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Students take full advantage of international travel

07 October 2014

Rachel Atkinson

Record numbers of students have travelled abroad for educational trips using UCLan’s Student Travel Bursary

Record numbers of students have widened their global horizons as part of their studies at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

During 2013/14, the number of students who travelled abroad with financial assistance from UCLan’s Student Travel Bursary Fund increased by 190% compared with the previous academic year.

The 1,641 students, from across all Schools within the institution, visited a wide range of countries as part of their degree course. Some of the countries were: Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Singapore, China, United States of America, South Africa, Kenya, India, Estonia, Ecuador, Australia and Cambodia.

The projects included:

  • a cross School trip to the Northern Lights to produce a book, eBook, photo exhibition and video on life in the arctic; 
  • 16 days of trekking through extreme subarctic weather conditions in northern Canada by outdoor leadership students
  • a cultural trip to Berlin for students from Art, Design and Performance subject areas.

"We believe we are one of the leading institutions in the country to offer such a fantastic Student Travel Bursary Fund to every one of our students."

Lynne Livesey, UCLan’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, said: “We believe we are one of the leading institutions in the country to offer such a fantastic Student Travel Bursary Fund to every one of our students.

“The world is changing rapidly and international experience is vital to help our students develop to their full potential. The popularity of our travel scheme is growing year-on-year and we’re delighted our students are taking full advantage of such a superb scheme.”