Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-FOUR

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!

By-Elections 

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 transitions@lancaster.ac.uk 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.

Extrav

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

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-THREE

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.

JCR BY-ELECTIONS

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!

Sports

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 assistantdeans@lancaster.ac.uk 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)!

EXTRAV?!?

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 paul@paulpalmersax.com 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!

 Patriots!

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.

Sports

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  https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/…/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!

Sports

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.

Sports

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…

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!

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