Freshers 2018



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Freshers Welcome


Arrivals Day

Just as we welcomed our 2017 Freshers with  some of the Lancaster sunshine, we hope to do the same for our 2018 intake.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on Saturday 29th September 2018, and our friendly team of helpers will be around to help you get your bearings and to settle in.  You can collect your keys from 10:00am in Furness Foyer.  From there you will be helped by our Reps to your rooms.

Welcome Week is a fun week where we hope you, along with lots of our new Furness Family members, will take part in lots of the College events.  These might be the Jump Rush, Movie Night, Magic Night and our fun Casino.  Our Free breakfast certainly goes down well the morning after the Big Night Out!

Rainbow by Dr W Tych
New Friends by Dr W Tych

As usual we will be having our hugely popular Windermere Trip, maybe along with several rainbows!

The BBQ is great too – so don’t forget to book via our online store which is now open!


Furness Freshers Facebook Group

You can join our Furness Freshers 2018/19 Facebook group where we will be posting information about events, societies and answering any questions you may have or you can do this via our Furness Freshers chat.

Freshers Blog

For information and advice on moving in, the university campus and the city centre of Lancaster, check out our Furness Freshers Blog!

Off-Campus/Commuter Students

We look forward to meeting you on Saturday 29th September 2018 at 3:30pm in the Furness TV Room.

In addition, there is a central welcome to all University students who are living off-campus or commuting to the University.  This is on Thursday 4th October 2018 at 10:00am-12:00pm in the Cavendish Colloquium Room.

College Welcome Talk

At 4:30pm your Reps will guide you across to the George Fox Building where you will learn about the college, the staff and be given some important messages for the week.  This will be followed by Furst-Food at 7.00pm in Furness College.

iLancaster App

You will find further information and advice on everything you need to do from before you begin your journey to Lancaster, to  Arrivals Weekend and beyond here.  Remember you can download the iLancaster App to your device.  The app will give you full information for events across campus for Welcome Week.  It also includes bus times to laundrette details, to the library and information about your programme of study.

College Membership Fees

All students studying for an undergraduate degree who will be at the University for a three or four year degree will pay a one off fee of £36 (STANDARD).

A fee of £12.00 will apply for visiting students or those whose course is one year or less (EXCHANGE).

The Online Store for paying your College Membership fee has now closed.  If you have not yet paid your College Membership fee, you can:

  • Pay with a card over the phone: 01524 593316
  • Pay in person at Cashiers desk, University House (with card or cash)
  • Wait to be invoiced and then pay on web payments system via student portal

To find out what your College does for you, see Our Colleges.

Welcome Week Events

The Colleges also arrange numerous events throughout the year.  If you fancy a guided tour around Lancaster Castle then you can book now through the online store.

Tickets for our Windermere Trip on Sunday 7th October are now on sale.  If you want to join this trip, then please book through the online store.  You are advised to book early, to avoid disappointment , as this trip sells out quick!  The Online Store will close at 18:00 on 2nd October 2018.

We are offering Cookery Lessons with our University Chef.   Our Chef will provide you with some expert advice on how to make your food budget go further and how to eat healthily, for less! There are limited spaces for these events, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Monday 1st October – Making soup and basic sauces: this event has now passed.
Friday 5th October – Making pizzas and using spices: book here 

Tickets for JumpRush on Saturday 6th October are now available.  There are limited spaces for this event, so please book early to avoid disappointment:  book here