Thursday, 28 November 2013

New Outdoor Leadership Top-up Degree

The University of Central Lancashire is now offering an applied part-time Top-up Degree for experienced practitioners working in the outdoors.

The course - BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership, is delivered in North Wales, (two weekends per module), and usually takes two years to complete.

The ethos of the programme is to consider how engagement with theoretical aspects of the subject can inform, challenge and support practice, and offers a unique opportunity to engage in academic study in a flexible part-time manner.

The programme is delivered one module at a time, with each module held over two weekends involving lectures and practical sessions. There are additional opportunities for support through online lectures and tutorial sessions.

Subsequent student engagement and learning from each module is assessed in a variety of ways including essays, reports and presentations. The modules include: Leadership & Change; Sustainable Outdoor Practice; Personal, Social & Emotional Development; Performance Coaching; Conditioning for Adventure Sports and a small Research Project (in a chosen area of specific interest).

For more information please email the course leaders: Rosemary Powell or Helen Hooper.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Students team up with rising GB star

Adventure Sports Coaching students and an up-and-coming British climber have teamed up as part of a mutually beneficial collaboration.

Third year undergraduates Alex Munnery, Becky Taylor and Jonathan Hyde are helping Connor Byrne with conditioning and nutritional advice, as he strives to become a regular member of the British climbing team.

Connor asked UCLan for help through the 'Rising Stars Programme'. Associate Lecturer Keith McGregor said: "This is a great opportunity for our students to work with some of the country's top sports people and gain experience in strength and conditioning.

"It's a great honour for them to work with Connor and his Coach Paul Dewhurst. We hope to be able to help Connor achieve his dream of becoming a regular member of the British senior squad."