Trev’s Times – WEEK TEN!

IT’S WEEK TEN, OH MY GOODNESS! We’re here, we have made it all in one piece! Here’s what is happening in the final week of term…

Winter Ball

The time has come for our wonderful Winter Ball… we hope you’re all excited! Here is some information about what’s happening on Tuesday evening:

 ❄️ Buses will leave Furness at 6:30pm prompt, by the Ann Helme garage on the perimeter road – REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR TICKET AND ID!
❄️ Arrive at the Netherwood Hotel at 7pm
❄️ 3 course meal (bar available – bring cash), followed by DJ until 1am
❄️ Coaches leave 1am prompt and one of the return coaches will make a drop-off in Dalton Square
❄️ Dress code: SMART – dress to impress!


Give us your feedback on the last term by completing our survey!


Last week we saw Football as lose 5-0 to Lonnie, Bar Sports faced Grad where Men’s Darts won 7-2, Men’s Pool lost 7-2 (both As and Bs) and Women’s Pool won 5-4 and Women’s Darts won 4-3.

This week in sports we have…

Monday: Bar Sports vs Grizedale, Netball As vs Pendle at 9pm

Wednesday: Football As vs Grizedale at 1, Netball Bs vs Pendle at 3pm

Thursday: Netball Bs vs Cartmel at 9pm

Furness College Sustainability Challenge

 This challenge is open to all students of Furness College, so get involved

  • A chance to help Lancaster University become more environmentally sustainable
  • An opportunity to win £750 

    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  in the Students’ Union.  We encourage participants from all faculties and of any level of experience!

    Study Smart

    If you’re feeling the pressure of studying, come and say hello to your College Wellbeing Officers in the Library Foyer between 12 and 2pm on Wednesday 12th of December. Get some tips for managing study and exam stress, along with a healthy snack.

    They are also providing a chill-out area in the Base, complete with relaxing activities, so come along with your friends and take the pressure off for a while!

Are you here for the holidays?

Come and meet others who will be on campus too.

To enjoy a hot drink and free festive treats while finding out  what’s happening on campus and in Lancaster over the break in Fylde Common Room, Thursday 13th December 1:30pm – 2:30pm

For what’s open on campus,

To stay in touch with others, join “Staying in Lancaster for the vacation” on Facebook

Christmas Sales Day Trip to Chester & Cheshire Oaks

If you’re staying on campus over the holidays, why not head to Chester City Centre and Chesire Oaks on Saturday 29th December to make the most of the Christmas deals!

Tickets £20 available from the online store

Christmas Winter Wonderland trip to South Lakes Safari Zoo

South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures with which we share our planet.

The trip is taking place on Saturday 15th December with buses from the White Cross bus stop (opposite RLI) at 9.45am and Pendle Avenue at 10am

Ticket price £20 for adults, £15 for children includes travel and entry to the Zoo, available from the online store

Don’t Lose Your Wi-Fi

Happy Holidays from everyone in Furness. See you in the New Year!

P.S. To all our exchange students, thank you for spending your time here with us, we hope you’ve enjoyed it. Don’t forget us!

Trev’s Times – WEEK 9

Hey, Furness! It’s week 9, meaning it’s two weeks until we break up for CHRISTMAS!! How are we? Not too stressed I hope. Don’t worry, you’ve got this! Here’s what’s going on this week…



Your new JCR has been elected! And they are:

President: Will Groarke

Democracy & Finance: Nicola Hall

VP Welfare: Georgina Henderson

VP Socials: Joe Fundrey

Welfare & Campaigns: Caitlin Nolan

Socials & Events: Bogdan Dragos

Media & Comms: Becky Smith and Lauren Whitaker

Welfare & Education: Lauren Yarwood

Welfare & International: Harriet Phipps

Sports: Jacob Ratcliffe and Georgie Zowonu

The new JCR will take their roles after Christmas. They’ve all got lots of new ideas for the college and can’t wait to start!



Last week Bar Sports took on Cartmel! Men’s A team pool lost 7-2, women’s pool won 5-4, women’s darts won 4-3, men’s darts won 8-1 and doms won 3-0. This week, bar sports are up against Grad! Monday and Tuesday at 7pm.

For football, the A’s game was cancelled but the B’s beat Cartmel 5-0!

For netball, games were cancelled due to rain last week. This week, A v Bowland 6pm on Tuesday, B’s v Bowland 2pm Wednesday, A’s v County 5pm on Wednesday, Trev’s Army v GuarenTREEd Goals (County) 9pm Thursday and A’s v Cartmel 6pm Friday


Carter Shield

The third round of the Carter Shield is going down this week, and the game is…basketball! Message us if you’re interested in playing, or just come down to support! It’ll be in the sports hall at 12pm on Saturday!


Colleges Charity Challenge 2019

Whether you’re already involved in fundraising and volunteering, or looking for a good opportunity to boost your student experience and CV – take up the Colleges Charity Challenge next term and see how you can make a difference!

Register via TARGETconnect to attend the Charity Challenge Info Session on Wednesday 5th December 1-2pm in Management School LT3, for more details about the challenge and to meet like-minded students interested in taking part. Refreshments provided! If you have any questions or can’t attend the info session, you can find out more on Facebook or by emailing .

Winter Ball

Don’t forget the Winter Ball is next Tuesday (of week 10). Tickets have now SOLD OUT. Don’t forget to collect them from Jo Dickinson’s office. Can’t wait to see you all there – dress classy!


The Big Vote

Voting for the JCR is now closed, but you can still vote for the SU referendum until Friday! Find out more information about the proposed changes and the yes/ no campaigns here


Don’t forget the quiz – this Wednesday at 7:30pm! This week’s specialist topic is…LGBTQ+! As usual, £1 a head to play!

Study Smart

If you’re feeling the pressure from studying, come and say hello to your College Wellbeing Officers in the Library Foyer between 12 and 2pm on Wednesday 5th and Wednesday 12th of December. Get some tips for managing study and exam stress, along with a healthy snack. We’re also providing a chill-out area in the Base, complete with relaxing activities, so come along with your friends and take the pressure off for a while!


And that’s it for this week, folks. See you next time!


Trev’s Times – WEEK EIGHT!

Hello you lovely lot! Welcome back to Trev’s Times. It’s Week 8 already – how are we all feeling about that? I can’t quite believe we’re there already!  Read on to find out more about what’s going on this week in Furness…



All important information about Hustings 2018 is here! Hustings is the best time to find out more about our new JCR candidates, giving you the opportunity to hear their manifestos and ask any questions that you might have.

Voting opens WEDNESDAY at 12pm and remains open until FRIDAY at 4pm.

(Good luck to everyone who has nominated themselves, I’m sure you’ll smash it!)


Sports Fixtures:

Week 7 scores: Football As lost 1-0 to Bowland, but the Bs won 2-1 against them! And in Netball, Mighty Mountains lost 17-1 to County.

And this week in sports… a lot of our teams are taking on Cartmel so some support at these matches would be amazing!

Monday: Bar Sports 7pm, with Women’s Pool  starting slightly earlier at 6:30pm

Tuesday: Bar Sports 7pm (Women’s Darts starting at 6:30pm), Netball As (vs County) at 7pm, Netball Bs vs Cartmel at 9pm

Wednesday: Netball Bs (vs County) at 3pm, Football (vs Pendle) at 3pm

Thursday: Trev’s Army vs Witch Please (Pendle) at 8pm

Friday: Mighty Mountains vsThe Mighty Boars (Grizedale) at 7pm

Saturday: Football Bs 5pm

Winter Ball

Winter Ball tickets are only on sale until December 3rd!! Don’t miss out on the Christmas event of the year with all your wonderful Furness pals, new and old. You can buy the tickets here.

Don’t forget to go and see Jo about your table arrangements if you haven’t already!


Food Bank Collection

Lancaster University students will be visiting the campus accomodations in Week 9 to collect non-perishable food items for Morecambe Bay Food Bank. There will also be donation boxes in the porters lodges.

If you would like to volunteer or find out more, please visit the Facebook Page.


Inter-College Quiz

QUIZZER NEEDED to compete on Monday 26th November 6:45pm-8pm. The winning prize after the head-to-head is £300 – get your quiz brains Furness!

 Please contact the Furness Facebook or email Jo as soon as possible if you’d like to participate!


Charity Challenge

Whether you’re already involved in fundraising and volunteering or looking for a good opportunity to boost your student experience and CV – take up the Colleges Charity Challenge next term and see how you can make a difference!

Register via TARGETconnect to attend the Charity Challenge Info Session on Wednesday 5th December for more information!

See the Facebook Page or email [email protected] for more details.


Mindfulness Meditation

Need to relax and unwind from all those deadlines? Mindfulness Meditation is open to all students and staff every Thursday in the Chaplaincy Centre.

That’s it for now! Hope you have a great week, good luck with everything this week and beyond, and don’t forget to vote for your new JCR members!

Trev’s Times – WEEK SIX

Wow – Week 6 already!! We’re over halfway through Michaelmas Term now… Christmas is calling (too soon?!). Anyway, here we go with this week’s news!

Winter Ball

Furness! Get merry with us at this year’s Winter Ball… We will be travelling to the Netherwood Hotel for our annual Winter Ball on Tuesday 11th December 2018.

Tickets are on sale NOW until December 3rd, and you can buy them here. (Ticket prices include luxury coach travel to and from the hotel, a 3-course dinner, entertainment with magician David Lancaster, and a disco!)

Tickets are selling quickly, don’t miss out on


Are you thinking of joining our wonderful JCR Team? Well, now is your chance! You can nominate yourself by sending in your manifesto to Furness College Facebook Page.  On the Facebook page, you can also check out what is involved in any of the roles you’re thinking of nominating yourself for, as well as seeing what the current JCR have loved about being in their roles.

Nominations are open from 10am on Monday (12th) until 12pm on Friday (16th). Campaigning will begin in Week 7, and Hustings and voting  will begin in Week 8.

Sports Fixtures

There were a lot of victories in Week 5!! Table Tennis won 16-5, Men’s Darts won 5-4, Men A Team Pool won 5-4, Women’s Darts won 5-2 and Women’s Pool won 6-3! (#MightyFurness)

Monday: Bar Sports vs Fylde at 7pm

Tuesday: Bar Sports vs Fylde and Netball As (vs Fylde) at 7pm

Wednesday: Netball Bs (vs Fylde) at 3pm and Football As (vs Cartmel) at 5pm

Friday: Netball Bs (vs Grizedale) at 7pm

Sexual Health Campaign 

Furness, let’s talk about sex! This week our Welfare Team will be giving you all the information about the on-campus Sexual Health Services that are available to you!

Some of this week’s events entail a sex-themed quiz (on Wednesday) AND a free sex-themed breakfast too (date TBC – keep an eye on Facebook)!

The Big Sex Quiz!

This week’s quiz theme will be SEX! Following on from the week’s welfare activities… Let’s put your knowledge to the test!

The Takeover: Manchester


For one night only, we leave our comfortable Sugar and VKs, it’s time for Lancaster to take over Manchester!

All of the colleges have collaborated to bring you a huge, uni-wide night out – this is definitely not a night you want to miss.

For just £12 (!!) you will be taken to Manchester on a coach directly from campus at 8pm. You can buy your tickets here.

For more event information, see the Facebook Event.

Intercollegiate Quiz

Calling all Furness quizzers! We are looking to recruit a team for this year’s Inter-College quiz. This highly competitive quiz brings out the best of ‘College pride’, and takes a format similar to University Challenge. The winning team will split prize money of £300 and £100 goes to the runners-up.

To find out more and to register your interest, please email Furness College Manager, by Monday 12th November.

Lancaster Award

The Lancaster Award.  Help yourself get noticed in the competitive graduate world!

Introductory sessions to find out more about the Lancaster Award, how it benefits you, and how it can enhance your future job prospects.

Week 6            Friday 16th November             15:00-16:00

Week 7            Monday 19th November         15:00-16:00

Week 8            Wednesday 28th November    13:00-14:00

Week 9            Thursday 6th December          12:00-13:00

Week 10          Monday 10th December         17:00-18:00

Book your place online via lancaster.targetconnect.netand to find out more about the Award, see

Building Resilience Workshop

Build your resilience and confidence with Life Coach and Failure to Learn pioneer, Will Medd! There is a workshop session that you can attend on the 27th of November. You can book a place now by emailing 

Student Housing Fair

On Thursday 15th November the Transitions Team will be attending the Student Housing Fair in The Great Hall from 12-4pm.

The first Housing Workshop will take place on Tuesday 4th December from 12-1.30 in Fylde Common Room. This will be an opportunity to come along to find flatmates to live within a format that is similar to speed dating. To book a place email 

Develop Your Study Skills

Do you need advice on how to develop your study skills? Support is available through a variety of activities provided by the library. Resources include online study modules, workshops and one to one sessions, check out the Learning Skills and Development website to find out more or to sign up for a workshop or one to one session.

There you have it, Furness! Hope you smash all your exams and deadlines this week for those of you who have them. See you next time!


Trev’s Times – WEEK FIVE

Furness! Can you believe it’s week 5 already? Doesn’t time fly when you’re stressed and procrastinating? Don’t worry, we’ve got quite a bit going on in the  next few weeks to take your mind off it. Let’s get on with it, shall we?

15 Hour

Thank you to everyone who came on the 15 Hour! We hope you had a great time, and that  you’ve recovered by now. If you got some great pictures with your friends, why not send them over to the Furness College Facebook to add to our collection!


Winter Ball

It’s not long now until our annual Winter Ball at the Netherwood Hotel. It’s great night to get all your friends together, pretend you’re classy, and celebrate the Christmas season in style! Ticket sales close the 3rd December, so don’t miss out! You can buy your ticket here.



Do you want to make an impact on your college? If so, you should run for the Furness JCR! Nominations open week 6, and we will be giving you guys all the information you need on the roles and campaigning. Also, nominations means Hustings is fast approaching – watch this space for more info!



Last week, Furness Bar Sports went up against County! Men’s Darts lost 5-4, A Team Pool lost 5-4, B’s lost 7-2, Women’s Pool lost 6-3 and Women’s darts won 7-0. Doms won 2-1.

For netball, the A team lost 20-17 to Grad, but the B’s won 21-16. Trev’s army lost 28-3 and the Mighty Mountains drew 3-3.

Football A’s lost 4-1 against County, and Table Tennis won 18-1!

This week, Bar Sports take on Bowland! Mondays & Tuesdays: 7pm.

In netball: A’s v Grizedale – Tuesday 7pm, B’s v Grizedale – Wednesday 3pm, Trev’s Army v Red Devils (Bowland) – Thursday 9pm, Mighty Mountains v Law Soc – Friday 7pm.


Student Switch Off

Are you living on campus? Student Switch Off are recruiting for Ambassadors –volunteers who help raise awareness of the energy saving competition across the colleges! They are holding a training session on Wednesday 7th November for anyone who’s interested where you can pick up transferable skills for your CV, as well as get a free Fairtrade T-shirt. No previous experience or knowledge required –just an interest in fighting climate change! This volunteering role is for students living on-campus.
Click here to register.


International Languages Cafe

 Explore communication across cultures and languages while enjoying a free lunch!  Taking place every Friday, these events are open to home students and international students interested in sharing and brushing up any of their language skills, from complete beginners to native speakers. It is a fantastic opportunity for foreign students to share their culture and for all other students to learn and exchange in a relaxed environment. A facilitator will help guide conversations. Friday 9th November – 1pm in the Roundhouse

And that’s it for this week, folks. See you next week!


Trev’s Times – WEEK FOUR

Hello lovely people! We have quite a fun-filled week lined up here at Furness, read on to find out more…

15 Hour Bar Crawl


Tickets are on sale on WEDNESDAY 31st (Halloween!!) from 12pm – 4pm in the Furness TV Room. Tickets are limited so make sure to get there on time, with either your Purple Card or your Library Card and CASH to hand.

Halloween Movie Night

Head down to the TV Room on Thursday night (1st November) from 7:30  – keep your eyes peeled for the poll to vote on which Halloween film you’d most like to watch!

Sports Fixtures

Last week, Furness Bar Sports went up against Lonnie! Women’s Pool won 5-4 and Women’s Darts won 6-1. Men’s A Team Pool lost 6-3, B Team won 8-1 and Men’s Darts lost 7-2.

Table Tennis won 18-1.

Monday 29th:

Women’s Pool, Men’s Darts & Doms – 7pm

Netball B’s – 8pm

Tuesday 30th:

Women’s Darts, Men’s A/B Pool – 7pm

Netball A’s – 6pm

Wednesday 31st:

Football A’s


Trev Quiz is on Wednesday as always – not to be missed! Make it your stop-off before your Halloween night out… and make sure to do your Holmes-work for this one!

Winter Ball

Tickets are on sale NOW for the Furness Winter Ball (linked here)! The ball is taking place at Netherwood Hall on December 11th. We can’t wait to see you there at this magical night! For more information head to the Facebook event page!


Furness needs YOU!

The introduction to the first Inter-College Debating Challenge is taking place on Monday 29th October (tonight!), at 7pm in Bowland North Seminar Room 6.

Although the competition is open to first year students, second and final year students are able to help with planning and research.   If you are interested then do please come along to the induction event!

Resilience Workshop

The Transitions team are running a workshop led by Life Coach Will Medd on November 6th. Head over to the event page to find out more.

Spooky Brews

Board Games and Spooky Brews! Go along and join the Lancaster University Transitions team while taking a break from your studies and enjoy some festive fun!  Tuesday 30th October, 12pm – 2pm in Fylde Common Room.

Aaand that’s just about it! Can’t wait to see you all at these events! Have fun and stay safe Furness, see you next week!


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




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.


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!



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… 




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)!


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 


TUESDAY 16TH OCTOBER (7pm, Pendle Rooms) 

Men’s Pool 

Women’s Darts  

WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER (7pm, Pendle Rooms) 

Table Tennis 



#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   

Or for more information, you can email one of the Brand Ambassadors Domenica at  

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!!


 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!


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…


 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 – 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.



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!!