Watch this space for info on the 15 Hour Bar Crawl! Date to be revealed, as well as this years theme!!
Do Good in the Wood
Intercollegiate Debate Team
Look After Your Mate Training
Watch this space for info on the 15 Hour Bar Crawl! Date to be revealed, as well as this years theme!!
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:
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.
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.
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:
Apply soon & don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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 email@example.com
And that’s it for this time, folks! Hope you all have a great, stress-free week. See you next time!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
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…
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.
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!
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!
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 …
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, email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
It’s time for week 2! How are we all? Surviving? Maybe don’t do what I did and get hooked on Brooklyn Nine-nine right in the middle of your deadlines/ revision. Let’s see what we’ve got going on this week.
You might want to put revision to one side this weekend because it’s time to prove that ROSES are definitely RED! After several wins in the Men’s running and rowing, Lancaster are in the lead 15-9! Well done you guys! The equestrian event will be on Wednesday, and the rest will go down on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Good luck to everyone competing, the whole uni is behind you! Check out the Roses timetable here
If you are interested in doing your own bit for Roses, the uni is currently looking for stewards to ensure that the weekend runs smoothly. You would be responsible for helping guests with any queries, offering directions and taking questions and problems to the relevant supervisor. For more information, click here.
National Student Money
This week in Lancaster is the National Student Money week. Head down the Alex Square on Thursday, from 10am to 4pm to meet the members of the Fees and Funding team to get some money-saving tips and ask your questions! And if that wasn’t enough, don’t miss out not he chance to win a trolley full of shopping or even a Kindle Fire!
Mind Fest is back and better than ever! Come down to Alex Square and the Chaplaincy centre from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday to get involved in inflatable fun, sports, meditation, free food and so much more!
Don’t forget our weekly quiz on Wednesday at 7:30pm. You’re going to want to bring a history fanatic for this week’s specialist topic: 20th Century Russian History! As always, £1 a head to play.
Any of you considering working in fashion? If so, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to get contacts and have a great time at the Fashion Recruitment Fair and & Runway Show! This event is not only for fashion, but for those of you interested in marketing, sales, social media, communications, and design! There will be HUGE names, such as Boohoo, Adidas Public Desire, morning Fanatics, The Fashion Network, Hays Recruitment & Robert Walters. Tuesday, 12pm-3pm the LUMS Hub
Take a break from coursework and revision and come to our welcome back coffee morning, hosted by your welfare team – Friday 11am-2pm. You can’t say no to some free breakfast!
Are you moving on to be a post grad and need some extra pennies? Furness are looking for Assistant Deans for the academic year 2018/19. You will be working 11.5 hours per week on an 11 months fixed term contract – Sept-July (NB: for Tier 4 international students these 11.5 hours contributes to the 20 hours of work permitted whilst in the UK) and working on grade 3 rate of pay (£16654-£18263) pro rate plus annual leave. For a job description and application information please email your contact details to email@example.com. The deadline for applications is noon on 21st May 2018 and interviews will take place week commencing 11th June 2018.
And thats it for this week, folks! Good luck to all with exams this week, we’ve got faith in you! Fingers crossed for some warm weather to cheer you all up.
Happy term three, Furness! Sorry for the slightly late one, a certain dissertation took over my entire brain capacity for a while, but we’re back! I hope you all had a relaxing Easter break, though I know some of you will have been hibernating in the library for the past few weeks and probably had no idea a break was even on the cards – hang on in there, you’ve got this!
Here’s what we have for you this week…
It’s back! We know you missed it over the past four weeks but our beloved weekly quiz is back and this week’s theme is… GRIME!
Head down for some fun and a well-deserved break from revision and coursework! As always it is just £1 a head to play – see you there! We’ve missed you!
This time of the year might be overshadowed with revision but don’t be fooled, it is also one of the best times of the Lancaster year, because next week, on 4th May, Roses kicks off! A weekend full of our best athletes competing against York in a battle to prove that roses are most definitely red! You can buy a roses supporter pack (including this year’s Roses shirt) through Student’s Union! And you can find out all the information you need for the entire weekend on this website!
We’ll be jamming the night away on Friday 18th May in Trev for a Jam-in-Furness night from 8pm! Anyone can attend this event for free and if you would like to join in, singing or playing an instrument we would love to have you perform! If you are interested please contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you’d prefer to sit back and enjoy some live music then Trev is open for all! Come have a little boogie with us!
Richard Slatter Memorial Pool Competition
It’s soon time for the annual Richard Slatter Memorial Pool Competition which will take place in the JCR Room on Saturday 19th May at 12pm. Sign-ups will begin soon so be sure to keep an eye out for details on that!
We know this time of year is full of work and stress but please remember to take some time out to relax and take care of yourselves! Remember that our welfare team (and the rest of the JCR) are here if you ever feel you would like a chat about anything. Our welfare team are easily contacted through our welfare Facebook page here!
Ahhh It’s nice to have you back! Bring on term three because it’s not long until… EXTRAV!
Stay tuned 😉
Have a happy week everyone!