Cartmel At Night

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Freshers 2015

Your College will be your home, study and social centre for your time here at Lancaster. Your College is also a means of support.  Each College has an Administrator, who should be your first point of contact should you have any questions or need advice, and an Advisor team, along with a JCR (Junior Common Room Exec) who also help our first year students with any questions or queries they may have.   Each College also has a Residence Officer who is available to help with any issues relating to your on campus accommodation, whether this is an actual fault, or a problem with your flatmates.  Each College has a team of Porters who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it is to them that you should go to collect your mail/parcels, or to report any problems outside of the normal office hours.

Your JCR and College will organise various social events throughout the year which are great places to meet new friends and join in the College spirit.


Welcome Week

You will find a comprehensive welcome week timetable on iLancaster, you can download the app to your mobile or access it via the web here:

Here are the events that are unique to Cartmel

Arrivals Day - Sunday 27th September

We recommend that you try to arrive at the college between 10am and 4.00pm as shortly after this your kitchen reps will be gathering you and your new flatmates together and taking you to the orientation talk in the Great Hall.  For students who will be living off-campus we ask that you arrive at Barker House Farm in Cartmel College for 4.00pm where you can meet your JCR rep and College Advisor and in good time to attend the orientation talk in the Great Hall at 5.30pm,  following this we will all head back to Cartmel for a BBQ!  

After that, we'll be starting our HOUSE WARS, where you and your reps will take on all 12 different houses to see who will reign supreme by the end of the week!

Whilst all of this is going down, our in-house Events Tech Simon will be banging out your requests for our ALL REQUEST EVENING to get you excited and prepped for the rest of the week!

Monday 28th September

1pm  Mandatory Safety and Fire talk in the Great Hall
3pm – 5pm Registration  in LICA

It is vital that you attend both these events.  Your Fresher Reps will take you to the venues.

Major Talks are today, so make sure to have a look at the iLancaster Welcome Week Guide to find out when and where your talk will be.

Tonight we're bringing you a UV PAINT PARTY at Dalton Rooms! We'll have free buses there and back so no need to worry about how you'll get home!

Your lovely reps and house reps will supply you with body paint and fabric paint and we'll be getting prepped for an amazing night at Dalton!

Tuesday 29th September

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  iLancaster Welcome Week Guide for the times and locations of each talk.

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!

Tonight Cartmel presents INTO THE WILD: A BIG NIGHT OUT. Lancaster University Students' Union (LUSU) will be helping us put on one of the biggest termly events for Lancaster students - THE BIG NIGHT OUT bar crawl in Lancaster City Centre! They'll have candy floss, photo booths, balloon drops and much more as we end our crawl in our Students' Union nightclub Sugarhouse for your first Sugar experience!

We'll be going out en masse with the theme INTO THE WILD. We're thinking Zoo Project, On Safari and Jungle Animals, so get your leopard spots, zebra stripes and lion manes on as we take on your first Big Night Out in Lancaster.

If you fancy a quieter night there will be a guided tour around the North-West's most significant historic monument, Lancaster Castle. With origins dating all the way back to the Romans, this fascinating building founded in 1093 has been a centre for local justice for over 800 years.  Knowledgeable and friendly tour guides will take you through the courtyard and into the building where you will be surrounded by one of the country's oldest and most iconic courtrooms: The Shire Hall. Hear tales of witchcraft, religious persecution, crime & punishment, and dare to be locked inside one of our dark prison cells. The tour finishes in C-Wing where you can view cells used up until 2011 before being 'released'!!.  Meeting at the Castle at 6pm

Tickets are £8 and are available from the on-line store

Wednesday 30th September

The UniSmart Induction is taking place at 11am today in The Great Hall, this is a 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.

From 12:00pm your JCR Exec will be opening their own Hangover Clinic for those feeling run down from the weeks antics. There'll be free food and drinks as well as some surprises.

From 4-5pm is Cartmel Enrolment:  You must attend this essential event to enrol on to your Part One courses (this includes part-time students). Alternative arrangements for direct to Part Two and visiting study abroad students will be communicated separately as relevant. Students from departments within the Management School should report to the Management School Hub and Breakout Areas to enrol (9am-5pm) All other students should visit the George Fox Building.

Tonight is International night on campus and Cartmel will be hosting our very own Oktoberfest style BIERKELLER by bringing some German inspiration to Cartmel. Brasswurst Bavairan Beer Band will provide us with a combination of lederhosen, Oompah tunes and modern classics! There will be a free stein for the first 200 (beer or soft drinks sadly not included), traditional German-style entertainment and food!

Thursday 1st October

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 we'll be hosting a traditional folk Ceilidh for a chill night in after a hectic few nights. It's a really great event to wind down with and get prepared for Friday night. The event is open to everyone, whether you're in Cartmel or not and we can promise you something different and fun to the standard night out!

Friday 2nd 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  iLancaster Welcome Week Guide

Friday night is our BIG NIGHT ON CAMPUS with four other colleges. We'll be setting off on a campus bar crawl with a game of pub golf to give you a taste of the college bars. Our theme for the evening is C for Cartmel, so get prepared to dress as everything from Cats to Crayons and Camels and Carrots.

The biggest event of the night is, of course, our classic SILENT DISCO and we'll be hosting with Bowland College and Furness College in Cartmel College's Barker House Farm!

Don't fancy that? Then why not join us on a trip through the world famous Blackpool Illuminations - At 10 km long and using over one million bulbs the Blackpool Illuminations are an awesome spectacle.  We will be  leaving from Cartmel South Avenue at 6pm and stopping in Great Eccleston giving you the opportunity to grab some fish and chips on the way!

Tickets are £6 and are available from the online store

Saturday 3rd October

Most of us will remember the 1990s so tonight our theme is WE heart emoticon 90s and we'll have Indie and Pop going head to head at Apothecary Bar & Lounge and Hustle Lancaster.

We're throwing back to the times of BritPop, The Spice Girls, Furbies and Denim so throw on something 90s and enjoy an amazing final night out in Lancaster for your Freshers' Week! Absolutely not to be missed.

Don't fancy our 90s night? Never mind, we've got you covered with our CARTMEL CULT CINEMA evening. We'll be bringing you all the greats including PULP FICTION, FIGHT CLUB & DONNIE DARKO.

Sunday 4th October

Today gives 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 £17 available from the online store

Monday 5th October

Lectures begin today – good luck!
If you have any questions, or want more information about any of the events planned, please contact Laura, your President, who is responsible for organising and running Freshers’ Week or keep up to date by liking our Freshers' 2015 Facebook page  and following us on Twitter.


Please Note: If you have been allocated Cartmel College for 2015 you should receive a welcome email from the college by 7th September, 2015 (check your spam folder!) if you haven't please get in touch with the College Administrator Cath Gorton


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