Trev’s Times – WEEK THREE

Furness! How is it week 3 already?! Felt like just yesterday we were meeting all the freshers at the welcome talk! Anyway, here’s what’s going on this week…

New Socials Officer!

Say hello to your new Socials and Events officer: Joe Fundrey! Joe has lots of new, inclusive ideas for events and is keen to hear your ideas as well!

15 Hour!

 

It’s getting closer to the 15 hour!! The theme will be released very soon, along with all the info you need on tickets and where to get them. We can’t wait!

Welfare Breakfast

 

This Wednesday, we will be holding the first Welfare breakfast of the year! Don’t miss out on some free food, good company and a chance to meet your welfare team! Furness Foyer on Wednesday, 9am-11am

 

Quiz

 

We’ll be bringing a bit of bippity-boppity-boo to this week’s quiz, with a specialist topic of…Disney! You will also get to meet your new socials officer, Joe! Wednesday – 7:30pm in Trev. £1 a head to play.

Sports

Last week, Furness Bar Sports went up against Pendle!  Women’s Pool won 5-4, and Women’s darts won 6-1. Men’s A Team Pool lost 5-4, B Team won 6-3 and Men’s Darts won 5-4. Doms lost 2-1

 

This week in sports, Furness vs. Lonnie!

Monday: Women’s pool, Men’s Darts & Doms – 7pm

Tuesday: Netball A’s – 6pm

Women’s Darts, Men’s A/B Pool -7pm

Wednesday: Netball B’s – 2pm

Late Night Shopping 

The Students’ Union have teamed up with the Lancaster Business Improvement District and a whole host of Lancaster businesses to hold a late-night shopping extravaganza with loads of great student deals. They’ll  also be turning Market Square into a mini-fairground with DJ, fairground rides, stalls and competitions! Thursday 25th October from 4pm-8pm. Don’t miss out!

And that’s it, folks! It’s a quiet one this week but there’s lots to look forward to! See you next time!

#MightyFurness

 

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWO

Hello again, Furnessians! Can you believe that the first week is already over – crazy, right? Hopefully, it has gone well for you and that you’re all settled in for this year whether you’re a first, second, third or even fourth year! Here we are again, to give you the lowdown of what Week 2 has to offer… 

 Co-Options 

 

HAVE YOU HEARD – WE NEED A SOCIALS OFFICER?! 

Furness College JCR needs another Socials and Events Officer to work alongside the lovely Alex and Fran who are super excited to welcome newcomers to the team! If you’re interested, please send in your manifesto to the Furness College Facebook page (just send it in a message or attach the file in the message) by WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER!! 

This is such an important role within the college and means you get to have a say in the organisation of events – particularly in the build-up to the 15 Hour… speaking of… 

 The 15 Hour Bar Crawl 

SAVE THE DATE! The infamous Furness 15 Hour Bar Crawl is happening on Saturday, November 3rd, which is in Week 4. Click interested or going on the Facebook event (here) to receive updates… particularly the all-important THEME RELEASE (Coming Soon)!

 Sports  

Now that trials are over, most of the college sports teams have been chosen – well done if you were selected! Here are this week’s fixtures if you’re interested in supporting any of our teams: 

MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER (7pm, Pendle Rooms) 

Men’s Darts 

Women’s Pool 

Dominoes 

TUESDAY 16TH OCTOBER (7pm, Pendle Rooms) 

Men’s Pool 

Women’s Darts  

WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER (7pm, Pendle Rooms) 

Table Tennis 

#BITECLUB 

 

#BiteClub is launching on Tuesday 16th October! It’s a cooking demo for healthy Mexican Rice! You’ll be taught how to make Mexican Rice, get cooking tips and tricks from the university’s head chef, and try the finished dish for yourself afterwards!  

Linked here is the Facebook event page for more information! 

Black History Month 2018 

 

Black History Month is all about coming together and celebrating African and Caribbean origin in British history. The Student’s Union is hosting a huge range of events open to everyone, which are about celebrating, appreciating, learning and listening. All events are ongoing throughout October, so you can find out more here about what else is going on! 

Get Into Teaching Campaign 

Do you know what to do when you graduate? Sign-up here for free and tailored advice on starting a career in teaching at http://ocply.co/dfe-18-lancastar-dg   

Or for more information, you can email one of the Brand Ambassadors Domenica at d.giorgianni@lancaster.ac.uk 

International Volunteering

Want to learn more about ethical volunteering? Want to support community-based projects abroad? Go to the Intervol welcome talk – Fylde LT2, 7pm, Thursday 25th OctoberThe exec will be holding a presentation on international volunteering projects that are available this summer. The talk will cover how to apply and what’s involved when volunteering with Intervol.

There will be a chance to ask questions and chat to exec members on the day but do feel free to contact us for more information or check out our society page and social media ahead of this. If you cannot make the event please contact us for alternative information.

 Do Good in The Wood 

 

If you’re interested in volunteering, Do Good in the Wood is for you! It’s the best way to relax and unwind whilst doing something good for the environment and people. The Furness trip is on October 21st so register your interest quickly! More information can be found on the Facebook page, here! 

Phew – I think that’s just about everything. Good luck in Week 2 everyone, especially any of you making your Furness debut in any of our sports teams! See you next week! #MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK ONE

FURNESS! It’s a brand new year of uni and you know what that means…Trev’s Times is back! Bet you’ve missed those Monday Morning emails, haven’t you? For all our new readers, Trev’s Times is Furness’ weekly newsletter giving you all the info on events, sports and anything you might need to know about living the Furness-life. Let’s crack on with week one, shall we?

Freshers Week!

Would just like to acknowledge what an amazing Freshers week it’s been this year. We hope you all had a great time! Thank you so much to all the reps who gave up their week to help the freshers settle in, we couldn’t have done it without you!

 15 Hour

Watch this space for info on the 15 Hour Bar Crawl! Date to be revealed, as well as this years theme!!

Sports

 Football Trials will take place on Monday 8th October at 6pm. Meet in Trev at 5:30pm. Netball trials will take place on Wednesday 1pm-2pm and Thursday 5pm-6pm. Meet in Furness Foyer 15 minutes before. For netball, all who join will be placed in a team, the trials will simply decide which team according to ability!
If you missed/ will miss any of the sports trails for Furness, message our captains:
Football: Louis Wood/ Charlie Whiffen Lawrence
Netball: Rhianon Samuel/ Sarah Halls
Men’s Pool: Kyle Settrey/ Charlie Hope
Women’s Pool: Becky Smith
Men’s Darts: Tom Davison/ James Fletcher Adams
Women’s Darts: Holly Phillips
Table Tennis: Daniel Head
From next week, we will be posting the sports fixtures and scores here in Trev’s Times!
If you are interested in joining any of the union wide sports teams, click here.

 The JCR

 Most of you will hopefully know about the JCR already, but just in case, they are your Junior Common Representatives are elected by you guys to help the college, run events and communicate with the students. Click here to see who your JCR and SCR are, and click here and here to check out the Furness Welfare and Sport pages.
 

Do Good in the Wood

If you are interested in volunteering, check out Do Good in the Wood! It’s a great way to get away for a bit, do something nice for the planet and meet some great people! For more information, check out the Facebook event here.

Lucky Ducky

 Come and meet your college wellbeing officers and win some prizes! More information here!

 Intercollegiate Debate Team

 If you like arguing with people then join the debate team! To compete each college will need a minimum of three people taking part in order fill all three speaking roles. There will be an introduction on Monday 29 October from 7pm 8pm. For more information click here!

 Look After Your Mate Training

 Learn useful tips to look after your mates whilst at University. We know that students turn to other students when experiencing difficulties and so we will be running several ‘Look After Your Mate’ workshops throughout the term that will give you the necessary tips and tools to support a friend in need.
The workshop includes:
•             Key practical tips for supporting a friend
•             Spotting signs in a friend
•             How to start a conversation
•             How to support a friend: Listening and learning.
•             Signposting to support
•             Looking after your own wellbeing as a supporter
Best of all, the workshop is FREE!!!  It counts towards the Lancaster Award and is a great addition to your CV. It is also a very valuable workshop for Fresher’s reps, JCR reps and anyone in a supportive role. To sign up, please register here.
Once you have registered you will not receive a confirmation email however, we will email you a reminder a few days before the workshop. The location is specified when you register for the event.
 This workshop has been developed by Student Minds.
And that’s it for now, folks! Keep an eye on the Furness Facebook page for updates on events and other things to get involved in. Good luck in your first official week of uni and see you next week!
#MightyFurness

 

Trev’s Times – WEEK THIRTY

Hello there Furnessians! Guess what – it’s the last week of term! And what better way to celebrate than EXTRAV! Of course, it’s going to be an emotional week: people graduating, people moving out of their first year flats, but let’s focus on the happy things for now, shall we? Here’s what’s going on this week…

 

New JCR Members

Although we’re sadly saying goodbye to some our JCR members, we’d like to give a big welcome to our newest officers:

Kyle Settrey – President
Nicola Hall – Democracy and Finance
Georgina Henderson – Welfare and Campaigns
Lauren Whittaker – Media and Comms
For reference, this is your new president:
And on the subject of the JCR…

Co-Options

 Some of our JCR are stepping down, which means we are looking to co-opt in new officers for the positions of VP Socials and Events, VP Welfare and Socials and Events. If you’re interested, send a manifesto for your chosen position to the Furness College Facebook page. The deadline is 4pm on Tuesday 26th June.

 

Darts Invitational

 

A big well done to Tom Davison (Schoolman) for winning Furness’ third annual Darts Invitational after winning 9-6 (finishing with a 112 check!) in the final with Joshua Waddington (J-Wad). A big thanks to everyone who took part in this years tournament! Up the darts!

 

Open Day Ambassadors Needed

The university will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 14th July, and we are looking for Furness students to represent the college. The rate of pay is £8.90 per hour, and you will be provided with campus accommodation the night before and paid travel to and from Lancaster. For more information, please email Jo Dickinson by Wednesday 27th June.

 

Graduation Tickets

Please don’t forget to collect your graduation guest tickets from the Furness College Office, room A13 Furness before Friday 29th June 2018.

 

Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme
The deadline for application to the popular Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme has been extended to midnight 29th June. Please apply using this link – https://lancaster.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/career-mentoring-programme-2018mentees Why should you apply? Well, in the words of a previous mentee:

“I would like to thank you once again for putting me in touch with my mentor. There are no words to describe how thankful I am. Without his help and support, I wouldn’t have been able to get on a graduate scheme in the public sector. He is one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. I could always count on him – even when I was a bit down and was losing faith in myself, he was always there to cheer me up and motivate me. I do not know if the other mentors are as amazing as he is – but if you ever want me to write something about the Scheme for the university, I am more than happy to do so, because I am eternally grateful for everything he has done for me and for the time he has sacrificed to help me follow my dreams and become a better person!”

 The good news is that there isn’t just one ‘amazing’ mentor. There are over 100 amazing mentors in a wide range of industries, who are willing to help you as you think about your future career prospects! Even if you don’t have a clue about what career you’d like to explore, it doesn’t matter. Your mentor will help you think about different options & guide you to what feels right for you. It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at, which degree you’re doing or how academic you are, a mentor can be found to suit you. Once you’ve been matched with a mentor, you will be able to:

– Develop practical skills and confidence to enter your chosen profession
– Build personal and professional networks
– Increase your understanding of your chosen industry and gain exposure to current professional practises – and trends
– Link academic study to industry realities
– Broaden your knowledge of the career options open to you
– Learn what employers are looking for when they hire graduates

Apply soon & don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.

 

EXTRAV!!

After a long long wait (and lots of preparation), extrav week is finally here! Furness Extrav – LOST COLLEGE – will be this Thursday, and we can’t wait! If you’re still unsure of what to wear, here is a handy pinterest board for some inspiration!

 

And that’s it folks! That was a lot of information, I’ll admit, but now it’s time to enjoy your last week of term. The last few weeks have flown by, and whether you’re spending this time on campus or you’re already packing for home, we hope you all have a lovely summer! For those of you graduating, good luck for your results and whatever you’ve got waiting for you out there, and for the rest of you – see you in October!!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-EIGHT

Hello there Furnessians! We’re going on to week 28 now – so close to the end! Good luck to those who still have exams, and to those who have finished – have fun celebrating! Let’s see what we’ve got going on this week!

 

By-Election Hustings and Annual General Meeting 

Now nominations have close for the JCR by-elections, it’s time for hustings! All are welcome to come and watch the candidates speak and convince you why they should be your next JCR officer. Afterwards we invite you to sit in on our JCR meeting and raise your issues and ideas. Plus – free pizza! Tuesday – 7:00pm in Furness Lecture Theatre 1. Voting will open on Wednesday 10am and close this Friday at 4pm.

Trev Quiz! 

We’re never gonna give you up in this week’s quiz, because the specialist topic is…80’s Music! (Don’t hate me, I couldn’t resist) Wednesday, 7:30pm in Trev, £1 a head to play.

 

Coffee Morning

No need to make brunch plans on Friday, come to our chill-out welfare coffee morning for some good food and even better company. This Friday in Furness Foyer, 11am-2pm.

 

SU Leader Awards!As we approach the end of the year, it’s almost time for the Student Union Leader Awards! It will be held this Thursday (location to be decided) along with a BBQ and games. Click here for more information on the event and here to nominate JCRs, Liberation work and Societies.

 

And that’s it for this week folks, quite a quiet week, but there’s a lot coming very soon. See you next time!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-SEVEN

Hello hello hello! These weeks are just flying by aren’t they? Only three more left of the year before it’s summer summer summer time! I can’t wait ’til we can all sit back and unwind. Ok, let’s get to it.

Trev Quiz! – Let’s Get Punny…

Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight… this weeks topic is the life and music of ABBA! We don’t need to take a chance on Trev because it never let’s us down and the quiz will be held on Wednesday, as always, at 7.30pm. The winner will takes it all (or at least the majority)… of our money money money prize – second you take the rest. Knowing me knowing you.. there is nothing we can’t do and we’ll all be there to take part and show our knowledge. Ok, I’ll stop now, thanks for being super troupers in that…

Graduation Celebration Tickets

Speaking of only 3 weeks left to go until summer, that means some of you – and some of your friends – will be graduating very soon! It’s a huge achievement and Furness would love to celebrate with you, all of your family and friends with an afternoon tea in Furness Quad and Foyer! Further information can be found on Furness College Website here and the £9 tickets must be bought here before 7th June.

On that note, if you are graduating we would love to stay in touch with you through our Alumni Facebook Group.

World Gin Day at Trev

If you know anything about Trev then you’ll know we love our Gin! Come down on Saturday 9th June 2018 from 12pm-12am for World Gin Day. Trev will be offering 60+ gins with a special offer of buy any 2 doubles and receive a free tonic water.

EXTRAV

Are you ready to #GetLost at #LostCollege? Tickets go on sale TODAY at 4pm for Furness students to get priority and then 6.30pm for all other colleges! Tickets sell out in seconds so be sure not to miss out on what we know will be the best Extrav to date!

 

That’s all this week Furnessians! Have a good one and we’ll talk soon!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-SIX

It’s week 6 Furnessians, you know what that means? 4 weeks until SUMMER! Also, one week until Love Island – you don’t care? Lies. Here’s what’s going on this week…

Extrav!Okay, elephant in the room – after a long countdown, we are proud to present this years Extrav theme: Lost College! Inspired by the Lost Village festival in Lincolnshire, we will be transforming Furness into the wilderness on the 28th June, ready to celebrate the end of the year whimsical style! For more info, check out the event page here. #GetLost

 

Spa Evening 

On a much calmer note, we thought we’d bring you some well-deserved relaxation this term, and so we welcome you to our Mountain Retreat Spa, this Tuesday in the TV room (6pm-8pm). Get ready to be pampered with face masks and manicures, treat yourself to platters of fresh fruit and herbal tea, and calm yourself with some instructed yoga. You’ve earned it!

 

Quiz

Spot the Winrow!

This weeks quiz might be quite close to home for some of you, as the specialist topic is…Wigan! Bring your friends, and some snacks (maybe a pie?) for a great night. This Wednesday, 7:30pm, £1 a head to play.

 

Do Good in the Wood

Want to do your bit for nature? A reminder that The Student Union’s Internationalisation and Community Team are organizing College Volunteering Away Days this term. Join Furness on a trip to the YMCA Pattersdale Estate in Cumbria on June 17 for some habitat conservation! Online applications are open now and close on 1st June.

 

Ingleton Waterfalls Trip

Also a reminder of the trip to the Ingleton Waterfalls on Saturday 2nd June. You will be leaving campus at 9.30am. Entry to the waterfalls is £6, to be paid on site, but if you would like to reserve a seat on the minibus, please email Lorna at l.harrison4@lancaster.ac.uk

 

And that’s it for this time, folks! Hope you all have a great, stress-free week. See you next time!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-FIVE

Hello Furnessians! It’s week FIVE and that means we’re halfway through third term already… time flies when you’re having fun, hey? Or maybe it just flies when you have deadlines – either way, the year is nearly over and you’re surviving! Pretty big one for you this week so let’s get started!

Trev Quiz

As always, our Trev Quiz never lets us down and is back again this Wednesday at 7.30pm! This week the specialist topic is Charmed so bring £1, a few friends and make your way to Trev for a night of quizzing and the chance to win some cash for you and your friends!

Volunteering Away Days

The Student Union’s Internationalisation and Community Team are organizing College Volunteering Away Days. This event gives you the chance to have some fun and socialising whilst also getting involved in some volunteering at the same time! Furness have been selected to go to the YMCA Pattersdale Estate in Cumbria on June 17 and so if you are interested in taking part, online applications open on May 24th and close on June 1st.

Look After Your Mate

University can be a very stressful time for many people and we know that students are more likely to talk to their friends over anyone else. Knowing how to help your friend in these situations can be very difficult and so there will be several ‘Look After Your Mate’ workshops running to provide you with tips on how you can help.

Training Dates are:

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 – 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 6th June – 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Both in Faraday Seminar Room 3

Ingleton Waterfalls Trip

If you fancy a break away from Campus, there is an amazing chance to go on a trip to the Ingleton Waterfalls on Saturday 2nd June, leaving campus at 9.30am. Entry to the waterfalls is £6, to be paid on site, but if you would like to reserve a seat on the minibus, please email Lorna at l.harrison4@lancaster.ac.uk

Trev Fundraising Event

Our beloved bar Trev is hosting a fundraising quiz on June 26th from 7pm. There will be an hour of quizzing, followed by a performance from Trip – the winners of this year’s battle of the bands! We recommend a donation of £5 – with all proceeds going straight to Centrepoint, a charity tackling homelessness among young people in the UK.

Extrav

Last but not least – and I’m sure you’ve heard plenty about it – we have Extrav! We are so excited about this year’s theme which will be revealed THIS FRIDAY at 1.30pm, keep an eye out! Extrav is the perfect way to celebrate the past year with a huge event, each one run by the college’s JCRs! This year is set to be incredible so WATCH THIS SPACE. Be sure to follow our event on Facebook to stay up to date with all things Extrav – including how and when to buy tickets!

Annnnnd breathe! I told you it was a big one! Have the best week, Furnessians!

#MightyFurness

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-FOUR

Hey there Furnessians! Good weekend? Virtual hugs for all my stressed pals out there, you’re going to smash those exams! There’s a lot going on this coming weekend, including Lancaster Pride! Here’s what’s going on this week…

 

Richard Slatter Memorial Pool Tournament 

The annual pool tournament, in memory of Richard Slatter, will be held in Trev this Saturday (the 19th). The tournament starts at 12pm, but sign-ups will take place at 11am. All are welcome, though priority will be given to you Furnessians.

 

Relaxation Night!

For those of you who are in need of some de-stressing, keep the 29th May open for some extreme relaxation! Watch this space for more details, you won’t want to miss out!

 

Quiz!

Don’t forget the weekly quiz  in Trev, 7:30pm. This week’s specialist topic is quite close to home…Furness Presidents – Past & Present! As usual, £1 a head to play.

 

Royal Wedding Coffee Morning 

This time, your welfare coffee morning is taking on a royal theme, just in time for the Royal Wedding! Come on down to Furness Foyer on Friday (11am -2pm) to treat yourself to some sophisticated food fit for Queen Lizzie!

 

Royal Wedding Street Party

If the coffee morning wasn’t enough celebration, join us for an inter-college party (and some afternoon tea) in Alex Square on the 19th May (this Saturday) to watch the Royal Wedding on the big screen. Find more information here.

 

Something is coming…

It’s been a long long wait, but Extrav is nearly here. Details coming soon…

 

And that’s it for this week, folks! Enjoy the royal wedding, if you’re not too busy kicking ass at pool or waving that rainbow flag.  See you next time!

#MightyFurness

 

 

Trev’s Times – WEEK TWENTY-THREE

Happy week twenty-three Furnessians! I hope you have all enjoyed the amazing weather that this bank holiday weekend brought us! I can’t hold myself back from talking about Roses any longer so let’s get straight into this week’s Trev’s Times shall we?

Roses are Red!

Ahhhh what an incredible weekend that was! The sun was out, the whole of Lancaster came together, six Furness Presidents were reunited and we proved, without doubt and an incredible 99 point lead, that roses definitely are in fact red! For the first time in (as far as I am aware) ever, we had won Roses before Saturday’s events were even over, allowing us to go into SUNday with the win and lots of suncream! In the end Lancaster closed the weekend with our final win in Men’s 1st Rugby Union, leaving the scoreboard looking like this … 

 

Quiz

Trev’s Quiz is here as always this Wednesday at 7.30pm! It is just £1 per person to play and be in with the chance of a cash prize and some guaranteed fun! This weeks theme is… Takeaway Food! So brush up on any students favourite kind of meal and come show off your knowledge!

Jam in Furness

Don’t forget to join us for some live music and fun in Trev as we all come together to Jam in Furness. If you would like to play or sing at this event please contact Paul at, paul@paulsalmersax.com and don’t forget to bring your instrument along on the day! Otherwise, we would love to see as many people along as possible to relax and enjoy some live music.

Richard Slatter

This years Richard Slatter Pool Tournament is coming up and will be taking place in our JCR room, by Trev. Sign ups will be held at 11am on the same day, prior to the event. Anyone is welcome to sign up, though priority will be given to Furness College students. If you don’t want to take part in the tournament it would be great to see you come down and support.

 

That’s all for this week folks! Don’t forget that Assistant Dean applications are also still open- if you are interested you can email assistantdeans@lancaster.ac.uk for a job description and application information.

Have the best week, good luck with any exams and deadlines you might have over the next few days! Until next time!

#MightyFurness