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Freshers 2017

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 a Manager, 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 an Accommodation Manager 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 the Welcome Week website and 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 1st October

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 Barker House Farm.  For students who will be living off-campus we ask that you arrive at Barker House Farm in Cartmel College for 6.00pm where you can meet your JCR rep and College Advisor and in good time to attend the orientation talk which will take place at 6.30pm in the Great Hall. We will provide you with supper after the orientation talk.

Monday 2nd October

11am Registration (Essential) LICA. At this essential event you will become an official member of the University and pick up your university card. 2pm Bystander training and Fire Safety Matters (essential) talk in the Great Hall
11am – 1pm 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.

Tuesday 3rd October

Minor Talks are from 9am-3pm, these talks are intended to help students choose their Part One Minor subjects. Each talk will provide you with an introduction to the course and provide you with a chance to ask questions.

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 4th 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  iLancaster Welcome Week Guide for the times and locations of each talk.


Thursday 5th October

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 2-3pm 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.


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.

Friday 6th 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. We'll be setting off on a campus bar crawl.

Monday 9th October

Lectures begin today – good luck!
If you have any questions, or want more information about any of the events planned, please contact Harry, your President, who is responsible for organising and running Freshers’ Week or keep up to date by liking our Freshers' 2017 Facebook page  and following us on Twitter.


Please Note: If you have been allocated Cartmel College for 2017 you should receive a welcome email from the college by 21st September, 2017 (check your spam folder!) if you haven't please get in touch with the College Manager Cath Fletcher


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