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...

Furness JCR

The JCR Exec

We as a JCR exec want to make sure we represent fellow Furnessians to the best of our ability. If you have concerns or feedback regarding our team, or want to give suggestions for future events, please get in touch with us at FurnessJCR@lancaster.ac.uk. We love to hear from our students because you are what make Furness so great!

In addition to our email service, Angel Lee runs an International Office Hour every Wednesday from 12noon to 1pm via teams to discuss any questions or concerns specific to our international students.

We as an exec aim to be as transparent as possible, and so we will be publishing our minutes from every meeting on the college Facebook page. If there is anything you want us to discuss, let us know using the email above!

We re-elect our exec team every November, but there are often by-elections each term to fill any spaces that have been vacated. We'll let you know on all our social media pages which positions are available, and what the responsibilities of each position are. Being part of the JCR exec is a fantastic opportunity to shape student experience and bolster your future job applications, and we would love to see you put yourself forward!

 

Furness JCR
Furness students in the Sports Centre

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.

College Sport

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
A pasta dish

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.

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
Two student entrepreneurs

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!

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.