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Students support GB team's championship preparations

UCLan Outdoor undergraduates have been helping the Great Britain Masters Raft Team prepare for the World Championships 2015.

The group of second year students have been collecting data to investigate the most efficient paddling technique in a white water raft.

For more information about the GB Masters Raft Team please click here.

UCLan teams up with top mountain sports centre

UCLan students will benefit from practical lessons with one of the country's top providers of outdoor adventure activities, following a partnership agreement with Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre, to help deliver some of its sports and outdoor courses.

This unique partnership between UCLan and the Sport England National Centre means UCLan students studying on the outdoor leadership and adventure sports coaching degrees will benefit from the expertise of staff from Plas y Brenin, as well as that of staff at UCLan, in one of the UK's most popular outdoor activity locations.

A combination of UCLan and Plas y Brenin staff will jointly deliver a range of modules at the National Centre in Snowdonia that develop the students' practical, coaching and leadership skills. This includes mountaineering, rock climbing, white water kayaking, sea kayaking, mountain-biking and canoeing.

In addition, the University's Institute of Coaching and Performance will work clos…