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…
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…?
**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!
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!