Monday, 20 October 2014

Frontier Education Programme

The Frontier Education Programme aims to facilitate personal development and promote learning in the outdoors.

Members of the SSTO Outdoor team deliver the programme for UCLan in a number of locations, including Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

The programme is primarily a chance for students to get to know others on their course and develop a course identity. It provides them with the opportunity to experience and really understand the value of team work and supporting their peers to achieve a goal. This helps with future group tasks or assignments, whilst also assisting each other with the challenges faced on their course.

Students can explore ‘Team roles’, to understand what their preferred roles are and those of their fellow team members. Students also develop key employability skills including communication, decision making, problem-solving and leadership skills. Activities include canoeing, gorge waking, climbing and abseiling.

Sports Coaching and Development undergraduates from UCLan's School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors are just one of a number of groups to take advantage of the programme in recent weeks.

Feedback included: "The programme helped us come out of our shells with our peers and will help us get the best out of our three years together" and "The trip helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, giving me a platform to build on and improve as the course goes on."

For further information about the programme please email Sharon Rosser.

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