Tuesday, 6 August 2013

SSTO students broaden their horizons

Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy students have participated in a week-long cultural exchange experience in Cyprus.

The trip - organised by Academic Development and Employability in partnership with UCLan Cyprus - saw students visit professional practices and employers related to their subject area to share best practice and knowledge. Students also enjoyed cultural visits and attended Dr Robert Walsh’s 'Living with a Star' event on a Cypriot beach.

Dr Alison Chambers, Dean of Academic Development and Employability, who developed the concept of the cultural study exchange, commented: "I wanted to provide the opportunity for our UK students to visit our Campus in Cyprus to undertake a study and cultural exchange to enhance their graduate development.

"This is what UCLan is all about - we put the student experience at the heart of what we do. Being able to give our students the opportunity to go overseas and explore the differences and similarities between the UK and Cyprus in respect of their academic areas provides real added value to their academic studies and them as individuals. I hope the experience is something they will remember for a long time."

On the back of this success UCLan has unveiled their new Graduate Development Programme for 2013/14. This focuses on providing students with the opportunity to explore their own leadership potential through a residential Leadership Challenge event based in Cyprus. This will involve groups of up to 30 students flying out to UCLan Cyprus to participate in intensive three-day programmes.

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