university’s 50th year anniversary Furness is putting on a super special beer festival! The 4 day extravaganza starts the 5th December!

Drop-in Sessions

Some of your JCR-exec have drop-in sessions where you can go to tell them about any issues or problems, or if you just fancy a chat!

Rebecca Green – Equal Opportunities – Monday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM in Trev.

Megan Banbery – Education and Welfare – Thursday, 3PM in Trev.

Ellen Hedley – Equal Opportunities – Thursday 12-1 in Trev.

Have a good week – and definitely think about nominating yourself!

Cheers,

Henry

Bev’s Hills – Week 5

Morning all,

We’re already half-way through the “longest term”, Lancaster have already had their Christmas decorations for a fortnight and it’s bloody freezing! BUT IT’S THE 15 HOUR ON SATURDAY!!!!

I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. Could be a Chinese Wispa!

If you thought my joke was terrible, then do one you have a terrible sense of humour. However there is a man from Lancaster in a homemade leopard suit performs songs about Vimto, trains, service stations and the seaside. Kriss Foster & friend: Mr Ferris, present a show full of stories, interesting instruments and trinkets. For fans of Flight of the Conchords and John Shuttleworth.

– ‘Dead good’ (NME). ‘A great disappointment’ (his Gran).

So make sure you don’t miss out and join us on the 15th of November at 20:30 at Trevor (JCR Room – Back of Trev) and CLICK HERE to join the event on Facebook.

Kriss’ website: http://www.krissfoster.co.uk/
Follow Kriss on Twitter: https://twitter.com/krissfoster
Follow Kriss on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kriss-Foster/29411095296?fref=ts

Congratulations to whoever won the super spooky Furness pub quiz last Wednesday! I wanted to be there but Damo sent me to pick up his dry cleaning! It will be on again this Wednesday check out the event https://www.facebook.com/events/574289659302773/ to see what this week’s specialist round is and of course the surPRIZEs!

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WILL GETS SOCIAL SEX

Congratulations to Will Hedley who has been co-opted in as a social sec until the end of term! He proved he had all the right moves beating the other candidates with the best reproduction of the famous Saturday Night Fever dance routine.

If you want to get involved in changing the college and want to be on the JCR elections are coming soon!

 

 

 

15 Hour shirts will be on sale this WEDNESDAY6th at 11:30AM in TREV! Make sure you get down sharpish or even before and sample one of the great cold or hot beverages on offer in Trev (plug). But seriously freshers, it always sells out and you don’t want to be missing out on the first bar crawl!

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Congratulations are in order for the Furness dodgeball team, they came 3rd in yesterday’s Carter Shield after winning 4/5 of their games. Thank you to everyone who came down and hope to see you week 6 for unihock!

This week the Football A team take on Bowland – Wednesday 2PM ko,
The B’s also take on Bowland on Saturday 2PM Ko

The Netball B’s take on Grad – Wednesday at 3pM

Bar Sports also take on Bowland Monday and Tuesday from half 7!

Drop-in Sessions

Some of your JCR-exec have drop-in sessions where you can go to tell them about any issues or problems, or if you just fancy a chat!

Rebecca Green – Equal Opportunities – Monday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM in Trev.

Megan Banbery – Education and Welfare – Thursday, 3PM in Trev.

Ellen Hedley – Equal Opportunities – Thursday 12-1 in Trev.

Thanks for reading, have a wonderful week filled with rainbows and butterflies,

Henry

Kriss Foster Gig

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A man from Lancaster in a homemade leopard suit performs songs about Vimto, trains, service stations and the seaside. Kriss Foster & friend: Mr Ferris, present a show full of stories, interesting instruments and trinkets. For fans of Flight of the Conchords and John Shuttleworth.

– ‘Dead good’ (NME). ‘A great disappointment’ (his Gran).

So make sure you don’t miss out and join us on the 15th of November at 20:30 at Trevor (JCR Room – Back of Trev) and CLICK HERE to join the event on Facebook.

Kriss’ website: http://www.krissfoster.co.uk | Follow Kriss on Twitter | Follow Kriss on Facebook

Bev’s Hills – Week 4

Morning Furness!

We’re already into Week 4 not really sure how that’s happened! A trio of Mexican jokes for you this morning:

Why did the Mexican push his wife off a cliff? Tequila!
What did the Mexican put under his carpet? Underlay Underlay!
What do you call four Mexicans in quicksand? Quatro sink-o!

Yes it’s back again! Plans are well underway for this term’s 15 Hour Bar Crawl – Saturday Wk. 5! Tickets are only £6  (t-shirt, entry to all bars and clubs including Sugarhouse who have a guest DJ on!).

Make sure you join the Facebook Event and keep an eye out for ticket sales!

And If you haven’t watched it yet – JCR President Damo er… struts his stuff (I’ll let you see for your own eyes)!

 

LOOKING FOR FURNESSIAN FOR SOCIAL SEC

Fancy organising the 15 hour bar crawl and christmas ball or running for a social position at this year’s elections? Then why not run for social secretary for the rest of this term?!

Please email our chairperson Will on w.downes@lancaster.ac.uk or alternatively message him on facebook for more information. Deadline is Tuesday so get your nominations in and the creativity flowing!


Can anyone knock ‘Quiz on Your Face’ off of their perch!? This week we have the I ♥ TREV spooktacular halloween special!

£1 entry fee per person, £50 Cash Prize + Sur-Prize as per usual, the quiz will have a round of Terrifying Trivia, Petrifying Pictures anddd FREE ENTRY to Sugar for the most Frightening Furnessian Costume + 2 friends.

The usual handicaps apply with your team points and the last-place specialist topic, which, this week, is CATS.

7.30 in Trev!

FACEBOOK EVENT

Loads of sports going on this week for you to support and get involved with! This Sunday brings the new look Carter Shield and this week’s sport is DODGEBALL! If you wanna play for the Furness Purple Cobras (I have definitely just made the name up)  then meet at 11:30am in Furness Foyer, and walk down together to the sports centre for 12. Facebook Event

Football A’s take on Lonsdale Wednesday at 2PM

Netball A’s have got County – Tuesday at 6:30PM
Netball B’s also play County – Wednesday at 3PM

Furness take on County in bar sports Monday and Tuesday from 7PM. Make sure you get down to Trev on bar sports day for cheap drinks!

FURST: Furness College Magazine – Michaelmas Edition #1

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It’s back! The loved, loathed and critically acclaimed and multiply denounced Furness College JCR Magazine: Furst! It was great to meet our new batch of #FurnessFreshers and a big welcome back to all returning Furnessians. If you haven’t read a Furst before, put on your seat belts, clench your buttocks at the plethora of grammatical. “errors’ and  enjoy the multi-sensory experience. READ IT ONLINE NOW

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Look out for paper copies this week (hopefully today) around Furness foyer and in Trev!

Drop-in Sessions

Some of your JCR-exec have drop-in sessions where you can go to tell them about any issues or problems, or if you just fancy a chat!

Rebecca Green – Equal Opportunities – Monday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM in Trev.

Megan Banbery – Education and Welfare – Thursday, 3PM in Trev.

Have a good week, and remember you’re unique just like everybody else.
Henry

Bev’s Hills – Week 3

Hello

Monday. Rain. News. YAY!

Two cows are stood in the field, one says to the other “Have you heard about this mad cow disease that’s going around?”. The other replies “I’ll be alright mate, I’m a duck”.

Absolutely amazing turn out for the We <3 Trev Furness Pub Quiz! Congratulations to our winning team “Quiz on your face” who were the winners of a £50 cash prize and tapas meal in 1725, and to our losing team “Brantwood” with the consolation of some gorgeous Trev cake and the choice of specialist round for next week “Australia!” Thankyou to everyone involved and see you all next week!! Join the facebook event.

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Trev turns one in style

It was great to see Trevor packed on Friday to celebrate his birthday! We witnessed some great live music from the Jazz quintet and some unbelievable fingering from Furness’ own Rev Kev (on guitar). Thank you to everyone who came down especially those who had the balls to get up and jam with the band.

 

 

 

Vision TV

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Furness Sports

All of our teams got cheated out of victories this week apart from both the Netball teams who won their games against Grizedale! This week the bar sports take on Lonsdale in Trev Monday & Tuesday at 7PM. Football B’s take on Grizedale Saturday at 2PM. Netball girls take on Fylde (shiiittttt) A’s Friday at 5PM and B’s Wednesday at 3PM.

Drop-in Sessions

Some of your JCR-exec have drop-in sessions where you can go to tell them about any issues or problems, or if you just fancy a chat!

Rebecca Green – Equal Opportunities – Monday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM in Trev.

Megan Banbery – Education and Welfare – Thursday, 3PM in Trev.

Thanks for reading just to let you know 15 Hour Bar Crawl is coming Saturday Wk. 5 so keep your eyes peeled for more info about that!

Henry

P.s. I love you.

Bev’s Hills – Week 2

Good Morning Furness, and welcome to another instalment of your favourite (and only) college newsletter Bev’s Hills.

It’s freezing, it’s grey and it’s Monday so here is the usual terrible joke to brighten up your week.

A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named “Amal.” The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him “Juan.” Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds, “They’re twins! If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.”

This week it’s College Spirit Week. There’s loads of great events going on with other colleges trying to prove they’re as good as Furness. Check out the LUSU event.

This Friday marks the 1st Birthday of refurbished Trev, so we’re throwing him a birthday party. There’ll be party games, live music and even cake! JAM-IN-FURNESS is happening same time, same place. Paul Palmer a true Furnessian will be playing with his jazz quartet and wants anyone who wants to play to come down too! If you’re just a wonderwall-playing-wannabe like me, come down and watch some great musicians.

Facebook Event.

I <3 Trev Wednesdays is the return of the Furness Pub Quiz. Your social secs Jenny and Layla have been working hard to make your quiz better than ever, with a £50 CASH prize and extra special, super secret surPRIZE. It’s only £1 entry, every Wednesday in Trev at 7:30PM.

Facebook Event

College Hoodies

hoodiesPurple Steel. You’ve probably seen the sea of really, really, good looking people in Furness hoodies. For only £15 or only 50957.42 Uzbekistan Som you can be really really good looking too!

Go down to the JCR office to buy yours today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop-in Sessions

Some of your JCR-exec have drop-in sessions where you can go to tell them about any issues or problems, or if you just fancy a chat!

Rebecca Green – Equal Opportunities – Monday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM in Trev.

Megan Banbery – Education and Welfare – Thursday, 3PM in Trev.

Think that’s everything for this week I’ve probably forgot something but c’est la vie! Have a great week.

Henry

ALSO THE CARLETON IS BACK

Bev’s Hills – Week 1

Good Morning Furness!

Welcome to the exciting, beautifully composed, critically acclaimed newsletter Beverley’s Hills!

My terrible joke of the week:
If cattle had a sense of humour, would they be a laughing stock?

Furness Freshers 2013

Furness became home to 378 new freshers this year and what a week they’ve give us! From the first night new furnessians were getting acquainted with the college chants, and one lucky lady got more than acquainted with the Furness TV Room. Monday night quickly followed with a ghost walk, though you can’t get much more scary than Cartmel girls. After, the paint party in elements, for many the first taste of Lancaster nightlife (and UV paint).

Tuesday was home to the campus bar crawl ending in Cartmel with the silent disco. Wednesday was equally as silent at the movie night without a movie. Thursday brought Her Majesty the Queen (well kind of) to Furness foyer as the official pre-tea before the big night out in Lancaster!  If you could hack it Friday brought the delights of Hustle and Lounge. Saturday everybody scrubbed up well and was looking good for the James Bond casino ending in Elements. Sunday meant the last day of freshers a tons of bbq on the (not so) sunny Windermere boat trip. Afterwards there was a cracking turn-out at the pub quiz, where “All credit to Zoe” won the £50 cash prize and VIP booth in Elements. “Flat 7 sucks” did indeed suck and came in last place.

My milkshakes bring all the boys to Trevor

reggieTrevor – furness bar is now doing milkshakes of all of your favourite chocolate bars!

Trev’s open 11AM – 11PM weekdays selling soft, alcoholic and hot drinks. As well as speciality cakes. It is also home to your weekly pub quiz that will be starting up again Wednesday Wk. 2.

On the evening of the 18th of October join us and Paul Palmer’s quartet once again for the return of our Jam-in-Furness series.

Paul plays regularly at Zefirelli’s in Ambleside, at the Keswick Jazz Festival and last summer he played at Lancaster Jazz. His regular haunt is Hope and Anchor in Ulverston, but he plays throughout Cumbria and Lancashire. You may also remember him from our colleges grand re-opening last November and the first Jam-In-Furness in May!

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Thurd Furst

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Me and Piotr your publicity officer are well underway making our third edition of the world renowned Furness magazine. If you haven’t seen them before, or want to reminisce you can view them here. Once again Mrs. Furst the furness resident agony aunt is here to help with any of your problems, make sure you get in touch on ASK.FM – but please no cyber bullying she is a sensitive lady.

If you want to write an article however serious or not you need to get it to me and Piotr by Wednesday at the latest. p.motyka@lancaster.ac.uk

Short and sweet for this week, hope you’ve all had an amazing freshers week I’m absolutely gutted it was my last one but I don’t think I can take another one anyway.

Til next week,

Henry