Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? are you good at business games? or would you just like to have a go at our Dragons Den meets the Apprentice competition? The first battle of the year is on Sunday 13th October. If you would like to represent Fylde College in the competition we would love to hear from you. Please email Sue the College Administrator for details on firstname.lastname@example.org .
I hope you can join us for a visit to Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire on Saturday 15th June. The Abbey itself was destroyed by Henry VIII in the 16th century but the ruins are spectacular and are situated at the bottom of the elegant water garden created in the 18th century. Also available to visit are the water mill, manor house, deer park and St Mary’s church.
For more details http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountainsabbey
We will leave campus (Chaplaincy Centre) by coach at 9am and leave Fountains Abbey at 5pm for the journey back to Lancaster. If you are a National Trust or English Heritage member then entry is free but please remember to bring your membership card.
We have booked a guide for the Abbey and Garden Tour which is included in the ticket. Sensible shoes and waterproofs are needed for this 2 hour walk (just in case summer doesn’t arrive in time for our trip).There are two tearooms serving delicious National Trust fayre in the grounds and a restaurant in the Visitor Centre, together with a gift shop and plant centre.
Trip to Edinburgh – sorry sold out
Join a coach day trip up to Scotland on May 25th where you can explore the wonderful sights of Edinburgh.
So much to do in Edinburgh so there is an early start of 7am from the Chaplaincy to enable you to have a good day in the city. You will have the opportunity to visit the castle, enjoy the stunning views perched on the battlement, walk the Royal Mile and delve into the shops, cafes and various museums/art galleries or sites of interest along the way. Perhaps you would like to do a bit of whisky tasting or find the tartan that suits your eyes or historical family roots? Or you could sit in the cafe where Harry Potter was formed in JK Rowlings’ mind as she sampled her morning coffee and, to round things off, you can just sit in the park listening to men in skirts playing their pipes and posing for the tourists!
We will provide you with a map and notes on good things to do and will give you the mobile numbers of our trip helper who will be contactable in case of any problems.
Join us in the College on July 17th to celebrate your Graduation.
After the Ceremony and the College Photograph in County Square you are invited to join us with a celebratory lunch in Fylde.
We will have a Jazz Band playing and a Magician to amaze your friends and family and Fylde Bar will be open, of course!
A selection of mini rolls, wraps, tartlets and other savouries
Strawberries and Cream
Tea or Coffee
£ 6.50 per person
Tickets are available online until June 28th.
For the start of the academic year 2013/14 Fylde College decided to widen the support and help available to international students in settling into the College and the wider social, cultural and educational contexts of their first year at Lancaster.
We are seeking to recruit about 20 self-motivated, well organised, responsible second or third year students who are willing to support our new cohort of international students on their arrival in September 2014 and help them make the change to independent living and studying in a British HE environment.
The focus of the support provided by this team of advisors will be induction of international students from arrival weekend, through Freshers week and on to the end of the first academic term.
Beyond that we would expect the advisors to be available via email or directly (subject to their own workload and priorities) throughout the Lent Term to answer questions or to point international students in the direction of the College’s or Student Based Services support.
The role will provide an opportunity to become a member of a key team of college students whose leadership and support will make a fundamental difference to the experience of international students in accessing college and university services and facilities and in engaging with educational, social, sporting and cultural activities at Lancaster.
Responsibilities of the Role
Your responsibilities will be to:
• meet your group of allocated international students in Intro week;
• be accessible and available to answer questions from their group of students;
• cover a checklist of ‘useful things to know and do’ at Lancaster;
• introduce students to the concept of ‘getting involved’ (from Societies to the Lancaster Award);
• make sure that students are aware of their college advisor;
• attend formal college welcome briefings and events for international students;
• support, plan and organise some ‘inclusive’ events in Introweek (this in conjunction with JCR President);
• help organise and support specific meetings and events for those students on occasion throughout the term in response to need;
• offer an ‘office hour’ once a week in the first term for any questions or issues raised by their group of students.
Support and Training
You will be a Freshers’ Rep but with a difference. We hope you will become friends with the members of your group – in the College it is the closest we are able to move towards a buddying or mentoring system.
We will support you in this role by:
• by asking you to attend the Freshers’ Rep inductions on Saturday 27th September
• attending an international awareness and a welfare session within the college in June;
• direct support from the College Administrator and College Principal;
• support from our JCR Exec Reps;
• documentation in the form of a Fresher Rep Guide and International Fresher Rep Guide;
• contact cards with your preferred details on will be provided for distribution to international students in your care.
This is a responsible and important role both for the College and the University. The rewards for your personal development and the enrichment of your CV will be significant.
• The college will be happy to provide a reference for future employment should you require one.
• The role will count towards the Lancaster Award and should provide you with many Skills Bank examples.
• International Rep polo shirts will be given!
Contact Sue in the College Office for more information email@example.com or drop in for a chat.