Life Outside the Lecture Theatre!

Sunday 03-03-2019 - 14:45
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It has been a busy and successful few weeks for us Bowland!

We had a great turnout for our ‘Cake with Katie’ and our movie night events and plenty more to look forward to! I don’t know about you guys but I am particularly looking forward to the Indian Cuisine Night this coming week as well as our event for International Women’s Day in the JCR space.

And who could forget our recent success at Carter Shield netball, so keep your eyes peeled for all the updates of our upcoming events this term on our Facebook page and see what you can get involved in!

While the dreaded exam timetables were released at the start of this week, it is important to remember that exams will not be the ruination of your social life. Bowland College Student, Erin, explains what she gets up to outside the lecture theatre and it sounds great!

“I am a first-year student in Bowland College and alongside studying my degree (English Literature, Creative Writing and History) I try and keep busy and take advantage of any opportunity I find, especially as it will greatly benefit by CV.

Currently I am the Deputy Editor of The Tab and SCAN Screen which means I both write articles for these magazines and every few weeks I am required to edit and check any articles that get sent to me before publication.

Within both these magazines I am also a writer; I have recently written an article on the best things about Lancaster University for The Tab and within SCAN I write for the Screen, Music and Arts and Culture section. Specifically within Arts and Culture this opens up a lot of social opportunities; I have covered a number of shows at the Dukes including ‘I’m Not Running’ and soon I will be covering the new production of Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’ and interviewing the cast of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ With regards to the Music section, I was fortunate enough last year to get tickets to a Bugzy Malone concert in Mayfield Depot which was my first time seeing him and it was incredible!

Within the rest of the student media I am also part of Bailrigg FM and have a show every Friday called the ‘Bailrigg Book Club’ where myself and a friend discuss a different book every week; so far, we have talked about Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.’ This show also works in tandem with a book club that I have just started; again this is similar concept, each week we meet as a group and one week we will discuss a particular book the group have decided on, the second week we have a more general discussion on what we have been reading that week, what books/genres we are interested in and any discussion points that come to mind.

Outside of extra-curricular activities, I also have several jobs on campus mainly as an ambassador for the departments I am studying within, so I am an ambassador for History and English which means I help out on Open Days and Applicant Visit Days. These days usually involve taking people on tours of the campus and accommodation, talking to the applicants and their families and answering any questions or concerns they may have about the course or university.

Finally, I also work in the Student’s Union as a Student Facilitator for the ‘Be the Change’ programme which means I help out with primary and secondary school visits on campus; these also involve taking the students on campus tours and helping them with the workshops we run, for example, with the primary school visits last term we ran workshops on Leadership so we discussed examples of good and bad leaders and what qualities make a leader.”

How exciting! What a great example of what you could be getting up to in your spare time!

The freshers’ rep applications have closed and an important date for those of you who did apply is the 19th June when you will need to attend a training session, but other than that enjoy the rest of your second term and we look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming events!

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