Trev’s Times – WEEK FIFTEEN

Why hello there, Furness. Welcome to week fifteen. We’re going to keep very calm and not think about how fast this term is going…oh Jesus. Anyway, we’ve got a lot for you to look forward to this week. Seriously, it’s a lot.

 

15 HOUR

This Saturday, your fave bar crawl is back, and better than ever! This time, the theme for the 15 Hour Bar Crawl is…Monopoly! That’s right, we’re going to be making our way round Lancaster like it’s a Monopoly board, with drink deals, interactive extras and the cheapest tickets to date! Tickets will be sold on Thursday in the TV room from 1pm – 6pm. They’ll be £6 (!!!) and that includes drink deals, your 15 t-shirt and entry fees. Keep an eye on the event page for all updates, including info on drink deals. We can’t wait!!

 

TREVAOKE

This Wednesday, we’re bringing back every Furnessian’s fave karaoke session – Trevaoke! Bring your friends to Trev and sing your heart out to some beloved tunes! 7:30pm in the JCR room.

 

Self Love & Self Care Night!

 

Don’t get lost in the fog of Valentine’s Day – it’s important to love yourself, too! Take care of yourself and pop down to the TV room on Tuesday night at 6pm for face masks, fruit and more! You deserve it!

 

SPORT

Last week Bar Sports went up against County! Men’s darts lost 6-3, men’s A pool lost 5-4 and B’s lost 6-3. Women’s pool won 6-3 (keep up, lads!) and women’s darts was cancelled. Doms won 2-1!

Table Tennis beat County 13-6!

In Netball, all A’s games were cancelled, but B’s lost to Fylde 6-36. The Mighty Mountains lost to Enchantresses (Pendle) 4-15.

In football, the B’s drew with Fylde 1-1.

Next week, Bar sports and Table Tennis go up against Bowland!

Netball:

– As V Grad Monday 9pm
– As V Bowland Tuesday 6pm
– Bs V Grad Tuesday 9pm
– Bs V Bowland Wednesday 2pm
– Trev’s Army V Red Angels (Bowland) Thursday 9pm

 

Football: A team go up against Pendle on Wednesday 5pm. B team v County on Saturday at 10am

For more info on Furness fixtures and scores, check out our sports page!

Extrav & Welcome Week Committee!

 

It’s your last chance to sign up for our Extrav Committee! Our first meeting will be held next Monday! If you’ve already signed up, we’ll message you in the next few days. Don’t miss out on the chance to get involved with the event of the year! Message the Furness Facebook if interested!

Very soon we’ll be organising the meeting of the Welcome Week Committee! You’ll be responsible for working with the JCR to organise fresher events and help out during the week. Watch this space for more info!

REP APPLICATIONS

Don’t forget we’re still taking applications for Welcome Week Reps for 2019! It’s a great opportunity to make friends, have some responsibility and it looks lovely on your CV! You can apply HERE. Applications close on Sunday 24th February. Before applying, please read the terms and conditions, which you can find here. 

 

Bailrigg FM 

Every Sunday, Bailrigg FM are kindly allowing Furness students to send in their  music requests from 4pm-5pm.

 

GIN FEST

For the third year running, Lancaster University’s Gin Festival returns with more gins than ever before.
You can expect over 120 gins, signature cocktails, entertainment and much more…
Running from Wednesday 13th February to Saturday 16th February at the following times:
Wednesday 13th February – 4.00pm-Midnight
Thursday 14th February – 4.00pm-Midnight
The GinFest 121 Quiz
Come down and try your hand at our traditional pub quiz! Starting at 8.00pm with free entry.
Friday 15th February – 4.00pm-Midnight
Saturday 16th February – 4.00pm-Midnight

 

Deputy Senior Advisor

Lesley English, Faculty Librarian, has been appointed as the new Deputy Senior Advisor.  We would like to congratulate Lesley on her appointment and look forward to working with her in the College.

 

Feel Good Friday!

All are welcome at the Feel Good Friday event on the 15th February, organised by the Natural Healthcare Centre. There will free tasters, vouchers, information and stalls, and relaxation in the form of acupuncture, aromatherapy and much more! Fylde Common Room, 12pm-3pm.

 

And that’s it, folks! Told you there was a lot going on. Hope you all have a lovely lovely week and look after yourselves! See you next time!

#MightyFurness  #UpTheNess

 

Trev’s Times – WEEK FOURTEEN!

Hello hello hello everyone, welcome back to another Trev’s Times! I can’t believe how quickly the weeks are flying by can you?! Here’s how you can plan your week ahead…

15 Hour Bar Crawl

SAVE THE DATE: The second 15 Hour Bar Crawl has been announced and is rapidly approaching! On Saturday, February 16th we will be once again trekking around Lancaster in search of the best drinks deals, so keep an eye on the Facebook event for more details including the all-important THEME RELEASE and of course ticket sales and prices! See you there!

Self-Love and Self-Care Night

Don’t get lost in the fog of Valentine’s Day… this year, Furness invites you to join us in taking the time to love yourself as well as others.

Pop down to the TV Room on Tuesday, February 12th, for just that.. an evening of self-care with face masks and fruit for a nice, relaxed mid-week break. Click ‘going’ on the event, here, for more updates.

Become a Rep!

Furness is renowned for its amazing Welcome Week Rep system, and now you can be a part of it too! Whether you’ve repped before or would like to get involved we’d love to hear from you! Applications for one of the best and most important roles within the college are now OPEN!

Apply HERE – make sure you have read the terms and conditions (attached below) before applying! Applications close on February 24th.

Furness Welcome Week Reps Ts and Cs

P.S. A huge thank you to everyone who was a Rep during Welcome Week 2018 – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Join our Extrav Committee!

Help us organise the BEST Extrav on campus! If you have any amazing theme ideas, want to work alongside your fab JCR team or even some new people within Furness then let us know! 

ANY Furnessian can join our Extrav Committee, so get your creative juices flowing, Furness, and lets have another INCREDIBLE night!

Message the Furness Facebook Page to register your interest!

Suggestion Box

The end of Week 14 will see the implementation of a Suggestions Box in the Furness Mailroom. This box is for suggestions for the JCR,  any ideas for events or event themes and NON-URGENT* welfare matters.

*If you have any urgent welfare issues or concerns, please contact the Furness Porters, the FurCAT Team, or your Welfare Reps.

Sports

Last week’s sports we saw the Men’s Pool A Team win 5-4, and Bs won 7-2. Men’s As Darts lost 6-3 and Men’s Bs Darts won 9-0. Women’s Pool won 6-3, and Women’s Darts won 5-2. Dominoes won 2-1. Table Tennis won 17-6. All against Lonnie!! Meanwhile… Football As and Netball were cancelled due to poor weather.

In this week’s lineup…

Monday: Bar Sports 7pm against County, Netball Bs play Grad at 8pm, Netball As play Grad at 9pm

Tuesday: Bar Sports 7pm against County, Netball As play Fylde at 7pm

Wednesday: Netball Bs play Fylde at 3pm

Thursday: Netball Trev’s Army vs It’s Getting Hog in Here (GZ) at 8pm

Friday: Netball’s Mighty Mountains play the Enchantresses (Pendle) at 7pm

Don’t forget that you can follow live sports scores on the Furness Sport Facebook Page, where your lovely Sports Officers Jacob and Georgie will keep you up-to-date.

Bailrigg FM Request Hour

Bailrigg FM are offering the students of Furness a request hour every SUNDAY at 4pm!

Earn a £10 Amazon Voucher for taking part in a 90-minute focus group on your experience of Lancaster University

The University and Lancaster University Students’ Union would like to hear from a range of different UK undergraduate student groups:

•           LGBTQ+ students
•           Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students
•           Students from a BTEC background
•           Disabled students
•           Care experienced students
•           White males from low socio-economic backgrounds (typically in receipt of a bursary)
•           Mature students

The Focus Group will be held on Wednesday 6th February 2019.  To register your interest, please email outreach@lancaster.ac.uk and confirm your availability for the 6th February focus group and that you are a UK undergraduate student.

Looking for housemates to live with 2019/20?

Why not come along to a Housing Workshop run by the Transitions Team on Tuesday 5thFebruary, 12.00pm until 1.30pm in Fylde Common Room. The workshop is an opportunity to meet other students who are looking to live off campus next academic year and find people who have similar interests and expectations of shared living. At the workshop, there will also be a short presentation from Lancaster University Homes. Places are limited so to book please email transitions@lancaster.ac.uk

Aaaand that’s about it! Thank you for reading, everyone! If you have any queries, questions or concerns please head to the ‘Talk to Your JCR’ section of the website for all the information you might need!

Trev’s Times – WEEK THIRTEEN

Hello there, Furness! How are we all finding term 2 so far? Don’t worry about those deadlines and exams – there’s lots to look forward to! Let’s see what’s going on this week…

Quiz

Don’t miss out on this week’s quiz – now on THURSDAYS! We’ll be in Trev from 7:30pm. This week’s specialist topic is Colorado! As usual, £1 a head to play.

 

Extrav Committee

Interested in being part of the event of the year?? We’re looking for people to join the Furness Extrav Committee 2019! For those who don’t know, Extrav (short for extravaganza) is each college’s end of year party, and Furness’ are the best! You’ll have a hand in making decisions, the promotion, the decoration and setting up, among much more! Message the Furness Facebook if you’re interested!

 

Sport

Last week Furness Bar Sports went up against Pendle! Men’s Darts won 6-3, Women’s darts lost 4-3, Men’s A pool lost 5-4, Men’s B pool won 6-3 and Women’s Pool lost 7-2.

Table Tennis won 13-11 against Pendle

In Netball, the Mighty Mountains went up against the Med Ballers, losing 33-0

Football B’s played Pendle, winning 7-2 (Man of the Match – Jacques Birch with 6 goals!!)

This week:

Bar Sports are away at Lonnie! 7pm Monday and Tuesday

Netball:

Bs V Grad Monday 8pm
As V Grad Tuesday 7pm
Trev’s Army V Med Scorers Thursday 8pm
Mighty Mountains V Wild Griffins (Cartmel) Friday 6pm
Table tennis vs Lonsdale on Wednesday at 7:30pm
Football A’s v Fylde at 1pm on Wednesday
Check out our sports page, where you can find all the latest info on Furness Sport, including scores and fixtures!
JCR Office Hours
Need a general chat, want to give feedback or have any suggestions or concerns? Come and talk to us in our JCR Office Hours! Every Friday, a JCR member will be in Furness A09 (the dean’s office) from 12pm to 2pm for you to come and speak to. Don’t be shy!
 Winter Ball Feedback
We want YOUR opinions on Furness events. Have your say by completing our survey, which you can find here!
By completing the survey, you’ll be put into a prize draw to win a £5 Amazon voucher!
We’ll also be uploading our meeting minutes to the Furness website every week, so you can see exactly what we discuss in our meetings!
And that’s it for this week, folks! See you next time!
#MightyMountains #UpTheNess

 

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWELVE!

Good morning, Furness! How are we all feeling after the first week back? Hopefully, you have all settled back into the groove of things and are ready to get going with Lent Term! Here’s what we have going on this week…

Pre-Patriots

Furnessians, save the date! This Wednesday, January 23rd is PRE-PATRIOTS! Our warm-up event for one of Furness’ most important events of the year – Patriots! We have:

Football 1:30-3:00pm on the Grass Pitch

Netball 3:00-4:00pm on the Outdoor Netball Court

Bar Sports 7pm onwards in Trev

And the day will end in Sugar to celebrate our win… right? Right!

What do we think of Cartmel…?

Trev Quiz

**IMPORTANT** This week’s quiz is starting at 6:30pm!!

This week’s specialist topic is Bruce Springsteen! Head down to Trev for what is sure to be another great quiz night!

Sports

Last week’s sports scores… Netball As lost 20-16 to Cartmel, and 48-16 to County and Netball Bs lost to Bowland 30-15 and County 38-9. Bar Sports played against Grizedale, where Men’s Darts won 5-4, Women’s Darts won 5-4 and Pool B’s lost 6-3.

This week…

Monday: Bar Sports vs Pendle at 7pm in Trev

Tuesday: Bar Sports vs Pendle at 7pm in Trev

Wednesday: Pre-Patriots (OF COURSE!)

Thursday: Trev’s Army vs Grizedale at 8pm

Friday: Mighty Mountains vs Med Ballers at 6pm

Saturday: Football Bs vs Pendle at 5pm

Don’t forget to ‘like’ the Furness Sports Facebook Page for weekly updates, fixtures and other sports news!

Your Feedback

Here in Furness, we value each student’s feedback and continually strive to deliver the best student experience possible, which is why we’re trying to raise awareness of the idea that you can get involved in our weekly meetings.

Here, you can make suggestions for the JCR to consider in their meetings whether it be events ideas and general feedback – please let us know how we’re doing, especially if there is something we need to change!

Looking for housemates to live with 2019/20?

Why not come along to a Housing Workshop run by the Transitions Team?  Workshops are running Tuesday 22nd January and Tuesday 5th February, 12.00pm until 1.30pm in Fylde Common Room.  The workshops are an opportunity to meet other students who are looking to live off campus next academic year and find people who have similar interests and expectations of shared living.  At each workshop, there will also be a short presentation from Lancaster University Homes. Places are limited so to book please email transitions@lancaster.ac.uk

Furness College Charity Challenge

Furness College Charity Challenge group is hoping to make a difference for one chosen charity local to Lancaster. The group have shortlisted five charities that do amazing work in the local community and would love you guys to vote for the one which you think we should work for this term:

Samaritans (Lancaster Branch)

Age UK (Lancashire)

Wolfwood

Lancaster and Morecambe Deaf Children’s Society

Lancaster District Community and Voluntary Solutions

To find out more and vote for the charity you’d most like to see the group support, click here!

Earn a £10 Amazon Voucher 

For taking part in a 90 minute focus group on your experience of Lancaster University.  The University and Lancaster University Students’ Union would like to hear from a range of different UK undergraduate student groups.  To register your interest, please email outreach@lancaster.ac.uk and state which group you would like to sign up to.

The groups are:

LBGTQ+ students  l  Students from a BTEC background  l  Disabled students  l    care experienced students  l  Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students  l    Mature Students  l  Males from low socio-economic backgrounds (typically in receipt of a bursary).

The Focus Groups will be held on one of the following dates: Wednesday 30th January and Wednesday 6th February 2019.

Nick Lewis Memorial Football Match:  Saturday 16th March 2019 at 1:00pm

Please come and join us for the Nick Lewis Memorial Football Match.  The football match starts at 1:00pm and there will be a presentation in the Furness TV Room from 3:00-4:00pm.  Everyone is welcome.

International Languages Cafe

Explore communication across cultures and languages while meeting new people! The event is open to home students and international students interested in sharing and brushing up any of their language skills, from complete beginners to native speakers.

1-2pm, every Friday during term-time in The Roundhouse.

Jam-in-Furness: Friday 22nd March at 8:00pm

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.

Student Switch Off Ambassador Training

Are you looking to boost your CV and for the chance to volunteer on an international environmental campaign? Why not volunteer as a Student Switch Off Ambassador?

The Student Switch Off is the energy-saving campaign across the colleges at Lancaster and other universities across Europe. Right now they are looking for keen students who would like to become Ambassadors -volunteers that can help promote the campaign in their college, and make a big difference!

Come along to the volunteer training session on Thurs 24th January – find out more and register here.

That’s about it, have a great week everyone!

P.S. we have some exciting things coming up for you in Lent Term, so keep reading to find out more!

Trev’s Times – WEEK ELEVEN

Happy New Year, Furness! Hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas! Who’s excited for term two, hm? Bet you’ve been missing Trev’s Times the most, haven’t you? If not, we’ve got loads of stuff going on to get you back in the mood. Also – a huge hello to all our new Furness students! Let’s see what’s happening this week!

REFRESHERS!

We’re recreating the best week of the year (and giving you a taste of what’s to come) with four events spread over the next few weeks. First up is…

 

Trev Quiz

Trev Quiz is back! We’ll be in Trev on Wednesday at 7:30pm with a specialist topic of…drum roll….Liam Neeson! It’s a great way to reconnect with all your pals from last night, and win some money! £1 a head to play

 

Refreshers Night Out

Next up is the ReSESHers Refreshers Night Out on Friday Week 1. Forget about those post-holiday deadlines for a night and celebrate surviving the first week of term! We’ll be starting the night in Trev with games and a DJ set (join us here if you want to get your hands on one of our free sugar wristbands!), then we’ll be off to Hogarths in town (with drinks deals) and ending the night in Sugar!! We can’t wait!

 

Movie Night! 

Our next event is our Sunday Movie Night! Join us in the TV room at 7:30pm and get comfy. What film? You decide! We’ll be putting up a poll later on this week!

 

Pre-Patriots

In preparation for this years Patriots (week 8), we’ll be holding a mini-tournament on January 23rd (Wednesday week 2). Our netball, football and bar sports teams will battle it out, followed by a night in Sugar! Let’s show Cartmel who’s boss!

 

Afternoon Tea 

Our welfare team are starting off the year with afternoon tea on Friday week 1. Bring your friends, meet your new welfare officers and enjoy some free snacks for a relaxing afternoon. Furness Foyer, 2-3pm.

 

International Pizza Night 

We’d like to give a warm welcome to all our new international Furnessians! Come and join our international pizza night on Wednesday to meet interesting people from all over the world (+ free food). You’ll also get to meet your brand new international officer (Harriet) and the SCR!

 

 

Have Your Say!

 Any ideas for the college? From week 2, we’re going to be putting out a suggestion box (or a google drive) so you can have your input into what gets discussed in JCR meetings. Get thinking!

 

 Senior Advisor

Dr James Mawdesley, Research Development Officer (FHM), has been appointed as the new Senior Advisor of Furness College. James will take over from Kevin Huggett who stepped down as Senior Advisor at the end of last month.

 

Assistant Dean Patrols – reminder

Our Assistant Deans patrol the accommodation regularly for breaches and to make sure everything is as it should be. Beth, Chris and Rose all live in the college, and you can stop them and talk to them if you see them. They and the Porters are the first point of contact outside of office hours. See more about the team here

 

Begin the new term with a brew!

Tea and Chat sessions are continuing this term, 12-1pm on Wednesdays in Bowland Bar.  Relax, connect with other students and enjoy a free hot or soft drink.  The Transitions Team host the weekly sessions to encourage all students to take a break and look after their own wellbeing.  Make time for tea and meet some new people!

 

Start the new year on the right foot …

Take a mid-week break from your studies and enjoy some fresh air.  Join the Transitions Team on a relaxed 30 minute walk along the campus woodland trail.  We meet in Alexandra Square, outside The Base, at 3pm on Wednesdays during term time.  It’s free and no sportswear is needed.

 

Join the College Sustainability Challenge – £750 for the winning team!

• A chance to help Lancaster University become more environmentally sustainable
• An opportunity to win £750 (1st prize), £250 (2nd prize)
• An experience that will give you new skills and impress future employers

Furness College has been invited to put forward a team to compete in fourth annual College Sustainability Challenge. In a team, you will be presented with the various challenges the university faces concerning environmental sustainability and asked to come up with innovative ideas and solutions. As a team, you will need to collaborate and access the expertise of the network of academics and professional staff and students across the University in order to develop your idea.

The competition will climax in Week 19 when ideas will be pitched to a panel of experts. The winning team will be awarded £750 with the runner-up receiving £250.

If you would like to be a member of the Furness College team please register your interest here. If you would like more information about the competition, please contact the Environmental Projects Team in the Students’ Union. We encourage participants from all faculties and of any level of experience!  Further information available on the Students’ Union’s website.

 

Colleges Charity Challenge – Furness team and next steps

Join in the Colleges Charity Challenge 2019 to support a worthy cause and boost your CV. The challenge launch event is on Thursday 17th January, at which support – and pizza! – will be given to teams. The event is open to students already part of college teams after the Charity Challenge 5thDecember Info Session and also anyone who couldn’t attend that event but would like to join a college team now. There will be a short presentation of key information and time to ask questions of staff supporting the challenge as you progress your ideas as a team.

Date and time: Thursday 17th January 2019, 6 – 7:30pm
Venue: Management School Lecture Theatre 3
Book your place via TARGETconnect.

*Attendance at this session can be counted for 5 Lancaster Award points*

If you have any questions or can’t attend this session, please email collegescharitychallenge@lancaster.ac.uk.

 

And that’s it! Quite a lot going on this week, folks, but lots of stuff to look forward to. See you next week!

#UpTheNess

Trev’s Times – WEEK TEN!

IT’S WEEK TEN, OH MY GOODNESS! We’re here, we have made it all in one piece! Here’s what is happening in the final week of term…

Winter Ball

The time has come for our wonderful Winter Ball… we hope you’re all excited! Here is some information about what’s happening on Tuesday evening:

 ❄️ Buses will leave Furness at 6:30pm prompt, by the Ann Helme garage on the perimeter road – REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR TICKET AND ID!
❄️ Arrive at the Netherwood Hotel at 7pm
❄️ 3 course meal (bar available – bring cash), followed by DJ until 1am
❄️ Coaches leave 1am prompt and one of the return coaches will make a drop-off in Dalton Square
❄️ Dress code: SMART – dress to impress!

Questionnaire

Give us your feedback on the last term by completing our survey!

Sports

Last week we saw Football as lose 5-0 to Lonnie, Bar Sports faced Grad where Men’s Darts won 7-2, Men’s Pool lost 7-2 (both As and Bs) and Women’s Pool won 5-4 and Women’s Darts won 4-3.

This week in sports we have…

Monday: Bar Sports vs Grizedale, Netball As vs Pendle at 9pm

Wednesday: Football As vs Grizedale at 1, Netball Bs vs Pendle at 3pm

Thursday: Netball Bs vs Cartmel at 9pm

Furness College Sustainability Challenge

 This challenge is open to all students of Furness College, so get involved

  • A chance to help Lancaster University become more environmentally sustainable
  • An opportunity to win £750 

    If you would like to be a member of the Furness College team please register your interest here. If you would like more information about the competition, please contact the Environmental Projects Team in the Students’ Union.  We encourage participants from all faculties and of any level of experience!

    Study Smart

    If you’re feeling the pressure of studying, come and say hello to your College Wellbeing Officers in the Library Foyer between 12 and 2pm on Wednesday 12th of December. Get some tips for managing study and exam stress, along with a healthy snack.

    They are also providing a chill-out area in the Base, complete with relaxing activities, so come along with your friends and take the pressure off for a while!

Are you here for the holidays?

Come and meet others who will be on campus too.

To enjoy a hot drink and free festive treats while finding out  what’s happening on campus and in Lancaster over the break in Fylde Common Room, Thursday 13th December 1:30pm – 2:30pm

For what’s open on campus, lancaster.ac.uk/vacation

To stay in touch with others, join “Staying in Lancaster for the vacation” on Facebook

Christmas Sales Day Trip to Chester & Cheshire Oaks

If you’re staying on campus over the holidays, why not head to Chester City Centre and Chesire Oaks on Saturday 29th December to make the most of the Christmas deals!

Tickets £20 available from the online store

Christmas Winter Wonderland trip to South Lakes Safari Zoo

South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures with which we share our planet.

The trip is taking place on Saturday 15th December with buses from the White Cross bus stop (opposite RLI) at 9.45am and Pendle Avenue at 10am

Ticket price £20 for adults, £15 for children includes travel and entry to the Zoo, available from the online store

Don’t Lose Your Wi-Fi

Happy Holidays from everyone in Furness. See you in the New Year!

P.S. To all our exchange students, thank you for spending your time here with us, we hope you’ve enjoyed it. Don’t forget us!

Trev’s Times – WEEK 9

Hey, Furness! It’s week 9, meaning it’s two weeks until we break up for CHRISTMAS!! How are we? Not too stressed I hope. Don’t worry, you’ve got this! Here’s what’s going on this week…

 

New JCR

Your new JCR has been elected! And they are:

President: Will Groarke

Democracy & Finance: Nicola Hall

VP Welfare: Georgina Henderson

VP Socials: Joe Fundrey

Welfare & Campaigns: Caitlin Nolan

Socials & Events: Bogdan Dragos

Media & Comms: Becky Smith and Lauren Whitaker

Welfare & Education: Lauren Yarwood

Welfare & International: Harriet Phipps

Sports: Jacob Ratcliffe and Georgie Zowonu

The new JCR will take their roles after Christmas. They’ve all got lots of new ideas for the college and can’t wait to start!

 

Sports

Last week Bar Sports took on Cartmel! Men’s A team pool lost 7-2, women’s pool won 5-4, women’s darts won 4-3, men’s darts won 8-1 and doms won 3-0. This week, bar sports are up against Grad! Monday and Tuesday at 7pm.

For football, the A’s game was cancelled but the B’s beat Cartmel 5-0!

For netball, games were cancelled due to rain last week. This week, A v Bowland 6pm on Tuesday, B’s v Bowland 2pm Wednesday, A’s v County 5pm on Wednesday, Trev’s Army v GuarenTREEd Goals (County) 9pm Thursday and A’s v Cartmel 6pm Friday

 

Carter Shield

The third round of the Carter Shield is going down this week, and the game is…basketball! Message us if you’re interested in playing, or just come down to support! It’ll be in the sports hall at 12pm on Saturday!

 

Colleges Charity Challenge 2019

Whether you’re already involved in fundraising and volunteering, or looking for a good opportunity to boost your student experience and CV – take up the Colleges Charity Challenge next term and see how you can make a difference!

Register via TARGETconnect to attend the Charity Challenge Info Session on Wednesday 5th December 1-2pm in Management School LT3, for more details about the challenge and to meet like-minded students interested in taking part. Refreshments provided! If you have any questions or can’t attend the info session, you can find out more on Facebook or by emailing collegescharitychallenge@lancaster.ac.uk.

Winter Ball

Don’t forget the Winter Ball is next Tuesday (of week 10). Tickets have now SOLD OUT. Don’t forget to collect them from Jo Dickinson’s office. Can’t wait to see you all there – dress classy!

 

The Big Vote

Voting for the JCR is now closed, but you can still vote for the SU referendum until Friday! Find out more information about the proposed changes and the yes/ no campaigns here

Quiz

Don’t forget the quiz – this Wednesday at 7:30pm! This week’s specialist topic is…LGBTQ+! As usual, £1 a head to play!

Study Smart

If you’re feeling the pressure from studying, come and say hello to your College Wellbeing Officers in the Library Foyer between 12 and 2pm on Wednesday 5th and Wednesday 12th of December. Get some tips for managing study and exam stress, along with a healthy snack. We’re also providing a chill-out area in the Base, complete with relaxing activities, so come along with your friends and take the pressure off for a while!

 

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

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK EIGHT!

Hello you lovely lot! Welcome back to Trev’s Times. It’s Week 8 already – how are we all feeling about that? I can’t quite believe we’re there already!  Read on to find out more about what’s going on this week in Furness…

 

Hustings

All important information about Hustings 2018 is here! Hustings is the best time to find out more about our new JCR candidates, giving you the opportunity to hear their manifestos and ask any questions that you might have.

Voting opens WEDNESDAY at 12pm and remains open until FRIDAY at 4pm.

(Good luck to everyone who has nominated themselves, I’m sure you’ll smash it!)

 

Sports Fixtures:

Week 7 scores: Football As lost 1-0 to Bowland, but the Bs won 2-1 against them! And in Netball, Mighty Mountains lost 17-1 to County.

And this week in sports… a lot of our teams are taking on Cartmel so some support at these matches would be amazing!

Monday: Bar Sports 7pm, with Women’s Pool  starting slightly earlier at 6:30pm

Tuesday: Bar Sports 7pm (Women’s Darts starting at 6:30pm), Netball As (vs County) at 7pm, Netball Bs vs Cartmel at 9pm

Wednesday: Netball Bs (vs County) at 3pm, Football (vs Pendle) at 3pm

Thursday: Trev’s Army vs Witch Please (Pendle) at 8pm

Friday: Mighty Mountains vsThe Mighty Boars (Grizedale) at 7pm

Saturday: Football Bs 5pm

Winter Ball

Winter Ball tickets are only on sale until December 3rd!! Don’t miss out on the Christmas event of the year with all your wonderful Furness pals, new and old. You can buy the tickets here.

Don’t forget to go and see Jo about your table arrangements if you haven’t already!

 

Food Bank Collection

Lancaster University students will be visiting the campus accomodations in Week 9 to collect non-perishable food items for Morecambe Bay Food Bank. There will also be donation boxes in the porters lodges.

If you would like to volunteer or find out more, please visit the Facebook Page.

 

Inter-College Quiz

QUIZZER NEEDED to compete on Monday 26th November 6:45pm-8pm. The winning prize after the head-to-head is £300 – get your quiz brains Furness!

 Please contact the Furness Facebook or email Jo as soon as possible if you’d like to participate!

 

Charity Challenge

Whether you’re already involved in fundraising and volunteering or looking for a good opportunity to boost your student experience and CV – take up the Colleges Charity Challenge next term and see how you can make a difference!

Register via TARGETconnect to attend the Charity Challenge Info Session on Wednesday 5th December for more information!

See the Facebook Page or email collegescharitychallenge@lancaster.ac.uk for more details.

 

Mindfulness Meditation

Need to relax and unwind from all those deadlines? Mindfulness Meditation is open to all students and staff every Thursday in the Chaplaincy Centre.

That’s it for now! Hope you have a great week, good luck with everything this week and beyond, and don’t forget to vote for your new JCR members!

Trev’s Times – WEEK SEVEN

Hello there, Furness! Welcome to Week 7, when it’s getting dark by half 4 and the deadline stress is starting to settle in (or maybe that’s just me). Don’t worry though, in a few weeks it’ll be Christmas time and you can ignore your responsibilities with chocolate and Home Alone. Let’s see what we’ve got going on this week…

Campaigns! 

Now nominations have closed, it’s time for our JCR candidates to start campaigning! Look out for posters around Furness and campaign pages on Facebook, and don’t forget to read each candidate’s manifesto to find out their ideas for the college. ALSO, keep next Tuesday (the 27th) free, because then it’s time for HUSTINGS!!

Building Resilience Workshop 

The Transitions Team hosted Will Medd (Life Coach and Failure to Learn Pioneer) in delivering a workshop on ‘Building Resilience’ to ten Lancaster uni students. The workshop was well received and 100% of students agreeing that their resilience and confidence increased following the session. In response to overwhelming demand, Will is running a second session on the 27th November. Students can book a place by emailing transitions@lancaster.ac.uk.

 

Look After Your Mate 

We know that students turn to each other when experiencing difficulties and so we will be running several FREE ‘Look After Your Mate’ workshops (developed by Student Minds) throughout term that will give you the necessary tips and tools to support a friend in need. This is a very valuable workshop for anyone in a supportive role or wants to learn more about how to support those around them. It also counts towards the Lancaster Award and is a great addition to you CV. Register HERE. (You will not receive a confirmation email, instead we will email you a reminder a few days before the workshop. The location is specified when your register for the event). 

 

Sports

Last week Bar Sports went up against Fylde! A Team pool lost 5-4, B Team lost 5-4, and Men’s Darts won 7-2. Meanwhile Women’s Pool lost 5-4, Women’s Darts won 7-0 and doms won 2-1.

Football A’s beat Cartmel 3-2, Netball A’s lost to Fylde 25-23, Netball B’s lost to Fylde and lost 3-5 to Grizedale.

This week: Bar Sports are off for the week, Football A’s v Bowland on Wednesday (1pm), B’s v Bowland on Saturday (10am), Netball A’s v Cartmel on Tuesday (7pm) and B team v Cartmel on Wednesday (3pm)

 

Carter Shield 

Round 2 of the Carter Shield is this Saturday and the game is DODGEBALL!! Message the Furness Facebook if you want to play!

 

Charity Challenge 

Whether you’re already involved in fundraising and volunteering, or looking for a good opportunity to boost your student experience and CV – take up the Colleges Charity Challenge next term and see how you can make a difference! Register via TARGETconnect to attend the Charity Challenge Info Session on Wednesday 5th December 1-2pm in Management School LT3, for more details about the challenge and to meet like-minded students interested in taking part. Refreshments provided! If you have any questions or can’t attend the info session, you can find out more on Facebook or by emailing collegescharitychallenge@lancaster.ac.uk.

Winter Ball

Reminder that winter ball tickets are on sale until 3rd December! Tickets are £35 and that includes travel, a 3 course meal and a disco! It’s a great night to act classy and celebrate the season in style, don’t miss out!

 

And that’s it for this week, folks! Enjoy yourselves, don’t catch a cold, etc etc. See you next week!

#MightyFurness

FURNESS COLLEGE JCR EXEC BY- LAWS

FURNESS COLLEGE JCR EXEC BY- LAWS

 

1.               OVERVIEW

1.1.            STATUS:

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

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

 

1.2.           DEFINITIONS:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.3.           BYE LAW:

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

2.             THE FURNESS COLLEGE JCR

2.1.             RIGHTS:

 

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

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

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

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

2.1.4.       To be represented by the Furness JCR Exec.

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

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

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

simple majority.

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

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

 

 

3.            THE FURNESS JCR EXECUTIVE

3.1.           STANDING MANDATES:

 

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

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

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

the JCR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

general meeting.

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

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

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

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

reference.

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

 

3.2.           SUB- COMMITTEES:

 

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

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

sub-committee.

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

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

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

terms of reference.

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

meetings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

with all sub-committees.

 

 

 

 

 

3.3           LISTED SUB- COMMITTEES:

3.3.1.        The Intro-Week Sub- Committee:

3.3.1.1.     Shall be chaired by the President.

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

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

 

3.3.2.        The Patriot’s Cup Committee:

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

 

3.3.3.        ‘The Extrav’ Sub- Committee:

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

3.3.3.2.   Include the Finance and Democracy Officer.

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

 

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

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

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

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

date and relevant.

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

 

 

3.4              POSITIONS:

 

3.4.1        The Exec shall consist of the following officers:

3.4.1.1.      The President;

3.4.1.2.   The Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns);

3.4.1.3.   The Vice President (Socials and Events);

3.4.1.4.  The Finance and Democracy Officer;

3.4.1.6.   The Media and Communications Officer (2);

3.4.1.7.    The Social and Events Officer (2);

3.4.1.8.   The Welfare and Campaigns Officer;

3.4.1.9.   The Welfare and Education Officer;

3.4.1.10.  The Welfare and International Officer;

3.5.1. 11.  The Sports Officer (2).

 

3.5            JOB DESCRIPTION

 

3.5.1.         The President:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for all general meetings and JCR Exec Hustings.

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

of their duties.

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

financial business.

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

in accordance to the LUSU Constitution and Elections Bye Law.

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

delivery of the ‘Summer Extravaganza’.

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

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

 

 

3.5.2.     The Vice-President (Welfare and Campaigns)

3.5.2.1    Shall represent the JCR on welfare and Campaigns related matters

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

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

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

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

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

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

general organisation of the Furness College Fresher Rep scheme.

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

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

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

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

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

 

3.5.3.     The Vice President (Socials and Events)

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

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

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

their duties, in particular JCR Social and Events Officers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.5.3.9     Shall sit on the LUSU Social and Events Group.

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

 

3.5.4.   The Finance and Democracy Officer

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

accordance with section 4 of this Bye Law.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

accordance with any regulations in the Furness JCR Bye Law.

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

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

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

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

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

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

finance office.

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

shall prohibit certain transactions if they are not financially viable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

pool table revenue.

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

 

3.5.6.   The Media and Communications Officer (Two Positions)

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

and published media.

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

and LUSU.

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

as reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

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

and communications equipment.

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

necessary.

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

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

term in regard to the social calendar.

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

and LUSU elections

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

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

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

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

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

3.5.6.12 Shall take minutes at the weekly JCR exec meetings

 

3.5.7.     The Social and Events Officer (Two positions)

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

activities.

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

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

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

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

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

the Furness College Summer Extravaganza and Winter Ball.

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

adequately to the JCR.

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

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

socials.

3.5.7.9       Two officers are elected.

 

3.5.8.   The Welfare and Campaigns Officer

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

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

and Green Issues.

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

that they are treated equally and fairly.

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

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

discrimination, awareness or anything equivalently related to welfare.

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

concerning welfare as well reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

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

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

JCR.

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

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

 

3.5.9.   The Education and Welfare Officer

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

3.5.9.2  Shall be responsible for assisting in all problems concerning education

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

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

 

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

concerning academia and reporting progress to the JCR Exec.

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

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

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

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

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

3.5.9.8     Represent the JCR and actively engage in Academic Council.

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

 

3.5.10.  International and Welfare Officer

3.5.10.1 Responsible for informing international students of the opportunities within

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

participation of international students in the JCR.

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

international students.

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

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

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

Campaigns Officers to ensure the wellbeing of international students.

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

ensure events are catered and suitable for international students.

3.5.10.6  Assist the Chair in encouraging international students to participate in

democratic functions.

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

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

3.5.10.9    Shall liaise with the LUSU Vice President (Campaigns and

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

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

university term time, open to any JCR member.

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

 

3.5.11.   The Sports Officer (Two Positions)

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

many members of the JCR as possible at all levels.

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

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

team captains.

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

alliance with the relevant Cartmel College Exec.

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

such events.

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

the George Wyatt, Netball and Football leagues.

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

and Richard Slatter Tournament. 

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

teams to develop inter- collegial sporting events.

 

 

3.6.          TERMINATION OF OFFICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the next Furness JCR General or Emergency General Meeting.

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

or emergency General Meeting shall be removed from office.

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

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

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

to the Exec and LUSU President in person.

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

outlined in Section 16 of the LUSU Constitution.

 

  1. MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS:

 

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

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

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

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

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

stated in this bylaw or the President.

 

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

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

meetings and officer activities as outlined in their job description.

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

as deemed by the Finance and Democracy Officer.

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

 

5.                FINANCE

 

5.1.           DETAILS:

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

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

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

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

5.1.3.1        The President.

5.1.3.2  The Finance and Democracy Officer.

5.1.3.3     The Vice President (Socials and Events).

5.1.3.4     The Vice President (Welfare and Campaigns).