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Welcome letter from Cartmel College Principal


For full details of non-college activities and requirements during Freshers' Week, please see the general university handbook for new students, Welcome Week Guide.

Freshers' Week Timetable
Saturday 27th September; Arrivals day!

You can collect your keys from 10am. We recommend that you arrive no later than 4pm so you can get settled in before the orientation talk at 5.30pm.

Cartmel is located on Alexandra Park. Follow the signs for Alexandra Park. Campus parking restrictions will not be enforced on Arrivals Day.

Orientation is at 5.30pm and is essential. We will also be providing a small evening meal for all new Freshers.


Sunday 28th September
Early start for Cartmelians today, Registration will be taking place in the library from 9am-11am followed by the Mandatory Safety and Fire talk at 11.15am in the Great Hall.  It is vital that you attend both these events.

From 1pm we will we'll be holding an Old School Sports Day  complete with all the sports day events you remember from your childhood!

At 8:00pm we will be concluding a busy day with the renowned Quiz featuring a host of great prizes (List prizes?). The acclaimed quiz kicks off with a special Freshers Week edition featuring the biggest and best prizes on campus! Relax and take it easy for tonight, prepare yourselves for what is coming tomorrow!

Monday 29th September
Start the day in style with a Tea Party at Barker House Farm and a chance to meet the Cartmel College Celebrities from 11am-1.30pm.  Cartmel sports teams (Football, Darts, Pool, Dominoes and Netball) will be having trials from 12:00pm, if you fancy yourself as an athlete, or a more casual competitor, come on down and try your hand at a huge range of sports! Who knows, you might have a hidden talent that you never knew about!

Major Talks are today, so make sure to have a look at pages 19-23 of the Welcome Week Guide to find out when and where your talk will be.
After a long day of official University business, it's time to start Freshers' Week off with a bang!
Big Night Out (theme TBC) is the legendary Lancaster bar crawl that puts all others to shame! A bar crawl through the best venues in the city that culminates in the Sugarhouse! Carb up and get yourselves involved; this is not a night to be missed, memories from your first Big Night Out will stay with you forever!

If you don't fancy the Big Night Out there is a nine-college trip to into Lancaster for a tour of Lancaster Castle and the old prison!  Places for this trip are limited tickets are £5 and available from the online store.

Tuesday 30st October
Throughout the day (9:15am until 5:00pm) you can attend your Part I talks which will aid you in choosing your minor subject(s), so make sure you choose wisely!  See page 25-26 in the Welcome Week Guide for the times and locations of each talk.
Tonight sees us heading to Dalton Rooms with Furness College to reignite one of the biggest rivalry’s known to man; The Patriots Cup. Cartmel vs Furness. Burgundy vs Purple. Griffin vs Hill. Show your pride by dressing in Cartmel colours and bring your best chanting voices as we remind Furness why we are the best college on campus.

Wednesday 1st October  

The UniSmart Induction is taking place at 11am today in The Great Hall, this is great event and will give you some essential tips on surviving your time University.  NB There are some flashing lights and loud noises at this event. Then at 1pm your College Personal Advisor will come to your kitchen to introduce themselves and tell you about the College Advisory System.  (don't miss out on this - they have freebies for you and will be an essential support for you during your time at Lancaster!)

Part I Enrolment for Cartmel Student is at 4pm today in the George Fox Building.  You will need to enrol with your major department, and also enrol for your minor(s) that you have decided on from yesterdays Part I talks! Try and make a decision that's best for you, but don't worry too much as you have until the end of week 3 to change your minor if you feel you've made a wrong choice. Check out page 35-36 of the Welcome Week Guide for more information about this process. 

International and EU Students are invited to the International Students' Evening in the Great Hall from 7:30pm, this is a meet and greet from the Vice Chancellor and LUSU, so come on down!

Tonight is the Ceilidh from 9:00pm. If you’ve never been to a ceilidh, the most important thing you need to know is that dancing shoes are a must. The dances at ceilidhs are for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never danced before, have two left feet or even three, everyone is welcome at a ceilidh and you’ll be astonished how hard it is not to end up dancing!


Thursday 2nd October
An early start for International students as there is an International Student Orientation in the George Fox Building from 9.30am. More details are on page 39 of the Welcome Week Guide

After a good lie in for all home students, the Freshers' Fair Part I begins at 12:00pm in the Great Hall. Freshers' Fair is a great chance to join any societies and clubs that you are interested in. It's also an amazing opportunity to pick up countless freebies, goodie bags and discount cards, so this is not one to be missed! Don't forget though, you will need your Purple cards to sign up to anything, so make sure you get yours beforehand!  Sign up for one now.

Tonight is the Big Campus Bar Crawl: C for Cartmel! Dress up as anything beginning with C, the crazier, the better! We want to see everything from cats to clownfish, make the effort for an amazing night! After visiting all the bars on campus from 8:00pm, the crawl will conclude at Cartmel with a silent disco! This promises to be a night to remember, but remember to carb up with a quick meal beforehand!

Also tonight; all nine colleges are teaming up to go on a trip to see the famous Blackpool Illuminations for only £5!  Places for this trip are limited, tickets are available from the online store.


Friday 3rd October
The Freshers’ Fair continues today from 1:00pm in the Great Hall, another great chance to sign up for any societies as well as grab as many freebies as possible! You will also get to meet your major department again today for a half-day orientation session. To find out when and where, see the Freshers' 2013 Guide.
Also from 1:00pm your JCR Exec will be opening their own Hangover Clinic for those still feeling run down from the weeks antics. There'll be free food and drinks as well as some cuddly surprises.
Major Orientation and Freshers Fair

From 9pm in Barker House Farm we bring the James Bond casino experience to Lancaster in; From Cartmel With Love. Tuxedo, formal dress and suave sophistication comes highly recommended as Blackjack, Poker and Roulette form the ultimate posh party soireé.  

Saturday 4th October
Today give you the opportunity to visit  Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the UK’s favourite amusement park, with over 100 rides and attractions, spectacular shows and it’s the most ride intensive park in the UK.  Home to the steel mega-coaster that is the Big One, the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land and the world’s first Wallace & Gromit ride, Thrill-O-Matic, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is full of world firsts.
Tickets include return travel to Blackpool and an unlimited rides wristband £22 available from the online store
Sunday 5th October
Today is an easy day to just chill and get ready for your first week of lectures, At 8:00pm, we end the week with a massive bang as Cartmel Fest brings the best live local bands and talents under one roof in Barker House Farm! A combination of live music and DJs ensure that the week ends on a high! It's the last night of your Freshers' Week, make the most of it!



Lectures begin today – good luck!
If you have any questions, or want more information about any of the events planned, please contact Tom, your President, who is responsible for organising and running Freshers’ Week.  or keep up to date by liking our Freshers' 2014 Facebook page  and following us on Twitter. And keep your eye on the JCR Website.

Important note: These pages outline most of the daytime activities you will need to attend. However, you should still familiarise yourself with Welcome Week Guide, as there are many more optional events, which you might find useful or interesting.




Please Note: If you have been allocated Cartmel College for 2014 you should have received a welcome email from the college (check your spam folder!) if you haven't please get in touch with Cath Gorton


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