What’s On(line) in Lancaster: Week three

We’re back this week to talk sports, art, politics and more.

The conditions of lockdown have begun to change and become more lenient. People are going outside more but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t still plenty of events taking place online for Lancaster students this week. The theme for this week seems to be sports, with multiple online leagues to get involved with. But it does not end there, there’s also plenty of art, politics and general university life to catch up on. Here are all the activities taking place online this week.


The yearly event which takes place between Bowland and Lonsdale college will still take place this year in the form of E-Founders which will be held between the 19th to the 21st of June. E-Founders will be comprised of a quiz, debate, darts, dominoes and a number of online games for which you can sign up to below, as well as a variety of challenges in which you can participate throughout the weekend.

Although the deadline has passed to sign up and join the quiz, debate, dominoes and online game teams you can still participate in the weekend long challenges that end on the 18th of June at four pm. To win points for your college, record yourself completing the challenges below and upload them to your Instagram story, tagging @BowlandCollege and @LonsdaleCollege, while including the relevant hashtag.

Weekend events include keepie uppies, push up challenge, rugby challenge and best TikTok. By participating in these challenges, you are consenting to your name and video being used for content on Bowland College and Lonsdale College social media pages.

Winners will be named at the closing ceremony at six pm on Sunday the 21st of June.

Furness netball: The lockdown league

Presented by the Furness Netball exec, the lockdown league is a range of completely random, skills based challenges released twice weekly over the coming weeks on Furness Netaball’s Instagram stories.

To participate, all you have to do is film yourself completing the challenge and send it in to the Instagram. The league is open to everyone and they encourage everyone to get friends and family involved. The first challenge will be announced Monday 15th of June.

Reflections on the BAME experience

The student’s union are holding an online event for BAME students at Lancaster University to have a platform to openly share and express their experiences of racial abuse and/or prejudice in solidarity if comfortable. Furthermore, they can discuss potential ways that the university could improve how they handle racist incidents at the individual and communal level.

The event has been organised by BME Officers, Chris & Max, and VP Campaigns & Communications, Lewis. The event will take place on Thursday the 18th of June at 12:30. Please email [email protected] for the Microsoft Teams link. More information can be found on Facebook.

Borderless LU

Everyone is invited to Lancaster University’s first ever online degree show hosted by LICA. The event will open on the 18th of June on the Borderless LU website.

The event has been organised by and will showcase work from third year Fine Art, Theatre, Film & Design students. The progress of preparing for this digital showcase is being showcased on their Instagram account and the trailer can be seen on YouTube.

New JCR positions announced

Following the recent by-election, the colleges have all welcomed new members to their JCR.

Grizedale welcomes presidents Emma Gowling and Dominic Casoria, media and communications officer Rachel Holroyd, democracy and finance officer Sophie Empson, VP socials Georgia McKenna and socials officer Katie Johnson.

Cartmel welcomes VP Welfare and Education Luke Halpin, VP Democracy and Finance George Watkins and Griffin Editor Tom Roberts.

Furness welcomes socials events officer Amy Wyatt and President George Johnson.

Let’s talk about COVID

Student Services has started its “Let’s Talk About Covid” initiative, aiming to help students who want to talk about the affect of the crisis on them. They want to offer a safe space where students can talk about how they are feeling and about any worries and uncertainties they may be having right now.

You can contact them at: 01524 592 690
Or Email them at: [email protected]

Image via Lancaster University Student Services

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