Hello there Furnessians! Welcome to week 29! Hopefully most of you have finished your year by now, but if you haven’t, keep going, you got this! This is your penultimate TT of the year, so instead of getting emotional, let’s see what’s going on this week…


New JCR Officers

After another round of By-Elections, your JCR Officers have been voted in for next term!

President: Nicola Hall

Democracy and Finance: Jacob Ratcliffe

Media and Communications: Tarik Ali

Welfare and International: Justin Hon

Sports Officers: Emily Wood and Kamal Naderi



We’re still in need of a socials officer! If you’re interested, send in your manifesto to the Furness Facebook by FRIDAY. We’ll be co-opting in our JCR meeting on Friday evening.

Open Day Ambassadors Needed 

Furness College is looking for four College Ambassadors to work at the University Open Day on Saturday 7th September.

The rate of pay is £9.20 per hour (including holiday pay). Travel (rail) and overnight accommodation (on campus) will be provided where necessary.

If you are interested in representing Furness College, please send a covering letter (by email) to the College Manager Jo Dickinson. Expressions of interest should be received by 4pm on Friday 21st June.

Please note that all College Ambassadors will have their right to work checked with the Employment and Recruitment Service.


Graduating this year? College Alumni

Stay in touch with Furness College through our Furness Alumni Facebook group.  We will keep you up to date on what’s happening and let you know about events we have planned.  Feel free to share your photos and memories of your time at Furness, including graduation!



It’s not long now until EXTRAV!! Hope you’re all set with your outfits! If not, we’ll be publishing a Pinterest board later this week for some Summer Lovin’ Inspo. For all updates, visit the event page!


End of year social 

Keep an eye on the Facebook for updates on our end-of-year college social! Coming soon!


And that’s all for this weeks, folks!

Lauren is due to write next week’s Trev’s Times, so this will be my last one . After doing this newsletter for nearly two years, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s ever taken the time to read TT, and a huge thank you to the JCR (both past and present) and SCR, for making comms such an experience. I’m so excited for what Lauren and Tarik have in store for you guys.

#MightyFurness #UpTheNess


Good morning, all! Hope you’re all well, lucky us that the sun is finally coming out to play again! It’s a bite-sized Trev’s Times this week, so here goes!

College Cup Semi-Final

TONIGHT – Monday 10th June is the College Cup Semi-Final where we’ll see the football A team take on Bowland As to secure their place in the final. Kick off is at 5pm on the pitches, don’t be late! Now that the sun has reappeared, there’s no excuse not to take that well-deserved break and support the boys this evening.

JCR By-Elections and AGM

We’re holding JCR by-election hustings and our AGM from 6pm in Furness LT 1. Head down to hear the candidates’ manifestos and proposals for their roles, support your friends and… FREE PIZZA! Click ‘going’ on the event to ensure your share…


Final Year Careers Event

This is a careers event for final year students who haven’t yet secured a job or postgraduate study.

There will be a number of graduate employers offering advice and job vacancies, and Careers staff will be on hand to provide advice and guidance. There will also be free pizza and Pimms!

More information can be found here.

That’s all for this week. Make sure you get out and enjoy the sun while we’ve still got it around! See you next time!


Good morning, Furnessians! Happy Extrav-ticket-buying day! Hope everything went well for you last week, and that Week 27 is just as you need it to be. Here we go with this week’s news…


The all-important ticket release news!

ALL TICKETS are £9.50.  ALL TICKETS go on sale on Monday 3rd June.

FURNESS COLLEGE members tickets are on sale 4pm – 7pm, College members can only buy ONE TICKET in early release. See the Facebook event for information about acts: Rahul Kapoor, Callum Gough, Angel Delight, Corella and LUEDMS.

GENERAL RELEASE tickets go on sale at 7pm, to buy tickets for other college Extravs. Up to FOUR TICKETS can be bought in general release.

Make sure that you are registered through the Students’ Union site before tickets go on sale to avoid disappointment.


JCR By-Elections & AGM

The time has come for our end of year By-Elections and Annual General Meeting (with free pizza!!) 🍕
Come down to have your say in the college and hear out your candidates for the upcoming JCR roles!

We’re opening nominations for
– President
– Democracy & Finance
– Media & Communications
– Socials & Events
– Welfare & International
– Sports Officer x2

Furness LT1, 11th June – 6pm! Don’t miss it! 💜

The Big Picnic

Finding time to take a break from work, revision and exams can be tricky but it is important to build in regular breaks. Escape the everyday stresses of a busy term and join the Transitions Team for The Big Picnic. Free refreshments and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and games (weather permitting!) will ensure fun for everyone.

Connect with other students or bring a friend to Fylde Common Room 12.30 – 2pm on Tuesday 4th June.

Questions? Email

Moving Out This Summer?

Furness Off-Campus kitchen needs spare knives, forks, spoons, cups, glasses and plates to replace items which have gone missing this year.  If you wish to donate then please leave these with Jo Dickinson, Furness College Manager (Room A13, Furness).  If we end up with too many items then they can be given to the Charity Shop and to the Don’t Ditch it, Donate campaign.

Hedgehog Surveying Workshop

Saturday 8th June, 12pm – 3pm, Bowland North Seminar Room 20

If you love hedgehogs, then this is the perfect event for you! Jo Wilkinson, the founder of the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Project will be visiting Lancaster University to lead a hedgehog surveying workshop.
If you would like to get involved in the workshop then register your interest here.


Final reminder to get your Graduation Celebration tickets – Online store closes on 7th June 2019. Tickets CANNOT be sold after this date.

If you are graduating this summer, then don’t forget to book your tickets for the college Afternoon Tea which are available from the Online Store and cost £9 per guest. Tickets are free for Furness students who are accompanying their guest.

Furness Alumni

Our Furness Alumni Facebook group can help you relive old times as well as keep up to date with all things Furness.

Please do take a look and share photos and memories of your time here, and we will keep you up to date on any events we have planned.


And that’s about it for this week! Good luck to you all in your remaining exams, and to those of you who are done enjoy the sun… when it decides to show it’s face again properly!

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-SIX

Hey there, Furnessians! Bit of late one this week, apologies for that. Week 26 is here! Every week we’re here talking about how quickly the term flies but seriously, how quickly is this term flying? Some of us graduate this July…terrifying. Anyway, this is what’s going on this week…



Reminder to NOMINATE yourself for BY-ELECTIONS by 12pm TODAY!!! If anyone’s considering it but isn’t sure, we definitely think you should go for it. It’s a great chance to take up more responsibility and do your bit for the college. Send in your manifesto here NOW!!


Carter Shield

Carter Shield is back this Sunday with Mixed Touch Rugby!! Take a break from exams (or celebrate finishing them) by getting out there in the fresh air and playing! 1-3pm, message the sports page for more details or to sign up!



Okay so now you know the extrav theme…HOW EXCITED IS EVERYONE?!! We’re so happy to be presenting Summer Lovin’ in Furness! It’s gonna be a great night, and you don’t even know the half of it! Keep an eye on the Furness Facebook and Instagram for all the updates and announcements, and trust us, there’s some good ones coming!!

While we’re here, a massive thank you to Tom Winrow, Aiden Handley-Griggs, Shannon McCaul, Beth Mapley, Emily Reed, Louise Browning and Nicola Hall for starring in the video. Also, a big loving shout out to Holly Phillips, Harriet Phipps and Georgie Zowonu for helping out with filming. We hope you guys liked the video!!


Charity Korfball Tournament!

Have fun while raising money for charity this June with a Korfball tournament! Georgia Smith is fundraising to climb Mt Kenya to raise money for the charity Dig Deep, a water sanitation charity working in vulnerable areas of Kenya. She is organising a Korfball tournament on Saturday 8th June to do so! It’s £2 to take part, the rules will be explained on the day  and there will be prizes for the winning team. She will be organising teams of mixed ability so why not sign up! Email to sign up by 2nd June!



Speaking of Charity, just taking a moment to plug another great cause. LuDans  are raising money for Mind and the Burchill Trust, as well as for their own competitions with a dance competition! That’s right, they’re asking for societies and sports teams (I’m looking at you, Furness FC) to nominate a few people to pick a song, a dance style and let LuDanS teach you a routine that you will perform for the chance to be crowned GOT TO DANCE WINNERS 2019! For all information, go to the event page. How exciting!!!


And that’s it for this week, folks! Well done to everyone who has finished (or is still finishing) their exams! Remember – nominate yourself for BY-ELECTIONS!! See you next week!

#MightyFurness #UpTheNess


Hello there, Furnessians! Hope you’re all still alive out there! Don’t worry, not long now until Summer! Let’s see what we’ve got going on this week…

Richard Slatter

The Richard Slatter Memorial Pool Tournament is back for another year! We invite pool-lovers alike – students and alumni – to join us in Trev this Saturday. Sign ups from 11am, and the tournament will begin at 12pm!


Nominations for by-elections open on the 20th May! The roles becoming available are: President, Democracy & Finance, Media & Communications, Socials & Events, Welfare and International and two Sports officers! If you’re interested, or want more information, message the Furness Facebook!

Graduation Celebrations

Graduation plans are currently underway and details can be found on our  Furness Website. Don’t forget to book your tickets for the college Afternoon Tea which are available from the Online Store and cost £9 per guest. They are free for Furness students who are accompanying their guest. The online store will close on the 7th June, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets CANNOT be sold after this date or on the day of graduation.


Uni Quiet Period

A reminder that the quiet period is running from the 29th April to the 19th June. This is the time leading up to and including the exam period. It is in place to ensure all students and residents can study in peace. Noise fines will be doubled this term.


Demystifying Exams 

Are you worried about what to expect at your first exam? No need, we have got you covered! Come along to our Demystifying Exams event to find out everything that you need to know ahead of your first formal University examination! This includes exam essentials, useful tips, do’s and don’t’s, and advice on being prepared. Wednesday 29th May from 3-4pm. Venue TBC.


Work Experience Bursary


The work experience bursary is officially open for applications. More information and the application form can be found on the Career’s ‘Financial Support’ Webpage.


Transitions E-Buddies 

The transitions team are recruiting Transitions E-Buddies to support applicants to prepare for university life and settle into Lancaster University. You will facilitate a small group of incoming students who you will support over email before they arrive at Lancaster University (August – October 2019). You will assist students with practical queries and be empathic to student concerns. You will be trained in e-communications, boundaries and confidentiality. Supervision is provided and you will have the opportunity to attend team meetings with other e-buddies to share good practice and enhance your skills. This volunteer opportunity is open to all students. We are keen to recruit students from underrepresented groups. Please email and we will send you an application pack. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a short interview to discuss the post. Deadline for the application is Friday 31st of May.


Hedgehog Friendly Campus

Staff and students are invited to take part in ‘Hedgehog Friendly Campus’ – a national accreditation scheme, funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, which aims to make campuses a safer place for wild hedgehogs. Lancaster is the second university to be joining the scheme, following its launch at the University of Sheffield in 2018. Examples include fundraising, attending wildlife courses, surveying campuses for hedgehogs, making physical changes to the land and raising awareness. Join the community on Facebook and Twitter.


Keep an eye on the Furness Social Media for incoming updates on EXTRAVVV!!! This years theme reveal will be on the 24th May. Get excited!!!


And that’s all folks! See you next week!

#UPTHENESS #MightyFurness


Happy Bank Holiday Monday, Furness! Here is your Roses recovery news…

Exam de-stress sessions

The Counselling and Mental Health Service are going to be running some exam de-stress/support sessions throughout the summer term at both 8:30am and 1pm for 30 minutes each and these will take place in the Chaplaincy.

These are bite-sized, stress and exam support on in the mornings and afternoons and this will commence from Tuesday 7th May until 19th June (with the expectation of 20th May, 23rd May and 10th June).

Morning sessions would be based on getting in the ‘right mind-set’ but with added focus on procrastination or breathing techniques. The afternoon slots would be ‘exam de-stress’ which students can drop in to, for anyone worried, or panic pre or post exam.

30 Minute Clinic

A new 30 Minute Clinic, will be running most Wednesdays (nb:  not 8th May) throughout the Summer Term.  Shelagh Milligan, from the Counselling and Mental Health Team, will be offering brief, solution-focused appointments.

Appointments will be bookable 24 hours in advance, from 10am on Tuesdays.  For further information or to book an appointment, call: 01524 592690

Tea and Chat

Take a break with Tea and Chat. Tea and Chat will continue during Summer Term in its usual location of Bowland Bar, every Wednesday 12-1pm, and will offer all participants a free hot or soft drink in addition to a friendly chat!

Furness Graduation Celebrations: Friday 19th July 2019

Graduation plans are currently underway and details can be found on our Furness Website.

Don’t forget to book your tickets for the College Afternoon Tea which are available from the Online Store and cost £9.00 per guest but are free for Furness students who are accompanying their guests.

The Online Store will close on the 7th June 2019, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets cannot be sold after this date or on the day of graduation.


Your chance to join the Furness JCR and get involved with the runnings of the college is here! More information about dates and positions will be confirmed, but for now, keep Monday 20th of May in mind!


Wednesday: Netball Bs vs County at 2pm for their last match of the season!

Thursday: Trev’s Army vs the Ball Hoggers (GZ) at 8pm

Friday: Mighty Mountains vs the Mighty Boars (GZ) at 7pm

Assistant Deans for the academic year 2019/20

Furness College is now looking to appoint Assistant Deans for the academic year 2019/20.

Applications are welcomed from current postgraduates and final year undergraduates who are intending to continue or commence full time postgraduate study at Lancaster University in October 2019.
For a job description and application information please email your contact details to and we will send this to you.  Information is also available on the Employment and Recruitment Service (ERS).

The deadline for applications is noon on 13th May 2019 and interviews for Furness College will take place on Tuesday 4th June 2019.

Travel Vacation Awards

Furness College has a small amount of money available to make grants to undergraduates (normally first or second year students) who wish to travel for some educational purpose, but not as part of their degree, during the Spring or Summer Vacations. If you would like an application form, please contact Jo Dickinson, College ManagerApplication Deadline – FRIDAY WEEK 6, SUMMER TERM

Scholarship Fund

Furness College offers annually a limited number of awards (around £200-£250 each) to present and former undergraduate members of the College who wish to commence postgraduate study at Lancaster University.  The awards will take into consideration academic ability, financial hardship and involvement in the College’s activities.

For further information and an application form, please contact Jo Dickinson, College Manager. Application Deadline – FRIDAY WEEK 6, SUMMER TERM

That’s about it for this week!  A huge congratulations to all Furnessians who competed in Roses and smashed it, we’re so proud of you all! And good luck to all those facing exams this week – you’ve got this! You know where we are if you need anything! Have a great week and enjoy the sun.

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY!

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

The Listening Service

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

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

Study Smart

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

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

Socials Officer Wanted!

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


Sports News

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

Wednesday: Table Tennis vs Grizedale

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

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

University Quiet Period

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

Jam in Furness

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

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

Trev’s Times – WEEK EIGHTEEN!

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


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

Indian Cuisine Night

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

Welcome Week Committee

Message the Facebook Page to apply!

Rep Interview Reminder

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

FTO Voting Open Wednesday

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

Student Switch Off Climate Change Quiz

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

Food Bank Collection

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

Science Seminar Invitation: From Poland with Science

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

Lancaster Wellfest

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

Furness College Graduation

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

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


Trev’s Times – WEEK SEVENTEEN!

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

Patriots Sign-Ups

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

Enterprise Week

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


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

This Week:

Tuesday: Netball As vs Cartmel at 7pm

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

Friday: Mighty Mountains vs Red Rebels at 6pm

Saturday: Football Bs vs Grizedale at 5pm

Trev Quiz

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

Furness Accommodation

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

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

Trev’s Times – WEEK SIXTEEN!

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

Become a First Year Rep!

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

Apply here!

Welfare Suggestions Box

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

Extrav Committee

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

Look After Your Mate Training

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

Details of the training sessions can be found here.

Who to Call for Support

Charity Challenge 2019 Movie Night 

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


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

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

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

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

Wednesday: Netball Bs vs Lonnie Wednesday 2pm

Trev Quiz!

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

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