Furness students socialising

Current Students

All you need to know, right here.

Furness College aims to provide you with the best student experience possible during your time at Lancaster.

This page details our facilities, the services we offer, the events coming up and the ways in which you can get involved with college life. Take a look at what we have and if you have any queries about life in Furness, get in touch or come and see us! You can find out about our people and what they do on the people page.

What's on?

There's always something going on around Furness for you to get involved with, from the sports teams to the JCR and simply hanging out with your friends.

Take a look at our Year in Furness page for a quick overview of the key events and look out for the others as we advertise them.

Here's a taste of what's coming up in Furness College...

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Services & Facilities

If you have any queries at any point you can visit the colleges offices, where you'll find our College and Accommodation Managers and the College Wellbeing Officer. You can find out more about the team on our people page.

Our comprehensive support network starts with our First Year Reps and includes the college officers, 24-hour security during term time and ultimately the University's main Student Services team. Take a look at our Welfare and Support page to find out who's on hand and what they do.

Furness also offers a number of financial awards each year, from travel grants to students planning trips of educational benefit, to scholarships for those moving on to postgraduate study at Lancaster. We can also arrange short-term emergency loans for those that need them.

Common room & bar

Our college bar, Trevor, is situated in the Furness College building and it flows in to the JCR, quad and a smaller patio terrace. You can use all of the space through the day and evening and you'll usually find plenty of people around socialising, working or just relaxing. There are many student events through the year so keep an eye on what's coming up. There's a weekly college quiz night that costs just £1 to enter, plus occasional Jam in Furness nights where anyone with an interest in music can join in or just listen to others jamming together. Trev also stocks a wide variety of gins behind the bar and hosts an annual Gin Festival every February. The common room has pool tables and dart boards and the adjacent TV lounge also boasts a Playstation. You can borrow the controls for that from the Porter.

Student in Trevor
Trevor

Day facilities

The college kitchen is located along the office corridor just off the Furness foyer, and provides a place for students living off-campus to rest and cook during the day. There's an oven in there, fridges and two microwaves, plus a breakfast bar and dining table to sit at. There are also lockers for those students to use during the year, and you can see Jo in the college office to register for one. You just need to provide your own lock.

Next to the kitchen is a study room that provides a quiet environment and some computers for our students to work individually or in groups.

A pasta dish
Kitchen facilities

Accommodation

Furness has 538 bedspaces across the nine accommodation blocks, offering both Standard and Superior Ensuite options to our students. More information can be found on our accommodation page.

Over 100 rooms are available to Furness students that want to live on campus after their first year and full details of this are communicated each November.

Furness accommodation
Accommodation

Enterprise zone

If you think you want to be part of college life and contribute to our spirit and community - and you have a business idea to develop - you might be interested in our enterprise offices.

Mind Your Own Business was a concept devised in 2012 after the refurbishment of the college building, when we set aside office space for students with embryonic businesses to develop. You can pitch to our panel each term to be granted use of the office space.

We're always keen to support your ambition and welcome new faces along the corridor. Some of our students - such as Henry and Piotr pictured - have gone on to great successes after minding their own business here!

Two student entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship

Furness JCR

The JCR Exec

Our JCR Exec aim to be approachable and transparent, so if you need a general chat, want to give feedback or have any suggestions or concerns, pop in and see them! Every Wednesday one of the team will be in Furness A20 (just off the foyer by the staircase) from 12pm to 2pm, so don’t be shy!  In addition, there is an International Office Hour run by Justin Hon every Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm in A20, Furness.

The Exec are keen to ensure that every Furnessian is represented and have made it easier for you all to contribute to the agenda of their weekly meetings. Simply fill in this anonymous JCR Form with your questions and suggestions, or changes that you might like to see in Furness’ future.

Elections take place every November and it's a great way to get involved with the College and shape the student experience, so why not run for a position?

 

Furness JCR
Furness JCR

Furness Sport

We may be a small college but we can still cobble together a team and give the others a good game! From football and netball to pool and darts, there are plenty of ways Furness students can have a casual game, or join a team to represent us. There's also the Patriots Cup against Cartmel, the University-wide Carter Shield and even the annual Roses clash with the University of York. Take a look at the sports page for more details.

Furness students in the Sports Centre
Furness Sport

Merchandise

We have a few Furness branded items for sale in the online store, from pens and pin badges to college hoodies. Simply place your order and then collect it from the college office.