Bev’s Hills – Week 3

Hello

Monday. Rain. News. YAY!

Two cows are stood in the field, one says to the other “Have you heard about this mad cow disease that’s going around?”. The other replies “I’ll be alright mate, I’m a duck”.

Absolutely amazing turn out for the We <3 Trev Furness Pub Quiz! Congratulations to our winning team “Quiz on your face” who were the winners of a £50 cash prize and tapas meal in 1725, and to our losing team “Brantwood” with the consolation of some gorgeous Trev cake and the choice of specialist round for next week “Australia!” Thankyou to everyone involved and see you all next week!! Join the facebook event.

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Trev turns one in style

It was great to see Trevor packed on Friday to celebrate his birthday! We witnessed some great live music from the Jazz quintet and some unbelievable fingering from Furness’ own Rev Kev (on guitar). Thank you to everyone who came down especially those who had the balls to get up and jam with the band.

 

 

 

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Furness Sports

All of our teams got cheated out of victories this week apart from both the Netball teams who won their games against Grizedale! This week the bar sports take on Lonsdale in Trev Monday & Tuesday at 7PM. Football B’s take on Grizedale Saturday at 2PM. Netball girls take on Fylde (shiiittttt) A’s Friday at 5PM and B’s Wednesday at 3PM.

Drop-in Sessions

Some of your JCR-exec have drop-in sessions where you can go to tell them about any issues or problems, or if you just fancy a chat!

Rebecca Green – Equal Opportunities – Monday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM in Trev.

Megan Banbery – Education and Welfare – Thursday, 3PM in Trev.

Thanks for reading just to let you know 15 Hour Bar Crawl is coming Saturday Wk. 5 so keep your eyes peeled for more info about that!

Henry

P.s. I love you.

Bev’s Hills – Week 2

Good Morning Furness, and welcome to another instalment of your favourite (and only) college newsletter Bev’s Hills.

It’s freezing, it’s grey and it’s Monday so here is the usual terrible joke to brighten up your week.

A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named “Amal.” The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him “Juan.” Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds, “They’re twins! If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.”

This week it’s College Spirit Week. There’s loads of great events going on with other colleges trying to prove they’re as good as Furness. Check out the LUSU event.

This Friday marks the 1st Birthday of refurbished Trev, so we’re throwing him a birthday party. There’ll be party games, live music and even cake! JAM-IN-FURNESS is happening same time, same place. Paul Palmer a true Furnessian will be playing with his jazz quartet and wants anyone who wants to play to come down too! If you’re just a wonderwall-playing-wannabe like me, come down and watch some great musicians.

Facebook Event.

I <3 Trev Wednesdays is the return of the Furness Pub Quiz. Your social secs Jenny and Layla have been working hard to make your quiz better than ever, with a £50 CASH prize and extra special, super secret surPRIZE. It’s only £1 entry, every Wednesday in Trev at 7:30PM.

Facebook Event

College Hoodies

hoodiesPurple Steel. You’ve probably seen the sea of really, really, good looking people in Furness hoodies. For only £15 or only 50957.42 Uzbekistan Som you can be really really good looking too!

Go down to the JCR office to buy yours today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop-in Sessions

Some of your JCR-exec have drop-in sessions where you can go to tell them about any issues or problems, or if you just fancy a chat!

Rebecca Green – Equal Opportunities – Monday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM in Trev.

Megan Banbery – Education and Welfare – Thursday, 3PM in Trev.

Think that’s everything for this week I’ve probably forgot something but c’est la vie! Have a great week.

Henry

ALSO THE CARLETON IS BACK

Bev’s Hills – Week 1

Good Morning Furness!

Welcome to the exciting, beautifully composed, critically acclaimed newsletter Beverley’s Hills!

My terrible joke of the week:
If cattle had a sense of humour, would they be a laughing stock?

Furness Freshers 2013

Furness became home to 378 new freshers this year and what a week they’ve give us! From the first night new furnessians were getting acquainted with the college chants, and one lucky lady got more than acquainted with the Furness TV Room. Monday night quickly followed with a ghost walk, though you can’t get much more scary than Cartmel girls. After, the paint party in elements, for many the first taste of Lancaster nightlife (and UV paint).

Tuesday was home to the campus bar crawl ending in Cartmel with the silent disco. Wednesday was equally as silent at the movie night without a movie. Thursday brought Her Majesty the Queen (well kind of) to Furness foyer as the official pre-tea before the big night out in Lancaster!  If you could hack it Friday brought the delights of Hustle and Lounge. Saturday everybody scrubbed up well and was looking good for the James Bond casino ending in Elements. Sunday meant the last day of freshers a tons of bbq on the (not so) sunny Windermere boat trip. Afterwards there was a cracking turn-out at the pub quiz, where “All credit to Zoe” won the £50 cash prize and VIP booth in Elements. “Flat 7 sucks” did indeed suck and came in last place.

My milkshakes bring all the boys to Trevor

reggieTrevor – furness bar is now doing milkshakes of all of your favourite chocolate bars!

Trev’s open 11AM – 11PM weekdays selling soft, alcoholic and hot drinks. As well as speciality cakes. It is also home to your weekly pub quiz that will be starting up again Wednesday Wk. 2.

On the evening of the 18th of October join us and Paul Palmer’s quartet once again for the return of our Jam-in-Furness series.

Paul plays regularly at Zefirelli’s in Ambleside, at the Keswick Jazz Festival and last summer he played at Lancaster Jazz. His regular haunt is Hope and Anchor in Ulverston, but he plays throughout Cumbria and Lancashire. You may also remember him from our colleges grand re-opening last November and the first Jam-In-Furness in May!

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Thurd Furst

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Me and Piotr your publicity officer are well underway making our third edition of the world renowned Furness magazine. If you haven’t seen them before, or want to reminisce you can view them here. Once again Mrs. Furst the furness resident agony aunt is here to help with any of your problems, make sure you get in touch on ASK.FM – but please no cyber bullying she is a sensitive lady.

If you want to write an article however serious or not you need to get it to me and Piotr by Wednesday at the latest. p.motyka@lancaster.ac.uk

Short and sweet for this week, hope you’ve all had an amazing freshers week I’m absolutely gutted it was my last one but I don’t think I can take another one anyway.

Til next week,

Henry

Bev’s Hills – Week 27

Hellooo Furness!

Sorry about the lack of newsletter the last couple of weeks, we’ve been really busy getting the new website up and ready!

This week’s joke: What’s brown and runny?

Linford Christie!

Night at the Museum!

This year Furness brings to you, for one night only, an exhibit beyond all proportions: a Night at the Museum – excitement and mischief, exploring the history of everything after hours.

Dance with dinosaurs, mingle with mummies, moonwalk on the moon and sip chemical concoctions in our laboratory.
Join history’s favourite icons as Furness showcases local student bands: Gardenback, Lemming Along, The Dark Rooms and All Sparks, combined with top class DJ sets from Jordan Rosamond, Graham Hamilton and Radio 1 Extra’s Adele Roberts.

As if that’s not enough, take a tour on our exclusive simulator machine or challenge you flatmates to see who’ll go down in Formula 1 history with our 8 lane Scalextric.

So get your tickets while you can, and join Furness for an EXTRAV AT THE MUSEUM.

And incase you were stuck for costume ideas:

New JCR Members

jcrFurness had the highest voter turnout of all the colleges and we’ve elected 5 new members of the JCR.

– Social Secretary: Jenny Harris
– Equal Opportunities Officer: Rebecca Green
– Female Education & Welfare Officer: Megan Banbery
– Female Sports Secretary: Jaz Dalton
– Male Sports Secretary: Andy Moss

Also another congratulations to the Furnessians who won CCO Elections: Damon Fairley, Caroline Arnold, Ellen Hedley, Layla Fay & Lizzie Houghton!

 

 

Mind your own business!

Have a business idea? Or started up a new social enterprise and need an office with computer and phone access? Then the Furness College ‘Mind Your Own Business!’ competition is for you!

The applications open on 3rd June and close on 8th June at midnight. The application form is available to download from our page and should to be sent to m.felisiak@lancaster.ac.uk once filled out.

The interviews will take place at the beginning of week 8.

Check out the Facebook Page

Netball Team through to next round

The netball team got through to the second round of the LUSU summer handicap cup, beating Grad 53-38. Second round this saturday (times & teams tbc)

 

 

 

Office Hours

Reginald Popoola – Male education and welfare – Monday 1-2
Marguerite Walley – Female education and welfare  – Thursday 1-2
Diego Ortiz – Equal Oppurtunities – Monday 5-6
Ellen Hedley – Equal Oppurtunities – Wednesday 3-4

Cheers,
Henry

Bev’s Hills – Week 24

Gooooood Morning Furnessians!

Well the Lancaster summer was good while it lasted, but we’ve still got plenty of great events coming up!

There’s two fish in a tank. One says to the other, ‘how do you drive this thing?’.

Furness Paint Party

Litre upon litre of UV flourescent paint a whole rig of high end UV cannons and huge paint bazookas! Only two days to go until the paint party! Layla will be in Trev from 2:30PM today until 5! Check out the facebook event for more info and t-shirt sales.

Polish Night

The third in our series of Furness International Nights! This Thursday is Polish Night! We’ve got live music, a Polish themed quiz, try some Polish Food! Of course we’ve got some great offers on Polish Vodka! It promises to be a great night so make sure you get down to Trev for 7:30PM Thursday! Facebook Event.

Richard Slatter Pool Tournament

May 25th sees our annual pool tournament in Trev, join the facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/138796039635618/

Second Furst

The hard-hitting, politically challenging, super cereal college magazine is out now!  You can read it here!

Furness Fresher Rep’s 2013

You’ve got 2 days left to get your applications in!

Download the application form here. Then email it to: furnessreps2013@gmail.com

Office Hours

Reginald “Condoms are my middle name” Popoola – Male education and welfare – Monday 1-2
Marguerite Walley – Female education and welfare  – Thursday 1-2
Diego Ortiz – Equal Oppurtunities – Monday 5-6
Ellen Hedley – Equal Oppurtunities – Wednesday 3-4

That’s all folks,
Henry

Bev’s Hills – Week 23

Good afternoon Furness, I hope you all had a great bank holiday and are enjoying the sun! Hopefully you managed to avoid the horror that is a bank holiday Sunday night out in Lancaster!

Whats green and brown, and can kill you if it falls out of a tree?

A snooker table. (which is a really good link because the Richard Slatter Pool tournament is coming up)

Furness Fresher Rep’s 2013

If you went to the Freshers Rep meeting last Monday then don’t forget to send your applications in by the 15th!

Download the application form here. Then email it to: furnessreps2013@gmail.com

Furness Paint Party

Your wonderful Social Sec Layla Fay has been hard at work organising a brilliant night for you coming Wk. 4. It’s probably the biggest event until extrav at the end of term, and it promises to be a messy one! Check out their promo here: http://youtu.be/w0R88Jvq-EQ

T-Shirts £4 – TICKET SALES TIME & LOCATION TBA on the Facebook Event.

A New Perspective

See things from A New Perspective and test your your abilities to the limit!

This is a joint event between Bowland and Furness to help raise awareness for disabled students and the difficulties they face on a daily basis. We aim to clear up any myths and confusion that Lancaster students have about disabilities. Each disability is different, and by participating in our challenges portraying different problems for different disabilities, we hope to help students understand the disabilities and the effects they bring.

Office Hours

Reginald “Condoms are my middle name” Popoola – Male education and welfare – Monday 1-2
Marguerite Walley – Female education and welfare  – Thursday 1-2
Diego Ortiz – Equal Oppurtunities – Monday 5-6
Ellen Hedley – Equal Oppurtunities – Wednesday 3-4

Thanks for reading!

Henry

Bev’s Hills – Week 22

Hello Furness, and a late welcome back, hope you all had a great easter! Apologies for no newsletter last week, I thought I could get away with not doing  one; but apparently not having Bev’s Hills is more disappointing than the Grad Ball line-up. Your lame joke of the week:

I had a ham and pineapple sandwich the other day.

That’s hawaii roll.

Big Night In

A huge congratulations to Rosie Whitham, who organised a big night in trevor last Friday. The event was all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and managed to raise over £350! Thanks to all that came and showed their support!

Furness Fresher Rep’s 2013

If you want to be a freshers rep for Furness next year then do the following:

1) Join the facebook group here.
2) Go to the compulsory meeting, Monday 29th April 6PM – George Fox LT1.
3) Download the application form here. Then email it to: furnessreps2013@gmail.com

Furness Paint Party

Your wonderful Social Sec Layla Fay has been hard at work organising a brilliant night for you coming Wk. 3. It’s probably the biggest event until extrav at the end of term, and it promises to be a messy one (and I do that mean that in the literate sense). Watch the promo vid complete with chavvy cheesey pirates of the carribbean remix:

Jam in Furness | Live Jazz in Trevor

On the evening of third of May join us and Paul Palmer’s quartet, in the first of our Jam-in-Furness series. See his website here: http://www.paulpalmersax.com/

If you are interested in joining in with your favourite instrument to give you a break from exam stress or just for fun, please let us know, and better still, please contact Paul via his website to find out about (and possibly influence) the planned stage set. If you are planning to do this, please give Paul a good notice before the gig.

Join the facebook event.

Pub Quiz

picThe weekly pub quiz returned yesterday, it was great to see it back and thanks for everyone who came down. Don’t forget to get down to Trevor half past 7 every Sunday for the quiz, great prizes to be won for winners and of course the losers!

Facebook.com/FurnessBarTrevor

Office Hours

Reginald “Condoms are my middle name” Popoola – Male education and welfare – Monday 1-2
Marguerite Walley – Female education and welfare  – Thursday 1-2
Diego Ortiz – Equal Oppurtunities – Monday 5-6
Ellen Hedley – Equal Oppurtunities – Wednesday 3-4

Til next time, thanks for reading.

Henry 🙂

Bev’s Hills – Week 20

Hey guys and welcome to the last Bev’s Hills of the term, not too much going on this week so I’ll get started!

Joke of the week.

That piece of coursework I’ve just handed in.

Furst

Piotr has been working really (honest) to get Furst ready for this week, but just like Harry Styles it might not be ready to come out just yet!

Pub Quiz

Following on from the great launch of our new international night on Thursday, we had a special Irish themed Furness Pub Quiz yesterday! Congratulations to the Quizlamic Extremists who won this week! A big shout out to Layla Fay for all the hard work she has put in this term, and we hope to see you all there Sunday Wk. 21!

Furness Sport

A big congratulations to the sportsmen/women from Furness who have got into the college select roses teams to represent Lancaster at York.

For Netball: Lauren Heaven
For Football: Ste Lyddon, Tom Charles and Matt Connelly

Like I said not much going on this week, but it has been a really great term for Furness. We’ve had the 15 Hour Bar Crawl, Action for Happiness,  got cheated out of the Patriot’s Cup, launched “Mind your own business”, released our first Furst,  helped to save the arts at Lancaster, elected our new officers and started the first of many international nights!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed this term as much as I have, and I hope you all have a fantastic Easter break!

See you all next term,

Henry 🙂

 

 

 

 

Bev’s Hills – Week 19

Hello and welcome to your penultimate Bev’s Hills of the term!

What do you call a midget fortune teller who just escaped from prison?

A small medium at large!
Credit to Hadrian Barnes for that one, who said Assistant Dean’s can’t be funny?

Spanish Night

This Thursday Wk.9 sees Furness launch their new international nights! This week it’s Spanish Night! We will have Spanish drinks on offer, authentic Spanish tapas, a dance performance and some more Mediterranean themed fun and games!

Join the Facebook Event

Your new officers

I’m sure your all delighted that campaigning is over and your new full time officers have been elected! Your Full Time Officer Team for next year is: President – Joel Pullan, VP Activities – Emily Pollitt, VP Campaigns & Communications – Rachel Harvey, VP Education – Joe O’Neill, VP Union Development – Laurence Pullan, VP Welfare & Community – Tom Fox, NUS Delegates – Laurence Pullan, Charlie Edwards, Michael Palmer.

And of  course your brand new Furness Equal Opportunities Office, Ellen Hedley! Thanks again to Linus Yau for the great work he did as your co-opt officer!

The furst after the first furst

furstNot long until your second installment of editorial excellence! Want to contribute? We need your stories, articles, photos, ramblings or anything really, it’s YOUR college magazine.

Email p.motyka@lancaster.ac.uk

 

 

furness sports

Ex-publicity officer and aspiring sports writer Craig Kitch brings you the following match report:

Both sides walked out on to the churned up quagmire, they call the college football pitches, understanding that the winner of the game would be in pole position to go on and clinch the title. The first half was a gritty affair in which Pendle, with the wind behind them, repeatedly launched dangerous balls into the area to no avail. The imperious Jake Horsley and the curvaceous Dean Kay dominated in the air, refusing to fold under pressure. In the second half Furness increasingly dictated the game with a tasty chance falling to Adam Williams who put the ball just wide of the post. Then disaster struck, a cross by a Pendle winger trickling awkwardly across the face of the goal to be tapped in past Thomas ‘Wozza and Walka’ Warren. Angered by the goal conceded, Furness stepped up a gear and began bombarding Pendle with dangerous balls. A series of classy corners by Chris Kitch, struck cleanly with a cheeky inward swerve, ended with Adam Williams and Paul Cudihee, with an elbow then a chest, putting Furness 2-1 up. Grit, Determination and a series of classy corners leave Furness with 13 points from 6 games. If Furness win their two remaining fixtures against Graduate and Fylde there is a good chance they could win the league. #MAKINGHISTORY

A match report for the A’s and a Patriot’s round up will be in Furst Wk.10!

Holi

karlHoli is a religious festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours. The Holi Colors Play event will start at 2 pm on the 17th March! Make sure if you buy the tickets, you are there on time because if you are late we can’t guarantee that colors will be left for you. It would be followed by Indian Buffet Lunch. The Ticket sale will be on first come,first serve basis. Only a limited number of tickets would be sold.

To buy tickets for the event, Contact Lancaster University Indian Society or your JCR International Officer, Diego!

Red Nose Day

Thursday 14th March, Furness College and FHM will be selling cakes in the Foyer from 10.00am until 11.30 with all contributions going to Red Nose Day. Please come along and buy a cake, and if you would like to get your aprons on and provide a cake or cakes for us to sell, that would be great. Any cake contributions will need to be brought to Bev Whitaker’s office by 9.30 on Thursday 14th.

Pub Quiz

picAnother great turn-out last week, with 8 teams entering the quiz. Once again it was “Listen to Man Feelings Every Friday From 4PM on Bailrigg FM” who won the quiz, and the grand prize NERF blasters! Make sure you’re down agin this week – Sunday Half 7, Trev.

Facebook.com/FurnessBarTrevor

Office Hours

Reginald Popoola – Male education and welfare (condom fairy) – Monday 1-2
Marguerite Walley – Female education and welfare  – Thursday 1-2
Gosia Felisiak – Vice President – Tuesday 10-11 and Thursday 3-4
Diego Ortiz – Equal Oppurtunities – Monday 12-1
Ellen Hedley – Your BRAND NEW Equal Oppurtunities – Wednesday 3-4

Only a short one this week, if you’re ill like everyone seems to be at the moment then get well soon,  and good luck with your deadlines, less than 2 weeks until Easter.

Cheers,

Henry

Bev’s Hills – Week 18

Good Morning Furness!

Only 19 days until the Easter (woo yeah SPRING BREAK yeh!) so i’ll stop boring you and begin!

What do you get when you cross the Atlantic with the Titanic

About half way across.

Patriot’s Cup

I’d like to start by thanking absolutely everyone who came down to play and support Furness. An absolutely fantastic weekend and a really hard-fought contest with the lead changing between both colleges through out! Would be impossible to name everyone who played (well not impossible) but a huge congratulations to the netball teams who won both their games, and the footy A-Team; Ben Hughes, sports sec, making a second-half debut and netting two.

A full Patriot’s round up will be in your college magazine, Week 10 Furst; and a video coming soon!

Also congratulations to Cartmel for winning and not cheating…

Vote Vote Vote!

Great turn-outs at both FTO and the Furness Hustings. The voting for all of the elections open on Tuesday!

You can read each candidates manifesto here:

http://nominations.lusu.co.uk/nominations/board

I can’t urge enough how important it is to vote, the people elected make decisions on things that count – Freshers Week, Extrav, Save the Arts! Make sure Furness is properly represented and vote!

 

Emergency General Meeting – Saving the Arts

Following the announcement that the Music degree scheme would cease to exist at the end of this academic year, many have raised concerns regarding the future of other similar degree schemes and the arts at Lancaster University. An Emergency General Meeting has been called to educate students about these issues, rally support for change and to challenge the University on their strategy – right at a time when the University strategy is being reviewed.

Please join us and bring your friends along to our Emergency General Meeting on Tuesday 5th March in George Fox Lecture Theatre 1 from 6pm to have your voice heard.

Join the Facebook Event

Second Furst

Your publicity guru has been hard at work making his second edition of Furst but needs your help! If you want to become a “published writer” then get your articles, incriminating photos and sex scandals to p.motyka@lancaster.ac.uk!

The resident Furness agony aunt is still here to help! Ask Mrs Furst and we’ll put the best questions in the magazine!

Last Chance – Mind your own business!

Have a business idea? Or started up a new social enterprise and need an office with computer and phone access? As part of the 2012 development of Furness College two office rooms were set aside to be used to support the enterprise and employability development of students. The applications close on 6th Mar at midnight. The application form is available to download here and should to be sent to m.felisiak@lancaster.ac.uk once filled out.

Facebook.com/MYOBFurness

Pub Quiz

picFantastic turn-out at the weekly quiz last night! Big congratulations to “Listen to Man Feelings Every Friday From 4PM on Bailrigg FM” who pipped “the quizlamic extremists” to win by 1 point!

Thanks to everyone who came down, and don’t forget it on next week only a £1 in!

Facebook.com/FurnessBarTrevor

 

Office Hours

Reginald Popoola – Male education and welfare (condom fairy) – Monday 1-2
Marguerite Walley – Female education and welfare  – Thursday 1-2
Gosia Felisiak – Vice President – Tuesday 10-11 and Thursday 3-4
Diego Ortiz – Equal Oppurtunities Monday 12-1
Linus Yau – Equal Oppurtunities Wednesday 3-4

That it for this week! I said I’d die of shame and embarrassment if we lost to Cartmel in Patriots, however I think all dignity was lost when I played Frisbee in a sperm suit.

Cheers,
Henry 😀