Bev’s Hills – Week 28

Happy Monday Furness! Only 3 weeks to go until SUMMER!

Hustings & General Meeting – THIS TUESDAY
This week from Wednesday to Friday voting will open for JCR positions, but before that, we’ll be holding Hustings at our termly general meeting on Tuesday evening. Come to the TV Room at 5:45pm to hear what the candidates have to say, and ask them any questions about why you should vote for them! Furness has a tradition of having the best voter turnout – lets keep that up because the college with the highest percentage will get £300 great British pounds sterling! Wit woo!

Carter Shield – THIS WEDNESDAY
Do you miss school sports day? Want a wave of nostalgia? Then come along to the sports hall on Wednesday at 1pm to represent Furness! You’ll even get a FREE T-SHIRT AND WATER BOTTLE for doing so, what more could you want?!


Games and Food Evening – THIS FRIDAY
Looking for something to do this Friday night? Come down to the TV room at 7pm for an evening of games and FREE FOOD (We have cake, crisps, biscuit, tea/coffee etc). Here is the Facebook event!


Extrav – RoboRave
Tickets are still on sale for our Extrav, RoboRave. For any freshers who are unaware, “extrav” is a massive party at the end of term in each college held during Week 10. You can buy tickets here and make sure you attend the Facebook event to keep up to date with new exciting information!


Canal Cruise – LAST CHANCE
Fish & Chips, Boat, Quiz, Prizes… what more could you want?! Next Wednesday (15th June) we’re hiring the Kingfisher boat for an evening cruise along the Lancaster Canal. You’ll be served award winning fish and chips, and there’ll be a quiz where you can win prizes! Don’t worry, drinks will be available to purchase on the boat! We’ll be departing at 7:00pm and returning 9:40pm, and the college are subsidising this event so the cost is only £10 per person! We only have a few places left, so be quick! To book email Bev at:


Graduation Tickets
If you’re due to graduate this summer and haven’t yet sorted out tickets, then contact Bev, college administrator, as soon as possible! Her email is

England vs Wales Football Social
Next week on Thursday  afternoon (16th June) we’re going to be showing the UEFA EURO England vs Wales Football match in the TV Room – save the date!

We’ve started putting together this term’s edition of the college magazine, Furst, which will be a recap of the year. Do you have any memories or photos you want to send in? We’d love you hear from you! Message our Facebook page.

Thanks for reading!

Mike xoxo

Bev’s Hills – Week 22 2016

Hi everyone! It’s only a short one this week so let’s get straight to it!

Pub Quiz
This week marks the return of the “We <3 Trev Wednesday” Pub Quiz! As you may know, the pub quiz will only take every other week this term due to pesky exams and coursework deadlines, but there’s still all to play for! For the teeny price of £1 you can earn yourself a chance of getting on this term’s leaderboard to win a bonus cash prize at the end of term, as well as the usual cash prize for first and second place. This week’s specialist topic is Capital Cities, so brush up on your knowledge and come to Trev at 7:30pm on Wednesday! More information on our Facebook event.

This weekend it’s ROSES, our annual sporting competition against York! This year it’s being held on home turf and so we have lots of exciting events going on to keep you entertained. Snow Sports society are taking over Trev for “Roses Après Ski” – expect mulled wine, vodka ice luge, a snowboard simulator, traditional food, and live music! Come down to Trev from 8pm Friday or 5pm Saturday to get involved! More details here.

Roses Photo
Are you a Furnessian competing in Roses? Then we’d love for you to be involved in our college Roses photo! Come down to the foyer at 5:30pm on Wednesday in your sporting gear (whether college or university kit), and feel free to bring any equipment – let’s keep the Furnessian spirit high during Roses!

Just Play
Just Play have organised a Couch-to-5km training program that you can take part in for FREE! More information available on their Facebook Page.

10@10 Exam Stress Relief
Every Monday at 10am come to Furness TV Room for 10 minutes of relaxation and preparation to start your week right. We’ll be providing free tea/coffee/drinks/biscuits as well as study tips to make sure you’re on top of your revision and ready for your exams! More details available on our Facebook event.

Exam Tips
With exam season looming (or already here!) for many of us, make yourself familiar with the in’s and out’s of the examination process to make it easier for yourself on the day! Here are some helpful infographics provided by the students’ union:

Example Exam

Exam Tips A5 2016

Exam Tips A5 2016 2

Thanks for reading guys! Have a great week!

Mike xxxx

Bev’s Hills – Week 18

HAPPY WEEK 18 EVERYONE! Only 3 weeks left until the end of term! And it’s also an important week because it is….

Boy oh boy do we have an amazing weekend planned! On Thursday we’re having a pre-patriots social, starting in Trev at 8pm with free entertainment courtesy of our Open Mic Night. We will then have Hustle Busses to take us straight to Hustle to celebrate the start of the competition in style!

Sporting events take place on Friday evening and all day Saturday, before pre-drinks and a night out in the Sugarhouse on Saturday night. You have the chance to get involved with a wide range of sports including dodgeball, rounders, ultimate frisbee, beer pong and even sports day activities – a full timetable is available on the Facebook event HERE

***SIGN UPS***
We want as many people to get involved as possible – you don’t have to have any previous experience in the sport to have a go! If you’re interested in taking part then you can put your name forward online HERE or on one of the sign up forms in Trev any time this week. Alternatively you can just turn up to any of the sporting events and get involved, although if we’re running short of places priority will be given to people who have signed up in advance 🙂

All participants will get a FREE PACKED LUNCH and a FREE WATER BOTTLE! (*until stocks run out)

Just as important as the participation is the support, so please please come down to any of the events you can to spectate and cheer on the college teams!

On top of all the excitement with Patriots, we have all of the usual amazing sports happening this week. Firstly, congrats to the Netball A team who beat County 21-15 last week! Most of our upcoming fixtures are against Cartmel so come down and get in the Patriots spirit!

Men’s Pool A Team vs Cartmel, 7pm Tuesday @ Cartmel
Men’s Pool B Team vs Cartmel, 7pm Tuesday @ Trev
Men’s Darts vs Cartmel, 7pm Monday (Today!) @ Cartmel
Women’s Pool vs Cartmel, 7pm Monday (Today!) @ Cartmel
Women’s Darts vs Cartmel, 7pm Tuesday @ Cartmel
Mixed Dominoes vs Cartmel, 7pm Monday (Today!) @ Cartmel

Football B Team vs Bowland, 2pm Sunday, Location TBC
Netball A Team vs Cartmel, 8pm Monday (Today!) @ Netball Courts
Netball A Team vs Fylde, 6pm Tuesday @ Netball Courts
Netball B Team vs Grad, 3pm Wednesday @ Netball Courts
Welcome Week
Planning for the next Welcome Week (aka Freshers’ week!) is already underway! If you have any feedback from your Freshers’ week or have anything you’d like to see then our President Qas would love your input – pop into Trev any Wednesday from 12-1 or email him to have your say! –

Pub Quiz
The pub quiz is back this week! The specialist topic for this week is Nottingham Forest. As always, it only costs £1 to enter and you can find the Facebook event here.


We’re in the process of creating this term’s edition of Furst, the college magazine! If you have anything at all you’d like to contribute (art/photography/writing/poetry/absolutely anything!!) then please message the Facebook page, we’d love to heart from you!

Fresher Rep Interviews
Thanks to everyone who submitted an application to become a First Year College Rep for the next academic year! Anyone who was successful in progressing to the next stage should’ve received an email to arrange interviews which will be taking place Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm. If you have any issues then please contact Tom Coleman, VP Welfare and Campaigns –

Mind Your Own Business
Do you have a business idea? Or have you started up a new social enterprise?  Then the ‘Mind Your Own Business!’ competition is for you! It’s the chance to win your own office space in Furness College for the entirety of Summer Term to help you develop your business. Send your application to by Tuesday Week 19 (8th March) – this is open to ALL STUDENTS in ALL COLLEGES so spread the word! For more information check out the Facebook page 🙂

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Mike xxxx

College News 1st May 2015

Hi Everyone – Friday again, and the end of week 2! 


Please remember that from  13th April – 17th June is Quiet Period across the University.

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Scones and JamThe cream tea tickets are still on sale at a cost of £6.00 per person.  Please bring your booking form with you when buying your tickets.  If you have sent your forms to the office, or left them with a member of staff, you will need to call into the College Office and collect the actual tickets!



Information from the University


Are you still exploring career options and sectors, or have you ever wondered what it takes to be, or work with, and entrepreneur?  Curious, then join the enterprise team and the story telling event Start Up Stories with past Lancaster Alumni narrators, sharing the highs, lows and lessons learned on their own entrepreneurial journeys. The event will take place on Thursday 11th June between 6 and 9pm.  To sign up click this link:


Student Based Services are looking for UG, PG and international student volunteers to map the student journey from the point of first lecture to graduation. The session will take place on May 8th from 18:00-20:00 and will include pizza and drinks. All participants will receive a £10 Amazon voucher. If you are interested in being involved please email


Kids Meals Now Available On Campus                                                      food4kids_large

To improve our food and drink offering on campus for families and parents, kids meals are now available at a number of our popular outlets including The Deli, The Winning Post and Refuel (at both County and Barker House Farm). From strawberry jam baps, hot meat sandwiches to spaghetti bolognaise, there’s something on each menu that your kids will love. We even have activity packs to keep them busy whilst waiting for their food. High chairs are also available in all of these outlets.  


Award ceremony for this years successful applicants is 15th June 2015.

It is recommended that all students aim to submit their documents before the deadline date as we have experienced technical glitches with Moodle in the past that show submissions as being late. The deadline for submissions this year are as follows:


  • To submit a one skill for reviewing (that does not count towards the overall grade) = Friday 22 May
  • To submit the Activities Checklist and Skills Bank = Monday 22 June
  • For placement and study abroad students = Friday 30 October
  • Extenuating circumstances may be considered on an individual basis


Lancaster University is offering more than 100 scholarships worth £10,000 each as part of a Government initiative to offer additional support for students wishing to progress to Master’s level study. The scheme is open to UK/EU students who began their undergraduate studies after 1st September 2012.

In addition, as a Lancaster graduate you may also be entitled to the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship. This scholarship will offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Master’s programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. The value of the scholarship is as follows:

  • 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders.
  • As a top 10 University we ensure that our world-leading research informs our high quality teaching, resulting in a dynamic postgraduate community. We support every student in making the most of their education and life at Lancaster with excellent facilities, reputable teaching staff and professional support services.

To find out if you’re eligible for either the Lancaster Master’s Scholarship or the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship and would like to apply, please visit our website for further information.  For enquiries relating to the scholarships please email:

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Welfare Drop in Sessions

Welfare drop in sessions restart this week. If you have a particular issue that you want to talk about, or just fancy a chat, come and see Becca, Charlie, Isabella or Eilidh.

Welfare Officers:

Becca Hall: Tuesday 4-6pm in the JCR office.

Charlie Pepper: Friday 11am-1pm in Trevor.

International Student Experience Officer:

Isabella Trapani: Wednesday 10-11am in the JCR office.

Education & Opportunities Officer:

Eilidh Nicol: Thursday 1-2pm in Trevor.

These sessions will be running every week. Alternatively, you can raise an issue via tumblr at or via the welfare email account which is

JCR Welfare Team: (l-r) Eilidh, Becca, Rowan, Isabella, Charlie


2014 Beer and Cider Festival

Yes – it is that time of year and Furness is proud to host its 2014 BIGGER and BETTER Beer and Cider Festival!

We have a full and varied programme of entertainment, as well as a selection of outstanding beers and ciders for your to enjoy.

The Festival opens on Thursday 4th December at 5.00pm, and our evenings entertainment is a comedy night which will be held in the Foyer.  The numbers for this are limited and we are asking for a College donation of £2.00 to Bev in the College Office, to reserve your place.  Our line up is:

Gary Delany is our Headline Act and Gary is often to be seen on TV programmes such as Mock the Week

Gary Delaney of Mock the Week Fame
Gary Delaney of Mock the Week Fame

  Angela Barnes (Stand Up for the Week)  and Compere Phil Ellis (Edinburgh Fringe)

Stand Up for the Week
Stand Up for the Week




Friday 5th December – at 8.00pm Barry Lucas will present a talk on When the Big Bands came to Lancaster.  Barry was at Lancaster in the 70’s and 80’s and was responsible for some of the biggest bands coming to perform at Lancaster University.  From The Beatles, to Tina Turner, The Smiths, and many many more.

There will be an Open Mic night in Furness JCR from 9.00pm.

Saturday 6th December – 7.30pm is Casino time.  UK Croupier will be providing a fun casino with a prize for the biggest winner.  A BBQ will be in the Quad for those who are hungry!

Sunday – if there is any Beer/Cider left then come along and finish it off!


When Worlds Collide – Furness Extrav 2014


This year’s Extrav theme is When Worlds Collide – the coming together of four different universes for the ultimate end of year blow out! With endless costume possibilities, we’re expecting big things in the fancy dress department this year. We’ve also got some incredible music acts for you this year with the likes of DJ Caino, Phil Rostance & The Marshall Band, Cleopatrawr, DJ Hecs and Katie Walker. It’s an event that will be simply out this (or any other) world!

For more information on tickets please visit

Graduation 2014

Hats Off to our  Furness Graduands
Hats Off to our Furness Graduands

Graduation Day is one of the highlights of the College year, and we look forward to sharing this big occasion with our Graduands, their families, partners and friends.

Closing date for ceremony ticket requests is Friday 11th April 2014.  Two guests are guaranteed, and any extra ticket requests will be dealt with by our Central Ceremonies Office after the initial allocation has been made.

The Furness College ceremony will take place at 4.30pm on Tuesday 15th July.


Furness Graduation Afternoon Tea in the sun
Furness Graduation Afternoon Tea in the sun

Our College will be holding an Afternoon Cream Tea before the ceremony, starting at 1.00pm.  Information and booking form are being sent to home addresses over Easter.  This is always a really popular event, and tickets are on a first come first served basis.  Tickets cannot be purchased on the day.

Good luck to all our final year students with their exams, and we hope to see you on Graduation Day.

Jam-In-Furness Returns! 7th March


What better way to end our second annual Action for Happiness Week than coming down to Trev on the evening of the 7th of March for an evening of classic entertainment in the form of Paul Palmer’s Jazz quartet.

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.

See Paul’s website for more information

Jam-in-Furness is a night of chilled out music with a twist – If you’re interested in joining in with your favourite instrument to give you a break from exam stress or just for fun, please email Bev Whitaker at:

It’d be great to see you there!

Furness JCR and Wlodek Tych (Furness Principal)