Work Hard, Play Hard

Say yes! to great experiences

At Furness College, we encourage you to actively take part in the many extra-curricular opportunities on offer. All of them would make worthy additions to your CV or UCAS application to show universities or prospective employers that you have encompassed the full experience of college life and have been prepared to step out of your comfort zone and take part.

We will do our very best to make your time with us a memorable one!

Some examples of what we currently offer:

Freshers’ Fair
The biggest event of your induction period and your opportunity to meet a huge range of local clubs, societies and projects

Fundraising events for local and national charities

Students’ Union, Course Reps and Learner Voice
Click here to find out more

Volunteering Fair
Important opportunities for making a contribution to your community as well as gaining valuable life and work experience skills

Healthy College Week
Informative and fun activities helping to raise your awareness of all aspects of a healthier lifestyle

Opportunities to compete at County and National Level in athletics and cross country

Get fit for less
You can also take part in a variety of sporting activities on campus by using our fitness suite, gym, sports hall and 3G pitch

Safeguarding and E-Safety
Awareness raising

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Challenge yourself and learn skills to set you apart from the competition

Rachel Gleaves, Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Recipient, says: “To anyone thinking about the DoE I would just say go for it, it’s a great opportunity!”

Young Enterprise Scheme
Set up in business and demonstrate your skills to potential future employers

Work experience opportunities
Click here to find out more.

Furness College also supports Speakers for Schools’ Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) programme, which aims to connect top employers with ambitious young people, wherever they reside. Learners can take part in virtual work experience placements with employers such as Spotify, Cisco, Marie Curie and BP. Click here to register with Speakers for Schools.

New Employability Skills Framework will prepare students for the world of work

National Citizen Service
An amazing opportunity for you to develop life skills and take your next steps with confidence. UCAS recommends students include NCS in their personal statement when applying to university

If you have any ideas of other activities you would like to be on offer at the College we would welcome your input and we will do our very best to accommodate your wishes.

LA14 2PJ
Rating Lane
LA13 9LE
Contact Us Tel: 01229 825 017 (Channelside Campus)
Tel: 01229 828 377 (Barrow Sixth Form College)
Email: info@furness.ac.uk
Business Support Tel: 01229 844 836
Email: businesssupport@furness.ac.uk
Of Course You Can!