How the money is spent
More than 200 projects have been funded by the Friends Programme since 2002 totalling over £1m.
Bowland College - mature & off-campus student facilities (computers for mature students, community facilities within the college for students who live off campus such as lockers and the use of a kitchen).
Cartmel College - live entertainment equipment (lighting, sound and stage equipment so they can put on events such as the comedy shows).
County College – furniture for the study room
Furness College - TV room refurbishment, off-campus room and study room refurbishment.
Fylde College - Off-campus facilities, new seating for Fylde bar and quad area, improvements to JCR and college environment.
Graduate College – New Ideas festival: to give research students an opportunity to develop skills in the dissemination of ideas to a mixed audience, encourage links between the university and the city and demonstrate the role of academic research within everyday experience. The English Café: A project to support English language and cultural development.
Grizedale College - resource room, PCs for college foyer, outdoor social space.
Lonsdale College - outdoor furniture, JCR office refurbishment.
Pendle College - graduate bursaries, computer facilities, secure cycle parking, vacation scholarships, disabled computer access. Funding for a PA kit for college initiatives such as ‘Pendle Live’.
Applied Social Science – research project into young people’s views on gun culture, disability access study.
Biological Sciences – avian disease study, science workshops for school children.
Biomedical & Life Sciences - skin cancer cell research, Be a scientist! project for schools, equipment to support research into a broad spectrum of human conditions from clinical diseases such as cardiac failure, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and cancer, coma, hypoxia and post-spinal cord injury.
Continuing Education – laptops for senior learners, student ambassador skills training.
Educational Research – widening participation activities.
Engineering – Engineering department safety wear storage lockers, interactive whiteboard technology, Lancaster University racing car.
English & Creative Writing – Literature Live at Lancaster, Lancaster University Writers Online, Writing Across Cultures seminar, graduate computer room and Uganda/Sudan women's writing link.
Environmental Science – pilot research into the art and science of terrestrial and aquatic habitats.
European Languages & Cultures – German language film club.
Geography - Morecambe Bay observatory software, geographic information system equipment, digital aerial photography and satellite imagery.
History - sharing historical research, student & community projects.
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development – ethical sourcing for business forum.
Institute for Health Research – a workshop on developing evaluation skills, foot and mouth feedback conference, research into youth suicide.
LICA (Music) – enhancement of live performance facilities, tuition hardship bursary fund, bass flute acquisition, technology workstation.
Linguistics - departmental student hardship fund.
Medicine – travel bursaries for medical electives.
Philosophy – Philosophy in the classroom: teaching young children about philosophy.
Physics – Science outreach for schools. Semiconductors and photonic devices project laboratory.
Psychology - Reading Circles: supporting young readers (working with children in schools)
Religious Studies - widening participation activities.
Women's Studies Department - career networking & mentoring event, bursaries for mature students, teaching resources.
Clubs and Societies
Bailrigg FM - CD player replacements. Outside broadcast and live sessions equipment
Ballroom Dancing Society – Hosting the Annual Northern Universities Dance Competition in Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Boat Club - new rowing boat and other equipment.
Canoe Club - canoe polo funding coaching award scheme, new boats.
Hip Hop Society – Performing arts mirrors.
Hockey Club - coaching course.
Mountaineering Club - training scheme & equipment.
Nightline - E-Listening initiative.
Sailing Club – Fleet of second hand boats.
Swimming Club – ASA membership.
Theatre Group – Enabling the group to take their performances to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Upgrading the lighting infrastructure.
Water Polo Club – ASA membership.
Societies Union - honours board & trophy.
LUSU (Student Union) Projects
Have a go and get active – encouraging sport amongst students
Promoting Social Responsibility at Lancaster University
Roses - tournament sponsorship 2004 2008 2010
Student Media Group Project – purchase of equipment to enable the media coverage of LUSU events in order to broadcast to a wider audience.
Create– student business start-up fund
LUVU – various programme including their sports-orientated Activate, and their schools volunteer programme
Events: Winterfest, societies showcase.
CEEC – Lancaster University’s career mentoring scheme.
Lancaster International Concert Series - education outreach, online composition resource, webcast concerts.
LU Chaplaincy Centre - profile-raising and improving communal facilities.
Nuffield Theatre - young people's outreach programme.
Peter Scott Gallery - access project, artist in residence, sculpture on campus, university art collections online.
Pre-school Centre - outside play area development and sensory room. Creation of an outdoor classroom.
Public Arts – the commission of a new single multimedia web-site incorporating the Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster International Concerts and the Nuffield Theatre, public arts outreach activities.
Sports Centre - defibrillator, equipping the pool for water polo & canoe polo.
Student Services – student hardship and welfare funding, promotional activities, network website, transcribing machine for students with disabilities.
William Ritchie Travel Fund - research student grants.